EPISODE #5555: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
M _ _ N _ / F U J I
_ _ / J _ P _ _
I’m afraid somebody will say MOUNT FUJI OF JAPAN…and that’s exactly what Andrea says.
M _ _ N T / F U J I
_ _ / J _ P _ _
Dennis gets MOUNT FUJI IN JAPAN. Here are the Friday bios…
Dennis Woodzisz: senior graphics designer for a large casino resort from Palm Springs, CA (orig. from Parma Heights, OH)
Andrea Greenlee: children’s bookseller who’s wearing classic literature tattoos from Albuquerque
Lauryn Smith: nursing student who’s graduating from school this semester from Inglewood Nashville, TN
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
S K _ _ E _ O _ R _ _ _ G
Dennis triples up w/ SKATEBOARDING.
LAST FEATURED TRIP OF WK.: caravan.com Panama tour worth $5,500
Jackpot Round: WAYD?
The lead-off man calls up an N for three green 1/2 KIA, a $300 G, three E’s, and two obvious I’s, but he then BANKRUPTS near the WC to lose the $300 remainder and his plate. Second, Andrea LaTs out. Third, Lauryn gets the WC w/ four T’s, only to lose it right back to the same BANKRUPT. After Dennis runs into that same BANKRUPT again, Andrea puts up an $800 M but then buys the sole dud vowel of O. Lauryn follows suit w/ a $600 H, a U, and a FP A to finish off the vowels…
_ E T T I N G / U _
T H E / _ A M _ _ I T E
…she’s SETTING UP THE CAMPSITE for only the house minimum.
SOLE DUD: O (Andrea)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Dennis 2x, Lauryn)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,700
Scores after R1
Lauryn: $1K/Dennis: $3K/Andrea: $0
Mystery Round: RHYME TIME
First from Andrea are six N’s for $3,300, two E’s, a $900 R, and five A’s, followed by a $900 M and six I’s to clean out the vowels already…
_ _ E / R A I N
I N / _ _ A I N
_ _ A _ _ / M A I N _ _
I N / _ _ E / _ _ A I N
…MEGA-CONSONOTIVITIY ALERT — she solves THE RAIN IN SPAIN STAYS MAINLY IN THE PLAIN for $4,350.
Scores after R2
Lauryn: $1K/Dennis: $3K/Andrea: $4,350
PP Round: PHRASE
Lauryn leads off w/ three T’s for the same 1/2 KIA, two S’s for another grand, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Dennis also strikes out w/ N. Third, Andrea claims a $3,500 G and the rest of the vowels…
I / _ O U _ _ / G E T
U S E _ / T O / T _ I S
…well, I COULD GET USED TO THIS — she keeps the remaining $2,500 and a $5K Hotwire trip to the Beacon Hotel in MIAMI.
DUDS: A (Lauryn), N (Dennis)
Scores after R2
Lauryn: $1K/Dennis: $3K/Andrea: $11,850 cash & Miami
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ _ _ J E _ T
_ A _ _ _ E _
Lauryn solves PROJECT MANAGER to quadruple up.
Round 4: ON THE MAP
She gets up there three T’s for $1,050, two E’s, four N’s for two grand, and a $450 R, then she goes for the solve…
T _ E / _ _ R _ _ _ N
_ _ N T _ N E N T
…THE AFRICAN CONTINENT is right for another $3,250 but she could’ve gone on for the C’s.
Scores after R4
Lauryn: $7,250/Dennis: $3K/Andrea: $11,850 cash & Miami
Round 5: SHOW BIZ (full $1,300 speed-up)
Late in the round, said red player calls two of something…
_ I L M
_ _ S T I _ _ L
…unfortunately it’s the I’s instead of the F’s, and she solves FILM FESTIVAL for only $3,900.
DUDS: N (Andrea), R (Lauryn), D (Dennis), C (Andrea)
Lauryn: $11,150/Dennis: $3K/Andrea: $11,850 cash & Miami
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $300
$100K Bonus Round
Let’s see if Andrea can end this week w/ three wins in a row. She spins up the P.
The first letters that pop up…
_ _ _ _ L _ _ L E
N _ _
CMWA should seal the deal…
A _ A _ L A _ L E
N _ W
…well, she only says the second word to start, but she’s AVAILABLE NOW to drive off in this FIAT 500c Pop worth $21,600 (really?); that gives her a final total of $38,450. I think a better car would’ve been a Beetle convertible or maybe an Audi.
MY EP. RATING: 6