EPISODE #5594: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ E _ T _ N _ / A N
E _ R _ Y / _ _ A R T
Jake’s GETTING AN EARLY START, and let’s go down the line in meeting the Thursday trio…
Jake Watts: online health store owner w/ his brother who graduated from Texas State University in political science from Spring, TX
Julie Adams: part-time real-estate worker & furniture refurbisher w/ her sister from Eugene, OR
Monica Taylor: Chaplin in the Army who’s working on her doctorate in pastoral community counseling from Stockbridge, GA
$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME
M I L E S / O F
S _ _ _ _ _
Julie has some MILES OF SMILES.
FEATURED WG: Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite National Park worth $8K
Jackpot Round: PHRASE
First up are a $400 N at the start of this answer, a FP dud of I, and the BANKRUPT near TD. Monica secondly calls up three S’s for $1,500, two A’s, a $550 T (the second word’s AT), three O’s, and three $900 R’s…
N _ _ _ R / A T
A / _ O S S
_ O R / _ O R _ S
…and she’s NEVER AT A LOSS FOR WORDS, so everybody’s already on the board.
SOLE DUD: I (Julie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Julie
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,850
Jake: $1K/Julie: $2K/Monica: $4,250
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Monica’s first w/ three N’s via the MW near the MDW and she turns down the $3K for…the BANKRUPT. Jake secondly picks two S’s for a grand, a $300 T, three E”s and four A’s, and five $1K R’s, but he then buys the sole dud vowel of O to likely lose $5,800. Julie next says two $500 P’s, the I, a $300 G, $800 D, and a $600 C before she faces this…
S _ _ A R E – D A N C E
& / S P A R R I N G
P A R T N E R
…she solves SQUARE-DANCE & SPARRING PARTNER for $2,450.
SOLE DUD: O (Jake)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Monica
Jake: $1K/Julie: $4,450/Monica: $4,250
PP Round: ON THE MAP
Two TD S’s get Jake started, followed by three A’s, but then the MDW’s right side to plunge $6,750 down the toilet. Julie next FPs the other available vowel in four I’s and says an H while on the green 1/2 KIA…
H A _ A I I ‘ S
_ I _ / I S _ A _ _
…she keeps the $500 and is off to HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND at the Sheraton Keauhau Bay Resort & Spa courtesy of Hotwire worth $9,189.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jake
Jake: $1K/Julie: $14,139 cash & HI/Monica: $4,250
$3K Tossup: THINGS
D _ _ _ S A U R
_ O _ _ I L _
Jake picks up some DINOSAUR FOSSILS to x4 his winnings.
Round 4: PLACE
He leads off w/ a $10K pair of S’s and all of the available vowels, followed by a $1K pair of R’s, a $300 T, a $600 N pair, and a $600 W double…
_ O W N T O W N
S _ _ S _ R A _ E R
…he solves DOWNTOWN SKYSKRAPER to go from last to first w/ another $11,750!
Jake: $15,750/Julie: $14,139 cash & HI/Monica: $4,250
Round 5: EVENT (full $1,500 speed-up)
The first spin by Pat was the BANKRUPT near TD. After two S’s pop up at the end of the first word…
_ R _ S S
_ _ N _ _ R _ N _ _
…Julie might be having a PRESS CONFERENCE about her appearance soon, because she’s sealed the deal w/ another $6K!
SOLE DUD: T (Jake)
Jake: $15,750/Julie: $20,139 cash & HI/Monica: $4,250
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,150
$100K Bonus Round
Julie spins up the E of AMERICA’S.
RSTLNE provides some good help…
_ / _ R _ _ _ T
_ _ T _ R E
GCMA adds besides the obvious A…
A / _ R _ G _ T
_ _ T _ R E
…but she still doesn’t know it for the $30K; I thought she would have A BRIGHT FUTURE ahead of her.
MY EP. RATING: 7