“European Vacation” is back, and the trips this week are of course provided by Collette.
EPISODE #6326: EUROPEAN VACATION
$1K Tossup: THING
O _ D – W _ R L D
_ H _ R _
Pamela solves OLD-WORLD CHARM. Lead-off players this week…
Pamela Valfer: teacher at several art colleges from L.A. (orig. from Minneapolis)
Carmen Bolden-Day: state worker and Army vet from Danville, IL
Chris Davies: electrician on fire trucks and Marine vet from L.A.
$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ N E _ K
P _ _ _
We are gonna get a SNEAK PEEK of what tonight’s featured trip is after Chris makes the solve.
FEATURED EUROPEAN VACATION France worth $12,098
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: TravelSmith
Round 1: PLACES
He gets into LaT trouble right off the bat. Second, Pamela calls up four T’s for $2,400, a $650 R, four E’s, three $900 S’s, and the other four vowels. After a $1,400 pair of N’s…
_ U A I N T
_ O _ _ _ E S T O N E
S T R E E T S
…she solves QUAINT COBBLESTONE STREETS for $5,900.
SOLE LaT: Chris
Chris: $2K/Pamela: $6,900/Carmen: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Pamela’s up first w/ a $600 T, an R for that France tour, four E’s, two A’s, a $650 N, and two I’s to clean out the vowels, followed by a FP S, three G’s for the WC, a $600 B, but then the BANKRUPT near TOP DOLLAR to have $15,698 cash & trip plus her WC revoked. Second, Carmen picks two D’s for $1,200 and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT after an M call…oops. After, Chris runs into the other normal BANKRUPT, Pamela selects a $1K pair of K’s…
M _ / B I G
_ A T / G R E E K
_ E D D I N G
_ A K E
…she imagines a movie titled “MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING CAKE”.
SOLE DUD: S (Pamela)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Chris: $2K/Pamela: $7,900/Carmen: NIL
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Carmen‘s got her second straight BANKRUPT, this time w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Chris says a dud of R. Third, Pamela rounds up two FP A’s, two $500 N’s, two E’s, a $600 T, two $800 H’s, an I, and a G while on EXPRESS. She goes aboard…only to CRASH on her next call w/ L and lose $3,700. Carmen tries again w/ two $600 D’s, an O to clean out the vowels, two $500 P’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TOP DOLLAR to toss aside $1,950. Chris then SPINGLES for a $500 Y…
D O I N G / T H E
H A P P Y / D A N _ E
…he’s DOING THE HAPPY DANCE over winning this trip to COSTA RICA worth $7,478.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: R (Chris)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Carmen 2x, Pamela)
Chris: $9,978 cash & trip/Pamela: $7,900/Carmen: NO LUCK
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
P _ _ _ I N G / T _ E
E N _ _ L O _ _
Carmen is wrong w/ PULLING THE ENVELOPE.
P _ S _ I N G / T H E
E N _ _ L O P E
Pamela’s PUSHING THE ENVELOPE to take back the lead.
Consonants each pay off at $1,500. Carmen puts up the Y’s to leave only vowels remainig, but she still can’t solve for $7,500. Chris then puts up two E’s..
E _ T I N G
F _ M I L Y / S T Y L E
…he’s EATING FAMILY STYLE for $3K and the win.
DUDS: R (Chris), D (Pamela)
Chris: $12,978 cash & trip/Pamela: $10,900/Carmen: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $22,548 cash & trip
$100K Bonus Round
Enter each of this week’s bonus puzzle for your chance to win a European trip this week. And the in-studio car here is a MINI Cooper Countryman. Chris lands on the second A of AMEIRCA’S.
Here’s 1/5 of the puzzle…
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Most of CKHA are all there…
_ _ _ _ C E
_ A R K
…the first word of OFFICE PARK stumps him, so he’s the second $50K loser this season.
$5K SPIN ID: AI6497911
MY RATING: 4