EPISODE #6282: VETERANS WEEK
$1K Tossup: PERSON
_ _ U R – _ T _ R
_ _ _ E _ A _
Nura solves FOUR-STAR GENERAL. Next three vets…
Nura Fountaneaux: 91 Mike in Army for six yrs. who did two tours to Iraq, a medical assistant and weekend freelance makeup artist from San Antonio
Steve Jostes: A.F. vet after 24 yrs. whose son’s a sophomore in the A.F. Academy from Lompoc, CA
Troy Smith: 3rd Armor Division of Army member out of Gelnhausen, Germany who also did a stint in Desert Storm, and a restorer of pinball machines & jukeboxes from Mt. Zion, IL
$2K Tossup: THING
_ O R L _
H _ S _ _ R Y
Nura triples up w/ WORLD HISTORY.
FEATURED TRIP: Qamea Resort & Spa in Fiji
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Beef Bucks
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
Both Nura and Steve strikes out right away w/ R and S, respectively (he was on TD). Over to Troy who calls out a T for the WC, buys an A and two E’s, lights up a $700 G, and purchases six O’s. But after a $600 H, he gets DQed for repeating the E (he meant to say I, but it was too late). After Nura hits the MDW’s right side, Steve plugs in three $650 L’s, two P’s for the debit card, two $700 D’s, and an I before the same MDW BANKRUPT shoots him down to the tune of $5,100 cash & card. Troy then puts up the $500 B…
D O I _ G / A / D O _ B L E
L O O P – T H E – L O O P
…he’s DOING A DOUBLE LOOP-THE-LOOP for $1,300.
DUDS: R (Nura), S (Steve)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Nura & Steve)
SOLE DQ: Troy’s E repeat
Steve: $0/Troy: $1,300 WC/Nura: $3K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Steve insta-BANKRUPTs next to TD. Second, Troy tries a $500 T but then H for hush. Third, Nura takes three $900 N’s, two E’s, two $700 L’s, a U and two O’s. But after a $600 F is A for awful (and it’s the only bad vowel of this puzzle). Steve follows w/ a $500 V, but the other MDW BANKRUPT nails both men, and Troy must give up his 5 Benjamins and the WC. After Nura then buys that remaining I…
_ I N _
T U N N E L
O F / L O V E
…she gets through the WIND TUNNEL OF LOVE for $3,450.
DUDS: H (Troy), A (Nura)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (men; Steve 2x)
Steve: NADA/Troy: $1,300/Nura: $6,450
PP/Express Round: PLACE
The letter selections for Troy are an S for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, four A’s, a $500 R, two O’s, a $500 F, two $900 T’s, a TD P, and the remaining vowels (two E’s and an I). Afterwards, he says a $500 D…a $900 L…but then a FATAL DUD of H while on EXPRESS to throw away $7,200 and his plate. Nura then goes for the mystery trip…
I D E A L / S P O T
F O R / A / _ E T A _ A _
…here’s an IDEAL SPOT FOR A GETAWAY — the Maruba Jungle Spa Resort in BELIZE worth $7,520.
SOLE CRITICAL DUD: H (Troy)
Steve: NIL/Troy: $1,300/Nura: $13,970 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: CHARACTER
T _ _ / S I L V E R
_ U _ F E R
Troy nabs THE SILVER SURFER.
Speed-Up Round: WAYD?
$1,600 FS again. Late in this round, Steve uncovers the F’s…
F _ _ _ _ _ _ N G
F _ _ T P R _ N T S
…he’s FOLLOWING FOOTPRINTS for his only $6,400 payoff. And this round went viral, so click HERE and watch Nura‘s antics.
DUDS (last three are part of a null cycle): Z (Nura), M (Nura), Q (Nura), X (Nura), D (Steve), B (Troy)
BUZZ-OUTS: 2 (Nura)
Steve: $6,400/Troy: $4,300/Nura: $13,970 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $6,100 cash & debit card
$100K Bonus Round
I don’t know what the heck was Nura doing in that last round, but she spins the second A of AMERICA’S anyway.
Decent help in the bottom…
_ _ _ _ _ N T _ E N T
HMCO fills in two more blanks…
_ _ _ O _ N T M E N T
…it’s no surprise she deserved to lose $33K here — she says MY COMMITMENT and MY ENTERTAINMENT. The answer was BY APPOINTMENT.
$5K SPIN ID: CC3273086
MY EP. RATING: 4