EPISODE #6390: SANDALS RESORTS WEEK
$1K Tossup: EVENTS
_ _ _ _ I N G S / &
H _ N _ _ M O O _ S
Tom knows that Sandals Resorts is a place for WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS. The players on my 29th birthday…
Tom Deacon: financial adviser from Fargo
Janice Lawrence-Clarke: fashion consultant from Brooklyn (orig. from Trinidad & Tobago; I think she may be a cancer survivor given that she’s bald)
Jenn Hyjack: music teacher for very young kids from Metuchen, NJ
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ _ T A I N ‘ S
B R I D G _
Didn’t we have a Tossup puzzle two weeks ago where we had BRIDGE? Anyway, Janice IDs the CAPTAIN’S BRIDGE.
Round 1: THING
She opens w/ a $600 F, two O’s, three $500 T’s, four E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Second, Jenn calls up a $1,300 pair of P’s, buys the other two good vowels, but the BANKRUPT near $2,500 cleans her out of $800. Over to Tom who puts in a $650 N, a Q for the Maui Jim gift tag, and an $1,100 pair of N’s…
T O P – O F –
T H E – _ I N E
E Q U I P _ E N T
…he solves TOP-OF-THE-LINE EQUIPMENT for $3,250 cash & shades.
SOLE DUD: A (Janice)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jenn
Jenn: $0/Tom: $4,250 cash & shades/Janice: $2K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Jenn’s first choices are a $1,500 R trio, but then T for trouble. Tom secondly has the same result w/ S. Janice thirdly inserts an $1,800 N trio, but next is B for bad while on the Sandals wedge. After Jenn spins the same normal BANKRUPT to lose the 15 Benjamins, Tom tacks on a $1,300 pair of L’s, four A’s, two I’s, three E’s, a $550 V, a FP F, three C’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, and a $700 D before he solves w/ all of this…
F R E N C _
V A N I L L A
I C E / C R E A _
…PARDON MY FRENCH VANILLA ICE CREAM, but he’s banked another $3,800
DUDS: T (Jenn), S (Tom), B (Janice)
SECOND BANKRUPT: Jenn
Jenn: NADA/Tom: $8,050 cash & shades/Janice: $2K
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Tom’s off and running w/ four N’s for $2,800, two I’s, three E’s, two O’s, and a G for the other 1/2 CAR. But after he buys the other two vowels, he painfully LaTs out. Moving on to Janice w/ a $600 T, two $700 H’s, but then a baddie of K. Jenn next says R and two S’s at $650 apiece, but then M for mistake while on TD…
U N _ I N _ I N G / O N
T H E / S E A S H O R E
…and Tom will be UNWINDING ON THE SEASHORE at Sandals Whitehouse in JAMAICA; when we add that to the $2,050 and the Fiesta, he’s won $23,015 in that round alone!
DUDS: K (Janice), M (Jenn)
SOLE LaT: Tom
Jenn: NIL/Tom: $31,065 cash & prizes/Janice: $2K
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
A G E D / _ O
_ E _ F E C T I O N
Tom’s AGED TO PERFECTION and is over $34K.
Speed-Up: IN THE KITCHEN
The last FS from Pat is $1,600. Two A’s are bought for free…
S _ L _ E R
_ L A T _ A R E
…and Tom scores the blowout win w/ SILVER FLATWARE for another $4,800.
SOLE AIRED DUD: M (Jenn)
Jenn: $1K GOOSEEGG/Tom: $38,865 cash & prizes/Janice: $2K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,300
$100K Bonus Round
Tommy lands on the P.
This 16-letter starts like this…
_ _ _ _ R _ _ S
_ _ T _ _ _ T _
GHMA doesn’t add to much more…
_ _ G _ R _ _ S
A _ T _ _ _ T _
…he may have had some VIGOROUS ACTIVITY in the maingame, but he has nothing and loses the $50K — darn.
$5K SPIN ID: JD0805034
MY RATING: 6