$1K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ E D W _ O D
T _ E E _
Jeff isn’t lost in these REDWOOD TREES. Next set of contestants go by these names…
Jeff Mangalin: nanotechnology tech at Univ. of WA who was previously in the A.F. from Seattle
Lannie Golden: school bus driver from Everett, WA (orig. from L.A.)
Danette Hedge: Sunnyside ES kindergarten teacher from Kirkland, WA
$2K Tossup: EVENT
G U I _ E _
W _ _ K I N G / _ _ _ R
Lannie didn’t need a GUIDED WALKING TOUR to solve this one.
TRIP WEDGE: NYC’s Roosevelt Hotel
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She kicks off w/ $650 N and G singles, two I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $1,050. Second, Danette FPs triple O’s, but then says S for sorry. Third, Jeff has the exact same fate as Lannie. Said middle lady tries again w/ a $600 T, but then L for loss. Danette follows w/ three $500 P’s, a U, a $900 H, but then the MDW’s left side to give back $2,150. After Jeff‘s $2,100 F trio…
P I P I N G / H O T
_ U P / O F / _ O F F _ _
…he sips a PIPING HOT CUP OF COFFEE .
DUDS: S (Danette), L (Lannie)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (all)
Jeff: $3,100/Lannie: $2K/Danette: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Danette begins on a bad note w/ the other normal BANKRUPT. Second, Jeff strikes out w/ T. Third, Lannie instantly gets the SL Bonus of seven $650 S’s, then she buys four E’s, but duds out w/ N. Danette‘s second turn sees her saying a $650 R, four A’s, but then the T recall. Jeff is next w/ two H’s while on the MW near $650. He turns down the $2K offer for…$$$. Following a $550 W and the other three vowels (I was called on FP)…
S E A H A W _ S
S E A _ U _ _ S / &
S E A H O R S E S
…he spots these SEAHAWKS, SEAGULLS & SEAHORSES for $10,050.
DUDS: T (Jeff; repeated by Dannette), N (Lannie), I (Jeff)
Jeff: $13,150/Lannie: $2K/Danette: NOTHING
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Jeff’s going aboard the EXPRESS right away after starting this round w/ three T’s.
Next Choices: five E’s…A…W…two R’s…H…two O’s…two N’s…two I’s (vowels gone)…S…two C’s…M, P and F
C O M E / O N / I N
T H E / W A T E R
I S / P E R F E C T
This is a BIG PR, because he’s won $14K plus a trip to the Coconut Bay in ANTIGUA worth $8,603!
Jeff: $35,753 cash & Antigua/Lannie: $2K/Danette: NIL
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ A I N I _ G
_ R O U N _
Too bad the ladies aren’t even GAINING GROUND, as Jeff extends his lead even further.
$1,700 per consonant this time. The G is uncovered late in this round…
M _ G _ _ _ N E
P _ B L _ S H E R
…Danette is finally off the schneid w/ MAGAZINE PUBLISHER for her only $8,500 on the night.
DUDS: T (Lannie), C (Jeff), K (Jeff), D (Lannie), F (Lannie)
Jeff: $38,753 cash & Antigua/Lannie: $2K/Danette: $8,500
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,200
$100K Bonus Round
Jeff lands on the I of SPIN.
_ _ _ N _
_ _ R _ _ _
GMDI will guarantee a couple letters…
G _ I N G
_ _ R _ _ D
…I wish he didn’t waste the I — he will NOT be GOING ABROAD w/ the $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: RC0251595
MY RATING: 7