EPISODE #5602: BACK TO THE BEACH
$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ U _ P I _ _ / _ N
T _ E / W _ V _ _
Wendy’s JUMPING IN THE WAVES to score first among this group…
Wendy Woodard: 2nd/3rd Grade teacher for college-bound students at Sunset Hills ES from San Diego
Nathan Hadley: Army project leader from Fairfax, VA
Aysha Azimuddin: bank teller who’s planning to attend graduate & medical school from Mt. Prospect, IL
$2K Tossup: PLACE
B _ E _ K _ A S T
_ _ _ K
Wendy’s got a tripler courtesy of a BREAKFAST NOOK.
FEATURED BEACH TRIP: Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia from Hotwire worth $6,700
Jackpot Round: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
She wastes a spin on the MDW’s left side. Second, Nathan calls up three R’s for $1,200, four E’s, a $1,200 N triplet, an A, and an O, followed by a couple of T’s, an I, three B’s, and two F’s; as it turns out, he’s spun that yellow $400 space every time in this round. The board now…
F R E _
F _ I N T _ T O N E / &
B A R N E _ / R _ B B _ E
… well Yabba Dabba Doo — he solves FRED FLINTSTONE & BARNEY RUBBLE for $3,200.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Wendy
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: seven grand
Aysha: $0/Wendy: $3K/Nathan: $4,200
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
The man’s off to a nice $10,500 start w/ three N’s, then he buys five E’s and two O’s before BANKRUPTING near TD to forfeit 10 grand. Second, Aysha puts up two $400 L’s, but her first buy of A is no good. Third, Wendy strikes out w/ S while on the MW near LaT. Nathan’s next chance at better luck begins w/ an $800 R and a T while on that same MW. He doesn’t waste much time in going for it…but he’s BANKRUPTED again. Aysha next BANKRUPTS the same way he did the first time to lose the leftover $550. Wendy next says two C’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, a $1,600 P pair, a $300 H, two I’s to wipe out the vowels, and a pair of FP D’s. Let’s see the board…
_ E D D I N _ / &
C E L L / P H O N E
R E C E P T I O N
…she solves WEDDING & CELL PHONE RECEPTION for $3,650.
DUDS: A (Aysha), S (Wendy)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Nathan 2x, Aysha)
Aysha: ZERO/Wendy: $6,650 1/2 KIA/Nathan: $4,200
PP Round: EVENT
The scoreless Aysha begins w/ two N’s for $1,800, two O’s, a $900 trio of D’s, and the A at the end of the first line, followed by a G while on the same 1/2 KIA, the rest of the vowel shop, and a $7K R pair. We now have…
R I D I N G / O N / A
D O U _ _ E / D E _ _ E R
_ U _
…she’s won her first $8,950 and will be RIDING ON A DOUBLE DECKER BUS during her stay in LONDON; this is a $7,500 trip sponsored by the 3-D version of “Titanic”.
Aysha: $16,450 cash & trip/Wendy: $6,650/Nathan: $4,200
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ R T Y
H E _ _ _ Y
Nathan’s a PARTY HEARTY guy, so he’s up to $7,200.
Round 4: PHRASE
He BANKRUPTS near TD right out of the gate; that’s his third one this game. Aysha secondly sees in her future two H’s for $1,600, two E’s, four T’s for $3,200, and an O. But after a $900 F is a dud vowel of I. Wendy next plugs in a $450 N and an $800 R, buys the U and FPs D for dud, then she realizes her goof and puts up the $600 M’s to complete the board…
T H E / M O M E N T
O F / T R U T H
…she solves THE MOMENT OF TRUTH for $2,200 extra.
DUDS: I (Aysha), D (Wendy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nathan
Aysha: $16,450 cash & trip/Wendy: $8,850/Nathan: $7,200
Round 5: FOOD & DRINK (full $1,300 speed-up)
After Nathan chooses the M at the start of the bottom word…
_ _ N _ _ _ _ _
M _ L _ N
…he eats up a HONEYDEW MELON for that amount.
DUDS: T (Aysha), R (Nathan), S (Aysha)
Aysha: $16,450 cash & trip/Wendy: $8,850/Nathan: $8,500
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,350
$100K Bonus Round
Aysha lands on the E of GAME.
Decent RSTLNE start…
_ T / _ _ L L / _ R _ _
_ N / _ _ _
CPMA…adds nothing more, and IT WILL GROW ON YOU in a negative that way that she only gets the first two words. That costs her the Mustang.
(END NOTE: This was not her final bonus puzzle; her original one was EXACTLY ALIKE and Pat mistakenly ruled her correct when she said EXACTLY ALIVE.)
MY EP. RATING: 6