EPISODE #6349: GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
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T H _ _ G _ / _ P
Unfortunately, this playing is a poor example of SPICING THINGS UP — Doris & Jill blank out while Barb & Carrie and Kate & Cristen miss w/ SPEEDING THINGS UP and SPRUCING THINGS UP, respectively. That means we have our second Tossup Triple Stumper this season. Anyway, let’s go from left to right in meeting them…
Barb “Sassy” Adams & Carrie Myers: they’re from Scottsdale, AZ
Kate & Cristen: Kate’s a city worker who has a Master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA whereas Cristen books concerts
Doris Norris & Jill: the latter is from Drake, CO and orig. from Bartlesville, OK
$2K Tossup: THING
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Kate & Cristen solve CHOKER NECKLACE.
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Round 1: STAR & ROLE
K & C instantly dud out w/ H.Second, D & J also strike out w/ T while on TD. Third, B & C call two N’s for that MDW, two $650 S’s, two E’s, and four A’s, a $500 M, and two I’s, followed by a J for the Canada trip, but then a critical dud of K. K & C then put up an $800 B plus a $1,200 pair of D’s…
D A N I E _ / _ _ A I _
A S / J A M E S / B _ N D
…today, there’s DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND and those two double their money to four grand.
DUDS: H (K & C), T (D & J), K (B & C)
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
D & J FP two A’s to start, but the T lets them down again. Second, B & C try three $500 N’s, an E, two TD D’s, but the sole dud vowel of I shoots them down. K & C then uncover two TD S’s, the SL bonus of three $550 H’s (if only they said that first while on TD), and two U’s. Board…
H U N _ _
H A N D S _ _ E
H U S _ A N D
…their HUNKY HANDSOME HUSBAND(s) are happy to hear that they’ve scored another $9,400, bringing them up to $13,400.
DUDS: T (D & J), I (B & C)
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: LOOK ALIVE
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
B & C lead off w/ a $1K pair of T’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $3,500. Second, K & C pick off a $550 H, an A and two E’s, three $650 S’s, but then N for no. After D & J repeat that N, B & C proceed to say a $900 L, a FP dud of O, and an R for the Perfumania gift tag. Board…
T H A T ‘ S
_ R _ _ E L E S S
…now THAT’S PRICELESS — them winning $2,400 cash & perfume plus the trips to the St. James’ Club in ANTIGUA for a total of $14,800 cash & prizes that round.
DUDS: N (K & C; repeated by D & J), O (B & C)
SOLE BANKRUPT: B & C
B & C: $14,800 cash & prizes/K & C: $13,400/D & J: ZIPPO
$3K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE
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Barb & Carrie are up to $17,800 w/ “LOVE ACTUALLY”. Yeah, really.
Round 4: EVENT
They strike out on the spot w/ N. Second, K & C waste a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $5K. Third for D & J are two FP E’s, but then T for trap, and here’s the S-U signal…
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_ _ _ E
…w/ the consonants worth $1,700 each. Following two L’s…
S _ _ E _ _ L _
S _ L E
…Barb & Carrie win another $3,400 from this SIDEWALK SALE.
DUDS BEFORE FS: N (B & C), T (D & J)
DUDS AFTER FS: M (B & C), R (K & C)
SOLE BANKRUPT: K & C
B & C: $21,200 cash & prizes/K & C: $13,400/D & J: $2K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1K
$100K Bonus Round
Carrie lands on the I of WIN.
We should know what the second word is already…
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S _ _ _ L _ E S
CDMI doesn’t do much…
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S _ _ _ L I E S
…say goodbye to the PBRW bid, and they could’ve bought some PACKAGING SUPPLIES w/ the $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: NL5566689
MY RATING: 6