EPISODE #6280: TAKE ME TO HAWAII
$1K Tossup: THINGS
E _ I C
W _ T _ R F A L _ S
Michelle might see some EPIC WATERFALLS somewhere in the Americas or maybe these people…
Michelle Gokey: pharmacist from Scottsdale, AZ
Brian Watkins: project mgr. for national law firm from Atlanta
Sarah Black: marine biologist from Toledo, OR
$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE
B O _ _ / T O
_ E / _ _ L _
Sarah IDs the Steppenwolf hit “BORN TO BE WILD”.
Round 1: PHRASE
Off she goes w/ three T’s for the hawaiian springs Water, two FP A’s, four $500 N’s, two $700 H’s and an E, then she wastes a FP usage w/ the A and strikes out w/ R while on the WC. Second, Michelle BANKRUPTs next to $650. Third, Brian chooses an $1,800 S trio, the leftover vowels, a $600 M, and a $1,300 pair of L’s. Board…
S L O _ / _ O _ N
T H I S / I S N ‘ T
T H E / M A I N L A N _
…I’ve never heard anybody saying “SLOW DOWN, THIS ISN’T THE MAINLAND”, but this guy’s right for his first $3,200.
SOLE DUD: R (Sarah)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Michelle
SOLE WASTED FP USAGE: Sarah’s A repeat
Brian: $3,200/Sarah: $2K/Michelle: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER (two hyphens on the top)
Michelle oddly starts w/ a D while on the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, and that stands for dud. Second, Brian picks a $1,400 R pair, and buys triple A’s, one I and an E (Pat mistakenly said this was his FP vowel choice). Next up are a $500 S, the last vowel of O, but then L for loss of turn. Sarah has the same result w/ an M while on the Hawaii wedge. Michelle then spots a $3,500 B quintet…
R O _ _ – A – B _ E
B A B _
B A _ _ / R I B S
…don’t expect to hear a nursery rhyme called “ROCK-A-BYE BABY BACK RIBS”, but she’s correct anyway.
DUDS: D (Michelle), L (Brian), M (Sarah)
Brian: $3,200/Sarah: $2K/Michelle: $4,500
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
First for Brian are a $900 N, three I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Sarah puts up a $1K pair of G’s, but BANKRUPT near $650 takes it right back. Michelle thirdly spins up the same BANKRUPT Brian got, who then duds out w/ R. Sarah then uncovers a $1,200 L pair…
L I _ I N G / _ _ _
G _ _ _ / L I _ _
…she’ll be LIVING THE GOOD LIFE on her bedandbreakfast.com trip to the Sea-U Guest House in BARBADOS worth $6K.
SOLE DUD: R (Brian)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Brian: $3,200/Sarah: $9,200 cash & Barbados/Michelle: $4,500
$3K Tossup: CHARACTERS
_ _ _ _ / A R _ H U _ ‘ S
_ _ _ G _ T _
Sarah’s up over $12K w/ KING ARTHUR’S KNIGHTS.
Round 4: PERSON
At the start, the R lets her down for the second time tonight. Second, Michelle wastes a spin w/ the LaT. Third for Brian are a $2,100 S trio, two E’s, but the LaT gets him too. Next for Sarah are a $1K pair of T’s, two U’s, a $1K pair of G’s, a FP dud of A, and the BANKRUPT near $5K to clean her out of $1,750. After Michelle’s non-existing L, here comes a $1,200 D pair for Brian…
D _ S T _ _ G U _ S _ E D
G U E S T
…and this DISTINGUISHED GUEST makes the $3,050 solve.
DUDS: R (Sarah), L (Michelle)
LaTs: 2 (Michelle, Brian)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah
Brian: $6,250/Sarah: $12,200 cash & Barbados/Michelle: $4,500
Speed-Up Round: PLACE
It’s a $1,650 FS to wrap up the week. After two A’s come into view…
A D _ _ R T _ S _ N G
A G _ N _ _
…Michelle solves ADVERTISING AGENCY for $3,300.
Brian: $6,250/Sarah: $12,200 cash & Barbados/Michelle: $7,800
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,400
$100K Bonus Round
The BW stops on the S of AMERICA’S (and as in Sarah).
Only the last letter to start…
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ E
PGHO is also of limited help…
_ _ _ _ _
G _ _ _ E
…it’s too bad I can’t give her a QUICK GUIDE on defeating QU- puzzles like this, so she’s the third and final $33K loser this week.
Last Sweepstakes Puzzle: CATCHING WAVES
$5K SPIN ID: PM2790291
MY RATING: 4