I’m lucky enough to not get pre-empted by coverage of the Brussels terror attacks that happened this morning. Prayers for said city.
EPISODE #6377: CARNIVAL SPIN & SAIL SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ _ _ _ S E
D _ R _ _ _ O R
Kim knows that every Carnival ship has to have a CRUISE DIRECTOR. It’s bio time…
Kim Emery: chef instructor of hotel, restaurant and tourism management at Plattsburgh State Univ. from Plattsburgh, NY
Aaron Chun: from Ventura, CA (born and raised in San Francisco)
Karissa Schultz: newlywed, student at Northampton Comm College studying social work from Bethlehem, PA (orig. from Blackwood, NJ)
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ A U T Y
_ _ L O N
Kim triples up w/ BEAUTY SALON.
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Travelers Club
Round 1: THINGS
Her first letters of the night are a $1,300 pair of S’s, two E’s, two $600 T’s, and an I, followed by three $800 R’s, an A, but then L for loss of turn. Second, Aaron has the same result w/ C. Third, Karissa calls up a $700 P, three $900 M’s, and three $500 N’s before she tries to solve…
S P R I N _
S _ M M E R
A _ T _ M N
_ _ N T E R
…this should’ve been under EVENTS, but she IDs the four seasons of SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN (and) WINTER for $4,900.
DUDS: L (Kim), C (Aaron)
Karissa: $4,900/Kim: $3K/Aaron: $0
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Aaron insta-BANKRUPTs near $650. Karissa secondly finds a $900 T, a single E, but nothing else w/ R. Kim thirdly takes a $600 S, four FP A’s, a $650 N, and a D while on the MW near LaT. She risks the $1,250…ZERO. Back to Aaron who digs up a $1,300 pair of B’s, a FP dud of I (the only bad one of this board), three $3,500 L’s, and a P for the 1/2 CAR near $600. We have at this moment…
B A S _ E T B A L L
A N D / _ _ L A
_ _ _ P
…he scores his first $12,300 w/ a BASKETBALL AND HULA HOOP.
SOLE DUD: R (Karissa)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (the other players)
Karissa: $4,900/Kim: $3K/Aaron: $12,300 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Here goes Karissa w/ the calling of a $600 T, three E’s, and two R’s while on EXPRESS. She goes aboard…but BANKRUPTs out on her very next pick of S to lose $2,350. Second, Kim spins up two $800 L’s, a couple A’s, but then the MDW’s right side to forfeit $1,350. Moving on to Aaron who puts in two N’s for $1,800, a $550 P, the other three vowels (two O’s and I’s included), and a $900 H. On Vanna’s board…
T H R I L L I N _
E U R O P E A N
_ O _ A _ E
…in addition to another $2,500, he’ll be in for a THRILLING EUROPEAN VOYAGE on a 12-day Carnival Vista MEDITERRANEAN cruise worth $7,298 (and I’m gonna be on that ship for 10 days this coming May through early June!).
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Karissa: $4,900/Kim: $3K/Aaron: $22,098 cash & cruise
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
_T ‘ _ / _
_ _ _ _ / _ E A L
Aaron, IT’S A GOOD DEAL, but not good enough for this puzzle.
_ T ‘ S A
_ O N _ / _ E A L
IT’S A DONE DEAL for Kim — she’s swept the Tossups.
$1,600 per consonant here.
Chosen: N (2), G, R, H (DUD), S (2), T (2), I (2), H repeat, L
_ _ _ I N G / _ / S _ _ R T
S _ L _ _ T I _ N
Karissa blows the solve w/ MAKING A SHORT SOLUTION. Kim‘s next w/ the C, but she also flubs w/ MAKING A SHORT SELECTION). Aaron then buys the E’s for free…
_ _ _ I N G / _ / S _ _ R T
S E L E C T I _ N
…IMO, he wasn’t MAKING A SMART SELECTION of not calling the M’s, but he’s right for $4,800 worth of icing.
SOLE DUD: H (Kim)
DQs: 3 (Aaron’s H repeat, blown solves by the ladies)
Karissa: $4,900/Kim: $6K/Aaron: $26,898 cash & cruise
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,950
$100K Bonus Round
Aaron needs to take the envelope from the single-star space.
_ _ L _ _ T _ N _
_ _ R _ S
GDCI adds besides the obvious…
_ _ L I _ T I N G
_ _ R D S
…I really wish I could provide him some UPLIFTING WORDS, because he gets the answer ONE SECOND TOO LATE and loses the $50K. Ouch.
Carnival Puzzle of the Day: BIG WINNER
$5K SPIN ID: MB3563665
MY RATING: 6