EPISODE #6267: FALL FUN
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
B A _ _ N G / _ O _
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / S _ L E
Mitch solves BAKING FOR THE BAKE SALE. Again, meeting the contesti in order…
Mitch Wilson: Univ. of AZ math teacher who watches corny movies from Tucson, AZ
Jennifer Stewart: sr. administrative assistant for accounting firm from Oakwood, IL
Candace Bounds: from Baton Rouge
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
D O _ _ _ E
F E A _ _ _ E
Mitch triples w/ a DOUBLE FEATURE.
TRIP WEDGE: Hudson Valley river cruise from Blount Small Ship Adventures worth $9,500
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Pendleton
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
He starts w/ a $600 N, but then the MDW’s left side. Second, Jennifer LOSES A TURN right out of the gate (she looked at the wrong arrow and tried to say E thinking she was on FP). Third, Candace picks three T’s for $2,100, two E’s, four H’s for the cruise, two A’s, and three $600 R’s. We have…
A / H A _ R _ _ E
T H R _ _ _ H / T H E
_ _ _ N T R _
…she’s not taking A HAYRIDE THROUGH THE COUNTRY, but rather cruising and she’s in the lead just like that w/ $14,900 cash & cruise.
SOLE LaT: Jennifer
SOLE BANKRUPT: Mitch
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Jennifer’s first moves are a $1,400 pair of N’s, three E’s, but then her second LaT of the game. Candace secondly says S for sorry. Third, Mitch takes a $1,200 pair of L’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. After Jennifer BANKRUPTs near TD to give back $1,150, Candace craps out again w/ C. Mitch follows w/ three FP A’s, two $650 Y’s, a D for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, and an H for the WC. Board…
H E A _ E N L Y
_ _ D Y
L A N _ _ A _ E
…he solves HEAVENLY BODY LANGUAGE for $3,250.
DUDS: S (Candace), I (Mitch), C (Candace)
SOLE LaT: Jennifer
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jennifer
Mitch: $6,250 WC/Jennifer: BAD LUCK/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1999 Puerto Rico Week): PERSON
This man chose DPMA…
_ _ S T _ R _ A N
…and solved HISTORIAN (the contestant window was much larger than usual)
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Candace first FPs two E’s, but duds out w/ T. Second for Mitch are a $1,300 pair of S’s but then A for awful. Jennifer thirdly spots a $700 R, but then repeats said dud vowel. Candace then picks up the Pendleton gift tag w/ an N, buys and O, and lights up an $800 D, but she then says a critical dud of L…
S _ _ D E R
_ O N _ E _ S
…and Mitch will see some SPIDER MONKEYS on the $6K COSTA RICA TOUR; he’s also pocketed another $1,050.
DUDS: T (Candace), A (Mitch; duplicated by Jennifer), L (Candace)
Mitch: $13,300 cash & tour WC/Jennifer: NO LUCK/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
R _ A _ _ E D
_ E G _ T A _ _ _ S
Mitch has taken the lead w/ ROASTED VEGETABLES.
Round 4: THING
His pickings are a $1,500 T trio, a $1,300 H double, three E’s, A and O singles, $600 F and B singles, and a FP U to wipe out the vowels…
T H E / B E A T
O F / T H E / _ _ U _
…he hears THE BEAT OF THE DRUM for $3,250.
Mitch: $19,550 cash & tour WC/Jennifer: ZILCH/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise
Speed-Up Round: PHRASE
Following two straight null cycles early on, here come a D and two K’s on Vanna’s board…
K N _ _ K
_ N / _ _ _ D
…Mitch is able to KNOCK ON WOOD for $3,800 extra.
DUDS: S (Candace), T (Mitch), L (Jennifer), R (Candace), E (Mitch), M (Jennifer)
Mitch: $23,550 cash & tour WC/Jennifer: $1K GOOSEEGG/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,750
$100K Bonus Round
Mitch’s envelope of destiny is the C.
I think I know this one already…
_ / _ L _ _ E _
_ / _ _ N _ _
GPDA and B give him…
_ / P L A _ E D
A / _ _ N _ _
…I PLAYED A HUNCH and I nailed it…but he gets the last word wrong w/ BANJO, VIOLA, MONEY and CYNIC. Without the H’s, he’s the first $50K loser of the season.
$5K SPIN ID: PS0871911
EP. RATING: 5