EPISODE #6128: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
W _ ‘ R E / _ P
_ _ D / _ _ _ _ I _ G
Sandi rightly says “WE’RE UP AND RUNNING”. Tonight’s solvers…
Sandi Bednarek: works for large media co. from Grosse Ile, MI
Aly Marchetti: personal trainer/fitness junkie & bartender from Chicago
Andrew Gleason: energy consultant in Manhattan from Brooklyn
$2K Tossup: THING
_ _ _ _ H E _ L
N E C K L _ _ _
Sandi picks up a SEASHELL NECKLACE to triple up.
FEATURED WG: Tanque Verde Ranch in AZ worth $6,560
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
Her first moves are a $700 N but then LaT. Second, Aly calls up a G for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 (it was crooked for some reason), buys an I, but then repeats the N. Third, Andrew has the same fate w/ an L call. Sandi next spots a $550 S, two E’s, two T’s for the AZ trip, and a $600 H. But after her buy of three A’s is the BANKRUPT near $650 to wipe out $8,910 cash & trip. Aly tries again w/ two R’s for $1,300, two $900 C’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Andrew then picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ two K’s, only to lose it and $1K right back to the same BANKRUPT…
S A C K I N G / T H E
_ _ A R T E R _ A C K
…and Sandi just solves SACKING THE QUARTERBACK.
DUDS: L (Andrew), O (Aly)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Sandi and Andrew)
SOLE DQ: N repeat by Aly
Sandi: $4K/Others: $0 each
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Aly gets a hold of the MW near $800 right away after starting w/ four N’s…$$$! She follows up w/ a $550 S, an A, two $650 T’s, two E’s, two R’s for $1,300 and the rest of the vowel shop. But after she picks up the WC w/ two M’s, she hits the MDW’s left side to give up $12,900 and her WC. Andrew next gets the same 1/2 CAR he lost in the last round w/ a W, FPs a Y, but then LaTs out. After Sandi runs into the other normal BANKRUPT, Aly fills in a $550 H and a FP G to leave only the first letter unexposed…
_ E R R Y
W A S H I N G T O N
M O N U M E N T
…she solves KERRY WASHINGTON MONUMENT for $1,050.
SOLE LaT: Andrew
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Sandi: $4K/Aly: $1,050/Andrew: NADA
This is NOT a great game so far…
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
With a chance to take the lead, Andrew gets up there an $800 G, four E’s, two $800 N’s, the obvious I and an O, then come three T’s and H’s at $2,400 per trio, two $600 F’s, and a $700 S before he sees this layout…
F E E _ I N G / T H E
_ _ _ _ T H / O F
T H E / S _ N
…he wins his first $8,350 and will be FEELING THE WARMTH OF THE SUN on his hotwire trip to Blue Waters Inn TOBAGO.
Sandi: $4K/Aly: $1,050/Andrew: $15,090 cash & Caribbean
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ P _ _ T / P E A
_ _ _ P
Andrew solves SPLIT PEA SOUP.
Speed-Up Round: OCCUPATION
It’s an $1,800 FS on this Hump Day. As soon as those twin P’s pop up…
_ _ _ _ / S _ _ _ _ _
P R _ N _ _ P _ _
…Aly quickly gets HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL for $5,400.
DUDS (both by Sandi): T and D
Sandi: $4K/Aly: $6,450/Andrew: $18,090 cash & Caribbean
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $22,810 cash & AZ
$100K Bonus Round
After we learn that his parents are Hugh & Mary (he says the latter is the best “Wheel” player in the family), he picks up the * envelope.
1/4 of this answer to start….
_ R _ _
_ _ N _
PGDO is a PERFECT combination because we now have…
_ R O G
P O N D
…he easily solves FROG POND and literally leaps into this ’15 Beetle Conv. worth $27,370 (the envelope says “CONVERTIBLE & $5000”)! That gives him a grand total of $50,460 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: JY6574038
MY EP. RATING: 6(thank goodness that BR win saved this ep.)