EPISODE #6060: BANQUET MEAL OF FORTUNE
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
D E L _ _ _ _ U S
D I N _ E R
Danny’s had his DELICIOUS DINNER. Wrapping up the wk. are…
Danny Shaheen: Mayfair Middle/High School Math teacher from Long Beach
Susan Skellet: local convention center events manager from Myrtle Beach, SC
Jeanna Pickney: senior mailroom coordinator for a bank & GIC secretary from Ft. Lauderdale
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ _ I _ E
T A B _ E C L _ T H
Danny blanks out this time.
_ _ I T E
T A B _ E C L O T H
Jeanna solves WHITE TABLECLOTH.
Round 1: PEOPLE
She wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Danny picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, but gives it right back along w/ the $500 to the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, Susan gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ S, but then says L for lose. Back to Jeanna who calls up a $1K pair of N’s, buys two E’s and an I, picks up the gift tag w/ an X (“An X as in xylophone!”), but then gets the same normal BANKRUPT to toss aside $2K. After Danny LaTs out, Susan picks up the WC w/ a D and lights up a $1,300 pair of R’s, then we have…
N E X T – D _ _ R
N E I _ _ _ _ R S
…she IDs her NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBORS for $2,300 and the plate.
SOLE DUD: L (Susan)
SOLE LaT: Danny
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Jeanna 2x, Danny)
Susan: $2,300 1/2 CAR WC/Jeanna: $2K/Danny: $1K
Mystery Round: THINGS
Danny starts this round of play w/ three S’s and gets a hold of the MW near $800…BANKRUPT. Second, Susan gets the same BANKRUPT everybody else got to lose her cardboard pieces. Third, Jeanna falls victim to the other one. Danny restarts w/ three T’s for $1,500, three N’s for $1,800, triple A’s and E’s, a D for that 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 and an I, but after an $1,800 pair of L’s, he buys the sole dud vowel of U. Susan then lights up a $650 B, a $550 C, and a pair of TD R’s…
B A L L _ _ N S
C _ N _ E T T I / A N D
S T R E A _ E R S
…the first item listed isn’t used for grand prize wins these days, and she makes the $8,200 solve of BALLOONS, CONFETTI AND STREAMERS.
SOLE DUD: U (Danny)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole group)
Susan: $10,500/Jeanna: $2K/Danny: $1K
PP/Express Round: RHYME TIME
First, Susan takes the same 1/2 CAR Danny picked up twice before w/ three T’s, buys four E’s, and picks the obvious three H’s for $2,700, but after her buy two I’s, the O stops her. Second, Jeanna lights up a $2,700 trio of W’s and decides to solve already…
W H E _ / T H E
_ _ T ‘ _ / _ W _ _
T H E / _ _ _ E
W I _ _ / _ _ _ _
…she shouts “WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY” to add a hotwire trip to the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in JAMAICA worth $7,740.
SOLE DUD: O (Susan)
Susan: $10,500/Jeanna: $12,440 cash & Jamaica/Danny: $1K
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
C L _ M _ _ N G
_ / _ R _ _
Jeanna’s CLIMBING A TREE to extend her lead even more.
Round 4: WAYD?
First up are a $500 G, two I’s and A’s, and the obvious N’s for $1,400 more, followed by a $500 K, three E’s, but then bells for S-U Mode…
_ A K I N G / A
_ I _ _ E _ E N _ E
…and the leftover consonants pay off at $1,500 per appearance. Two F’s later get called…
M A K I N G / A
D I F F E _ E N _ E
…and they weren’t MAKING A DIFFERENCE in deciding the game, but Susan earns another $3K.
DUDS (during S-U only): T (Jeanna), L (Susan), H (Jeanna)
Susan: $13,500/Jeanna: $15,440 cash & trip/Danny: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH (extras withheld): $2,500
LAST “MoF” SWEEPSTAKES PUZZLE: TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY
$100K Bonus Round
Jeanna takes the BW to the first A of AMERICA’S.
From the early looks of this puzzle, the second half is the same one that made Christine Denos and Jack Wagner big winners w/ $142,550…
_ T / T _ _ E S
_ N _ _ – _ _ _
MCDI is a bad idea…
I T / T _ _ E S
_ N _ _ – _ _ _
IT TAKES (some) KNOW-HOW for one to solve this, but she blanks out and forfeits the C-MAX Hybrid (BTW, those new car envelopes have the round logo on the top half and the words “CAR & $5000” on the bottom half).
$5K SPIN ID: MM6257552
MY EP. RATING: 6