EPISODE #6387: SANDALS RESORTS WEEK
$1K Tossup: PLACE
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R _ S T A U R A N T
Amber comes up w/ THEME RESTAURANT just in time. Tuesday’s trio…
Amber Crawford: works for group of plaintiff trial attorneys from Birmingham, AL
Bahareh Golbahar: optometrist from L.A.
J.P. Dooley: stagehand for popular acrobatics show & former Shakespeare teacher from Vegas
$2K Tossup: THING
_ E M _ _ I _ G
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J.P. takes the TEMPTING OFFER of guessing now and has earned control.
PRIZE WEDGE: Beaches in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos worth $6K (it’ll be used Thursday; the Sandals wedge is used tomorrow and Friday)
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: eBags
Round 1: WAYD?
He leads off w/ a $1K pair of N’s, a G for the WC, a single I, but then a bad O buy. Second, Amber calls up a $1,300 pair of T’s, four E’s, a $500 H, two A’s, two $500 S’s and a single $500 R…
T A _ I N G / T H E
E _ _ R E S S / _ A N E
…she’s TAKING THE EXPRESS LANE to $2,800.
SOLE DUD: O (J.P.)
J.P.: $2K WC/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Amber instantly BANKRUPTs near $650. Second, Bahareh picks an R and goes for that’s under the MW near $650…ZERO. Third, J.P. finds a $1K pair of T’s, but E fails him. Amber tries again w/ a $650 N, but she then buys the other dud vowel of the board (A). Bahareh follows w/ an S for the eBags gift tag, two $650 H’s, four O’s, and three U’s…
_ O U _ H N U T
S H O _
T _ _ _ / _ O U / _ R O _
…she solves DOUGHNUT SHOP TILL YOU DROP for $2,300 cash & GT.
DUDS: E (J.P.), A (Amber)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
J.P.: $2K WC/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $2,300 cash & GT
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
It’s all Bahareh — she picks a FP E, two $650 R’s, four A’s, an $800 N, an I, a $700 T, and the last vowel of U…
_ A T A _ A R A N
_ R U I _ E
…this doesn’t qualify as a Same Letter puzzle, but she’s won $2,050 and the chance to go on a CATAMARAN CRUISE at Sandals Ocho Rios in JAMAICA.
J.P.: $2K WC/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $10,350 cash & gifts
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
N _ E D / _
_ _ _ / M _ R E ?
Amber blows the top line w/ “NEED A”; that allows J.P to move into second place — NEED I SAY MORE?
Round 4: RHYME TIME
He uses the WC right away on TD and lights up a pair of T’s and an H, then he buys three E’s, picks up another $10K w/ two R’s, buys an O, but then makes a possibly fatal purchase of A to leave $24,250 on the table. Amber secondly FPs the other dud vowel of I, lights up a $500 S, but it’s S-U time…
T H E / _ R _ E
T O / S _ _ _ R _ E
…and the three remaining consonants are worth $1,550 apiece. Both women strike out w/ C and D, respectively. J.P. then digs up the twin G’s…
T H E / _ R G E
T O / S _ _ _ R G E
…he has THE URGE TO SPLURGE and become champion for $27,350!
DUDS BEFORE FS: A (J.P.), I (Amber)
DUDS AFTER FS: C (Amber), D (Bahareh)
J.P.: $32,350/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $10,350 cash & gifts
BANKRUPT TRASH: ZERO
$100K Bonus Round
J.P. takes the E envelope from AMERICA’S.
He needs some help on top, I think…
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DMVA adds a couple on top…
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…but he has no guess for $33K; it was COMPANY PROFILE.
$5K SPIN ID: KK4600095
MY RATING: 7