VTR: March 17 (taped before Mike’s big week)
$1K Tossup: PLACES
_ N _ W – _ O V E R _ D
M _ _ N _ _ I _ _
Jen knows that Denver has some SNOW-COVERED MOUNTAINS. First three Coloradoans this week…
Jen Gleason: office mgr. at engineering firm from Englewood
Tyler Chelf: worker at upscale retailer who enjoys going to concerts & attends CO St. Univ. from Centennial
Melissa Leonas: media planner at downtown advertising agency from Denver
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ I _ T _ N _
T _ E / T _ _ _ L S
We’re HITTING THE TRAILS after Tyler solves this puzzle.
FEATURED CARAVAN.COM TOUR: California Coast
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: CrossFit DeCO
Round 1: WAYD?
He first chooses an $1,800 trio of T’s, two E’s, I’s and O’s, but then R for roadblock. Second, Melissa calls a $500 H, four I’s, and two N’s for the CrossFit DeCO gift tag, but she then repeats the O. Third, Jen LaTs out. Tyler next picks a $500 G, but then the sole dud vowel of A. After Melissa hits the MDW’s right side to lose $2K cash & gift tag, Jen puts up an M for the CA trip, a U, $700 C, two $600 P’s, and a $500 S…
S I _ I N G / U P / T H E
C O M P E T I T I O N
…she’s SIZING UP THE COMPETITION for $2,650 plus the $6K tour.
DUDS: R (Tyler), A (Tyler)
SOLE LaT: Jen
SOLE BANKRUPT: Melissa
SOLE DQ: Melissa’s O repeat
Tyler: $2K/Melissa: $0/Jen: $9,650 cash & CA
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Melissa leads off w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, five E’s, an $800 T, three I’s, and two H’s while on the MW near $650. She risks the 15 Benjamins…$$$. But after an O buy is the BANKRUPT near $650 to squander $11,250. Moving on to Jen who puts up a $7K pair of S’s, the last vowel of A, and the frontloading $600 L…
L O _ E / I S
I N / T H E
A I _
_ _ E S H E N E _
…she replies “LOVE IS IN THE AIR FRESHENER” for $7,350.
HER SECOND BANKRUPT: Melissa
Tyler: $2K/Melissa: ZIP/Jen: $17K cash & CA
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
There goes Jen w/ the calling of three T’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, three A’s, two $500 S’s, two E’s, a $600 R, two O’s, but here comes the same normal BANKRUPT to take away $2,350 and her plate. Over to Tyler w/ a $700 N, two I’s, two $900 C’s, but then the exact same fate to give back $2,250…
I / C O _ _ _ / T A _ E
A / T _ O _ S A N _
_ I C T _ R E S
…and Melissa replies “I COULD TAKE A THOUSAND PICTURES” for a trip to The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA worth $6,800.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other players)
Tyler: $2K/Melissa: $6,800 C.R. trip/Jen: $17K cash & CA
$3K Tossup: EVENT
F A M I L Y
_ _ _ _ E _
Jen flubs w/ FAMILY REUNION.
F A M I L Y
D _ _ N E _
Tyler‘s up to $5K w/ FAMILY DINNER.
Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE
Opening moves are a $1K pair of T’s, two E’s, but then the LaT. Second for Melissa are a $1,200 pair of N’s, an O, a $700 S, two I’s, a $1,200 pair of L’s, but it’s S-U time…
_ _ / _ _ _ O _ I T E
_ L _ N N E L / S _ I _ T
…and it’s a $1,600 FS. She then puts up two R’s…
_ _ / _ _ _ O R I T E
_ L _ N N E L / S _ I R T
…I don’t have MY FAVORITE FLANNEL SHIRT, but she’s won $5,800 for her C.R. trip.
SOLE LaT: Tyler
Tyler: $5K/Melissa: $12,600 cash & C.R./Jen: $17K cash & CA
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $17,850 cash & gift tag
$100K Bonus Round
Yet another SUV is being offered, and this one is a GMC Terrain Denali (it’s also the first time they’ve offered a GMC since the Chicago road trip in 2008). Jen lands on the I in AMERICA’S.
_ _ _ E
_ R _ _ E _ T
She’s looking very good after calling CHPO…
H O _ E
P R O _ E C T
…she completes her HOME PROJECT to leave w/ exactly 50 grand cash & tour.
$5K SPIN ID: PP1740705
MY RATING: 6