EPISODE #6290: GREAT OUTDOORS
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
G _ _ N G / _ N / A
N _ T _ R E / _ A _ K
Amy goofs on the last word w/ PARK after the time’s up singal; Jennifer then solves GOING ON A NATURE WALK. Our end-of-wk. players…
Jennifer Forbes: acct. exec. for a publication co. & new beekeeper from New Orleans
Amy Plotts: ICU nurse/transfusion safety officer from Bel Air, MD
Craig Spoth: freelance video editor who enjoys playing/recording music from Milton, VT
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
R _ D _ N G / _
_ _ A T E B _ A _ D
Amy’s not RIDING A SKATEBOARD now, but she’s in control of the wheel.
FEATURED TRIP: The Springs Resort & Spa in Costa Rica
Round 1: PHRASE
Her starters are a $500 N, two A’s, a $500 R, and five E’s to quickly clear out the vowels. Three $700 S’s later…
_ _ A _ / _ A _ E S
_ E R _ E _ _ / S E N S E
…THAT (kinda) MAKES PERFECT SENSE for her to make the $2,600 solve (she left out the T’s).
Craig: $0/Jennifer: $1K/Amy: $4,600
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Craig’s off and running w/ two $900 T’s, six E’s, an A, three $600 R’s, three I’s, and an O to finish off the vowels. Following a $1,300 pair of M’s and an L for that MDW…
_ A _ I _ _ / T _ E
T I M E / O _ / M _
L I _ E
_ R E _ E R _ E R
…he’s “HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE PRESERVER” for $3,900.
Craig: $3,900 MDW/Jennifer: $1K/Amy: $4,600
PP/Express Round: THING
Jennifer’s first moves are a $500 S, but then the LaT. Second, Amy duds out w/ N. Third, Craig chooses a $900 T, buys three E’s and an A, calls up a $1,400 pair of R’s, but then strikes out w/ the sole dud vowel of I. After Jennifer’s non-existing L call, Amy gets two $600 G’s up there…
G _ R G E _ _ S
_ E A T _ E R
…she’ll enjoy the GORGEOUS WEATHER at the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa in CABO worth $7,300.
DUDS: N (Amy), I (Craig), L (Jennifer)
SOLE LaT: Jennifer
Craig: $3,900 MDW/Jennifer: $1K/Amy: $13,100 cash & Cabo
$3K Tossup: TITLE
_ _ E / _ E C _ E T
_ A _ D _ N
Amy IDs “THE SECRET GARDEN”.
Round 4: PERSON
S for sorry is how she starts. Craig secondly takes a $1,400 N pair, an O, but then A for awful (it’s the only bad vowel in this short puzzle). Jennifer thirdly has been let down again by the L. Amy then tacks on a $1,400 R pair, a $700 W, and two I’s…
O _ R / _ I _
W I N N _ R
…she’s not OUR BIG WINNER just yet since she’s made another $1,850.
DUDS: S (Amy), A (Craig), L (Jennifer)
Craig: $3,900 MDW/Jennifer: $1K/Amy: $17,950 cash & Cabo
Round 5: PROPER NAME
Craig opens w/ a $600 T, two E’s, an A, but then R for roadblock. Second in Jenny’s direction are three $500 N’s, a FP I, a $5K S and an O to clean out the vowels. But after a $500 D is a critical dud of P to leave $6,750 on the table. Amy then puts up $600 H and L singles…
D E N _ E _
_ A S H I N _ T O N
…she IDs actor DENZEL WASHINGTON.
DUDS: R (Craig), P (Jennifer)
Craig: $3,900 MDW/Jennifer: $1K/Amy: $19,150 cash & Cabo
Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK
It’s a $1,600 FS to close out the week. Following an instant and intact null cycle, the N, L and M pop up in the top word..
L _ M _ N
_ _ _ _ _
…and Craig solves LEMON WEDGE.
DUDS: R (Jennifer), T (Amy), S (Craig)
Craig: $5,500/Jennifer: $1K/Amy: $19,150 cash & Cabo
$100K Bonus Round
Will there be something really good in the & envelope for Amy?
At the lead-off portion…
_ / _ _ R _ _ N _
_ _ _ E L
CHMA doesn’t add much besides the obvious A…
A / _ _ R _ _ N _
M _ _ E L
…she doesn’t have A WORKING MODEL of anything, so she’s the last $33K loser this week.
$5K SPIN ID: LC5700471
MY RATING: 6