$1K Tossup: LIVING THING
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Dana is wrong w/ STEELHEAD SHARK, as is Ebonie w/ STEELHEAD SALMON.
S T E E L H E A D
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Jens captures a STEELHEAD TROUT. In order, here are the next Washington solvers…
Jens Nedrud: sr. PM for a local utility & trombone player from Bellevue
Ebonie Moore: nanny whose mom was on the program during their road trip to there in ’02 from Seattle
Dana Anderson: flight attendant & A.F. vet from Tacoma
$2K Tossup: THING
A / S T _ C K Y
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Dana gets out of A STICKY SITUATION this time.
TRIP WEDGE: Holualoa Inn in Hawaii
Round 1: PROPER NAME
All Dana here — she calls a $650 T, a $700 N, two E’s and A’s, a single O, three $700 R’s, and three $600 L’s.
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R _ _ _ E L L / _ _ L _ O N
…she IDs QUARTERBACK RUSSELL WILSON for $4,500 and a new overall total of $6,500.
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Jens strikes out on the spot w/ S while on the WC. Second, Ebonie BANKRUPTs near $650. Third, Dana tries a $700 T, buys triple A’s, but then duds out w/ N while on the MW near LaT. Jens tries again w/ a FP E, two $800 R’s, but then a worthless O. Ebonie follows w/ a $700 H, but then L for loss. Dana then puts two B’s and C’s ($700 and $900 respectively for those)…
B _ R T H _ A _ / &
C R A B
C A _ E
…she solves BIRTHDAY & CRAB CAKE for $3,450 (this should’ve been $3,650 after she landed on $700 the first time).
DUDS: S (Jens), N (Dana), O (Jens), L (Ebonie)
Jens: $1K/Ebonie: NIL/Dana: $9,950
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
First, Ebonie rattles off three N’s for $1,650, two A’s, a $650 G, two $700 L’s, and three I’s, after which she says a $1,600 pair of D’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, but then a baddie of K. Dana secondly spins up a $600 R, the last vowel of three O’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $350.Over to Jens w/ a $3,500 T, a $600 F, but then the LaT. Ebonie then gets the Pendleton gift tag w/ M…
_ O _ _ I N G
F R O M / I S L A N D
T O / I S L A N D
…she wins her first $7,600 cash & gift tag and will be HOPPING FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND on the MSC CARIBBEAN CRUISE.
SOLE DUD: K (Ebonie)
SOLE LaT: Jens
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dana
Jens: $1K/Ebonie: $13,600 cash & prizes/Dana: $9,950
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ P E E D
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Uh Jens, I don’t think there’s such a competition called SPEED WRITING.
_ P E E D
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Dana is now $650 off the lead by SPEED SKATING.
Round 4: PHRASE
First on her list this go-round are four FP E’s, two $650 R’s, an O, an $800 Y, but then N for no. Second for Jens are a $600 B, but it’s S-U time…
Y O _ R / _ E _ R E _ / _ _
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$1,800 is the consonant payoff. One M and two T’s later…
Y O _ R / _ E _ R E T / _ _
_ _ _ E / _ _ T _ / M E
YOUR SECRET IS SAFE WITH ME — Dana makes the game-winning $5,450 solve.
DUDS (before S-U): N (Dana), B (Jens)
Jens: $1K/Ebonie: $13,600 cash & prizes/Dana: $18,400
BANKRUPT TRASH: $350
$100K Bonus Round
Dana’s got the E envelope of AMERICA’S.
Should know what the second word is already…
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_ E _ T _ E R
HFPA gives her a couple key letters on top…
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…Seattle tends to have DAMP WEATHER, but Dana still doesn’t know the first word for the $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: LS6078239
MY RATING: 6