EPISODE #6393: AMERICA’S GAME
We’re on the “Wish You Were Here!” set.
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
H _ O V _ R
D _ M
Chris locates HOOVER DAM. Introducing these people in order…
Chris Olson: attorney about to go to PHX to work for a legal services co. from San Diego
Connie Giroux: real-estate agent from Loveland, CO
Porchia Wilson: forensic technician and R&B songwriter who does karaoke on Wednesdays from Philly
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
T _ _ T _ ‘ _ / T H E
S _ _ _ I T
Now THAT’S THE SPIRIT, Chris — you’re 2 for 2.
FEATURED SS: Choxi
Round 1: WAYD?
He gets the WC right away w/ four N’s, buys two I’s, A and O, lights up a $600 G plus four T’s to add $2,800, and buys the other two vowels before BANKRUPTing near $650 to forfeit $4,150 and the WC. After Connie craps out w/ C, Porchia picks a $700 H and a $500 P…
P U T T I N G / _ I N N E _
O N / T H E / T A _ _ E
…while you were PUTTING DINNER ON THE TABLE, she’s on the board w/ 12 Benjamins.
INSTA-DUD: C (Connie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Connie leads off w/ a pair of R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, buys two E’s and A’s, but runs into the other normal BANKRUPT to hand over $500 and the plate. Porchia secondly strikes out w/ N. Chris thirdly uncovers an $1,100 pair of S’s, buys two I’s, and hits the SL Bonus of four T’s while on the MW near LaT. He takes the $5K for those letters and goes for the solve…
T E R R I _ I _
T E _ A S
T _ A S T
…he takes a bite of some TERRIFIC TEXAS TOAST for $5,850…but it could’ve been $10,850 had he went for it.
SOLE DUD: N (Porchia)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Connie
Chris: $8,850/Connie: $0/Porchia: $1,200
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Porchia gets both halves for the Fiesta right away w/ two S’s and N (the one she landed on first was from the same location), then she buys A and I, picks up the MDW w/ two L’s, lights up a $1,300 pair of T’s, and buys the other three vowels. Following a $1,500 R trio, here’s the big solve attempt…
S E _ L U _ E _
T R A N _ U I L
R E S O R T
…not only do we have another Fiesta winner, she’s off to a SECLUDED TRANQUIL RESORT like the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA worth $8,820; that was a $26,835 round for her!
Chris: $8,850/Connie: NADA/Porchia: $28,035 cash & prizes MDW
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
F E A _ _ E R
_ U S _ _ R
Porchia uncovers the answer w/ a FEATHER DUSTER.
Round 4: ON THE MAP
First on her radar are a $650 S, two A’s, two $500 L’s, a U, but then N for no. Second for Chris are a $600 R, two $500 T’s, E, but then the sole dud vowel of O. After Connie goofs w/ M, Porchia inserts a $2,700 P trio…
P _ _ L A _ E L P _ _ A
& / P _ T T S _ U R _ _
…she IDs the Pennsylvania cities of PHILADELPHIA & PITTSBURGH for $3,850.
DUDS: N (Porchia), O (Chris), M (Connie)
Chris: $8,850/Connie: BAD SHAPE/Porchia: $34,885 cash & prizes MDW
Round 5: THING
Chris opens w/ a $5K R, five E’s, a $1,300 pair of N’s, but here’s the S-U bell..
_ _ _ E N _ E
E _ _ E R _ _ E N _
…and it’s another $1,500 FS. Two C’s are chosen on his next turn…
S C _ E N C E
E _ _ E R _ M E N _
…he just completes a $10,550 SCIENCE EXPERIMENT.
DUDS (both during S-U): L (Connie), M (Porchia)
Chris: $19,400/Connie: $1K GOOSEEGG/Porchia: $34,885 cash & prizes MDW
BANKRUPT TRASH (w/o plate and WC): $4,650
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #8
Her cousin Damian is holding the MDW and she lands on the I of AMERICA’S.
Three letters on the bottom to start…
_ _ _
_ _ _ L _ _ _ N T
MCHA gives her at least the second word…
_ _ _
A _ _ L _ C A N T
…but no help on top dooms her; it was JOB APPLICANT. Did she just miss out on dethroning Autumn Erhard…
…well, almost — she actually loses the MINI Cooper 4-dr Countryman S. The super big one was ONE SPACE DOWN in the R.
$5K SPIN ID: SB9724286
MY RATING: 7