Happy 2015 to you all! I’m back from Florida and ready to do quite a bit of catch up.
The week of Christmas 2014 wasn’t titled “Happy Holidays”, but rather “Southern Hospitality”.
EPISODE #6116: SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
$1K Tossup: THINGS
K _ _ _ N _ S S / &
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ Y
Lisa has some KINDNESS & GENEROSITY to get on the board among this group…
Lisa Hurley: freelance graphic artist from Huntington Beach
Nick DeBenedet: telecommunications worker for about two decades from East Haven, CT
Lindsay Duff: real estate auditor for a NYC accounting firm who graduated from the Univ. of Delaware (and grew up watching “WHEEL” w/ her 96-yr.-old grandma) from Wyckoff, NJ
$2K Tossup: TITLE
F R I E D / G _ _ E N
T _ M _ _ _ E S
Lisa IDs “FRIED GREEN TOMATOES” for the tripler.
FEATURED S.H. TRIP: Green Palm Inn in Savannah, GA worth $6K
Mon./Wed./Fri. $$$ Gift Tag: “Southern Living” magazine
1/2 CAR: ’15 Fiesta
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
Her first letters this night are a $900 T, two R’s to triple up, six E’s, and an A, followed by two $650 L’s, two $600 B’s, but then a dud purchase of I. Second, Nick calls out a baddie of P. Third, Lindsay has the same result w/ N while on the magazine. Lisa then puts up three F’s for $1,950 more…
F R E _ _ L _
B R E _ E _
_ _ F F E E
T A B L E
…and solves FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE TABLE for $6,400.
DUDS: I (Lisa), P (Nick), N (Lindsay)
Lindsay: $0/Lisa: $9,400/Nick: $0
First Holiday Greeting of the Wk.: production
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
First up for Nick are two R’s for the WC, two A’s, eight E’s, and a G for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, then come O and U buys, a $500 L, but then P for phooey while on the Savannah trip. Lindsay next puts up three $650 N’s, the last vowel of two I’s, two $800 S’s, a $900 T, and three B’s for that Savannah trip…
O R I G I N A L
T E N N E S S E E
B A R B E _ U E / B E E _
…she eats up some ORIGINAL TENNESSEE BARBECUE BEEF for a total of $11,700 cash & trip (Pat mistakenly took away $300 from her).
SOLE DUD: P (Nick)
Lindsay: $11,700 cash & Savannah/Lisa: $9,400/Nick: WC
Greeting #2: promotions/marketing
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Current leader Lindsay begins this crucial round w/ four T’s for the magazine gift tag, two E’s, two $500 S’s and three I’s; she follows up w/ three H’s for the MDW, two $700 N’s, two A’s…a TD B…but then a critical dud of L to possibly lose at least $8,150 cash & GT. Lisa then SPINGLES for a $900 P…
P _ T / _ N / _ _ _ _
S _ I _ S _ I T / A N _
H I / T H E / B E A _ H
PUT ON YOUR SWIMSUIT AND HIT THE BEACH, ma’am — you’re off to the bolongo bay resort in ST. THOMAS.
SOLE DUD: L (Lindsay)
Lindsay: $11,700 cash & Savannah/Lisa: $16,619 cash & St. Thomas/Nick: WC
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
R _ _ _ P _ _ _ _ _ _ T
This RECEPTIONIST takes care of Nick’s gooseegg dilemma.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
His starters are a TD L (Pat doesn’t ask him if he wanted to use his WC), four A’s, and an I to clean out the vowels already, followed by a $900 M’s, two $500 R’s, but then C for crud. After Lindsay BANKRUPTS near the big one…
_ A R _ _ A R _
A _ I M A L _
…Lisa puts up the frontloading B for $1,600 (huh?)…
B A R _ _ A R _
A _ I M A L _
…and solves BARNYARD ANIMALS when she could’ve chosen the N’s.
SOLE DUD (prior to FS): C (Nick)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF GAME: Lindsay
Lindsay: $11,700 cash & Savannah/Lisa: $18,219 cash & St. Thomas/Nick: $3K
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!
$100K Bonus Round
The top car this week is a Volkswagen Passat. Lisa spins up the M of GAME.
_ _ _ E
_ _ _ _ L _ _ _ T S
BGMI’s a pretty darn good combo…
G _ M E
_ I G _ L I G _ T S
…and this will be in her GAME HIGHLIGHTS — a $32K win for a final total of $50,219 cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: BL9664014
MY RATING: 7