Sorry I was away for a few days because of a little mini-trip to Corpus Christi but I’m back and ready to continue on.
Anyway, this is “Hawaii Week” and like the “Pure Paradise” set, the car available is the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
EPISODE #5576: HAWAII WEEK
$1K Tossup: THING
_ / W _ _ M
_ _ L _ _ M E
Andy (obviously NOT me) is the first to score, and let’s give A WARM WELCOME to these players…
Andy Elliott: research meteorologist from Omaha, NE
Rebekah Stroth: 2nd grade teacher at Woodrow Collins ES from Conway, AR
Talesa Harris: broadcasting/theatre student at Troy Univ. who can say her ABC’s backwards from Troy, AL
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ _ L _ O W
L _ L _ E _
Rebekah plucks some YELLOW LILIES.
FEATURED HAWAII TRIP: Four Seasons Resort in Lana’i from Hotwire worth $5,500
Jackpot Round: SAME LETTER (hula doll wipe)
She wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second, Talesa says an instant negative of N. Third, Andy calls up a $600 T and a $900 S, three E’s and an A, and says a Jackpot C…
_ E A C E / &
_ _ _ S _ E _ _ T _
…he solves PEACE & PROSPERITY for a total of $8,800 (including a $7,300 pot)!
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: N (Talesa)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Rebekah
Rebekah: $2K/Talesa: $0/Andy: $9,800
Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ
Talesa kicks off w/ four T’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, a $450 H, eight E’s, two I’s, and three A’s; but after five $400 N’s is the LaT. Second, Andy FPs the last vowel of three O’s, lights up three R’s at $500 a pop and two P’s for another $800…
A P P E A R I N _ / O N
T H E / _ O _ E R / O _
E N T E R T A I N _ E N T
_ E E _ _ _
…and he solves APPEARING ON THE COVER OF “ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY” for another $2,300.
SOLE LaT: Talesa
Rebekah: $2K/Talesa: NOTHING/Andy: $12,100
PP Round: WAYD?
First for the guy is the BANKRUPT near the WC. Second for Rebekah are two T’s for $1,200, a G for the Hilo Hattie gift tag, an I, two O’s and an A, followed by a FP E but then D for dummy. Third, Talesa reclaims the 1/2 KIA she couldn’t keep in the last round w/ a C, but she loses another turn w/ B. Once Andy regains control, he puts up a $900 pair of R’s, the last vowel of U, and an $800 T before hitting LaT. Rebekah follows w/ two L’s for $700, the $300 Y, but then S for stop. Talesa next gets the same normal BANKRUPT, so the KIA Soul’s out of play and her $500 is gone for good. Andy then takes a stab at this…
_ U _ _ I N G / O N
A / T R O L L E Y
C A R
…but HUMMING ON A TROLLEY CAR is wrong, even though it fits. That means Rebekah will be JUMPING ON A TROLLEY CAR w/ another $2,450 in cash and GT during her stay at the Palace Hotel in S.F. worth $5,200.
DUDS: D (Rebekah), B (Talesa), S (Rebekah)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Andy, Rebekah)
SOLE LaT: Andy
SOLE DQ: Andy’s wrong answer
Rebekah: $9,650 cash & prizes/Talesa: NO LUCK/Andy: $12,100
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
I N D _ O R
S _ C _ E R
Rebekah solves INDOOR SOCCER for a $550 lead.
Round 4: SONG LYRICS
Her starters are an $800 S, two $900 T’s, an an E, followed by an $800 H but then A for awful. Second, Talesa takes three N’s at $550 a pop but then her second LaT of the game. Third, Andy can’t find any R’s. Rebekah tries again w/ a $500 L, buys three I’s, but then purchases the other bad vowel of this puzzle (O). She quickly gets her turn back following back-to-back dud consonants of M and P by the other players and tries to solve…
T I N _ / _ _ _ _ L E S
I N / T H E / _ I N E
…she’s right w/ “TINY BUBBLES IN THE LINE” by Don Ho for another $2,900.
DUDS: A (Rebekah), R (Andy), O (Rebekah), M (Talesa), P (Andy)
SOLE LaT: Talesa
Rebekah: $15,550 cash & prizes/Talesa: VERY BAD SHAPE/Andy: $12,100
Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE (full $1,500 speed-up)
Two C’s are requested by…
C L _ S S _ C
_ _ _ R _ / G _ M _ S
…Andy, who remembers some CLASSIC BOARD GAMES for $4,500 and the win!
DUDS: T (Talesa), N (Andy)
Rebekah: $15,550 cash & prizes/Talesa: $1K GOOSEEGG/Andy: $16,600
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding 1/2 KIA): $500
$100K Bonus Round
The BW comes to a halt on the E of GAME (and as in Mr. Elliott).
I know this already…
_ N / _ _ _ R
_ _ N
CDM are nowhere to be found, but three O’s are…
O N / _ O _ R
O _ N
Solve this ON YOUR OWN, sir…he makes it happen for the MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hard Top worth $33,295! That gives him a final GT of $54,895!
MY EP. RATING: 7