On this Valentine’s Day Week of 2012, let’s kick off “Sandals Resorts Romance Week”. The trip offered for WWC members was the one to Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas w/ $5K in spending money.
EPISODE #5566: SANDALS RESORTS ROMANCE WEEK
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ _ E _ / W _ _ H
_ / _ _ _ _
This is what the abbreviation SWAK stands for, and Erin & Jason come up w/ SEALED WITH A KISS. Meeting Monday’s couples right now…
Erin & Jason Niec (3.5 yrs.): Erin’s a SAHM while Jason’s a 3rd Class Navy Petty Officer; they first met in a college class and are from Indian Head, MD
Michelle & James Moore (13 yrs.): James’ a Miami Police Department worker while Michelle’s a showroom assistant at a high-end cabinetry company from Danya, FL; they first met at a bank she was working at
Heidi & Jeff Craig (9 yrs.): they met about 30 yrs. ago in college and have been brought together by music from Centennial, CO
$2K Tossup: FICTIONAL CHARACTER
_ R I N _ E
_ H _ R _ I N G
PRINCE CHARMING triples up the Niecs’ winnings.
FEATURED PRIZE ALL WK. LONG: the aforementioned trip w/ an Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tour worth $8,720
Jackpot Round: TV TITLES (Cupid wipe)
They begin w/ four T’s for $1,200, six E’s, four H’s for that trip, but then the first dud of the week in I. Second, the Moores BANKRUPT near the WC. Third, the Craigs call up a $1,600 pair of R’s and a $1K pair of B’s for the green 1/2 KIA…
T H E
B _ _ H E _ _ R / _ _ _
T H E
B _ _ H E _ _ R E T T E
…they quickly solve “THE BACHELOR” AND “THE BACHELORETTE” for $2,600.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: I (Niecs)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Moores
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,600
Scores after R1
Moores: $0/Craigs: $2,600 1/2 KIA/Niecs: $3K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
The Moores lead off w/ two T’s for the same 1/2 KIA, four O’s and two A’s, three N’s for another $1,350, and an I, then they put in two W’s for another $700 and a couple of H’s via the MW near LaT. They risk $2,300 and her plate for…their second BANKRUPT of the evening. The Craigs secondly waste a turn on TD because of Jeff’s N repeat. The Niecs then lights up triple D’s for $1,500 and a $300 D…
I / W A N T / T O
H O L D / _ O _ _
H A N D –
_ _ – D O W N _
…Paul McCartney would never sing “I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND-ME-DOWNS”, but we give them a $200 bonus for that correct response.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Moores
SOLE DQ: Craigs’ N repeat
Scores after R2
Moores: ZERO/Craigs: $2,600 1/2 KIA/Niecs: $5K
PP Round: PLACE
Our 1/2 KIA holders, the Craigs, start this answer w/ a $550 T, two N’s for another $1,800, but then the sole dud vowel of E. Second, the Niecs put up two R’s for $1,800 and an A but they fall victim to the MDW’s right side. Third, the Moores BANKRUPT for the third time this evening w/ the other normal one. The Craigs then pick up the MDW w/ an S, buys two O’s, light up triple P’s for another $1,650, and buy the last vowels of two U’s and I’s/ We now have…
P O P U _ A R
_ I N _ S U R _ I N _
S P O T
…they’ve won another three grand and a trip to the POPULAR WINDSURFING SPOT of the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in JAMAICA w/ an Island Routes Adventure worth $5,920.
SOLE DUD: E (Craigs)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)
Scores after R3
Moores: ZILCH/Craigs: $11,520 cash & Jamaica MDW/Niecs: $5K
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ A K _ _ P
A _ T _ _ _
Heidi solves MAKEUP ARTIST, putting her team at $14,520.
Round 4: THING (full $1,500 speed-up)
After an F call by the Craigs…
_ / S T _ _ N _
_ F / _ _ _ _ _ S
…how they didn’t call the R’s is beyond me, but they can buy A STRING OF PEARLS w/ another three grand.
Moores: $2K GOOSEEGG/Craigs: $17,520 cash & Jamaica MDW/Niecs: $5K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $3,850
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #7
Heidi spins up the G.
Limited RSTLNE help…
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ E
They’re fronloading the alphabet…but nothing appears. They were very close w/ HIGH WAVE, but we’re not giving them a HIGH FIVE. When this puzzle was last used on Halloween Week 2008, Missy Moore also completely struck out w/ CDMO and lost a Spyder Convertible. In the Craigs’ case…
…they lose the $40K.
$1M SPOT: S of AMERICA’S (two wedges away)
MY EP. RATING: 6