EPISODE #5634: COLLEGE WEEK (PORTLAND)
$1K Tossup: THING
_ X _ R _ / _ _ E _ I T
Ben’s the first to score, and all three of these students are eligible lots more EXTRA CREDIT…
Ben Mesches (Univ. of Portland sophomore): Music student who’s the president of their water club & a member of their improv group The Buffoons from Modesto, CA
Stephanie Matheson (Univ. of OR Jr.): Family/Human Services and Political Science student who’s a Delta Delta member and just served a year as a philantropy chairwoman from Klamath Falls, OR
Sara Haskell (Western OR Univ. freshman): P.E. student from Salem, OR
twitter PUZZLE #4 (PEOPLE):
M A _ _ H I _ G
_ A N D
A: MARCHING BAND
$2K Tossup: TITLE
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ E S
_ F / W _ A _ H
Stephanie solves John Steinbeck’s “THE GRAPES OF WRATH“.
Jackpot Round: WAYD?
She first learns the unfortunate fact that there are no TD G’s; bummer. Second, Sara claims the MDW w/ three N’s, two T’s for an $1,800, an E, a $900 C and an I, then come an F for the blue 1/2 KIA, an O, five A’s, three D’s for another $1,800 and the last vowel of U before she his LaT a very bad time. Ben then FPs six S’s for three grand…
_ A N D S T A N D S
S O _ E _ S A U _ T S
A N D / _ A C _ F _ I _ S
…he solves HANDSTANDS, SOMERSAULTS AND BACKFLIPS to x4 his $1K.
SOLE DUD: G (Stephanie)
SOLE LaT: Sara
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,900
Stephanie: $2K/Sara: ZERO/Ben: $4K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Sara leads off w/ two N’s for a grand, a $400 T, an A and three E’s, followed by an S for the same 1/2 KIA she couldn’t keep, three I’s and O’s to clean out the vowels, but then the BANKRUPT near the WC to rid her of $900 and her plate. After Ben gets the exact same thing, Stephanie’s third in line w/ four C’s for $1,200 and two F’s via the MW near LaT. She turns down the two grand for…the BANKRUPT. After Sara spins her way to the other BANKRUPT, Ben puts up a $450 L, a FP R, and the B for the WC…
B A C _ E L O R / O F
S C I E N C E
F I C T I O N
…he trades in a BACHELOR OF SCIENCE FICTION for a $50 bonus.
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Sara 2x)
Stephanie: $2K/Sara: ZERO/Ben: $5K WC
PP Round: PHRASE
He picks up the other 1/2 KIA right away w/ an S, two S’s and double T’s for another $700, but next is F for flunk. Stephanie secondly FPs an E quarter, and plugs in a $1K R pair, a TD L, two A’s, a $400 K and a $300 D before…
I T ‘ S / L I K E
A / D R E A M
_ _ M E / T R _ E
…missolving by a letter w/ “IT’S LIKE A DREAM CAME TRUE”. Sara then admits “IT’S LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE” for a Hotwire.com trip to the Almond Casuarina Beach Resort in BARBADOS worth $6,900.
SOLE DUD: F (Ben)
SOLE DQ: Stephanie’s one-letter missolve
Stephanie: $2K/Sara: $6,900 trip/Ben: $5K WC
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ H I _ T _ / A N D
S K I _ S
Ben’s back in first w/ SHIRTS AND SKINS.
Round 4: EVENT (full $1,300 speed-up)
After Stephanie fills in the B…
B R _ _ N S T _ R _ _ N _
S E S S _ _ N
…she BLANKS OUT w/ $6,500 on the line (Ben also has that much). Sara then puts up the I’s…
B R _ I N S T _ R _ I N _
S E S S I _ N
…she wins the game by $200 w/ BRAINSTORMING SESSION.
DUDS: L (Steph), C (Sara)
Stephanie: $2K/Sara: $8,200 cash & trip/Ben: $8K
GT: a pathetic $18,200
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $2,100
$100K Bonus Round
Sara spins her way to the ***.
This biggie begins like this…
_ _ _ E S / _ N _
_ _ _ _ T _ _ N S
CDMA gives her besides the obvious second word…
_ _ _ E S / A N D
A M _ _ T _ _ N S
…but she blows the first word w/ GOALS and DREAMS. She doesn’t fulfill her HOPES AND AMBITIONS for the $40K, so she’s now the LOWEST-WINNING PLAYER THIS SEASON.
MY EP. RATING: 3