EPISODE #6283: VETERANS WEEK
$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE
A _ _ _ I C A / T _ E
B _ _ _ _ I _ _ _
Lisa IDs “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL”, and here’s the lowdown on these three vets…
Lisa Aristo: Navy Intelligence Specialist & national anthem singer from West. L.A.
Mike Blasi: formerly of the Army 34th MP Company during Desert Storm from Staten Island
Dewey Bratcher III: retired Navy Chief from El Cajon, CA
$2K Tossup: PEOPLE
F _ I _ _ D S / I _
H _ _ _ / P L A C _ S
Mike knows he has FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES.
TRIP WEDGE: madrid.BUZZ
Round 1: WAYD?
His first spin’s a waste because of the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Dewey calls out four T’s for $3,600, two E’s and an A, a $1,300 pair of N’s, two O’s, two $800 R’s, and three I’s to clean out the vowels. He follows w/ a $500 W, two $550 M’s and a solve attempt…
W A I T I N _ / _ O R
T _ E / R I _ _ T
M O M E N T
…he was WAITING FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT to score his first $7,450.
Lisa: $1K/Mike: $2K/Dewey: $7,450
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Coming off a good R1, Dewey begins this one w/ a $900 T, two E’s and A, but then the LaT. Second, Lisa spins up the same BANKRUPT Mike got. Said yellow player is third in line w/ an R for the WC, three I’s to finish off the vowels, two TD N’s, and a C courtesy of his WC. Unfortunately, that same BANKRUPT strikes again to the tune of $10,750. Dewey resumes his run w/ a $7K pair of S’s, a B for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, an $800 G, but the LaT bites him again. Lisa next picks a $900 W, but the MDW’s left BANKRUPT cuts her off. Mike then SPINGLES for the $550 H…
B A S I C
T R A I N I N G
W H E E _ S
…and solves BASIC TRAINING WHEELS to go to three grand.
LaTs: 2 (Dewey)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Lisa 2x, Mike)
PP/Express Round: THING
This round’s all Lisa — she picks a $600 R, three E’s, a $500 N, two A’s, an S for the Zappos gift tag, three $800 T’s, a $650 P and two FP I’s. Board…
I N T I _ A T E
A T _ _ S P _ E R E
…another $5,150 in cash & GT is hers plus a trip to he INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE of the Amsterdam Manor in ARUBA worth $6,300.
Lisa: $12,450 cash & prizes/Mike: $3K/Dewey: $7,450
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ _ A D U A T _ _ N
_ _ R E _ _ _ _
Mike doubles to $6K w/ GRADUATION CEREMONY.
Speed-Up Round: PHRASE
Yet another $1,600 FS for you. After Lisa requests the frontloading W…
W _ ‘ R _ / S _
P R _ _ D / _ _ / _ _ _
…WE’RE SO PROUD OF YOU, ma’am for winning this game w/ another $3,200.
DUDS: T (Dewey), N (Mike; repeated by Dewey), L (Lisa)
Lisa: $15,650 cash & prizes/Mike: $6K/Dewey: $7,450
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,650
$100K Bonus Round
Lisa lands on the S of SPIN (it almost went to the **).
Category: LIVING THING
She needs some help in the bottom word…
S _ _ R _ N _
_ _ _ _
PDBO gives her at least a letter…
S O _ R _ N _
_ _ _ _
…but that’s it, so the $40K stays inside the clutches of a SOARING HAWK.
$5K SPIN ID: YA3624732
EP. RATING: 5