EPISODE #6273: HALLOWEEN WEEK
$1K Tossup: (MOVIE) TITLE
_ L _ E N / _ S .
_ _ _ _ A T _ R
Andrew botches the pronunciation of the second word w/ “ALIEN VERSE PREDATOR”; come on, man.
_ L _ E N / _ S .
_ _ _ _ A T O R
Margaret capitalizes w/ “ALIEN VS. PREDATOR”. On the player docket this Wednesday…
Margaret Dewey: retired college advisor & probation officer from Dewey, AZ
Andrew Satriano: customer service rep at a health food store from Oceanside, NY
Haley Musulman: real estate worker who formerly played collegiate volleyball from Covina, CA
$2K Tossup: THING
_ E C R E T
_ A N _ S _ _ K E
Andrew is right this time w/ SECRET HANDSHAKE.
TRIP WEDGE: Charleston, SC
Round 1: PLACE
He opens up w/ an $1,800 trio of S’s, one E, two R’s for the PartyCity gift tag (this is the GT all week long), and three A’s, then come three $650 T’s, two I’s, and a C for the SC trip…
_ A _
S C I E _ T I S T ‘ S
_ A _ _ R A T _ R _
…he escapes from a MAD SCIENTIST’S LABORATORY for $5,500 cash & party supplies plus the trip to the Two Meeting Street Inn w/ a Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour worth $6,036.
Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $13,536 cash & prizes/Haley: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Haley gets going w/ two $500 T’s, the SL Bonus of six S’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, four E’s, and two A’s before the LaT strikes. Margaret secondly gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ three R’s, three I’s to clean out the vowels, a $700 H and a $500 L, then we have…
S T R A _ _ E
S _ I _ E R S / &
S L I T H E R I _ _
S _ A _ E S
…she blows the next-to-last word w/ STRANGE SPIDERS & SLITHERY SNAKES, so $2,450 could very well go to waste for her. Andrew then picks the $2,100 N trio…
S T R A N _ E
S _ I _ E R S / &
S L I T H E R I N _
S N A _ E S
…he capitalizes w/ STRANGE SPIDERS & SLITHERING SNAKES.
SOLE LaT: Haley
SOLE DQ: Margaret’s blown solve
Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $15,636 cash & prizes/Haley: ZIP
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Margaret plays catch-up w/ a $1,400 pair of N’s, a $650 G, five $900 T’s, and three E’s before the MDW’s left side scares her out of $6,300. Andrew secondly plugs in a $1,400 pair of H’s, an I and two O’s, two $900 S’s, and two U’s before we see…
N O T H I N G / _ U T
T H E / _ _ S O _ U T E
_ E S T
You want NOTHING BUT THE ABSOLUTE BEST, man? How about $2,450 plus a trip to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui worth $6,274?
SOLE BANKRUPT: Margaret
Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $24,360 cash & prizes/Haley: ROTTEN LUCK
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
S U _ _ _
C O O _ _ _ S
Andrew eats up some SUGAR COOKIES.
Round 4: CHARACTERS
This round is all Andrew and it looks like we got a gambler in him — he picks three $650 S’s, three E’s, two $600 N’s, two $650 L’s, a $500 T, two O’s, a $600 K, two I’s to close out the vowel shop, a $500 G, a $600 R, and $1,400 pairs of D’s and W’s to complete the board…
S W O R D – W I E L D I N G
S K E L E T O N S
…and pocket another $8,500.
Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $35,860 cash & prizes/Haley: GOOSEEGG ALERT
Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES
$1,500 per consonant. Margaret pus up the L early on…
_ L _ _ _ _ _
_ / _ _ _ _ _
…she flubs the solve for the second time tonight w/ PLAYING A GUITAR. Andrew next puts up the twin N’s…
_ L _ _ _ N _
_ / _ _ _ N _
…he thinks it’s PLAYING A PIANO…my guess too, but we’re both wrong. Two P’s and an I later…
P L _ _ I N _
_ / P _ _ N _
…we’re not PLAYING A PRANK w/ Margaret — she solves for the FS amount. .
SOLE DUD OF MAINGAME: T (Haley)
INCORRECT RESPONSES: 2 (other players)
Margaret: $2,500/Andrew: $35,860 cash & prizes/Haley: $1K IN TERRIBLE LUCK
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,300
$100K Bonus Round
Will the ‘ mean something valuable for this Andrew?
The last two letters on the top line are…
_ / _ _ _ _ R E
_ _ _
CDMA is helpful for once…
_ / A D M _ R E
_ _ _
…Andrew, I ADMIRE YOU and your great play minus that first Tossup stumble, and you’ve just won…
…$45K for a final total of $80,860 cash & prizes– that makes him the highest male winner (and second overall) this season!
$5K SPIN ID: SS9659435
MY RATING: 8