A new month begins w/ the return of the “Take Me to Hawaii” sweepstakes.
EPISODE #6276: TAKE ME TO HAWAII
VTR: Aug. 13 (taped before Great Escapes)
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
I ‘ _ / _ A _ H E _
_ E / _ _ / _ A _ _ _ I
Jill rightly says “I’D RATHER BE IN HAWAII”. Leading off this month…
Jill Wilk: digital media mgr. from L.A. (orig. from NY)
Crystal Jones: aspiring teacher & state Air National Guard member from Harvey, LA
Steven Cahill: customer service mgr. from North Las Vegas
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
B A L L _ / A _ D
_ T _ I _ E S
The K.C. Royals have just won the World Series in the game that has BALLS AND STRIKES, and Jill triples up.
THIS WEEK’S TRIP WEDGE: Hilton Waikoloa Village worth $6,051
Mon./Wed./Fri. Cash Gift Tag: Hawaiian Springs Water
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
She leads off w/ three N’s for $1,650, four E’s, a couple I’s, but then T for trap. Crystal secondly has the same result w/ S. Third, Steven calls up a $600 J, three R’s for the gift tag, an O, and a $1K pair of F’s…
J E N N I F E R
_ _ _ R E N _ E
_ F / _ R _ _ I _
…I wonder if there’s a girl in the world dubbed the JENNIFER LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, but he’s won his first $3,850.
DUDS: T (Jill), S (Crystal)
Steven: $3,850/Jill: $3K/Crystal: $0
Mystery Round: SONG & ARTIST
Crystal insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Steven gets up there $600 N and C singles, buys two A’s and E’s, FPs a U, and buys five O’s to finish off the vowels. Next on his list are an R for that HI trip, an F for the WC, a $650 L, a B for the 1/2 CAR near pink $600 and a T while on the MW near LaT. No way is he risking $2,600, the trip and his other cardboard pieces (that was the $10K, though). Three $900 W’s later…
_ O / _ O U R / O W N
W A _ / B _
F L E E T W O O _
_ A C
…he solves “GO YOUR OWN WAY” BY FLEETWOOD MAC for that trip and another $6,300. earns him that HI vacay & an additional $6,300, a new total of $16,201 in cash & trip.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Crystal
Steven: $16,201 cash & trip WC 1/2 CAR/Jill: $3K/Crystal: NOTHING
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Fresh off his R2 victory, Steven strikes out on the spot w/ N. Jill secondly picks a $1,200 S pair, an E, but then R for roadblock while on TD. Third, Crystal spins up the same BANKRUPT as does Steven, so he loses his cardboard pieces. Jill then fills in three A’s, a $500 T, an O, and three $600 L’s…
_ O A S T A L
_ _ L L A _ E S
…in addition to another $2,750, she’ll see the COASTAL VILLAGES of PUERTO RICO on her trip to the Caribe Hilton San Juan worth $6,200.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Jill)
Steven: $16,201 cash & HI/Jill: $11,950 cash & P.R./Crystal: NIL
$3K Tossup: THING
_ _ _ O R T / C A _ D
Jill’s off by a letter w/ RESORT CARD, whereas Steven extends his lead w/ REPORT CARD.
Round 4: WAYD?
This round’s all Steven — he chooses three $500 N’s, an I, the obvious $500 G, three O’s and two E’s. Board…
_ _ _ I N G / _ _ E
_ _ _ E _ N O O N / O _ _
…another $1,250 will help him in TAKING THE AFTERNOON OFF.
Steven: $20,451 cash & HI/Jill: $11,950 cash & P.R./Crystal: GOOSEEGG ALERT
Round 5: PEOPLE
Jill’s first letters are a $550 T, three E’s, and a $500 N, but it’s S-U time…
E _ T E N _ E _
_ _ _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,600 FS. Two D’s and one M in…
E _ T E N D E D
_ _ M _ _ _
…Crystal is finally off the schneid thanks to remembering her EXTENDED FAMILY.
Steven: $20,451 cash & HI/Jill: $11,950 cash & P.R./Crystal: $1,600
BANKRUPT TRASH: just the WC and a plate
$100K Bonus Round
The in-studio vehicle this week is a Jeep Wrangler Sport. BTW, the Jeeps they’re offering as of this season are provided by the Shaver Automotive Group rather than Motor Village L.A. Steven lands on the E of GAME.
Some letters on the bottom to start…
_ _ _ _
_ E L _ _ _ T _
PHDA adds nothing but this…
H _ _ H
_ E L _ _ _ T _
…those H’s came through for him at HIGH VELOCITY…
…and good thing too — he’s the first $50K winner of the season! His grand total is $70,451 cash & trip.
First Sweepstakes Puzzle This Wk.: HUMPBACK WHALES
$5K SPIN ID: MA7440298
MY RATING: 8