EPISODE #6295: AMERICA’S GAME
So much for my thought of the “Weekend Geatways” set appearing this week — we’re actually on “Veterans Week”.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ I _ L _ _ G S
M O _ _ A N _
Taryn locates BILLINGS, MONTANA. There’s nothing but females from California tonight…
Taryn Ontiveros: grad student who can yodel from Riverside
Danielle Guzman: creator/owner of wedding stationery co. from Dana Point
Courtney Bowman: medical assistant & marathon runner from Huntington Beach
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ _ N G
T _ E / N O _ S E !
Danielle shall BRING THE NOISE!
TONIGHT’S SS: shop.com
Round 1: THING
This round’s all Danielle — she picks three $700 T’s, five E’s, five $650 N’s, three I’s, two C’s for the WC, two $500 R’s, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. Board…
_ I R E _ E _ _
I N T E R N E T
C O N N E C T I O N
…she makes a WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION to power her score by $6,600.
Danielle: $8,600 WC/Courtney: $0/Taryn: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Courtney picks up the 1/2 Fiesta near the pink $600 right away w/ two T’s, buys five E’s, and quickly gets the other 1/2 Fiesta w/ two H’s. Next up are an O, three $700 F’s, but then a PAINFUL LaT to likely squander $18,565 cash & Fiesta. Moving on to Taryn who calls up a $1,400 pair of R’s, but then C for crud. Danielle then puts in a $700 N, an A, and three $650 L’s…
T H E / L A N _
O F / T H E
F R E E
R E F _ L L _
…she finds herself in THE LAND OF THE FREE REFILLS & now her money’s filled to 11 large.
SOLE DUD: C (Taryn)
SOLE LaT: Courtney
Danielle: $11K/Courtney: NO LUCK/Taryn: $1K
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Taryn insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Danielle picks an $800 L, but then N for no while on EXPRESS. Second, Courtney uncovers three FP A’s, three $650 M’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Once Taryn wastes another spin w/ the MDW’s right side, Danielle hits the same normal BANKRUPT to fork over the WC. Courtney next can’t capitalize on TD w/ a Y. Taryn then hits her third straight BANKRUPT w/ the same normal one. Danielle then puts up an $800 D and buys three E’s…
_ _ M E M A D E
_ _ A _ A M _ L E
…she’ll sample some HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa MAZATLAN worth $6K.
DUDS: N (Danielle), I (Courtney), Y (Courtney)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Taryn thrice, Danielle)
Danielle: $17,550 cash & Mexico/Courtney: BAD SHAPE/Taryn: $1K
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
B E _ T / _ E E T
Danielle’s cracked the $20K mark w/ her BEAT FEET.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
A $500 R and the LaT are her first moves. Second for Courtney are a $500 N, but then E for error. Third for Taryn are a $650 G, one A and three I’s, but then S for sorry. Danielle follows w/ a $500 L, the last vowel of O, two $900 T’s, a $550 P, but then a non-existing Y. Courtney then exposes a $500 D and two $900 W’s….
T _ R O W I N G / A
W I L D / P I T _ _
…she’s THROWING A WILD PITCH to finally win her first $2,550.
DUDS: E (Courtney), S (Taryn), Y (Danielle)
SOLE LaT: Danielle
Danielle: $20,550 cash & Mexico/Courtney: $2,550/Taryn: $1K
Round 5: CHARACTER
After Courtney starts w/ a $1,500 N trio and an O…
_ O N _ N / _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
…we shift to a $1,600 FS. Two R’s appear on the bottom next…
_ O N _ N / _ _ _
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ _
…she IDs CONAN THE BARBARIAN for $4,450.
Danielle: $20,550 cash & Mexico/Courtney: $7K/Taryn: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $800
$100K Bonus Round
Danielle picks up the C envelope.
_ _ R _ _
_ _ N _ N _
DMHA gives her…
_ _ R _ H
A _ N _ N _
….the top word stumps her, so the $40K stays behind on Harry’s PORCH AWNING.
$5K SPIN ID: JL0557090
MY RATING: 6