EPISODE #6258: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ E _ / U P
A _ _ / _ _
Alison will GET UP AND GO to puzzle-solving work after we talk to them…
Alison Croll: health coach from Portland, OR
Barry Howard: registered nurse from Round Rock, TX
Shaquan Hammonds: social worker working towards becoming a DJ from the Bronx
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
R _ A D I _ _ / M Y
_ _ R O S _ _ _ E
Barry doesn’t know the last word in time.
R _ A D I N _ / M Y
_ O R O S _ _ _ E
Shaquan’s READING MY HOROSCOPE.
TONIGHT’S WG: Nashville
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
Her first moves are calling three N’s for $2,400, buying two I’s, but then BANKRUPTing near $650 to lose the $2,150 remainder. Second, Alison calls out a $2,500 G, buys four A’s, but then loses the remaining $2,250 to the MDW’s left side. Third, Barry LOSES A TURN right out of the gate. As we start fresh again w/ Shaquan, she picks a $650 T, but then L for loss of turn. Alison follows w/ a $650 S, two E’s, a $500 D, a $600 Y, and the last vowel of O, but her next call of H ends her turn. Barry then inserts a $1,300 pair of F’s, only to give it right back to the other normal BANKRUPT. Shaquan then puts up a $1,200 pair of R’s…
R E N T I N G / A
_ A _ I N / F O R
A / F E _ / D A Y S
…she may be RENTING A CABIN FOR A FEW DAYS after solving this puzzle for $1,850.
DUDS: L (Shaquan), H (Alison)
SOLE LaT: Barry
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $1K/Barry: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Alison initially digs up two T’s for $1,600, two E’s, one N and two L’s at $900 apiece, an A, and two I’s. She then says the semi-obvious G for the vegas.com gift tag, three O’s, four FP U’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and the big SL Bonus of three B’s for $11,500 more! We now have…
B E A U T I _ U L
B L O O _ I N G
B O U _ U E T
…a BEAUTIFUL, BLOOMING BOUQUET w/ $16,300 inside!
Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $17,300/Barry: ZERO
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Hoping for better luck, Barry starts w/ a $550 T, two E’s, a $700 S, and two A’s, then come two TD N’s, a D for that MDW, an $800 H, two $600 R’s, but then a possibly fatal dud of G while on the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 to give up that MDW and $9,750. After Shaquan BANKRUPTs near $650…
S E R E N _ T _
A N D / _ H A R _
…Alison’s won a trip to a place w/ SERENITY AND CHARM — The Buccaneer in ST. CROIX.
SOLE DUD: G (Barry)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Shaquan
Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $26,700 cash & St. Croix/Barry: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
L _ _ T L E
I _ A L _
Alison’s won some more money towards maybe visiting LITTLE ITALY (the most popular one’s in NYC).
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
A $1K pair of T’s get her started, then come a single E and the BANKRUPT near $5K to hand over $750. Second for Barry are a $600 N, but then a bad purchase in I. Down Shaquan’s road third are a $1,400 pair of S’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 (that’s her third one tonight) and we go into S-U mode…
_ _ S _ / _ _ _ _ N
_ _ T _ T _ E S
…w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,500 apiece. After two H’s get put up by Ms. White…
H _ S H / _ R O _ N
P O T _ T O E S
…Barry eats these HASH BROWN POTATOES for his only $4,850 on the night.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: I (Barry)
SOLE DUD AFTER FS: D (Shaquan)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $29,700 cash & St. Croix/Barry: $4,850
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,850
$100K Bonus Round
The A of GAME is where the BW stops.
Category: FOOD & DRINK
The last two letters are…
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ L E
GHPO pretty much gives her the second word…
_ _ _ _
_ P P L E
…it’s definitely not CANDY or RED. FIJI APPLE is close…but her next bite of FUJI APPLE wins her the $45K for a final total of $74,700 cash & trip! And that’s the first time all season long we’ve given away something other than that pesky $33K!
$5K SPIN ID: JG7286983
MY EP. RATING: 8