EPISODE #5636: GREAT OUTDOORS (PORTLAND)
$1K Tossup: THINGS
S L _ E P _ N G
B A _ S
Arica solves SLEEPING BAGS. These three players kick off the final week from the Oregon Convention Center…
Arica Langston: admin. assistant who’s part of a family of 22 (!) from Snohomish, WA
Nick LeMon: outdoor retailer worker from Portland
Erin Cuningham: physician assistant in Dermatology who loves Portland’s Happy Hours from Portland (orig. from Sitka, AK)
$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE
S T A N _ / B Y
_ _ _ R / _ A _
Nick solves Tammy Wynette’s “STAND BY YOUR MAN”.
FEATURED TRIP: Gateway Canyons in Western CO worth $5,642
Jackpot Round: BEFORE & AFTER (pine trees wipe)
He first FPs an A, calls up four R’s for $3,600 and buys three O’s before getting the MDW’s right side to lose $3,350. Second, Erin calls up two T’s for $1,200, two E’s, two N’s for another $900 and a Jackpot M…
_ R E A T _ _ N _R O O M
_ O R / R E N T
…she’s won more than enough BREATHING ROOM FOR RENT in the form of $10,300 (including a $7,950 pot)!
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nick
Nick: $2K/Erin: $10,300/Arica: $1K
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
Fresh from her nice Jackpot win, Erin wastes a spin w/ the other MDW BANKRUPT. Second, Arica takes three N’s for $2,700, four A’s, and a D for the WC, followed by two E’s, three I’s, and four S’s while on the MW near LaT before adding the $4K offer to her $1,950 (but that’s the $10K one). She then buys the rest of the vowel shop, picks up the CO trio w/ two T’s and plugs in three $300 C’s before she…
_ E A N U T S
_ A I S I N S / A N D
C _ O C O _ A T E
C _ I _ S
…eats some PEANUTS, RAISINS AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS for a total of $11,992 in cash & CO (it would’ve been $17,992 instead).
SOLE BANKRUPT: Erin
Nick: $2K/Erin: $10,300/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO WC
PP Round: EVENT
Arica leads off w/ the MDW’s right side, so goodbye WC. Nick secondly finds no N’s. Third, Erin captures six T’s for $3K, two E’s, an O, and an $1,100 S pairing, then we show her…
_ / _ _ S _ T / T O
T _ E / S T _ T E
_ _ _ _ T _ _
…another $3,600 is hers as well as A VISIT TO THE STATE CAPITAL of HAWAII on this $5,020 Hotwire trip to the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: N (Nick)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Arica
Nick: $2K/Erin: $18,920 cash & HI/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
T I P / _ _ / _ _ E
I C _ B E _ _
Nick’s solve is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG, so up to $5K he goes.
Round 4: PERSON
A $600 S gets him started, followed by a $900 R, three A’s and a $2,400 T trio…
A / T _ _ _ _ R / _ _
T A _ _ / T A _ _ S
…he thinks he’s A TELLER OF TALL TALES for $3,650 more.
Nick: $8,650/Erin: $18,920 cash & HI/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO
Round 5: ON THE MAP (full $1,900 speed-up)
After somebody calls the G…
_ N _ _ _ _ _ G _
_ L _ S _ _
…Erin fittingly solves ANCHORAGE, ALASKA for $3,800 and the win!
DUDS: T (Erin), M (Nick), D (Nick)
Nick: $8,650/Erin: $22,720 cash & HI/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $3,350
$100K Bonus Round
The final hybrid car offered in Portland is a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The BW stops on the E of AMERICA’S for Erin.
The first word’s a gimme…
T E _ _ E R _ T _ R E
_ _ _ _ E
CPDA adds only one more letter on the bottom…
T E _ P E R A T _ R E
_ A _ _ E
…but her money TEMPERATURE GAUGE will still rise to the tune of $30K (Jim: “Erin, here’s your happiest hour ever…”), so she leaves w/ $52,720 cash & trip.
MY EP. RATING: 8