This week’s contestants might be off to a place for their “Winter Break”.
EPISODE #6311: WINTER BREAK
VTR: Sept. 25 (taped before last week’s shows)
$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE
_ _ / Y _ _ / _ E _ R
_ _ _ _ / _ / _ _ _ R ?
Amy solves “DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?” by the Harry Simeone choir. Tonight’s contesti from left to right…
Amy Lustig: loan officer for a large mortgage co. who also bowls from Santa Clarita, CA
Kyndall Edwards: office mgr. and corporate secretary for an environment contractor from Mattoon, IL
Henry Ha: recent law school grad who works in corporate insurance and is a “WHEEL Watcher” from NYC
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ / K _ N D
O _ / _ _ W N
Amy is correct in saying that Culver City is “MY KIND OF TOWN”.
WINTER TRIP: Lexington at Jackson Hole
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: DICK’S Sporting Goods
Round 1: QUOTATION
She leads off w/ three S’s for $1,800, eight E’s, three T’s for another $1,800, triple H’s for $2,100, but then the first dud of the week in O (and it’s the only bad vowel of the puzzle). Second, Kyndall calls up three R’s for $1,800, buys three I’s, but then BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose the $1,550 remainder. Third, Henry finds four N’s for $2K, four L’s for $2,600 more, and a $600 C before the same BANKRUPT strikes him to the tune of $5,200…
T H E / C H I L _ R E N
_ E R E / N E S T L E _
_ L L / S N _ _ / I N
T H E I R / _ E _ S
…and Amy correctly recites “THE CHILDREN WERE NESTLED ALL SNUG IN THEIR BEDS” (from “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”) for that same amount Henry just lost.
SOLE DUD: O (Amy)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)
Amy: $8,200/Others: $0 each
Holiday Greeting: Production
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Kyndall gets to work and locates a $550 T, two L’s for $1,300, five E’s, a single O, and two R’s for the DICK’S gift tag before calling two S’s while on the MW near LaT. She risks $3,350 cash & GT…ZERO. Over to Henry who puts up a $900 G, two $600 N’s, a $500 V, and the remaining vowels that isn’t U. Following a $600 H and a K for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600…
S H A K E _ E A R E
L O V E
T R I A N G L E
…he solves “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE TRIANGLE” for his first $3,200.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kyndall
Amy: $8,200/Kyndall: ZERO/Henry: $3,200 1/2 CAR
HG #2: Marketing/Promotions/Publicity
PP/Express Round: THING
Henry opens w/ four T’s for $2K, an R for his second 1/2 CAR from the same location, and A and three E’s, then he says a $700 M, four N’s for another plate, two I’s to clean out the vowels and an L while on EXPRESS. Believe it or not, he’s GOING ABOARD. Oh boy…
At Stake: $20,415 cash & Fiesta
Next Choice(s): MAJOR CRASH w/ S
N I _ _ T L _
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
That means Amy will enjoy some NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT on her $7,800 trip to the Sandals Whitehouse Village & Spa in JAMAICA.
AGONIZING BANKRUPT: Henry (you are a STUPID IDIOT for taking your car on the train, sir!)
Amy: $16K cash & Jamaica/Kyndall: ZILCH/Henry: $3,200
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ U R _ I _ G
K _ T _ E _ _
Henry somehow softens the blow of his epic fail w/ some PURRING KITTENS.
Round 4: CHARACTER
Here he goes w/ two $500 T’s, a $500 H, an E, two $700 N’s, an an A, after which he says a $650 R, two O’s to clean out the vowels, a $900 W, a $600 M, a $650 Y, and two $700 S’s to leave only the first letter unrevealed…
_ R O S T Y / T H E
S N O W M A N
…he IDs the “jolly, happy soul” FROSTY THE SNOWMAN for $6,350.
Amy: $16K cash & Jamaica/Kyndall: COAL ALERT/Henry: $12,550
Speed-Up: ON THE MAP
$1,550 per consonant here. After an R appears late in this round…
T H _
N _ T H _ R _ _ N _ _
…Amy seals the deal by locating THE NETHERLANDS for another $4,650.
Amy: $20,650 cash & Jamaica/Kyndall: $1K LUMP OF COAL/Henry: $12,550
SEASON-WORST BANKRUPT TRASH: $32,515 cash & prizes
$100K Bonus Round
The next SUV in play this week is a Nissan Rogue SV. Amy lands on the G.
Here’s how we begin…
_ _ _ / _ _ E N
T _ E / _ _ _ _
HPDA gives her….
P _ P / _ P E N
T H E / H _ _ D
…we almost had a clean sweep, but she will POP OPEN THE HOOD of that SUV and take the $33K inside (if Harry placed it in there), giving her $52,650 cash & trip to take home.
$5K SPIN ID: DL8857010
MY RATING: 6