EPISODE #6399: BIG MONEY WEEK
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
S _ R _ K _ _ G
I T / R _ _ _
Susi or one of these players will be STRIKING IT RICH…
Susi Larson: retired from family river-rafting business after about four decades from Phoenix
John Jackson: certified athletic trainer from Mill Creek, WA
Montana Rose: student double majoring in music/theater at Citrus College & is a part-time vocal instructor from Covina, CA
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
L O N _ O N
_ _ _ _ _
John nails LONDON BROIL.
VEGAS TRIP: Green Valley Ranch Resort (the vegas.BUZZ one should be offered tomorrow)
Round 1: CHARACTER
John and Montana BANKRUPT right out of the gate (him near TD, her on MDW’s right side). Third in line already, Susi calls up a $1,400 pair of S’s, two E’s, three $700 N’s, three A’s and O’s, and the last vowel of I via FP. She follows w/ an $1,800 R trio, a FP M, three $600 T’s and a G at $600 a pop, and a $650 L…
T O N _ / S T A R _ ‘ S
A L T E R / E G O
I R O N / M A N
…she solves TONY STARK’S ALTER EGO “IRON MAN” for $8,100.
QUICK BANKRUPTS: 2 (opponents)
Susi: $8,100/John: $2K/Montana: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Montana gets started w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, three $650 S’s, four E’s, but then D for dud while on the MW near $650. Second, Susi uncovers a $1,100 pair of R’s, buys the other non-U vowels, but then strikes out w/ L. Third, John gets the 1/2 CAR near $900 and Vegas trip w/ M and three T’s, respectively, lights up the SL bonus of three $800 P’s, and FPs a single F before calling a C while on the MW near LaT. Believe it or not, he’s risking $11,900 cash & trip plus his plate…YOU FOOL. Montana then picks off the $600 Y and G for the other 1/2 CAR to complete the board…
P A Y M E N T S
P R O F I T S / &
P E R C E N T A G E S
…and solve for her first four grand.
DUDS: D (Montana), L (Susi)
HIS SECOND BANKRUPT THANKS TO A DUMB MOVE: John
Susi: $8,100/John: $2K/Montana: $4K 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Susi leads off w/ a $2,100 trio of T’s, two O’s, three E’s, but then the LaT. Second for John are a $1,400 pair of S’s, two FP A’s, two $650 N’s, but the D fails somebody again. Third, Montana spins the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit her plate. Susi then buys the three I’s to clean out the vowels, lights up a $1,200 pair of V’s and FPs double H’s…
H A V E / A N _
T I _ S / O N / _ H E _ E
T O / V I S I T ?
Do you HAVE ANY TIPS ON WHERE TO VISIT? She’s gonna need some on her trip to the Divi Dutch Village in ARUBA worth $7,028.
SOLE DUD: D (John)
SOLE LaT: Susi
HER SECOND BANKRUPT: Montana
Susi: $18,678 cash & trip/John: $2K/Montana: $4K
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
A L _ _ A _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Montana IDs ALEXANDER HAMILTON.
$1,500 per consonant here. Late in this round, Susi puts up the frontloading F…
_ _ N _ N C _ _ L
D _ S T R _ C T
…and solves FINANCIAL DISTRICT for $4,500.
SOLE DUD: P (Susi)
Susi: $23,178 cash & trip/John: $2K/Montana: $7K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plates): $11,900 cash & Vegas
$100K Bonus Round
Susi’s envelope of destiny is the I of AMERICA’S.
This one-wordy starts like this…
_ _ T E R T _ _ _ _ _ T
HGCO is reasonable enough…
_ _ T E R T H O _ G H T
…this is an AFTERTHOUGHT — she’s won the minimum to leave w/ $56,178 cash & Aruba.
$5K SPIN ID: AM0020646
Let’s not forget that Pat and Harry’s wives are celebrating a birthday.
MY RATING: 7