EPISODE #6205: AMERICA’S GAME
The last set of this week is the one from Sandals.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
J A _ _ _ _ _ V _ _ _ E
F _ _ R _ _ A
Suzanne locates JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. The end-of-week players…
Suzanne Geckler: attorney for prod. of children’s TV from Valencia, CA
Curtis Cooney: financial analyst an 12-man relay team cpt. from Longview, WA
Paula Saff: professor of Accounting from Brooklyn
$2K Tossup: THING
W _ _ _ I _ G
_ E _ _
Curtis solves WISHING WELL.
FEATURED $6K TRIP: Beaches Resort of your choice
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
He gets the WC right away w/ a T, buys five E’s, and calls up an $800 Y, followed by an A and two I’s, four $550 P’s…
E Y E – P _ P P I _ _
_ P E _ I A _
E _ _ E _ T _
…and his $2,750 solve of EYE-POPPING SPECIAL EFFECTS to go to $4,750.
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Paula’s chance at greatness starts w/ a $900 T, two I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Suzanne picks up the 1/2 CAR next to the pink $900 w/ two S’s, buys two A’s, but she and Curtis both spin up that same BANKRUPT, so she loses the $750 remainder and her plate while he must give back that WC. After Paula wastes another turn w/ the other normal one, Suzanne picks off a $500 M, three K’s, and R for the other 1/2 CAR, and the remaining vowels of an O and two E’s. She follows w/ a $1,400 pair of D’s and three W’s while on the MW near LaT before taking the money for those…
I T ‘ S / A / S M A L L
W O R L D
W I D E / W E _
…and says “IT’S A SMALL WORLD WIDE WEB” for another $6,400. She did the right thing in not going for that MW, because that’s the BANKRUPT one.
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Paula 2x)
Curtis: $4,750/Paula: $0/Suzanne: $7,400 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Suzanne’s first moves are an $1,800 pair of S’s, two E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $1,550 and her plate. Second, Curtis retrieves the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ two R’s, but then buys the sole dud vowel of A. Third, Paula gets into BANKRUPT trouble for the third time tonight w/ the one near $650. After Suzanne misses w/ B, Curtis lights up a $2,100 trio of N’s, two I’s, and a G for the other 1/2 CAR (Pat mistakenly said the first plate he got is no good since Suzanne just lost hers). After he buys the other two good vowels…
_ R E _ E N _ O U S
_ I N _ S U R _ I N G
…he’s won another $17,290 cash & Fiesta, and will have to do some TREMENDOUS WINDSURFING on his trip to the Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa in JAMAICA!
DUDS: A (Curtis), B (Suzanne)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Curtis: $28,040 cash & prizes/Paula: ROTTEN LUCK/Suzanne: $7,400
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
T _ _ / L A _ T
_ _ R _ W
Paula rightly said that was THE LAST STRAW she had w/ those BANKRUPTs she got.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
Well, maybe she spoke too soon, because she’s instantly BANKRUPTed near $650. Suzanne secondly spots a $900 N, buys five A’s, but gets the exact same fate as her (that’s her third one tonight). Third for Curtis are a $900 D, but than a faulty E purchase. Paula next puts up a $500 R, but that same BANKRUPT gets her again (and it’s her FIFTH one tonight). After Suzanne puts up a TD T and repeats the A, we mercifully go into S-U mode…
_ A _ T R A _ _
A N D / _ A _ A _ _
…w/ the leftover consonants worth $1,900 each. After the last vowel of two I’s have been lit up by Vanna…
_ A S T R A _ I
A N D / S A L A _ I
…Curtis eats up some PASTRAMI AND SALAMI for $2,550.
SOLE DUD BEFORE BELL: E (Curtis)
SOLE DUD AFTER FS: C (Suzanne)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (women again, two by Paula)
SOLE DQ: Suzanne’s A repeat
Curtis: $30,590 cash & prizes/Paula: $3K/Suzanne: $7,400
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $4,100 (I’m surprised it wasn’t that high given all those BANKRUPTs)
$100K Bonus Round
Let’s hope Curtis can end this week on a good note as he spins up the A of GAME.
I got this one already…
_ _ _ L _ _ N _
_ _ N E R
GCDI pretty much gives him the first word…
_ _ I L D I N G
_ _ N E R
…but he STILL DOESN’T get either part of BUILDING OWNER for the $32K.
$5K SPIN ID: GM6780429
MY EP. RATING: 6