EPISODE #6289: GREAT OUTDOORS
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
_ _ _ _ O M _ / T O
T _ E / J U _ G _ _
Renee solves Guns N’ Roses’ “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”. Thursday’s contesti…
Renee Fozouni: school volunteer married to a man who works for a pharmaceutical co. (they move a lot) from Ridgefield, CT
Amanda O’Toole: infant/toddler teacher from Boston (orig. from Medfield, MA)
John Busby III: USCG commissioned Officer who’s big on tech. from Long Beach
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ R I _ Z L _ / B E _ R
_ _ _ _
Renee triples up w/ GRIZZLY BEAR CUBS.
TONIGHT’S TRIP: caravan.com American Southwest Tour
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
She first rattles off two $600 S’s, five T’s for that tour, an E, and five A’s, then she says two $650 R’s, a $600 H, two I’s, and three $500 M’s before we see…
M A T T / _ A M _ _
S T A R S / I _
T H E / M A R T I A _
…she knows that MATT DAMON STARS IN “THE MARTIAN” for a total of $12,350 cash & tour.
Amanda: $0/John: $0/Renee: $15,350
Mystery Round: WAYD?
Amanda is off and running w/ a $550 G, four obvious $900 N’s, a $550 T, and four E’s, but her next buy of O is no good. Second, John wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, Renee tacks on a TD H, four I’s, two S’s for the MDW, and the last vowel of A before the LaT stops her. Amanda then takes a TD L and two $600 R’s, then we have…
_ A N _ E R I N G / I N
T H E / _ I L _ E R N E S S
…she solves WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS for her first $8,900.
SOLE DUD: O (Amanda)
SOLE LaT: Renee
SOLE BANKRUPT: John
Amanda: $8,900/John: ZIP/Renee: $15,350
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: SPICK AND SPAN
PP/Express Round: PLACES
John’s next chance for better luck begins w/ two $900 R’s, two E’s, a $900 T, two O’s and an I, after which he says four $900 S’s, the last vowel of A, and a $900 H (he’s been spinning that yellow $900 four straight times) before striking out w/ N while on EXPRESS. Renee then puts up three $650 C’s and a TD K…
R O C K _ / C O A S T S
& / S H E E R / C _ I _ _ S
…I wish she chose those F’s, but she’s won $5,450 and a trip to a place w/ ROCKY COASTS & SHEER CLIFFS — the Divi Little Bay in ST. MAARTEN worth $6,203.
SOLE DUD: N (John)
Amanda: $8,900/John: NO LUCK/Renee: $27,003 cash & trips
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
G L A C _ _ _ / _ A Y
A L _ S K _
Amanda locates GLACIER BAY, ALASKA.
Round 4: EVENT
She instantly duds out w/ T. Second, John spins up the same BANKRUPT. Third for Renee are a $500 S, but then a DQ for repeating the T. After Amanda says another baddie of H, John puts up a $1K pair of R’s, buys five E’s, but then purchases a non-existing I. After Renee gets caught by that same BANKRUPT to lose the 5 Benjamins…
_ E _ R – E _ _
_ _ E _ R _ _ _ E / S _ _ E
…we go into an $1,800 FS. Two N’s, two L’s and two C’s later…
_ E _ R – E N _
C L E _ R _ N C E / S _ L E
…Renee solves YEAR-END CLEARANCE SALE for $3,600 worth of icing.
DUDS (all before S-U): T (Amanda; repeated by Renee), H (Amanda), I (John)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (John & Renee)
Amanda: $11,900/John: $1K GOOSEEGG/Renee: $30,603 cash & trips
BANKRUPT TRASH: $500
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the E in AMERICA’S for Renee.
We should know what the first word is already…
_ _ R N _ N _
_ E _ _ R _ _ S
MGCO pretty much gives her that first word…
M O R N _ N G
_ E _ _ R O _ S
…and little help in the bottom means she’s the third straight $33K loser; they were MORNING DEWDROPS.
$5K SPIN ID: OE2938052
MY RATING: 7
BTW, I forgot to mention that Thursday Night Football has stopped airing on CBS a couple weeks ago, so I’m not pre-empted…at least right now.