EPISODE #6112: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ H _ _ T N U T
C O O K I _ _
Mike doesn’t know it.
C H E _ T N U T
C O O K I _ _
Liz gets her hand on some CHESTNUT COOKIES. Tues. contesti…
Liz Bigley: 7th/8th grade math teacher at Great Oak MS from Stratford, CT
Eddrina Brown: speech pathologist and a park basketball coach like her husband Christopher from Charleston, SC
Mike Murphy: Chelmsford HS football coach and P.E. teacher from Chelmsford, MA
$2K Tossup: THING
_ R O N T – P A G E
N E _ _
Mike gets on the board this time w/ FRONT-PAGE NEWS.
Round 1: WAYD?
He first calls up an $1,800 pair of N’s, an I, the obvious $650 G, but then the LaT. Second, Liz takes two TD T’s, an E and four A’s, a $550 H, and a $900 D. But after O and U buys is S for sorry. Third, Eddrina fits in an $800 P but then B for bad. Mike then gets the WC w/ two W’s…
W A _ I N G / U P
A T / T H E / _ _ A _ _
O _ / D A W N
…I’m afraid somebody’s going to say WAKING UP AT THE BREAK OF DAWN…thankfully, he’s WAKING UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN to add another $3,200.
(AIRED) DUDS: S (Liz), B (Eddrina)
SOLE (AIRED) LaT: Mike
Liz: $1K/Eddrina: $0/Mike: $5,200 WC
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Liz leads off w/ a $600 T but then H for hush. Second, Eddrina has the same result w/ S while on the GT. Third, Mike claims the tag w/ three R’s, buys an E and three A’s, and picks off a $700 N before buying a worthless O. But he quickly gets his turn back following duds of C and M by the ladies. The next picks are a $900 G, two I’s to wipe out the vowel shop and four P’s to add $2,600 and leave two letters unexposed…
_ R A P P I N G
P A P E R
T R A I _
…he follows a WRAPPING PAPER TRAIL for $4,700
DUDS: H (Liz), S (Eddrina), O (Mike), C (Liz), M (Eddrina)
Liz: $1K/Eddrina: ZERO/Mike: $10,900 cash & GT WC
PP/Express Round: PLACE
The scoreless Eddrina gets going w/ a $700 R, three E’s, two N’s for $1,400, but the BANKRUPT near TD gets her and Mike; she loses $1,850 while he has to hand over the WC. Third for Liz are four T’s for $2,400, a $650 H, two O’s, a $900 P and the two leftover vowel of four I’s and three A’s…
T H E / I _ E A _
T R O P I _ A _
_ E _ T I N A T I O N
…she’s jumped into the lead w/ $3,200 and a hotwire trip to THE IDEAL TROPICAL DESTINATION like the Crocodile Bay Resort in COSTA RICA worth $9,210.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Liz’s opposition)
Liz: $13,410 cash & trip/Eddrina: NO LUCK/Mike: $10,900 cash & GT
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
P L A _ _ G / _ H E
T _ T L _ / R _ _ E
Eddrina’s finally off the gooseegg bench w/ PLAYING THE TITLE ROLE.
Speed-Up Round: PEOPLE
The consonants are worth $1,600 each. After Vanna lights up an S…
_ A D _ _ S / A N D
_ _ N T _ _ _ _ N
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Eddrina makes the solve for said FS amount.
DUDS: R (Eddrina), C (Liz)
Liz: $13,410 cash & trip/Eddrina: $4,600/Mike: $10,900 cash & GT
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,850
Eddrina Spin ID: BO3788160 (Bradley O.)
Mike Spin ID: FO3523072 (Florence O.)
$100K Bonus Round
Liz takes that BW to the N of WIN.
These two letters get her started…
_ _ _
_ _ N _ _ _ S
CDPA adds another pair of letters…
_ A _
_ _ N D _ _ S
…but she’s too hungry on the first word w/ HAM and YAM, so the $40K stays locked behind these BAY WINDOWS.
LAST SPIN ID: RB9085576 (Rhonda B.)
MY EP. RATING: 4