EPISODE #6079: HALLOWEEN WEEK
$1K Tossup: MOVIE QUOTE
_ ‘ _ / S C _ R _ D
_ _ I _ F
Wren solves the “Poltergeist” line “I’M SCARED STIFF” to get on the board first. On the day before Halloween 2014, here are…
Wren Schultz: professional house sitter, juggler & crossword creator from Anacortes, WA
Maya Echols: admissions coordinator at career college and actress (as well as a Titans fan) from Van Nuys (orig. from Harrisburg, PA and Nashville)
Deborah Rutter: specialist preschool teacher who also enjoys rollerskating & riding roller coasters from Coral Springs, FL
$2K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ O _ _ / W _ _ _ H
_ _ X _ _
Deborah locates FORTH WORTH, TEXAS.
FEATURED TRIP: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontena w/ Ghost Tour of Quebec worth $6,440 (I’d like to wish my home country of Canada continued support as they continue their recovery from last week’s deadly shooting in the capital of Ottawa)
Round 1: PHRASE
She instantly BANKRUPTS next to $650. Second, Wren LOSES A TURN. Third, Maya calls out two S’s for $1,800, three E’s, two T’s for the MDW, and an $800 H. But after an A buy is L for loss of turn. Deborah next gets the Canada wedge w/ three N’s, buys five O’s…
S O _ E O N E ‘ S
_ N O _ _ _ N _ / A T
T H E / _ O O _
…and says “SOMEONE’S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR” for $7,690 cash & Canada.
SOLE DUD: L (Maya)
SOLE LaT: Wren
SOLE BANKRUPT: Deborah
Maya: $0/Deborah: $9,690 cash & trip/Wren: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Wren’s first letter of N stands for no. Second, Maya takes five T’s for $3K, four E’s, and three $650 H’s, but she then repeats said dud consonant while on the Shindigz gift tag. Third, Deborah grabs the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ an F and buys two O’s, but next is R for roadblock. Back to Wren who puts up three $650 C’s, the last vowel of an A and two I’s, and three W’s via the MW near LaT. he takes the money for those letters…
T H E / W I C _ E _
W I T C H / O F / T H E
W E _ T
C O A _ T
…and solves THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST COAST for $4,450…but it would’ve been $11,450 had he taken the risk.
DUDS: N (Wren), R (Deborah)
SOLE DQ: Maya (N repeat)
Maya: ZERO/Deborah: $9,690 cash & trip/Wren: $5,450
Bonus Puzzle Flashback Repeat: “JAWS”
PP/Express Round: THING
Trying to make a comeback here, Maya begins w/ three T’s for $1,800, triple E’s, a $1K pair of H’s, but then S for sorry. Deborah secondly gets the same 1/2 CAR w/ two C’s and decides to give up her Nissan Versa chance…
T H E / _ _ _ _
_ _ T E _ / _ _
T H E / _ _ C _ _ _ C
…but she doesn’t keep track of the E’s as she blows the solve w/ THE BLUE WATER OF THE PACIFIC. Wren then picks up the WC w/ two R’s and buys three A’s…
T H E / _ A R _
_ A T E R / _ _
T H E / _ A C _ _ _ C
…he capitalizes for another $750 and a hotwire trip to THE WARM WATER OF THE PACIFIC at the Sheraton Kona Resort in HAWAII worth $8,950.
SOLE DUD: S (Maya)
SOLE DQ: Deborah’s blown solve
Maya: ZILCH/Deborah: $9,690 cash & Canada/Wren: $15,150 cash & HI WC
$3K Tossup: EVENT
D _ V I L ‘ S
N _ G H _
Deborah solves DEVIL’S NIGHT to be in five-figure territory.
Round 4: TITLE/AUTHOR
First up are a $650 B, three E’s, a $700 Y, but then the S-U signal…
_ _ E / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / B Y
_ _ E _ _ E _ / _ _ _ _
…and the consonants pay off at $1,500 a pop. Two T’s and S’s later…
T _ E / S _ _ _ _ _ _ / B Y
S T E _ _ E _ / _ _ _ _
…Wren IDs “THE SHINING” BY STEPHEN KING for $3K worth of icing on his cake.
Maya: $1K CANDY/Deborah: $12,690 cash & Canada/Wren: $18,150 cash & HI WC
BANKRUPT TRASH: ZIP!
$100K Bonus Round
After we see the mark where winning players stand on for this part of the game, Wren spins up the second A of AMERICA’S. And did you notice that we’ve been going backwards in that word of the BW for three straight episodes including tonight?
Nothing but E’s to start this answer…
_ _ _ _ _ _ E
_ E E
HMCO is totally useless, but there are three G‘s courtesy of his WC…
_ _ G G _ G E
_ E E
…he makes the solve of BAGGAGE FEE…w/ 1/10th of a sec. to spare for that damned mininum, giving him $50,150 cash & trip to take home.
$5K SPIN ID: CG5264954
EP. RATING: 7