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EPISODE #6145: CALIFORNIA COAST
$1K Tossup: (MOVIE) TITLE
_ _ C A _ _ / F R _ M
_ L _ A _ R _ Z
Courtney IDs the 1979 flick “ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ” starring Clint Eastwood. These three are here to help us break the $400K mark on the week…
Courtney Stearn: physical therapist and national 3-baton twirler champ/judge from Summerville, SC
Cindy Richter: Fox College physical therapist grad who recently got engaged & runs the Tough Mudder course from Carol Stream, IL
Lawrence Albury: toute sales rep/delivery guy from Philly
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
S T _ _ _
S A _ _ W I _ H
Cindy chomps up a STEAK SANDWICH.
LAST CC TRIP OF WK.: Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego w/ $1K Undercovertourist credit to any So. Cal attraction worth $7,005
Round 1: ON THE MAP
Cindy gets the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 right away w/ three R’s, buys two E’s, and quickly gets the other half w/ three S’s. After she buys three A’s, two O’s and two I’s to clean out the vowels, she duds out w/ P. Lawrence secondly calls two T’s and three N’s at $700 a pop, an F and two C’s worth $800 each, but then a a baddie of H while on the gas cards. After Courtney insta-BANKRUPTS near $650, Cindy puts up $700 B and L singles and a $600 M before we finally reveal…
L O M B A R _
S T R E E T / I N
S A N / F R A N C I S C O
…she wins another $4K and the Fiesta, which she can use to drive down LOMBARD STREET IN FRANCISCO!
DUDS: P (Cindy), H (Lawrence)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Courtney
Lawrence: $0/Courtney: $1K/Cindy: $20,690 cash & Fiesta
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Lawrence starts this round on a bad note w/ the N. Second, Courtney takes a T while on the MW near $800 and gives back the sure grand for…the BANKRUPT. Third, Cindy LaTs out. Back to Lawrence who fills in a $900 S and four R’s to x5 up, buys three E’s and A’s and FPs two I’s. After that come a $2K pair of F’s, two O’s, a $1K D, a U, but then a potentially fatal dud of M while on the San Diego trip. Courtney then puts up three L’s for $2,100, two $600 C’s, and a $1K Y before we turn to the board…
A L _ _ A _ E T I C A L
O R D E R
O F / C U R L Y
F R I E S
…please don’t send me ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CURLY FRIES brands; all I want to see id her winning another $4,300.
DUDS: N and M (both by Lawrence)
SOLE LaT: Cindy
SOLE BANKRUPT: Courtney
Lawrence: NOTHING/Courtney: $5,300/Cindy: $20,690 cash & Fiesta
PP/Express Round: THING
Courtney leads off w/ three T’s for the gas cards, four E’s, $650 H and N singles, and three $600 R’s. She then buys O and A, but the latter isn’t there. Down Cindy’s path second are an $800 F, an I, but then the MDW’s left side. Third for Lawrence are a $600 W but then the same BANKRUPT…
T H E / _ E _ T / _ _ R E
F O R / W I N T E R
…and Courtney has found THE BEST CURE FOR WINTER — $3,850, the gas cards, and a tropical trip to the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort in ST. CROIX worth $6,722.
SOLE DUD: A (Courtney)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other players)
Lawrence: NIL/Courtney: $16,872 cash & prizes/Cindy: $20,690 cash & Fiesta
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ _ L _ C _ _ T _ R
P _ L _ _
Courtney narrows the gap between and the other lady after she’s solved HELICOPTER PILOT.
Speed-Up Round: PHRASE
$1,900 per consonant this time. After a K appears late in this round…
_ N / Y _ _ R / M _ R K
_ _ T / S _ T / _ _ !
…Lawrence says “ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!” to finally avoid being gooseegged.
(NOTE: A null cycle was triggered after Lawrence chose a Y.)
AIRED DUDS: H and C (both by Cindy)
Lawrence: $5,700/Courtney: $19,872 cash & prizes/Cindy: $20,690 cash & Fiesta
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,150
$100K Bonus Round
Cindy takes out the I envelope from AMERICA’S.
This seven-letter answer starts out as…
_ L _ E
S _ _
PCYU should do it for her…
_ L U E
S _ Y
…she spots the clear BLUE SKY to make Kelly from Monday unhappy and win the $32K to leave w/ $52,690 cash & car.
$5K SPIN ID: SD0012908
After we add it all up, we have a NEW SERIES-HIGH WEEKLY TOTAL that didn’t have a grand prize win — $441,963!
MY EP. RATING: 7