Thanks to Mike’s $100K win last night, the weekly total thus far is $326,380 and we’ve already topped the third “America’s Game” of the season. Let’s see if we can end the month w/ a $400K+ weekly total.
EPISODE #6405: DESERT OASIS
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
R E D / _ O C K
C _ _ _ _ _
Jack spots RED ROCK CANYON. Last players this month…
Jack Lechner: film professor at Columbia Univ., documentary producer and song/playwriter from NYC
Kristen Schuerle: physician from Redondo Beach (one of her daughters, Clara, shares a birthday w/ Vanna)
Tasha Easter: sr. mgr. for a large banking organization from Glen Allen, VA
$2K Tossup: THING
O _ _ R I C H
E _ _
Kristen gathers an OSTRICH EGG.
TONIGHT’S TRIP: Tanque Verde Ranch in AZ
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
Both women BANKRUPT right out of the gate (Kristen near $650, Tasha near TD). Going to Jack already who calls up a T for the WC, four E’s, I, three $500 N’s, four O’s, three $650 F’s, and two A’s to clean out the vowels. But after a $700 S is the LaT. Kristen next picks a $550 L, but she then spins the same BANKRUPT Tasha got. That lady at the end then puts up a $550 D, an R for the AZ trip, and an $1,800 C trio. Board…
F O O T L O O S E
A N D / F A N C _ –
F R E E
C _ E C _ I N _
…nobody should be doing some activity called FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY-FREE CHECKING, but she’s solved for a total of $9,140 cash & AZ (the trip’s worth $6,290).
SOLE LaT: Jack
BANKRUPTS: 3 (ladies including two by Kristen)
Jack: $1K WC/Kristen: $2K/Tasha: $9,140 cash & AZ
Mystery Round: LIVING THINGS
Tasha picks up the 1/2 CAR near $600 right away w/ N, buys three A’s, and quickly gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ a D. Next on her road are a $1,300 T’s, two E’s, a $1,300 R pair, but then the BANKRUPT near $3,500 to let $18,065 cash & Fiesta go up in smoke. Jack then says a pair of S’s and goes for what’s under the MW near $650…$$$…
_ E E R _ A T S / A N D
_ A R T _ _ _ S
…and solves MEERKATS AND WARTHOGS to win it.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tasha
Jack: $11K WC/Kristen: $2K/Tasha: $9,140 cash & AZ
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
It’s all Jack here — he picks a $1,400 pair of T’s, all five vowels in one fell swoop, four $700 N’s and three $500 R’s…
_ T A R T
_ _ A N N I N _ / _ O U R
_ R E A _ / N O _
…not only did you win $4,450, sir, you should START PLANNING YOUR BREAK NOW — you’ve won a trip Divi Dutch Village in ARUBA worth $7,290.
Jack: $22,740 cash & Aruba WC/Kristen: $2K/Tasha: $9,140 cash & AZ
$3K Tossup: TV TITLE
A _ _ _ _ _ _ ‘ _
_ _ _ / _ _ L _ _ T
Jack quickly IDs “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT”.
Round 4: EVENT
Next from his mouth are a $500 T, four E’s, but then A for awful. Kristen secondly finds a $900 S, a $500 R, but then buys the other dud vowel of this board (O). Third, Tasha wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $5K. After Jack says another baddie of D, Kristen fills in an $800 L, buys three I’s, but then craps out w/ P…
E _ _ L _ S I _ E
I _ T E R _ I E _
…and Tasha doesn’t need to do an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, because she’s now in five-figure territory.
DUDS: A (Jack), O (Kristen), D (Jack)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tasha
Jack: $25,740 cash & Aruba WC/Kristen: $2K/Tasha: $10,140 cash & AZ
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
We’ve hit the big one this time! Two Y’s show their faces in this 10-letter hyphenated answer…
L _ _ _ Y –
D _ _ _ Y
…and that LOVEY-DOVEY man named Jack has added another $12K to his big haul.
AIRED DUDS: T (Kristen), H (Jack), F (Tasha)
Jack: $37,740 cash & Aruba WC/Kristen: $2K/Tasha: $10,140 cash & AZ
BANKRUPT TRASH: $18,615 cash & Fiesta
$100K Bonus Round
Please don’t land on the *, sir…he actually lands on the M of GAME.
I smell big trouble here…
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ E S
GHPOD…results in a GAME OVER, and he couldn’t get any QUICK FIXES to win the $45K. That means Andrea from Monday is off the hook.
$5K SPIN ID: BT7274519
MY RATING: 6