EPISODE #6318: AMERICA’S GAME
We’re on the “Wheel Across America” set.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ _ K A
K _ _ _ _ _
Nicholas pinpoints TOPEKA, KANSAS. Bring in the next three players…
Nicholas Busuioc: former mechanical eng. turned sugar-free vitamin-enriched candy maker (he’s also a sneaker collector w/ 1K+ pairs) from Franklin Lakes, NJ
Andrea Brown: worker w/ Volunteers of America from Austin, TX
Lindsay Young: Yale economics dept. worker who’s also a fan of UCONN basketball from West Haven, CT
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
H _ _ D / _ F
B _ G _ O _ N / S H _ E P
Nicholas triples up w/ some HERD OF BIGHORN SHEEP.
TONIGHT’S SS: Beyond the Rack
Round 1: THING
The search begins w/ him calling two $900 S’s, three E’s, two $500 R’s, a U and two I’s, followed by two $900 T’s, two A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $3,600. Andrea then puts up a $550 N and a $700 C…
A N T I _ U E
C A S _
R E _ I S T E R
…she claims $1,250 from an ANTIQUE CASH REGISTER.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nicholas
Nicholas: $3K/Andrea: $1,250/Lindsay: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Andrea’s first moves are a $700 T, three E’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $450. Second, Lindsay spins her way to two N’s for the WC, three $6500 R’s, two A’s, and two TD C’s, then she uses the WC to earn another $7K w/ two D’s and buys the one dud vowel of I to leave $16,300 sitting there. Third, Nicholas comes up w/ a $650 Y, two O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to fork over 4 Benjamins. After Andrea takes a beating from the MDW’s right side…
_ R O _ N D _ O _
D A Y
C A R E / C E N T E R
…Lindsay solves GROUNDHOG DAY CARE CENTER to keep the $16,300!
SOLE DUD: I (Lindsay)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Andrea 2x, Nicholas)
Nicholas: $3K/Andrea: $1,250/Lindsay: $16,300
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Our current leader can’t pick up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600 w/ an instant dud of T. Nicholas secondly has the same result w/ a D call. Andrea thirdly picks three N’s for $2,100, buys three A’s and E’s, lights up a $1K pair of L’s, and buys two O’s. But after a $550 G is the LaT. Lindsay then selects a $1,300 pair of C’s and the last vowel of U via FP…
_ N O _ N / _ O _
C A _ U A L
E L E G A N C E
…she wins the 13 Benjasmins plus a trip to a resort KNOWN FOR CASUAL ELEGANCE, the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort in CABO SAN LUCAS worth $8,380.
DUDS: T (Lindsay), D (Nicholas)
SOLE LaT: Andrea
Nicholas: $3K/Andrea: $1,250/Lindsay: $25,980 cash & CSL
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
C I _ C L _ / _ F
_ _ I _ N _ _
Lindsay has her CIRCLE OF FRIENDS.
Round 4: WAYD?
First up for this lady are three $600 N’s, a $900 G, the obvious I, but then S for sorry. Afterwards, it’s all Nicholas (and he goes all the way) — he chooses two $500 T’s, two E’s, a $500 H, an O, a $700 P, the other two good vowels (two A’s included), and $500 singles in B, K, V and L…
O P E N I N G / T H E
B A N K / V A U L T
…he’s doing said activity to add another $3,200.
SOLE DUD: S (Lindsay)
Nicholas: $6,200/Andrea: $1,250/Lindsay: $28,980 cash & CSL
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
Here’s another $1,500 FS. Once the fronloading C appears…
C _ S _ M _ R _
S _ _ _ T _ R
…Lindsay puts on a CASHMERE SWEATER for another $4,500.
SOLE DUD: N (Andrea)
Nicholas: $6,200/Andrea: $1,250/Lindsay: $33,480 cash & CSL
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,450
$100K Bonus Round
Lindsay lands on the I in AMERICA’S.
This is what I’m literally doing right now…
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_ _ / _ E _ S _ T E
She’s going w/ the PGHO combo like last night’s champ…
_ P _ _ T _ N G
_ _ / _ E _ S _ T E
…as I’m UPDATING MY WEBSITE, I’m afraid that she loses the C-MAX Hybrid.
$5K SPIN ID: UN5980490
MY RATING: 7