EPISODE #6055: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
$1K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
M O O_ _
A N _ / E L K
Steph solves MOOSE AND ELK. And she’s the only female player among this panel…
Steph Meier: personal chef/caterer and larper (live-action role playing) from Brooklyn
Darius Daughtry: HS drama/creative writing teacher who works for a poetry nonprofit from Lauderhill, FL
Zach Laynor: writer and hedge fund entrepreneur who volunteers for young storytellers (hometown unknown)
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ / _Y / _ _ST
B _ H _ V I O_
I’m ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR, and so is Darius who gets to spin first.
FEATURED PN TRIP: Hotel Grand Pacific on the Inner Harbour of Victoria, BC worth $6,250
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
He starts us off w/ a $900 T, three S’s to triple up, two A’s and an I, three R’s for the Sierra gift tag, and a U, after which he says two L’s for $1,100, buys the last vowels of twin E’s and O’s…
R U S S E L L / _ R O _ E
S T A _ S/ _ _ / _ _ S _
…and solves RUSSELL CROWE STARS IN “NOAH” for $5,650 cash & GT
Steph: $1K/Darius: $7,650 cash & GT/Zach: $0
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
First from Zach’s mouth are two T’s for $1,600 but then a bad E purchase. Second, Steph calls up three N’s for $1,650, buys three O’s, picks up the BC wedge w/ a D and buys two A’s before saying S for sorry while on the MW near $800. Third, Darius wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s left side. Zach next captures a C while on the other MW and risks his leftover $1,350…he got the wrong one. Steph then lights up three L’s for $1,950 and a $2K pair of B’s…
C O T T O N / A N D
B O _ L _ N _
B A L L
…she solves COTTON AND BOWLING BALL for $11,850 cash & Canada.
DUDS: E (Zach), S (Steph)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (men)
Steph: $12,850 cash & Canada/Darius: $7,650 cash & GT/Zach: ZILCH
PP/Express Round: PLACE
T for trap is how Steph starts. Second, Darius puts in three N’s for $1,650, two I’s, and a D for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, followed by two O’s and A’s, two S’s for another $1,800, but then the BANKRUPT next to where he last spun to take the Versa out of play and lose $3,200. Zach then inserts an F while on the last remaining plate, the leftover vowels (two E’s and a U), and a $600 L…
A N / O A S I S / O F
I N D U L _ E N _ E
…he’s won his first $600 and a hotwire trip to AN OASIS OF INDULGENCE — the Verandah Resort & Spa in ANTIGUA worth $7K.
SOLE DUD: T (Steph)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Darius
Steph: $12,850 cash & Canada/Darius: $7,650 cash & GT/Zach: $7,600 cash & Antigua
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ N N I _ G
_ _ / P L _ _ E
Zach’s RUNNING IN PLACE to take 2nd place w/ $10,600.
Round 4: THINGS
He first goes w/ the T, but this puzzle doesn’t have any either. Second for Steph are two $600 R’s, two E’s, but then the LaT and it’s S-U time…
_ E _ _ _ R _ / _ _ _
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ E _
…w/ a $1,500 Final Spin. After Zach puts up the N on his next turn…
_ E _ _ _ R S / _ N _
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ E S
…he goes way off the mark w/ BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS. The H later pops up…
M E M _ _ R S / _ N _
B _ _ _ R _ P H _ E S
…Darius’ won $7,500 and the championship w/ MEMOIRS AND BIOGRAPHIES.
DUDS: T (Zach before FS), L (Steph after FS)
SOLE DQ OF GAME: Zach’s throwaway solve
Steph: $12,850 cash & Canada/Darius: $15,150 cash & GT/Zach: $10,600 cash & Antigua
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate excluded): $4,550
$100K Bonus Round
Darius gets the BW to the N of WIN.
Here we go w/ this one-wordy…
_ _ _ E R _ _ _ _ S
DMGI means GAME OVER for him. He won’t be buying a lot of PAPERBACKS w/ the $32K.
$5K SPIN ID: RL6397092
MY EP. RATING: 6