EPISODE #5607: SHOPPING SPREE
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ O _ _ / O N / T O
_ O _ _ / _ E _ _ I _ T
No guess form Nicole.
_ O _ D / O N / T O
_ O _ R / _ E C E I _ T
Russ correctly says “HOLD ON TO YOUR RECEIPT”. Tuesday’s players…
Russ Terry: corporate responsibility worker from Jersey City (orig. from Philly)
Krystal Bermejo: 9th-11th Grade English teacher at Bell Garden HS working on her second Master’s Degree at USC from Pico Rivera, CA
Nicole Hendrix: school psychologist intern who’s a historical monument buff (she should’ve been on American Landmarks wk.) from Nashville (orig. from Little Rock)
$2K Tossup: THING
V E N _ _ N G
M _ _ _ _ _ E
Russ triples his money courtesy of a VENDING MACHINE.
FEATURED SS: hayneedle
Jackpot Round: PERSON
Getting him started are a $300 T and two E’s, followed by four T’s for the green 1/2 KIA, four A’s, and two I’s. Afterwards…
A _ _ _ A I N T A N _ E
_ _ / _ I N E
…I don’t have AN ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE, but he’s right for another $1,550.
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $5,800
Nicole: $0/Russ: $4,550 1/2 KIA/Krystal: $0
Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ
Krystal’s journey to big winnings begins w/ a $300 S, a $1,600 T pairing, four I’s, and five R’s to add $17,500. After she buys the leftover vowels, she lights up a $400 C, three FP G’s, and two M’s for $600 more…
G R A M M _
A _ A R D – _ I _ _ I _ G
R E C O R _ I _ G
A R T I S T
…she solves GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST for $20,900!
PR #2 IN MAJOR FASHION!
Nicole: $0/Russ: $4,550 1/2 KIA/Krystal: $20,900
PP Round: SAME LETTER
Nicole’s first letters here are a $550 R, a $600 T, two E’s, and two N’s for that same 1/2 KIA, but after the purchase of two A’s is the first dud all ep. long w/ S. Next for Russ are an $800 pair of L’s, an I, a $550 G at the end, and the leftover vowel singles. Following the SL of three $500 W’s…
W O N _ E R _ U L
W _ A L E
W A T _ _ I N G
…another $2,100 is his and he’ll do some WONDERFUL WHALE WATCHING during his $6K Caravan.com CANADIAN TOUR.
SOLE DUD: S (Nicole)
Nicole: NOTHING/Russ: $12,650 cash & Canada/Krystal: $20,900
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
C _ T C _ – _ P
Krystal’s not PLAYING CATCH-UP, because she’s boosted her lead to $23,900.
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
Chosen first by this lady are a $900 R, the $300 D, an O and A, followed by three T’s for $900, two E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Nicole secondly takes a $500 N, the U, the $2,700 S trio, and a $500 C to start the bottom word…
R O A S T E D
C _ E S T N U T S
…she gathers some ROASTED CHESTNUTS for her first $3,450.
SOLE DUD: I (Krystal)
Nicole: $3,450/Russ: $12,650 cash & Canada/Krystal: $23,900
Round 5: FUN & GAMES
Her first moves here are picking an $800 T and BANKRUPTING near the old WC spot. Second, Russ gets a $900 N trio (a null cycle was edited out before he chose that), triple I’s, and an A but we hear that S-U Bell…
_ _ _ N T A I N
_ I _ I N _
…and the four remaining consonants are worth $1,400 apiece. After an M by Krystal…
M _ _ N T A I N
_ I _ I N _
…she flubs this one w/ MOUNTAIN DIVING and MOUNTAIN RIDING, but she gets the right one of MOUNTAIN BIKING at the buzzer (obvious edit here while Pat checked w/ the judges) for said FS amount.
SOLE AIRED DUD (during S-U): F (Russ)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF EP.: Nicole
DQs: Krystal’s 2 wrong answers
Nicole: $3,450/Russ: $12,650 cash & Canada/Krystal: $25,300
BANKRUPT TRASH: $800
$100K Bonus Round
Krystal lands on that **.
Generous RSTLNE serving…
_ E T / T _
T _ E / _ _ _ N T
She’s got this one in the bag w/ GHPO…
G E T / T O
T H E / P O _ N T
…let’s GET TO THE POINT — she’s won that damned amount for a final total of $55,300.
MY EP. RATING: 8