EPISODE #6200: WHEEL LOVES N.Y.
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ _ _ _ _
T _ E / S _ _ _ _ Y
Laura knows about RIDING THE SUBWAY. End-of-week players…
Laura Niebauer: English college teacher & part-time nonprofit worker from Chicago
Christine St. Onge: volunteer for two nonprofit wildlife-conservation organizations from Tucson, AZ
Eric White: real estate/apartment agent & former pole vaulter at UCLA from Santa Monica
$2K Tossup: TV QUOTE
D O N ‘ T / H _ _ E
_ / C _ W / M A N !
Laura says the Bart Simpson line “DON’T HAVE A COW, MAN!” to triple up.
Round 1: PROPER NAME
Her opening letter choices are a $600 T, three FP A’s, a $1,300 R pair, and two E’s, followed by a $2,700 N trio, two I’s…
_ _ A R T E R _ A _ _
E _ I / _ A N N I N _
…and her $4,100 solve of QUARTERBACK ELI MANNING to take her to $7,100.
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Christine insta-BANKRUPTs on the MDW’s left part. Second, Eric picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 w/ a T, then he buys E and A singles, but the latter is the sole dud vowel of this puzzle. Third, Laura finds a $2,400 R trio, buys two O’s, but then says S for sorry while on the WC. After Christine’s bad G call, Eric lights up a $500 N, and buys the rest of the vowels. After he picks up the NY trip w/ two F’s…
F O R _ I _ _ E N
F R U I T
R O _ _ – U _
…he gets a FORBIDDEN FRUIT ROLL-UP for $7K cash & trip.
DUDS: A (Eric), S (Laura), G (Christine)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Christine
Christine: $0/Eric: $7K cash & trip 1/2 CAR/Laura: $7,100
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Here goes Eric w/ a T for the new york.BUZZ gift tag, two E’s, a $500 H, three A’s, and an I, then come a $2,100 trio of N’s, an $800 M, a C for that WC, a $900 J, and two U’s to clean out the vowels. Next on his radar are a TD D, and $900 R and S singles to complete the board….
U N D E R / T H E
J A M A I C A N / S U N
…he’ll be relaxing said answer at the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa worth $7,350; he’s also won another $11,600.
Christine: NIL/Eric: $24,950 cash & trips WC/Laura: $7,100
$3K Tossup: PERSON
A S _ _ R _ N G
W _ _ _ E R
Eric’s now $50 shy of 28 grand w/ his solve of ASPIRING WRITER.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
He first misses out on a chance to use his WC while on TD w/ a baddie of T. Laura secondly also strikes out w/ R. Third for Christine are two S’s and an N at $500 a pop, but then A for awful. Eric next plugs in a $700 L, buys two E’s, and five O’s, and lights up a TD Z and two Y’s, the latter coming from his WC usage…
Y O _ / S N O O Z E
Y O _ / L O S E
…he says “YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE” for another $15,200!
DUDS: T (Eric), R (Laura), A (Christine)
Christine: NADA/Eric: $43,150 cash & trips/Laura: $7,100
Speed-Up Round: PLACE
$1,500 per consonant here. Two R’s, a T and two S’s in…
S _ _ R T S
_ R _ _ _
….Eric’s won more money w/ a SPORTS ARENA.
Christine: $1K GOOSEEGG/Eric: $46,150 cash & trips/Laura: $7,100
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!
$100K Bonus Round
The P’s been landed on for the third and final time this week.
Only a few letters in the bottom to start…
_ / _ _ _ _ _ / _ _
_ E R _ _ _ E
PHGO doesn’t do much…
_ / _ H _ _ _ / O _
P E R _ _ _ E
…this is more of a THING to me, and he can only get the last two words of A WHIFF OF PERFUME; that costs him $40K.
$5K SPIN ID: LB0397267
The “A GROUP OF PILL-PUSHERS” is shown at the end.
MY EP. RATING: 7