There was no way this second week of the SSS could top the Family Week from last week, but let’s see if we can end strong.
EPISODE #6305: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: THING
A / _ _ _ T E R / _ O
_ A _ T A / _ _ A U S
A / L _ T T E R / _ O
S A _ T A / C _ A U S
Joshua didn’t need to write A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS. The last SSs this season…
Joshua Romero: from San Diego
Kara Kamienski: wedding photographer from Washington, IL
Shelley Lewis: runs communications & marketing at a sports agency and is a 2nd-generation family member from L.A.
$2K Tossup: ON THE MAP
L _ T _ _ _ / R _ _ K
_ _ _ _ _ S _ S
Shelley locates LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS.
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
She gets that MDW right away w/ two T’s, only to LOSE A TURN on the very next spin. Second, Joshua wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Kara calls out three $600 S’s, five E’s, two FP N’s, two A’s, and a $600 D. Board…
A N _ _ A T E D
T E _ E _ _ S _ _ N
S E _ _ E S
…she solves ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES for her first $2,900.
SOLE LaT: Shelley
SOLE BANKRUPT: Joshua
Kara: $2,900/Shelley: $2K/Joshua: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Joshua’s off and running w/ a $600 N, two A’s, and an L while on the MW near LaT. He risks the $350 remainder…$$$. But he then gets DQed for repeating the A. Second, Kara has a run-in w/ the same normal BANKRUPT. Third, Shelley tacks on a $550 T, two E’s, a $500 S, but then a dud purchase of O. Joshua can’t take advantage of that mistake w/ a baddie of M while on the other MW. Kara follows w/ two D’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, the last vowel of I, a B for the WC, but then a critical dud of R. Shelley then puts up a TD H…
B L I N D
D A T E
S H A _ E
…she solves BLIND DATE SHAKE for $4,050.
DUDS: O (Shelley), M (Joshua), R (Kara)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kara
SOLE DQ: Joshua’s A repeat
Kara: $2,900 WC/Shelley: $6,050/Joshua: $1K
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Kara gets started w/ a $600 N, but that same BANKRUPT forces her to give her the money right back along w/ the WC. Shelley secondly puts up a $600 G, two I’s and three O’s, but then T for trouble. Joshua thirdly takes the L while on EXPRESS and goes aboard…only to have it crash on the very next call of R. Kara then uncovers a $600 K, the last vowel of A, and a $900 D. We now have…
_ O O K I N G
_ _ / _ O L I D A _
…she rightly says “BOOKING MY HOLIDAY” for $1,250 and a trip to the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort in ARUBA worth $7,290.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: T (Shelley)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Kara and Joshua)
Kara: $11,440 cash & Aruba/Shelley: $6,050/Joshua: $1K
$3K Tossup: PLACES
_ I L _ S / _ _ D
_ A L _ _ _ _
Kara solves HILLS AND VALLEYS.
We end the week w/ a $1,650 FS. Midway in the round, Shelley requests the H’s…
H _ _ H / S C H _ _ L
_ _ _ _ T _ / T _ _ M
…but she blows the solve w/ HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM, possibly costing her $9,900 and the victory. Two O’s and a G later…
H _ G H / S C H O O L
_ _ _ _ T _ / T _ _ M
…Kara makes the $4,950 solve of HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE TEAM.
DUDS: N (Kara), R (Joshua)
SOLE DQ: Shelley’s blown solve
Kara: $19,390 cash & Aruba/Shelley: $6,050/Joshua: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $1,600
Shelley: DB6125659 (Dorma B.)/Joshua: TF5783383 (Theodora F.)
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the M in GAME for Kara.
Just a pair of this to start…
_ _ N _ _
_ _ N _ _ _ _
_ _ N _ _
_ _ N _ B _ G
…she’s not even close to taking the $33K from Harry’s FANCY HANDBAG.
SPIN ID: ET00317 (Erma T.)
MY RATING: 5