EPISODE #6163: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ K _ O
_ _ _ _ N
Rick tries to say it, but realizes he didn’t press his buzzer — it’s Katie who locates TOKYO, JAPAN and will be interviewed first…
Katie Pope: Patriots fan who’s addicted to traveling from Fresno
Ourania Liatrakis: private tutor for six kids & NYU grad from Astoria, NY
Rick Eilerman: MD state police retiree from Naalehu, HI
$2K Tossup: PLACE
C U L I _ _ R Y
_ _ H O O _
Katie’s won more money towards maybe going to CULINARY SCHOOL.
FEATURED travel.BUZZ TRIP: Hanoi, Vietnam worth $7,550
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
At the start, both ladies strike out w/ T and R, respectively. Third in line, Rick calls up two N’s for $1,600, two S’s for the 1/2 CAR near orange $900, three O’s and an E, followed by an M and three C’s at $900 apiece, and two L’s for $1,200 extra…
E C O N O M _
C L _ S S
C L O _ N
…he solves ECONOMY CLASS CLOWN for $6,900.
INSTA-DUDS: T (Katie) & R (Ourania)
Rick: $6,900 1/2 CAR/Katie: $3K/Ourania: $0
Mystery Round: SONG TITLE
Ourania’s up first w/ two T’s for $1,300, two O’s, three $3,500 N’s, and a D for the other 1/2 CAR. She then goes for a quick solve…
D O N ‘ T / _ _ _ / _ O _
_ _ / _ _ _ _ N T _ N _
…she nails “DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA” (first recorded by Julie Covington in ’76) to jump right into the lead w/ $12,050.
Rick: $6,900 1/2 CAR/Katie: $3K/Ourania: $12,050 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Rick leads off w/ three T’s for his second 1/2 CAR from the same spot he landed on before, $900 H and N singles, buys of O and two I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $17,490 cash & Fiesta; that’s the second time this week the complete 1/2 CAR gets BANKRUPTed. Over to Katie who lights up three S’s while on the last remaining 1/2 CAR (she tosses it over her shoulder), the other three vowels, and four $900 L’s. We now have…
T H I S / _ I L L / _ E
A N / A _ S O L U T E
_ L A S T
THIS WILL BE AN ABSOLUTE BLAST — she’s won another $4,350 plus a $7,700 trip to the Sandals Royal Bahamian in the BAHAMAS.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rick
Rick: $6,900/Katie: $15,050 cash & trip/Ourania: $12,050
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ O U _ _ _ _ N
B _ K E
Rick gets MOUNTAIN BIKE to be $100 shy of 10 grand.
Round 4: THING
He wants a T while on TD, but that stands for terrible start. Second for Katie are two $650 R’s, an E and three O’s, two $800 F’s, and two $500 P’s…
P R O O F / O F
P _ R _ _ _ _ E
…this PROOF OF PURCHASE is good for another $3,400.
SOLE INSTA-DUD: T (Rick)
Rick: $9,900/Katie: $18,450 cash & trip/Ourania: $12,050
Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK
The consonants each yield $1,650. Ourania lights up the K’s late in this round, but only gets the first word. Rick then puts up that D…
T _ R K _ _
D R _ _ S T _ _ K
…and eats up this TURKEY DRUMSTICK.
SOLE DUD: H (Katie)
SOLE DQ OF GAME: Ourania’s incomplete solve
Rick: $13,200/Katie: $18,450 cash & trip/Ourania: $12,050
BANKRUPT TRASH: $17,490 cash & Fiesta
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the M in GAME for Katie.
I have a couple of possibilities in mind…
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PBGO adds besides the obvious G…
_ O _ E R _ N G
…COWERING is incorrect (that was my first guess, too), but her next guess of HOVERING is right for the $32K and a final total of $50,450 cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: JP9770723
MY EP. RATING: 7