EPISODE #6420: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES – PHILADELPHIA
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
I _ _ / _ _ _ _ M
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Dan quickly but incorrectly responds w/ ICE CREAM CAKE (that’s what I thought too).
I _ _ / C R _ _ M
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Emily’s also wrong w/ ICE CREAM CONE.
I C _ / C R E A M
_ O _ A
Todd finally gets ICE CREAM SODA. Our last set of players of the Great American Cities series…
Todd Gardner: retail mgr. & poker player from Waterford Works, PA
Dan Ferino: environment attorney at a law firm from Medford, NJ
Emily Johnson: Assistant Dean of Students at Moore College of Art and Design from Philly
$2K Tossup: THING
V _ _ _ / _ _
C O _ _ _ _ _ N C E
Dan has a VOTE OF CONFIDENCE for that correct response.
FEATURED TRIP: PALMS Casino Resort
Round 1: STAR & ROLE
He spins his way to four S’s for the WC, three $500 L’s, and an $1,800 pair of R’s before he goes for a quick solve…
S _ L _ _ S _ _ R
S _ _ L L _ _ _
_ S / R _ _ _ _
…he KOs SYLVESTER STALLONE AS “ROCKY” for $5,300.
Emily: $0/Todd: $1K/Dan: $7,300 WC
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Emily gets the Yankee Candle gift tag right away, buys five E’s, but then BANKRUPTs near $650 to have $1,250 cash & candle go up in smoke. Second, Todd digs up three FP T’s, a $650 H, two A’s, two $600 C’s, and three I’s. Following a P for the 1/2 CAR near $600..
_ E T / A / P I E C E
_ _ / T H E
A C T I _ N
_ I _ _ _ E
…he manages to GET A PIECE OF THE ACTION FIGURE for $3,350.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily
Emily: NIL/Todd: $4,350 1/2 CAR/Dan: $7,300 WC
PP/Express Round: PLACES
Todd‘s first actions are a $3,500 T, an E buy, but then the BANKRUPT next door to hand over $3,250 and his plate. Second, Dan lights up four $3,500 N’s and three D’s courtesy of his WC; those are followed by four A’s, two I’s, but then the sole CRITICAL DUD PURCHASE of O to likely squander $23,750. Emily then hops aboard the EXPRESS after calling three G’s.
Next Choices: L…U…three S’s…two F’s…two C’s…Y…and R to complete the board
This lady wins her first $11,750 and will see…
G I A N T / S A N D
D U N E S / A N D
C R A G G Y / C L I F F S
…on an $8,290 trip to the Divi ARUBA Phoenix Beach Resort.
SOLE CRITICAL DUD: O (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Todd
Emily: $20,040 cash & Aruba/Todd: $4,350/Dan: $7,300
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
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We’ve had COLLEGE STUDENTS competing in late March and on April Fool’s Day this year, and Emily is up over $23K with that response.
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
All Emily here — she picks a $1K pair of N’s, two E’s, three $650 T’s, three A’s, and a $1K pair of L’s.
_ A _ _ E T _ A L L
T _ _ _ N A _ E N T
They’ve had one of these during March Madness, and she gets BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT for another $3,450 and new overall total of $26,490.
Round 5: PHRASE
The middle man wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Following Dan‘s $500 T…
_ _ _ _ _ T
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…Pat spins up $1,600 per consonant. The four B’s are uncovered late in this round…
B R _ _ H T
_ N D / B _ B B L _
…BRIGHT AND BUBBLY Dan solves for $8,500.
SOLE DUD (after FS): S (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Todd
Emily: $26,490 cash & Aruba/Todd: $4,350/Dan: $15,800
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $4,500 cash & candle
$100K Bonus Round
We’re about to find out what the first A in AMERICA’S momentarily.
The opening layout…
_ _ _ R _ _ E _ _ S
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PCGA gives her…
C _ _ R A G E _ _ S
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This COURAGEOUS WOMAN makes the $33K solve…two seconds after the buzzer; doggone it. I sincerely hope that’s the last time this season we see such a loss like that.
$5K SPIN ID: SL0886853
MY RATING: 6