EPISODE #6254: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA
$1K Tossup: PLACE
H _ S _ _ _ _ C
D _ S _ R I C _
Kerrie solves HISTORIC DISTRICT. In order, the Thursday trio…
Kerrie Zigler: registered dietician & school’s director of the food/nutrition dept. (she and hubby Bob visited all but two states, Alaska and Hawaii) from Phoenix
Margaret Occhiogrosso: wedding/event coord. from Baltimore
Mike Ejiogu: pursing Master’s in Public Health at the Univ. of Albany from Staten Island
$2K Tossup: THING
S _ _ I A L / _ E D I A
Mike knows that everybody’s into SOCIAL MEDIA these days.
TRIP WEDGE: Las Vegas from vegas.BUZZ
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
His list of letters is made up of three $600 T’s, two E’s and I’s, an S, five R’s and a V to throw in another $4,200, and a C as in the Cooper Tires gift tag (this is actually a $$$ GT). But his next call of D stands for dud, so he leaves $7K on the table. Over to Kerrie who fills in a $500 N, but she then wastes her turn by repeating the E. Margaret next rounds up a $650 L, U and A singles, and a $600 W, but the MDW’s left side takes away $750…
T A _ L _ R
S W I _ T
R I V E R / C U R R E N T
…and Mike solves TAYLOR SWIFT RIVER CURRENT to keep the 7 G’s.
SOLE DUD: D (Mike)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Margaret
SOLE DQ: Kerrie’s E repeat
Kerrie: $1K/Margaret: $0/Mike: $9K
Mystery Round: ON THE MAP
Kerrie calls up five T’s while on the MW near $650 and tries to double the $5K offer…success. Her next choices are two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, six E’s, two $800 R’s, two O’s and A’s, double S’s for $1,200 more, and a $550 F. But after she buys the rest of the vowels, she painfully LaTs out to leave $13,100 and her plate sitting there. Margaret then picks up the WC w/ two G’s and an $1,100 pair of C’s before we see this…
G E O G R A _ H I C
C E _ T E R / O F / T H E
U _ I T E _ / S T A T E S
…I’ve learned from a “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” episode that the GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF THE UNITED STATES is located near the Kansas-Nebraska border; she solves it for the 21 Benjamins in her bank
SOLE LaT: Kerrie
Kerrie: $1K/Margaret: $2,100 WC/Mike: $9K
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: MOZART
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Margaret’s off to a slow start w/ S. Mike secondly FPs a T, buys two E’s and an A, but the latter isn’t there. Kerrie thirdly also misses w/ R. Margaret tries again w/ a $1,200 L pair, the last vowels of three I’s and an O, but then M for mistake. Mike then puts up a $650 X and a $600 C…
E X O T I C
_ I L _ L I _ E
…another $1,250 is his plus a trip to see the some EXOTIC WILDLIFE at the Peace Lodge in COSTA RICA.
DUDS: S (Margaret), A (Mike), R (Kerrie), M (Margaret)
Kerrie: $1K/Margaret: $2,100 WC/Mike: $16,350 cash & C.R.
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
M E _ P _ _ S
_ _ N N _ _ _ _ E
Mike locates MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.
Speed-Up: SONG LYRICS
$1,600 is the consonant payoff. The lady in the middle spots a D late in the round…
H _ _ D / _ _ T / _ N
T H _ / H _ G H _ _ Y
…she recites “HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY” from Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild”.
AIRED DUDS: S (Kerrie), L (Margaret), M (Kerrie)
Kerrie: $1K/Margaret: $5,300/Mike: $19,350 cash & C.R.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $750
$100K Bonus Round
Mike lands on that W.
Not much to start this fairly big one…
_ _ _ _ _ _ – _ _ _ _ E _
_ _ _ S
DCHA does some good…
_ A C _ _ _ – _ A C _ E D
_ A _ S
…but he doesn’t know the first part of the hyphenated word, so the $33K gets sucked up into these VACUUM-PACKED BAGS.
$5K SPIN ID: RB5381457
MY EP. RATING: 5