EPISODE #6386: SANDALS RESORTS WEEK
VTR: Dec. 18 (last taping day of 2015)
$1K Tossup: THINGS
C O L _ R F U _
_ E _ C _ / _ O W _ _ S
At least one of these players, maybe Luke, might be bringing COLORFUL BEACH TOWELS…
Luke Thompson: realtor for eight yrs., as well as a basketball & volleyball player & restaurant critic from Topeka, KS
Chelsea Young: reg. nurse at 3 South in Fargo from Moorhead, MN; she and hubby Mason have three kids who try to ID the color of Vanna’s dress each show (and if anyone’s right, they get to watch “WHEEL” that evening)
Pam Lavene: she & her daughter are independence employee benefits/insurance salespeople from Highlands Ranch, CO
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
W _ _ _ _ _ F
S _ _ _ D
Pam chomps up some WALDORF SALAD.
PRIZE WEDGE: Sandals Resort of the player’s choice worth $6K (the ones offered in the PP will be worth the same amount)
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Maui Jim
Round 1: WAYD?
She opens up w/ a $500 G, two $900 N’s, three I’s, A, and two O’s, followed by four T’s for $2,200, a $1K pair of S’s, a $600 L, a $900 R, and three E’s to clean out the vowels. Board…
L I S T E N I N G / T O
A / _ E _ T I _ E
S T O R _
…she’s LISTENING TO A BEDTIME STORY for $6K.
Chelsea: $0/Pam: $8K/Luke: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Luke calls an automatic dud of N while on the MDW. Second, Chelsea wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, Pam takes a $1,400 pair of R’s, a FP E, but then S for sorry. Luke tries again w/ an $1,800 T trio, but then a bad O buy. Chelsea next plugs in a $1,300 pair of P’s, buys three A’s, but then repeats the R while on the WC. Pam then FPs a Y and lights up a $600 H…
P R _ _ A T E
P A R T Y
H A T
…she solves PRIVATE PARTY HAT for $2,500
DUDS: N (Luke), S (Pam), O (Luke)
SOLE DQ: Chelsea’s R repeat
Chelsea: NOTHING/Pam: $10,500/Luke: $1K
PP/Express Round: PLACES
Chelsea’s next chance to score begins w/ a $2,100 T trio, four E’s, but then A for awful. Pam secondly strikes out w/ R while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Luke thirdly picks up the WC w/ three S’s, calls up an H while on EXPRESS, and goes aboard.
His Current Bank: $2,500
Next Choices: 2 I’s…B…CRASH w/ N ($3,250 and the WC gone)
Chelsea next spins up the MDW’s right side to flush away the 16 Benjamins. After Pam and Luke goof w/ M and W, respectively…
T H E / B E S T
_ I _ E / S I T E S
…Chelsea will see THE BEST DIVE SITES on her trip to the Sandals Royal Bahamian.
NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: A (Chelsea), R (Pam), M (Pam), W (Luke)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Luke, Chelsea)
Chelsea: $6K trip/Pam: $10,500/Luke: $1K
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
C _ U R T R _ _ M
D R A M A
Luke quadruples up w/ COURTROOM DRAMA.
Round 4: PHRASE
It’s all Luke — he says a $1,200 pair of N’s, E and A singles, and a $10K pair of R’s…
A / _ E N N _ / _ _ R
_ _ _ R / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
…you’ve got much more than A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, sir — $10,700 and the outright lead.
Chelsea: $6K trip/Pam: $10,500/Luke: $14,700
Speed-Up: OCCUPATION (one-wordy alert)
It’s a $1,600 FS. Late in this round, Pam uncovers the G, but she blows the game-winning $4,800 solve w/ ENTEROLOGIST. Luke then says the M to clean out the consonants…
M _ T _ _ R _ L _ G I S T
…this METEOROLOGIST predicts Luke is the winner.
DUDS: N (Luke), D (Chelsea)
SOLE DQ: Pam’s blown solve
Chelsea: $6K trip/Pam: $10,500/Luke: $16,300
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $4,850
$100K Bonus Round
Maybe the third time’s the charm this week to give away that Mustang Convertible. Luke takes the * envelope.
The last word’s the decider, IMO…
_ _ S _ E T / _ _
_ _ _ _ _ E S
DGCI might do it for him…
_ _ S _ E T / _ _
G _ _ D I E S
…yes! He’ll be taking the $33K from Harry’s BASKET OF GOODIES, and departs w/ $49,300. And we won’t have a BR shutout on my birthday week for the fourth season in a row!
$5K SPIN ID: JK3793276
Speaking of that S-U puzzle, Al Roker from “Today” chats with the hosts at the end.
MY RATING: 7