EPISODE #6402: DESERT OASIS
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ U _ _ _ _
A _ _ _ _ _ A
Matt zips through TUCSON, ARIZONA. Going in order once again in meeting them…
Matt Dols: trader for national precious metal & rare coin investment dealer from Fargo (orig. from Twin Cities)
Chelsea Brown: dementia care coord. for an assisted living facility in Stafford from Bumpass, VA
Eleni Antoniou: para-professional teacher assistant to special needs children from Flushing, NY
$2K Tossup: EVENT
G _ I N G / O N
_ A F A _ I
Chelsea might be GOING ON SAFARI.
DESERT TRIP: Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: hawaiian springs Water
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She gets the MDW right away w/ two T’s, but then duds out w/ H while on the California wedge. Second, Eleni calls up a $700 N, two $800 S’s, a $600 R, four A’s, and three FP E’s; those are followed by a $600 C, three I’s and O’s to clean out the vowels (the latter via FP), a $600 K, but then the LaT. Matt then puts up the L, M and D singles (first worth $600, other two worth $500 each) to complete the board…
R A I S I N / O A T M E A L
D A T E / C O O K I E S
…and earn another $1,600.
SOLE DUD: H (Chelsea)
SOLE LaT: Eleni
Matt: $2,600/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Eleni first picks a $600 N but then BANKRUPTs near TD just as quick. Matt secondly spins his way to a FP E, a T for the 1/2 CAR near $600, an A, a $600 S, a $700 D, and the rest of the vowel shop, then he takes a $550 P, an $1,100 pair of C’s and a $500 B before he…
S T A N D – U P
C O _ I C
B O O _
…picks up a STAND-UP COMIC BOOK for $2,950.
SOLE DUD: E (Matt)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Eleni
Matt: $5,550 1/2 CAR/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: ZERO
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Current leader Matt gets the other 1/2 CAR right away w/ two N’s, an I, and the obvious $500 G, then he says an A, two O’s, two $700 R’s, the other two vowels, $1K pairs of M’s and S’s, and three T’s to tack on $1,500 before he goes for the big solve…
_ U T T I N G / O N
M _ / _ E R M U _ A
S _ O R T S
…in addition to another $5,750 and the Fiesta, he’ll be “PUTTING ON MY BERMUDA SHORTS” at the Reefs Resort & Club in BERMUDA worth $6,965; that was a $27,680 round for him!
Matt: $33,230 cash & prizes/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: NO LUCK
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ D _ A N C E
S _ _ E E N I N G
That man is up over $36K+ thanks to an ADVANCE SCREENING.
Round 4: LIVING THING
First pickings are an $800 T, a $1,300 pair of E’s, a couple E’s, but it’s S-U time…
T E _ _ _ / _ _ R _ E _
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…and the consonant payoff is $1,500. Two D’s (one at each end) are requested…
T E _ _ S / H _ R N E D
L _ _ _ R D
…and he catches this TEXAS HORNED LIZARD for another $6,350.
DUDS (both after FS): M (Matt), B (Eleni)
Matt: $42,580 cash & prizes/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH: $600
$100K Bonus Round
Matt takes that BW to then N of SPIN.
Almost 1/2 the letters already…
_ E R _ E _ T
_ _ S _ _ _ S E
He’s looking pretty good after calling FMCI…
_ E R F E C T
_ I S _ _ I S E
…too bad his PERFECT DISGUISE wasn’t good enough for the big one, but he still ends up a very nice haul of $75,580 cash & prizes!
$5K SPIN ID: JV7521446