EPISODE #5510: WHEEL LOVES NEW YORK!
$1K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ _ L I _
_ _ B _ _ _ Y
We don’t need to be quiet as Ashley’s on the board w/ PUBLIC LIBRARY. One of these players will try to save this short week…
Ashley Eidson: May 2011 graduate from the University of Virginia w/ a marketing & information technology degree who’s also part of a big professional bowling family from Reston, VA
Toni Jilka: three-year UNLV peer adviser, biology major, and teapot specialist who’s applying for dental school from Henderson, NV
Mark Lawrence: 13-year U.S. citizen from Plantation, FL (he’s originally from England and lived in South Africa for 32 yrs.)
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ H _ / _ A D I E S / _ F
_ H _ / V _ E W
Mark IDs THE LADIES OF “THE VIEW”.
FEATURED NYC TRIP: Roosevelt Hotel w/ tickets to “Rock of Ages” worth $5,780
Jackpot Round: THING
Two $300 R’s get him started, followed by three E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near the WC. Second, Ashley calls up a $450 Y, buys two A’s, and inserts two C’s to add $1,200, but she then gives up the $1,400 to the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT. Third, Toni picks up that WC w/ two N’s, but LOSES A TURN just as quick. Mark then lights up a $2,700 trio of T’s…
T _ E
S T A T E N / _ S _ A N _
_ E R R Y
…and keeps that amount for solving THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mark, Ashley)
SOLE LaT: Toni
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,250
Scores after R1
Mark: $4,700/Ashley: $1K/Toni: WC
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First, Ashley gets the other MDW BANKRUPT. Second, Toni puts up three S’s for $2,700, buys five E’s, and selects two N’s while on the MW near LaT. She gambles her leftover $2,450 and WC…and she pays the piper for it. Over to Mark who says a $900 R, three T’s for $1,500 and the blue 1/2 KIA, as well as three A’s, and I. Those picks are followed by a $900 M, the leftover O and U singles, a $600 D and a $300 B, then we have…
M A N _ A T T A N ‘ S
U _ _ E R / _ E S T
S I D E
O _ / B E E _
…he order’s MANHATTAN’S UPPER WEST SIDE OF BEEF for $3,200.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Scores after R2
Mark: $7,900/Ashley: $1K/Toni: ZILCH
PP Round: EVENT
Toni begins w/ two T’s as in the TicketsNow.com gift tag, three N’s for $2,700, an I, but then S for sorry. Second, Mark FPs two A’s, plugs in a $600 pair of R’s, buys six E’s, but then LaTs out. Ashley then SPINGLES for a $300 F…
_ N F _ R _ E T T A _ _ E
E _ _ E R I E N _ E
…she’ll have AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE at the Rincon Beach Resort in PUERTO RICO (the airfare for this one isn’t provided by ORBITZ) worth $6,100.
SOLE DUD: S (Toni)
SOLE LaT: Mark
Scores after R3
Mark: $7,900/Ashley: $7,400 cash & P.R./Toni: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ O T T E D
P _ _ _ _ _
Toni’s still stuck at zero, because she’s overboard w/ SPOTTED PUPPIES.
P O T T E D
P _ _ _ _ _
Mark cracks five digits w/ POTTED PLANTS.
Round 4: OCCUPATION
His first letters this round are two R’s for $900, an E and three A’s, four T’s at $450 a pop, and two I’s before we hear the Speed-Up bells…
_ _ I T E _ / _ A T I _ _ _
T R A _ _ _ A T _ R
…and the leftover consonants are worth $6K each! Two S’s pop up next…
_ _ I T E _ / _ A T I _ _ S
T R A _ S _ A T _ R
…he solves UNITED NATIONS TRANSLATOR for $13,550!
Mark: $24,450/Ashley: $7,400 cash & P.R./Toni: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $4,200
$100K Bonus Round
In the hunt for more American money and/or that Swedish automobile, Mark spins up the W. BTW, he didn’t have anyone in the audience.
These two letters get him started…
_ _ _ E / _ T
_ _ _ _
DPHI’s good for…
_ I _ E / I T
_ _ _ _
…only the first line. When it comes to the prize in his envelope, we’re not gonna GIVE IT AWAY…the $30K, so we have our THIRD BR SHUTOUT of the season, regardless if we have a short week like this one or not.
Overall, a measly $84,765 was given away on this shortened week.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10