EPISODE #6302: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
T _ E / K I D / I N
_ L L / O _ / _ S
George rightly says he has THE KID IN ALL OF US. Let’s meet him first…
George Kanuck: VP of a bank and men’s travel softball team player/coach from Austin, TX
Julie Davis: grant management specialist for a federal agency from Stone Mountain, GA
Casey Gunn: office supply co. worker from Denham Springs, LA
$2K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
_ _ _ F L E
I _ _ _
Casey solves WAFFLE IRON.
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
Her first letter of N while on the sears gift tag stands for no. Second, George calls out a $550 T, two $600 S’s, two E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Third, Julie picks two $500 R’s, three A’s, but then D for dud. Casey tries again w/ a $500 M, a TD C, and the other two good vowels, then she gets the GT this time w/ an L and strikes out w/ P. George then spins once for a $700 B…
S I A M E S E
C A T
B U R _ L A R
…he solves SIAMESE CAT BURGLAR for $1,950.
DUDS: N (Casey), O (George), D (Julie), P (Casey)
Julie: $0/Casey: $2K/George: $2,950
Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS
This round’s all George — he picks two $700 S’s, five $650 T’s, three I’s and four E’s, three H’s and a W at $500 apiece, two N’s for that MDW, an I, and five O’s. Board…
W H E N / I T ‘ S
_ O _ _ / O _ T S I _ E
I ‘ _ E / _ O T / T H E
_ O N T H / O _ / _ A _
…he exactly recites “WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, I’VE GOT THE MONTH OF MAY” (from The Temptations’ “My Girl”) for $5,650.
Julie: NOTHING/Casey: $2K/George: $8,600 MDW
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
The scoreless Julie gets started w/ a $500 R, a $900 G, two I’s, and a FP A, then she says two $650 N’s, two E’s, and L for loss while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Casey next lights up a $1,300 T pair, two $550 H’s, but the sole dud vowel of O lets somebody down again…
_ A T _ H I N G
T H E / _ _ N R I _ E
…and George will be WATCHING THE SUNRISE for probably a week at the Mauna Lani Bay in HAWAII worth $7,054. a new cash/HI trip total of $15,654.
DUDS: L (Julie), O (Casey)
Julie: NADA/Casey: $2K/George: $15,654 cash & HI MDW
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ O L L _ G _
S _ E _ T H _ _ R T S
George will probably contact his COLLEGE SWEETHEARTS.
Round 4: THING
It’s all George again — he lights up a $600 T, a $500 S, two E’s and O’s, four $500 N’s, and two I’s.
_ I N N E _
_ O N _ E _ S _ T I O N
…this experience will be the subject of his next DINNER CONVERSATION, as he makes the $2,350 solve.
Julie: NO LUCK/Casey: $2K/George: $21,004 cash & HI MDW
Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK
It’s another $1,500 FS. After the backloading E pops up…
T _ _ _ S C _
S _ _ C E
…George seals the game w/ some TABASCO SAUCE.
DUDS: R (Julie), N (Julie)
Julie: $1K GOOSEEGG/Casey: $2K/George: $22,504 cash & HI MDW
Julie: CT05062 (Celestine T.)/Casey: SD9066990 (Shanie D.)
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #5 (and 4th this sweepstakes period)
George has landed on that M in AMERICA’S. The super big one was there almost a week ago, but you never know.
_ _ S _ / _ _ T _
_ _ _ S E _ _ R _
He wipes out of the game w/ PCDA. I’m just too BUSY WITH HOUSEWORK and awarding him another $33K. Like last Friday’s MDBR, we were two off — in this case, it was the R from the same word.
SPIN ID: SB4790575 (Shenell B.)
MY RATING: 6