EPISODE #5580: HAWAII WEEK
$1K Tossup: PLACE
T _ E / _ _ _ H A
S _ A _ E
Jaquelin solves Hawaii’s nickname of “THE ALOHA STATE”. Rounding out the week are…
Jaquelin Hubbard: teacher & girls’ basketball coach at Landmark School who’s also an endurance athlete & just finished her first Ironman from Beverly, MA
Tannen Mitchell-Briggs: operations manager for a fitness company and a UC-Denver graduate student in accounting who studied abroad in Spain from Denver
Cathy Johns: paralegal and tennis player who had to skip a tennis match just to audition for this GS from Canton, GA
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ E _ E _ _ A N
B L _ _ D S
Cathy pulls up some VENETIAN BLINDS.
LAST HAWAII TRIP OF THE WEEK: Marriott Kauai Resort from Hotwire.com worth $5,530
Jackpot Round: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
Cathy begins the calling w/ three S’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, two R’s for another $900, two E’s, two T’s for another $1,100 and an A. Two $300 L’s later, though, is a dud purchase in I. Jaquelin secondly puts up two C’s for the HI wedge, the $350 K, a $450 M, and six O’s to clean out the vowels. But after a $600 H pairing is the BANKRUPT near TD to eradicate $6,680 cash & trip. Tannen then goes for the house minimum solve…
S H E R L O C K
H O L M E S / &
_ O C T O R
_ A T S O _
…we presume he’s correct w/ SHERLOCK HOLMES & DOCTOR WATSON.
SOLE DUD: I (Cathy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jaquelin
WASTED JACKPOT: $7,900
Tannen: $1K/Cathy: $2K/Jaquelin: $1K
Mystery Round: FUN & GAMES
The first letters from Jaquelin are two N’s for $1,100, a T for the Hillo Hattie gift tag, a $300 S, and two I’s. But after a $600 G is the LaT. Wanted by Tannen second are three R’s for $1,800, two E’s, and three A’s, then he FPs the last vowel of O, plugs in an $800 L and three P’s for another $1,050…
T _ R O _ I N G
P A P E R
A I R P L A N E S
…we won’t be THROWING PAPER AIRPLANES at him now, because he’s collected another $3,450.
SOLE LaT: Jaquelin
Tannen: $4,450/Cathy: $2K/Jaquelin: $1K
PP Round: FOOD & DRINK
Tannen kicks off w/ two T’s for $600, a $10,500 H trio, three A’s and I’s, but then a baddie of E. Second, Cathy picks up that WC w/ two W’s, but she’s gonna have to give it right back to the same BANKRUPT Jaquelin got before. Said lady at the end is third in line w/ a $1,500 trio of M’s…
H _ T / _ _ _ _ A
W I T H / M I _ I
M A _ _ H M A _ _ _ W _
…she’ll drink some HOT COCOA WITH MINI MARSHMALLOWS on a $5.5K ski trip to the Resort at Squaw Creek in LAKE TAHOE.
SOLE DUD: E (Tannen)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Cathy
Tannen: $4,450/Cathy: $2K/Jaquelin: $8K cash & Lake Tahoe
$3K Tossup: SONG TITLE
_ _ D E R / T H E
_ O _ R D _ A _ _
Jaquelin’s up to 11 grand w/ The Drifters’ “UNDER THE BOARDWALK”.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
She proceeds to call a $500 T, a $900 N, the $500 S at the end, and two I’s, but the S-U bell has rung…
_ I _ _ _ T I N _
_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ S
…and the consonants left over each pay off at $1,500. Following a B request by Cathy…
M I G R _ T I N G
B L _ _ / _ H _ L _ S
…she sees some MIGRATING BLUE WHALES for another $3K.
DUDS (all after bell): D (Tannen), F (Cathy), P (Tannen)
Tannen: $4,450/Cathy: $5K/Jaquelin: $11K cash & Lake Tahoe
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $6,680 cash & HI
$100K Bonus Round
Jaquelin’s last spin of the night comes to a stop on the I of SPIN.
She needs some good help on top…
_ _ _ E
R _ _ T E
PMCO’s not gonna do it…
_ _ _ E
R O _ T E
…and she flames out w/ JOKE ROUTE. She doesn’t take the good BIKE ROUTE to $45K.
MY EP. RATING: 4