EPISODE #6291: AMERICA’S GAME
The first set of what I think may be a potentially big week is the Teachers one.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ U _ A _ _ O
C O _ _ R A _ O
We’ve seen a trip to this place offered on the show, but Cari blows it w/ BUFFALO, COLORADO.
_ U _ A _ _ O
C O _ O R A _ O
Beth solves DURANGO, COLORADO. Here are those educators…
Beth Abramowitz: 3rd Grade teacher at Alvin Dunn ES & spin instructor (has also lived in NYC pursuing musical theatre) from S.D.
Cari Pittleman: Teaches 4th Grade from Arlington, VA
Shane Triano: math teacher & former engineer of 25 yrs. from Staten Island
$2K Tossup: THINGS
V _ _ E L S / &
C _ _ _ O N _ N _ S
Cari knows that this game is all about VOWELS & CONSONANTS.
TONIGHT’S SS: choxi
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Beef Bucks
Round 1: PHRASE
She gets going w/ three $600 T’s, five O’s, but then LaT. Shane secondly calls out three $500 N’s, four A’s, two U’s, and a $900 F, then he buys the remaining two vowels and lights up a $2,700 M trio before we see…
_ O N ‘ T / M A _ E / A
M O U N T A I N / O U T
O F / A / M O _ E _ I _ _
…he says “DON’T MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL” to take the early lead at $4,100 (triple L’s, sir).
SOLE LaT: Cari
Beth: $1K/Cari: $2K/Shane: $4,100
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
That same man gets to work here w/ a $900 T, two E’s, an A, and two I’s, followed by a $1,300 pair of N’s, the last vowels of two O’s and a U, but then a baddie of V. After Beth LaTs out, Cari uncovers a $700 B, two R’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, an $800 S, a $900 M, a $600 X, and a P for that SS…
B R U N O
M A R S
E X P E _ I T I O N
…she solves BRUNO MARS EXPEDITION for $10,500 cash & SS.
SOLE DUD: V (Shane)
SOLE LaT: Beth
Beth: $1K/Cari: $12,500 cash & SS 1/2 CAR/Shane: $4,100
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Beth’s first letters are the obvious $900 G, two I’s, and two N’s while on EXPRESS before she GOES ABOARD.
Current Bank: $2,650
Next Choices: R…S…2 T’s…4 E’s…CRASH w/ M (she loses $6,400)
Cari secondly misses w/ H. Third, Shane picks off a $700 L, buys an A, but everybody now has gotten their taste of LaT. Beth then chooses a D while on the same 1/2 CAR, and exchanges the $500 for those last two vowels…
_ E E L I N G / _ U I T E
A D _ E N T U R O U S
…she should be FEELING QUITE ADVENTUROUS for that CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR from caravan.com.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: H (Cari)
SOLE LaT: Shane
SOLE BANKRUPT: Beth
Beth: $7K cash & tour/Cari: $12,500 cash & SS/Shane: $4,100
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ _ _ Y
B U _ _ _
Shane is way off w/ WOOLY BULLY.
S T _ _ Y
B U _ _ Y
Beth knows her STUDY BUDDY.
Round 4: PERSON
She opens w/ a $500 T, three E’s, but then S for sorry. Second for Cari are a $1K pair of R’s, but then her second LaT of the game. Third for Shane are a $900 G, an A, but then a bad I buy. Beth continues on w/ two $900 L, but the other dud vowel of U stops her. After Cari’s non-existing N call, Shane spins once more for a $650 M…
G R E A T
R _ L E / M _ _ E L
…he solves GREAT ROLE MODEL for $1,050.
DUDS: S (Beth), I (Shane), U (Beth), N (Cari)
Beth: $10K cash & tour/Cari: $12,500 cash & SS/Shane: $5,150
Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK
Consonants are worth $1,550 apiece. Midway in the round, Beth requests the two C’s…
C _ _ C _ L _ T _
_ R _ S T _ N _
…she may very well have given up the match, because she blows the $4,650 solve w/ CHOCOLATE CROISSANT and CHOCOLATE ICING. Cari then says the H…
C H _ C _ L _ T _
_ R _ S T _ N _
…Cari seals the deal w/ her $6,200 solve of CHOCOLATE FROSTING.
DQs: 2 blown solves by Beth
Beth: $10K cash & tour/Cari: $18,700 cash & SS/Shane: $5,150
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,400
$100K Bonus Round
Cari lands on the G.
This one-wordy is about promoting the welfare of others…
_ _ _ L _ N T _ R _ _ _
DGCA only adds the vowel…
_ _ _ L A N T _ R _ _ _
…but she still gets PHILANTHROPY to leave w/ $51,700 cash & SS.
$5K SPIN ID: AG7858467
MY RATING: 6