EPISODE #6269: FALL FUN
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
M U _ / _ _
S P _ C E _ / _ _ D _ R
Emily drinks up from a MUG OF SPICED CIDER. This time, we’re interviewing them from the other end of the line…
Emily Archambault: entrepreneur & environmental consultant from Pueblo West, CO
Royal Bruckno: professional auctioneer and retired postal bulk technician from Mentone, AL (he’s wearing a patch on his right eye; don’t know what injured it)
Amanda Baldinelli: 911 operator who also does volunteer work for LAPD from Sherman Oaks
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ A R _ _ _ S ‘
M _ R _ E T
Emily’s 2 for 2 w/ FARMERS’ MARKET.
FEATURED TRIP: $6K caravan.com Canadian Tour
Round 1: WAYD?
Her first letters are a $1,500 trio of N’s, three G’s to double up, three I’s and O’s, and two E’s, followed by four $700 T’s, four A’s to clean out the vowels, two S’s for the Canadian tour, but then the MDW’s left-side to throw away $11,800 cash & tour. Second, Royal calls up three $600 H’s, and two $1,300 pairs of P’s and D’s, then we have…
G E T T I N G / A
H E A D / S T A _ T
O N / H O _ I D A _
S H O P P I N G
…I’ll be GETTING A HEAD START ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING and so will he w/ his first $4,400.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily
Royal: $4,400/Amanda: $0/Emily: $3K
Mystery Round: RHYME TIME
Royal kicks off w/ three T’s for the Pendleton gift tag, a $650 N, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Second, Amanda says S for sorry while she’s on the MW near $650. Third, Emily lights up triple R’s while on the other MW and turns down the $3K offer for…$$$. Her next call of W, though, ends her turn. After Royal picks D for dud, Amanda inserts four P’s for $2,600, a $700 M, and a $500 K…
P _ T _ R / P _ T _ R
P _ M P K _ N / _ _ T _ R
…“PETER PETER, PUMPKIN EATER” is correct for her first $3,800.
DUDS: O (Royal), S (Amanda), W (Emily), D (Royal)
Royal: $4,400/Amanda: $3,800/Emily: $3K
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: DIGITAL WATCH
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Amanda picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600 right away w/ an R, then she chooses a $900 T, six A’s, but gets DQed for repeating the R. Emily then SPINGLES for a $650 S…
S A _ _ _ _ _ / A
_ A T A _ A R A _
…she’ll enjoy SAILING A CATAMARAN at the Hotel RIU Palace Peninsula in CANCUN worth $6,900.
SOLE DQ: Amanda’s R repeat
Royal: $4,400/Amanda: $3,800/Emily: $10,550 cash & MX
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ K T _ _ _ _ F _ _ T
Royal IDs OKTOBERFEST.
Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE
T for trap is how he starts. Second for Amanda are three $800 R’s, two $600 B’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to take away $3,600. Third, Emily has the same fate as Royal w/ an N call. Said red play then proceeds to hit LaT. Amanda tries again w/ three $650 D’s, a $700 F, buys of three E’s and an I, but then H for hush. Emily follows a/ $650 Y, but then the same normal BANKRUPT. After Royal’s $650 C and second LaT landing, Amanda spingles for the last consonant of a $700 K…
B _ C K Y _ R D
B I R D / F E E D E R
…she solves BACKYARD BIRD FEEDER for $2,850.
DUDS: T (Royal), N (Emily), H (Amanda)
LaTs: 2 (Royal)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Royal: $7,400/Amanda: $6,650/Emily: $10,550 cash & MX
Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ
$1,550 per consonant here. After two S’s are exposed by Ms. White…
S _ _ R T S
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R
…Royal gets SPORTS ANNOUNCER, but still loses the game by just $50 since he didn’t call the N’s.
Royal: $10,500/Amanda: $6,650/Emily: $10,550 cash & MX
BANKRUPT TRASH: $16,050 cash & tour
$100K Bonus Round
If Emily somehow gets very lucky here, she’ll top Sheri’s final total by just $450. She lands on the A of GAME.
_ N _ _ _ S E _
_ _ _ N _ _ N
DMHO adds besides the obvious D…
_ N _ _ _ S E D
O _ _ N _ O N
…here’s my UNBIASED OPINION — it was just too much to follow up Sheri’s monster night and Emily only gets the second word. After seeing the $33K, she leaves as the lowest-winning champion this season.
$5K SPIN ID: TM7538989
EP. RATING: 3