$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
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Mary knows that Denver is a good place for DOWNHILL SKIING. Introducing…
Mary Hammer: fantasy football player from Morrison
Steph Burks: on-the-go mom from Westminster
Niket Sheth: software eng. from Thornton
$2K Tossup: EVENT
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F E S _ _ _ _ L
Mary’s two for two w/ MUSIC FESTIVAL.
TRIP WEDGE: PALMS Casino Resort
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Sierra Trading Post
Round 1: PHRASE
Her first letters this evening are four N’s for $2,600, two A’s, three E’s and two I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,850. Second, Steph spins her way to the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Niket takes $650 T and H singles, but he then gets the same fate as Steph. Mary then puts up a $1,400 pair of G’s…
T H E / _ E G I N N I N G
_ _ / A / N E _ / _ A _
…this is THE BEGINNING OF A NEW DAY to win big and she’s solved for another 14 Benjamins.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)
Niket: $0/Mary: $4,400/Steph: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First for Steph are a $600 T, but then S for sorry while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Second, Niket chooses a $600 R, but then a buys a bad vowel of E. Third in Mary’s favor are a $600 N, I and A singles, three $800 P’s, and two O’s to clean out the vowels, after which she says a $600 Y, a $550 G, a $650 L, a $700 B, and a $1,200 pair of C’s. Board…
C _ O P P I N G
B L O _ _
P A R T Y
…she solves CHOPPING BLOCK PARTY for $5,950.
DUDS: S (Steph), E (Niket)
Niket: $0/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $0
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Niket instantly duds out w/ T. Mary secondly spots a $1,600 pair of N’s, buys five A’s, and picks a pair of D’s before going aboard the EXPRESS.
Current Bank: $3,350
Next Choices: three E’s…three P’s…two R’s…I…Y…two S’s…CRASH w/ L (she loses $10,850)
As for Steph…
R E D / P A P A Y A S
A N D / R I P E
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…she’ll eat some RED PAPAYAS AND RIPE MANGOES on the Costa CARIBBEAN CRUISE.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: T (Niket)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Mary
Niket: ZIPPO/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $6K cruise
$3K Tossup: PLACES
_ A L L E R _ E S
A N D / M U S E U M S
Steph is now $1,350 off the lead w/ GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS.
Round 4: WAYD?
All Steph here — she picks a $1,200 pair of N’s, a $1K pair of G’s, three I’s, E, two $700 T’s, two A’s, and an $800 L…
G A I N I N G
A L T I T _ _ E
…she’s GAINING ALTITUDE to the tune of $3,650.
Niket: BUPKIS/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $12,650
$1,500 per consonant here. One T, two R’s, a D, and an S in…
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_ D _ T _ R
…Niket’s local NEWSPAPER EDITOR will gladly report that he avoids being gooseegged.
Niket: $3K/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $12,650 cash & cruise
BANKRUPT TRASH: $14K
$100K Bonus Round
Steph has landed on the the S of SPIN.
If it’s what I think it is, I think she’s in trouble already…
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GMCA isn’t gonna do much…
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…but I AM BAFFLED that she nailed this one to the tune of $45K, giving her a final total of $57,650 cash & cruise! I was thinking PUZZLED for that last word.
$5K SPIN ID: SP1894672
MY RATING: 7