EPISODE #6259: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
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Rachel’s ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS to score first among this panel…
Rachel Klaren: doctoral student & research assistant in exercise neuroscience lab who’s an I.C. aficionado (her favorite flavor’s peanut butter) from Champaign
Cory Marsh: learning coord. for an energy co. in HOU who likes to sing (me, too) from Crosby, TX
Grace Armstrong: county planning dept. worker from Hilo, HI
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
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P U B _ _ C / _ Y E
Rachel’s IN THE PUBLIC EYE this evening and triples up.
TONIGHT’S WG: Miami’s Beacon Hotel
Round 1: THINGS
She’s off and running w/ a $700 S, two A’s, two FP E’s, and three N’s for $7,500 more, after which she says an O, two D’s for that MDW, two $700 L’s, and the other two vowels before her turn’s finished w/ F for flunk. Cory secondly goofs w/ P. Grace thirdly LaTs out. Back to Rachel who fits in a $1,950 R trio, and two $600 T’s before she tries to solve…
T U R N T A _ L E / A N D
_ I N _ L / R E _ O R D S
…I don’t think many people own TURNTABLE AND VINYL RECORDS these days, but she’s won another $11,750 for a new total of $14,750.
DUDS: F (Rachel), P (Cory)
SOLE LaT: Grace
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Cory gets to work and fills in a $700 S, an E, a T for the BedandBreakfast.com gift tag, A and O singles, but nothing else w/ R. Second, Grace LaTs out for the second straight time. Third, Rachel tries three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, three I’s to wipe out the vowels, and an $800D, but she then BANKRUPTs near $650 to give up both her cardboard pieces as well as $2,050. Cory then picks off an $800 G, a $900 L, two P’s for the WC, two $800 H’s, and a $600 C to leave only the first letter unrevealed…
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H O P P I N G
…he’s KITCHEN ISLAND-HOPPING for $6,350 cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: R (Cory)
SOLE LaT: Grace
Rachel: $14,750/Cory: $6,350 cash & GT WC/Grace: BAD LUCK
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: “JAWS”
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Grace grabs that 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 right away w/ a G, buys two A’s, and gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ an N. She then buys an E and two I’s, exposes a $1,500 T trio, and buys two O’s before she PAINFULLY LaTs out to likely squander $16,465 cash & Fiesta. Rachel then picks off a $650 H and buys the U before we see this…
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T H E / _ _ I _ – U _
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…she’ll FLOATING TO THE SWIM-UP BAR at the St. James’s Club MORGAN BAY in ST. LUCIA worth $7,150.
HER 3RD LaT: Grace
Rachel: $22,300 cash & St. Lucia/Cory: $6,350 cash & GT WC/Grace: TERRIBLE SHAPE
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
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S _ _ _ P _ O
Rachel sweeps ’em w/ BABY SHAMPOO.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
Her first picks are a $500 S, an A buy, and a FP E before the BANKRUPT near $5K takes away the other half of her $500. Cory secondly duds out w/ T and it’s S-U time…
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…w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,700 each. One R and three L’s later…
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…Rachel plucks these YELLOW MARIGOLDS for $5,100 more.
SOLE DUD (before S-U): T (Cory)
HER OTHER BANKRUPT OF THE NIGHT: Rachel
Rachel: $30,400 cash & St. Lucia/Cory: $6,350 cash & GT/Grace: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW and plate): $2,300
$100K Bonus Round
Rachel’s the third champ this week to land on that W.
Decent head start…
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DMPI adds nothing but two I’s…
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…she makes the solve of BARITONE VOICE…a second too late, so she loses the $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: AT4136929
EP. RATING: 6