EPISODE #6425: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
The final greetings this week come from Turkey, Croatia, and Romania.
$1K T-U: LANDMARK
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ M A
_ A _ A _
Caridad (a woman) quickly locates THE PANAMA CANAL. Final travelers this week go by these names…
Caridad Pfeiffer: certified Spanish interpreter who loves Cuban cuisine from St. George, UT (originally from Vegas)
Melissa Naldrin: real estate agent who owns a family photography company and plays pickleball (a combo of tennis and badminton) from Ponte Vedra, FL
Darrell Brown: financial advisor for a leading nationwide insurance company and poet from L.A.
$2K T-U: RHYME TIME
_ S E / _ _
_ R / _ _ S E / _ T
USE IT OR LOSE IT, Darrell – he uses it for control of the wheel.
TRIP WEDGE: Collette tour of Spain worth $10,338
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
He’s up and running with a $600 N, two E’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, and a dud of A. Caridad falls for the G trap, while Melissa fares better with a $7,500 trio of T’s. But after lighting up a $700 R and the other vowel of three I’s, she BANKRUPTS near $650 to lose the remaining $7,950. Darrell calls three P’s for $2,100 and an M for $800, but the other normal BANKRUPT steals his $4,300. Caridad FPs an H, picks up the gift tag with a C, lights up a $650 K…
P E P P E R M I N T
S T I C K
S H I _ T
…and solves PEPPERMINT STICK SHIFT for $2,650 cash and jewelry.
DUDS: A (Darrell), G (Caridad)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Cairdad’s opponents)
Melissa: $0/Darrell: $2K/Caridad: $3,650 cash & jewelry
The Greek hosts send us into commercial break.
Mystery Round: ON THE MAP (introduced by the aforementioned hosts)
Caridad instantly LaTs out. Melissa lights up a $650 T, a $700 S, an E, two A’s, and a $600 N before calling a C on the MW near LaT and risking $1,450 for…ZIPPO. Darrell follows that up with a $900 L and three I’s before calling a $700 M and two R’s for $1,100. After buying a pair of O’s, he steals a $1,400 B pair and the last remaining vowel of two U’s before attempting to solve all this…
_ A N C O U _ E R
B R I T I S _
C O L U M B I A
…and locates VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA for $3,350.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Melissa
SOLE LaT: Caridad
Melissa: $0/Darrell: $5,350/Caridad: $3,650 cash & jewelry
Express/Prize Puzzle Round: PHRASE
Melissa starts us off with an S for sorry. Darrell picks up the ½-CAR with an N and lights up a $700 T before buying a single A. After calling an L on TD, he lights up an I and two E’s before grabbing two B’s for $1,300. After he cleans out the vowels (two U’s and an O) and calls a $500 F, here’s the board:
B E _ O N _
B E A U T I F U L
Not only did you win $5,250, sir, here’s a place that’s BEYOND BEAUTIFUL – the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas in MAUI (a trip worth $10,100).
INSTA-DUD: S (Melissa)
Melissa: NOTHIN’/Darrell: $20,700 cash & HI/Caridad: $3,650 cash & jewelry
$3K T-U: LIVING THING
_ R _ _ T
_ A N E
Melissa’s scoreless no more with a GREAT DANE.
Speed-Up Round: WAYD?
It’s a $1,500 Final Spin to close out the week. Midway in the round, Melissa lights up two D’s but says ROWD- at the buzzer. A little later, Darrell calls the backloading P…
R E A D _ N G / T H E
R _ A D / _ A P
…and he’s READING THE ROAD MAP towards $3K.
DUDS: S (Darrell), L (Caridad)
SOLE DQ: Melissa’s partial missolve
Melissa: $3K/Darrell: $23,700 cash & HI/Caridad: $3,650 cash & jewelry
MAINGAME WINNINGS: $30,350
BANKRUPT TRASH: $13,700
$100,000 BONUS ROUND
Hoping for a big payday, Darrell lands on the I in WIN (what’s up with that space lately?).
He’ll need some serious help on the top word…
_ _ _ R _ _
_ _ _ R _ _ T E R
PCMO will NOT do much…
_ _ _ R _ _
C _ _ R _ C T E R
…GAME OVER for him – I don’t know if he’s a QUIRKY CHARACTER, but he loses the BMW.
$5K-WINNING ID: DG1251397
EP. RATING: 6
We end this week with a glimpse of the Romanian version.