EPISODE #6314: WINTER BREAK
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
L I _ _ T I N G
A / C A N _ _ E
Marissa’s LIGHTING A CANDLE to strike first blood among these panelists…
Marissa Silver: marketing mgr. for the San Jose Earthquakes (this is a soccer team) from San Jose
Meg Archambault: Sign language interpreter & fantasy sports player from Chatham, IL
Dan Bruton: UNLV film student & professional (Irish) dabbler from Vegas
$2K Tossup: THING
_ _ _ D _ N
O P P _ _ _ _ _ _ T Y
Meg’s the next to score on a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.
TONIGHT’S TRIP: honolulu.BUZZ
Round 1: AROUND THE HOUSE
Her first pickings are a $1,200 R pair, two T’s for that HI trip, two E’s, and an A, followed by two N’s for the Travelers Club gift tag, a U, an $800 S, the other two vowels (three O’s included), and four $500 C’s. Board…
C O _ _ E C T I O N / O _
N U T C R A C _ E R S
…she solves COLLECTION OF NUTCRACKERS for $5,750 cash & GT plus that HI trip worth $7,455.
Meg: $15,205 cash & prizes/Dan: $0/Marissa: $1K
Holiday Greeting: Production staff
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Dan’s list of letters is made up of a $650 N, two E’s and O’s, two $600 T’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,350. Second, Marissa calls up a $600 H, wastes a FP usage by repeating the E, and striking out w/ R while on the MW near $650. Third, Meg uncovers a $550 S, two A’s, an L for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 and three I’s to finish off the vowels, after which she says a $600 C, two $650 K’s, a Y for the MDW, and $500 D and G singles before we finally display all of this…
A L I C I A
K E Y S
T O / T H E
K I N G D O _
…she solves ALICIA KEYS TO THE KINGDOM for $3,450.
WASTED FP: Marissa
SOLE DUD: R (Marissa)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dan
Meg: $18,655 cash & prizes MDW/Dan: ZIPPO/Marissa: $1K
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1990): THING
David of the USMC struck out w/ CDMO…
L _ _ _ _ _ E
…but he miraculously solved LUGGAGE.
HG #2: post-production
PP/Express Round: LIVING THING
This crucial round begins w/ Marissa calling a $650 R, a $900 T, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Meg secondly spots a $500 H, three E’s, two $500 N’s, and two A’s…
T H E / _ R E E N
_ _ _ A N A
…she’s won another $1K and the $6K caravan.com PANAMA TOUR where she can see THE GREEN IGUANA.
SOLE DUD: O (Marissa)
Meg: $25,655 cash & prizes MDW/Dan: NO LUCK/Marissa: $1K
$3K Tossup: PERSON
F _ I T _ _ U L
S _ _ _ _ _ _ K
Previously used as a bonus puzzle in late S27 on May 27, 2010 (and not solved for $25K), Marissa has solved FAITHFUL SIDEKICK.
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
First up for the lady at the end are a $650 T, a $600 S, and three E’s, then come a $650 H, an A, three I’s, and M for mistake. Second for Meg are an $1,800 N trio, but then the S-U signal…
_ _ _ _ I E S / _ A _ I N _
I N / T H E / _ _ E N
…w/ an $1,800 FS. She then calls the G…
_ _ _ _ I E S / _ A _ I N G
I N / T H E / _ _ E N
…and smells some COOKIES BAKING IN THE OVEN for $3,600.
SOLE DUD (before FS): M (Marissa)
Meg: $29,255 cash & prizes MDW/Dan: $1K COAL/Marissa: $4K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,350
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #6
After we see her boyfriend Ken holding the MDW, she needs to avoid the S in SPIN…she actually lands on the E of AMERICA’S.
1/3 of the answer to start…
_ _ T T _
_ _ _ E
CDMO only adds…
_ _ T T _
_ O _ E
…we’re NOT gonna be making a WITTY JOKE, because she was nowhere close to winning…
…the Rogue SV.
$1M LOCATION: G
$5K SPIN ID: TT02944
MY RATING: 7 (orig. a 6)