EPISODE #6173: SPA GETAWAY
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
S _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ N
_ / H _ _ / T _ _
Beth could soon be SOAKING IN A HOT TUB if she wins the featured spa getaway tonight. Let’s meet the Wed. panel right now…
Beth Smith: actress (just completed first marathon) from Hinesville, GA
Tracy Bullins: admin. assistant who glamps from High Point, NC
Brandon Schaedlich: insurance adjuster (also runs marathons) from Chardon, OH
$2K Tossup: PEOPLE
L _ _ _ L
C U S _ _ M _ R S
Tracy blows it w/ LOYAL CONSUMERS whereas Brandon capitalizes w/ LOYAL CUSTOMERS.
FEATURED SG: that Hilton Waikoloa Village worth $7,183
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
His starters are three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, three T’s for the Hawaii trip, and an O, then he goes for a quick solve…
_ O N T _ N _ N T _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T
…he nails it for another $2,750 and is definitely gonna enjoy the CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST in Hawaii.
Brandon: $11,933 cash & HI 1/2 CAR/Beth: $1K/Tracy: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Beth’s journey begins w/ a $700 L, three $650 T’s, three E’s and an A, then come two $650 R’s and the SL bonus of four $700 P’s. We now have…
P R E T T _
P _ R P L E
P E T _ _ _ A _
…she smells these PRETTY PURPLE PETUNIAS for $7,250.
Brandon: $11,933 cash & HI 1/2 CAR/Beth: $8,250/Tracy: $0
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Tracy finally gets her shot, but her first call of R is a dud. Second, Brandon picks up the Peter Thomas Roth skin care gift tag w/ two N’s, buys three A’s and two E’s, but misses w/ S. Third for Beth are a FP I, a $900 T, and two O’s to round the vowels, followed by two $600 L’s, a $650 C, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $2,500. Afterwards…
A / _ E A _ E N L _
L O C A T I O N
…Tracy is off to A HEAVENLY LOCATION, which in this case is the Azul Ocean Club Hotel in COSTA RICA.
DUDS: R (Tracy), S (Brandon)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Beth
Brandon: $11,933 cash & HI/Beth: $8,250/Tracy: $6,800 cash & C.R.
$3K Tossup: THINGS
P E A _ _
A _ D / Q U I _ _
Brandon gets PEACE AND QUIET.
Round 4: PHRASE
His next letters here are three $900 T’s, five E’s, a $900 H, but then a bad A buy. Second in Beth’s future are a $500 S but then the LaT. Third for Tracy are two $900 N’s, an O, and a $600 M…
N O / T _ M E / _ _ _ E
T H E / _ _ E S E N T
…then she realizes there’s NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT for another $2,150.
SOLE DUD: A (Brandon)
SOLE LaT: Beth
Brandon: $14,933 cash & HI/Beth: $8,250/Tracy: $8,950 cash & C.R.
Round 5: CHARACTER
First from Beth’s mouth are two $900 T’s, a $550 H, two E’s, but the A lets somebody down again. Tracy secondly captures two $500 R’s, an O, a $600 K…
K E R _ _ T / T H E
_ R O _
…and KERMIT THE FROG for $1,350.
SOLE DUD: A (Beth)
Brandon: $14,933 cash & HI/Beth: $8,250/Tracy: $10,300 cash & C.R.
Round 6: SHOW BIZ
Tried first by Tracy are two $500 N’s, two O’s, but then a dud of M. Brandon secondly FPs double E’s before we finally get into S-U Mode…
O N E – _ _ _
_ O N _ E _
…and the five remaining consonants are worth $1,500 each. After said blue player requests that W…
O N E – H _ T
W O N _ E R
…she isn’t a ONE-HIT WONDER in terms of the puzzles she’s solved including this one for $3,750, but she just fell a little short of winning this game.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: M (Tracy)
DUDS DURING S-U (both by Beth): L and A
Brandon: $14,933 cash & HI/Beth: $8,250/Tracy: $14,050 cash & C.R.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,500
$100K Bonus Round
Upon further review of the pre-BR bumper, Jim mentions that the Winnebago on offer this week is the Travato (it has the RAM Truck logo on its front) and NOT the Minnie Winnie. Brandon’s forced to get the R envelope.
Category: LIVING THINGS
First up in this nine-letter answer…
_ _ L _
_ _ _ N _
DGCO only adds…
_ _ L D
_ _ _ N _
…he doesn’t catch this WILD FAUNA (he did get the first word, though) for the $32K, and the losing streak is now in double-digit territory.
$5K SPIN ID: MD0015987
MY EP. RATING: 7