EPISODE #6111: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ S
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ L _ _
David quickly solves “JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS”. The lowdown on him and the ladies…
David Hankins: 3rd-yr. medical student at Columbia Univ. from NYC (orig. from MN)
Karen Paloni: headed back to school looking to be a radiology tech from Irmo, SC
Rosaland Turner: a teacher whose husband’s in the Navy from Chula Vista (orig. from Lake Charles, LA)
$2K Tossup: THING
_ O O _ I N G
_ U S _ N _ _ S
David’s in BOOMING BUSINESS so far tonight.
1/2 CAR: ’15 Fiesta
Round 1: PHRASE
First are two S’s for the GT, six E’s, two T’s for $1,400, two H’s for the WC, and three R’s for $1,800…
T H E R E ‘ S
S _ _ E T H _ _ _
_ _ R / E _ E R _ _ _ E
THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE as he makes the solve for $5,950 cash & tag.
Rosaland: $0/David: $8,950 cash & GT WC/Karen: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Karen insta-BANKRUPTS next to $650. Second, Rosaland misses w/ N while on the MW near LaT. Third, David picks a $900 T, buys three E’s, calls up an $600 H, but then buys a bad vowel in O. Back to Karen who gets the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, and the MDW w/ a D, then she buys an A, captures the SS w/ two O’s, and buys two I’s to clean out the vowels. Following an $800 G…
T H E / _ I G
A P P _ E
_ I D E R
…she drinks up THE BIG APPLE CIDER for $9,300 cash & SS.
DUDS: N (Rosalind), O (David)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Karen
Rosaland: ZIP/David: $8,950 cash & GT WC/Karen: $9,300 cash & SS MDW 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Rosaland continues her quest to get on the board w/ a $2,400 trio of N’s, three I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to lose the $2,150 remainder. Second, David runs into the other one to lose his WC. Third for Karen are an $1,800 G pair, three E’s and an A, but then P for phooey. Rosalind restarts w/ four T’s for $3,600, buys three O’s, and gets both halves (she got the one from the other spot first) of the Fiesta w/ K and W, respectively. Following those picks are a U…two C’s and L’s at $1,400 a pop…and the big solve…
G E T T I N G / T O
K N O W / T _ E
L O C A L / C U I _ I N E
…not only does she win $21,590 cash & Fiesta, she’ll be GETTING TO KNOW THE LOCAL CUISINE on a hotwire trip to the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $7,065; that was a $28,655 round for her!
SOLE DUD: P (Karen)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)
Rosaland: $28,655 cash & prizes/David: $8,950 cash & GT/Karen: $9,300 cash & SS MDW
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
C U R _ _ I N
_ _ _ _
It’s not time for David’s CURTAIN CALL just yet — he’s scores the Tossup sweek.
Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES
$1,800‘s the consonant value. After somebody puts up an M to leave vowels remaining…
D _ _ N G
S _ M _ R S _ _ L T S
…Karen’s DOING SOMERSAULTS for another $7,200.
SOLE DUD: P (Karen)
Rosaland: $28,655 cash & prizes/David: $11,950 cash & GT/Karen: $16,500 cash & SS
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $2,150
David SPIN ID: BR2271460 (Barbara R.)
Karen SPIN ID: ST6238540 (Sherri T.)
$100K Bonus Round
Rosaland takes the BR to the M of AMERICA’S.
This biggie starts out as…
L _ T E – N _ _ _ T
_ N _ _ _ E R _ _ _ L
L A T E – N _ _ H T
_ N _ _ _ E R _ _ A L
…but she’s stumped on the last word of LATE-NIGHT INFOMERCIAL, so she doesn’t win her second Ford car in the Flex.
LAST SPIN ID: LS7146588 (Leigh S.)
MY EP. RATING: 7