EPISODE #5619: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 4)
There are three women competing this night, because we’re on the set of “Military Spouses”.
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
T _ _ / _ _ N _ / _ F
_ _ E / F R _ E
Lindsay completes the last verse of our national anthem as “O THE LAND OF THE FREE and the home of the brave”. Here are the bios on these women…
Lindsay Conners: newlywed whose husband was shortly deployed to Bahrain to serve as a Third Class Naval Petty Officer from Glen Cove, NY
Eva Van Camp: Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander married to Tim (he’s the Commanding Officer of Air Station L.A. and is a CG pilot for 23 yrs.) from Jackman, ME
Sharon Adams: married to a Marine Corps pilot for eight yrs. (he got back from Afghaniastan and they hiked on the Macchu Picchu Trail on their post-deployment trip) from Corpus Christi (they’re both originally from FL)
$2K Tossup: LIVING THING
P _ _ Y I _ G
_ A _ T _ S
Lindsay catches this PRAYING MANTIS to triple up.
FEATURED TRIP: Red Mountain Resort in UT worth $,6828
Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK
Lindsay lands on the BnBFinder gift tag right away, but she can’t pick it up w/ an R call. Second, Eva claims two L’s for $600, five E’s, the UT trip w/ two S’s and an A, followed by a $2K P quartet and four I’s before she…
_ E L I _ I _ _ S
_ E E P – _ I S _
A P P L E / P I E
…eats some DELICIOUS DEEP-DISH APPLE PIE for $8,678 cash & trip.
SOLE DUD: R (Lindsay)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $5,800
Eva: $8,678 cash & UT/Sharon: $0/Lindsay: $3K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Getting Eva started are a $400 T, two E’s, a FP A, but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Sharon strikes out w/ S. Third, Lindsay calls the obvious $350 H, buys an I, finds three N’s for $1,800 more and buys the leftover vowels (two O’s and a U) before losing a turn w/ L. Eva then picks up the WC w/ four R’s, a $300 D and a $900 F that starts the answer, which now reads…
F O R _ / I N / T H E
R O A D
R U N N E R
…she solves FORK IN THE ROAD RUNNER for $1,200.
DUDS: S (Sharon), L (Lindsay)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Eva
Eva: $9,878 cash & UT WC/Sharon: NOTHING/Lindsay: $3K
PP Round: FUN & GAMES
The scoreless Sharon starts w/ four $900 T’s, seven E’s and three A’s, but then the LaT. Second up for Lindsay are a $600 N, two $550 R’s, an I, an $1,800 G pair, two V’s for $1,600 more, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. All of that’s followed by two TD H’s, two C’s for another $1,100, but then the BANKRUPT near the old WC spot let $12,700 disappear. After Eva’s LaT and Sharon’sMDW BANKRUPT on its left side to deny her of $3,100, Lindsay puts up three S’s and a W at $300 a pop…
C A T C H I N G
S O _ E / O _ / T H E
G R E A T E S T
W A V E S / E V E R
…and she’ll be CATCHING SOME OF THE GREATEST WAVES EVER on her $6K Hotwire.com trip to the Makena Beach & Golf Resort in MAUI.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Lindsay, Sharon)
LaTs: 2 (Sharon, Eva)
Eva: $9,878 cash & UT WC/Sharon: NIL/Lindsay: $10,200 cash & Maui
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ _ A _ _ _ O _ _ _ I P
G _ _ _
This is partly a CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and Sharon’s finally on the board.
Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE (full $1,500 speed-up)
After an M request by Sharon…
_ _ T _ R T _ _ _ M _ _ T
_ _ _ T _ R
…she makes the $7,500 solve of ENTERTAINMENT CENTER and wins by just $300 (it could’ve been $3,300 had she chosen the N’s).
SOLE DUD: S (Eva)
Eva: $9,878 cash & UT/Sharon: $10,500/Lindsay: $10,200 cash & Maui
BANKRUPT TRASH: $15,950
$100K Bonus Round
The A envelope of the second one in AMERICA’S is what Sharon hands over to Pat. I can tell you right now that the near $30K Explorer has nothing to do w/ this playing.
RSTLNE shows us…
_ _ _ _ / _ N
_ / _ L _ S _
MCHI brings her besides the obvious I…
_ _ C _ / I N
_ / _ L _ S H
…and we’re BACK IN A FLASH w/ what she’s won. Now, this was the same puzzle that produced a $100K winner in Elyse Thomas at the start of College Week in Denver of late S23. Does history repeat itself this night?…
…YES!!!!!! THE CONFETTI/STREAM CANNONS GO OFF FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL SEASON LONG AND SHE’S THE NEW TOP WINNER OF S29 W/ $110,500 IN CASH!!! Now that’s how you complete a big comeback!
VIDEO BONUS: Sharon’s incredible comeback!
(NOTE: Jim used the line “We’re giving you a check made out to cash…” for the big win.)
MY EP. RATING: 10!