EPISODE #6369: R & R
$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ E S T _ _ _ T I O N
_ E L A _ A T I _ N
Amanda’s the first to score and one of these people might be going on DESTINATION RELAXATION…
Amanda Spaho: retail mgr. for luxury designer from Torrance, CA
Luther Scott: EEG tech. who just turned 50 from Petersburg, VA
Tevi Esco: kids’ team mom from Loganville, GA (and she says she needs a new automobile)
$2K Tossup: THING
G _ F _
B _ _ _ E T
Tevi blanks, Amanda incorrectly responds w/ GOLF BUCKET and Luther takes control w/ GIFT BASKET.
PRIZE WEDGE: travel.BUZZ
Round 1: STAR & ROLE
His first picks are a $1,300 pair of N’s, but then T for trouble. Second, Tevi calls up three R’s for $1,950, a $600 F, and four O’s. But after a $1K pair of H’s is the LaT. Amanda then spots a $7,500 trio of S’s…
H _ R R _ S O N / F O R _
_ S / H _ N / S O _ O
…she keeps that much money for knowing HARRISON FORD AS HAN SOLO.
SOLE DUD: T (Luther)
SOLE LaT: Tevi
Amanda: $8,500/Luther: $2K/Tevi: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Tevi takes off w/ a $600 T, the SL bonus of seven $800 S’s, but then A for awful (and it’s the only bad vowel of the puzzle). Second, Amanda digs up a $3,500 F, three E’s, two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, an O, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $4K and the plate. Luther next picks up the MY SpaLife gift tag w/ two P’s and an $1,800 trio of R’s…
S _ R P R _ S _ N _
S _ S P E N S E F _ _
S T O R _ E S
…he tells some SURPRISING, SUSPENSEFUL STORIES for $3,800 cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: A (Tevi)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Amanda
Amanda: $8,500/Luther: $5,800 cash & GT/Tevi: NIL
Classic Bonus Puzzle (Fall 2002): THING
This lady named Carrie chose MPDO…
P O _ O / S T _ _ _
…and solved POGO STICK. Before that, it was solved for an Acura Legend during their first-ever Wipeout Week.
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Down Amanda’s path first are a $600 T, an R for the other 1/2 CAR, three E’s, four A’s, but then the MDW’s left side to take the Fiesta out of play and cost her $600. Luther secondly takes a $700 C, an I, a $500 D, and the other two vowels, after which he spins up a $10,500 trio of L’s, a $600 S, but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to plunge $11,550 down the tubes. Tevi then puts up a $1,400 pair of Y’s…
I / C O U L D
R E A L L Y / U S E
A / _ E T A _ A Y
…she says “I COULD REALLY USE A GETAWAY”, and how about we give her one to the Crocodile Bay Resort in COSTA RICA worth $9,270?
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Tevi)
Amanda: $8,500/Luther: $5,800 cash & GT/Tevi: $10,670 cash & C.R.
$3K Tossup: LANDMARK
_ I N D _ O R
_ _ S T _ E
Tevi pinpoints WINDSOR CASTLE.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
A $1K pair of T’s starts this answer, but next is for sorry. Second for Amanda are a $500 R, but then the BANKRUPT near $650, and let’s go into S-U mode…
_ T _ _ _ T _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ R
…w/ a $1,650 FS. Luther buys the I for free, but he blows it w/ ATLANTIC something. One L and three E’s later…
_ T _ L E T I C
E N D E _ _ _ R
…Amanda just beats the buzzer w/ ATHLETIC ENDEAVOR for said FS amount.
SOLE DUD: S (Tevi)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Amanda
SOLE MISSOLVE: Luther
Amanda: $10,150/Luther: $5,800 cash & GT/Tevi: $13,670 cash & C.R.
BANKRUPT TRASH (plates not included): $16,650
$100K Bonus Round
Tevi lands on the M of GAME.
Just the next-to-last letter to start…
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ T _
CDMA gives her a little bit on top…
C _ M _ _
_ _ _ T _
…Jim in his COMFY BOOTH will NOT be saying that she just lost $40K.
$5K SPIN ID: SF7859040
MY RATING: 5