EPISODE #6164: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ L A _ D
& / _ W _ D _ N
Erika locates FINLAND & SWEDEN. The Thurs. panel in order…
Erika Neuser: logistics mgmt. specialist for Army (her father was in there too) from Macomb Township, MI
Dave Dettore: product ID consultant from Culver City
Michelle Lynn: brand mgmt. for luxury French haircare co. who’s visited about 30 countries from NY
$2K Tossup: THING
P E R F _ C T
_ _ M I _ G
Michelle’s solve isn’t PERFECT TIMING, but she’s won the right to spin first.
FEATURED TRIP: istanbul.BUZZ worth $7,625
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
Off she goes w/ three $550 T’s, two $800 N’s, four O’s, two $700 D’s, but then a bad purchase in I. Second, Erika calls a dud consonant of R. Third, Dave puts in three S’s for $2,100…
D O N ‘ T / S T A N D
S O / _ _ O S _ / T O / _ _
…and solves The Police’s 1980 hit “DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME” to keep that amount.
DUDS: I (Michelle), R (Erika)
Erika: $1K/Dave: $2,100/Michelle: $2K
Mystery Round: WAYD?
Erika first takes three N’s while on the MW near $800 and says she came here to play, so she’s gambling…and it’s the $$$! Her next calls are a $600 G, the three good vowels of three I’s, two A’s and three FP E’s, two M’s for that Istanbul trip, a K for the WC, but then a CRITICAL DUD of D while on the TravelSmith gift tag to likely squander $19,225 cash & trip. Dave then gets the GT w/ two S’s, and two T’s to double up the grand he got on the last spin…
M A K I N G / A / _ I S E
I N _ E S T M E N T
…he’s MAKING A WISE INVESTMENT for $3K cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: D (Erika)
Erika: $1K/Dave: $5,100 cash & GT/Michelle: $2K
PP/Express Round: PLACES
That man is off to a quick $7K start w/ two S’s, then he buys an E and five A’s before losing a turn w/ R while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Second, Michelle wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Third for Erika are a $600 L, an O and three O’s, a B and four N’s at $650 a pop, and the last vowel of U, then come three $900 C’s, a $500 T, and two M’s while on the other 1/2 CAR. Board…
C A B A N A S
_ I _ _ E N / A M O N _
C O C O N U T / _ A L M S
…she’s won another $7,300 and the chance to see some CABANAS HIDDEN AMONG COCONUT PALMS at Ramon’s Village in BELIZE.
SOLE DUD: R (Dave)
SOLE INSTA-BANKRUPT: Michelle
Erika: $14,300 cash & Belize WC/Dave: $5,100 cash & GT/Michelle: $2K
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
W _ _ _ O N
S O _ P
Dave eats up some WONTON SOUP; I wonder why they didn’t use this for Fabulous Food week?
Speed-Up Round: PHRASE
The consonants are gonna be worth $1,900 apiece. Here’s what we have after a C pops up in the last of this four-word answer…
W H _ N / T H _
S _ _ _ _ / C L _ _ R S
…WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, Dave, who messed up at first w/ WHEN THE SKIES CLEARS, has won $7,600 and the victory.
DUDS (both by Erika): P and F
Erika: $14,300 cash & Belize/Dave: $15,700 cash & GT/Michelle: $2K
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!
$100K Bonus Round
Will that W envelope mean a win for Dave?
This was similar to a puzzle at the end of the 2007 NYC road trip and it wasn’t solved for $25K…
_ _ _ _ N _
_ / _ _ _ S E
Guess what he gets from his combo of GCMA…
_ _ _ _ N G
A / _ _ _ S E
…just the obvious and he doesn’t come close to winning the $32K towards BUYING A HOUSE. Not very well played by him.
$5K SPIN ID: TH2796530
MY EP. RATING: 6