EPISODE #6432: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
H _ T T I _ G / A
_ O _ E / R U N
La Shaun was HITTING A HOME RUN. And she’s the only lady on this panel…
La Shaun Daniels: customer care consultant who served in the Army and has a daily driver camp which is put into car shows (she’s also won the Best Display award the past four yrs.) from Jacksonville, FL
Chris Canter: sales exec. for general agency from Highlands Ranch, CO
Daniel McNees: business mgmt. student from La Mirada, CA, by way of Seattle
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ H _ _ / I S / M Y
_ U C K Y / _ A _
Chris gets the first word wrong w/ THAT, but Daniel wisely says “THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY”.
TRIP WEDGE: Inn of the Patriots Bed and Breakfast Hotel in Grover, NC
Gift Tag: Vermont Country Store
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
His first letters are a $900 N, a $650 T, two E’s and five A’s, followed by a $1,600 pair of R’s, the rest of the non-U vowels, but then the LaT. Second, La Shaun digs up three $700 S’s, a $600 F, three $650 L’s, and a $1,200 pair of C’s. Here’s the board…
A / S T A C _ / O F
S I L _ E R / _ O L L A R
_ A N C A _ E S
…she orders A STACK OF SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKES worth $5,850.
SOLE LaT: Daniel
Chris: $0/Daniel: $2K/La Shaun: $6,850
Mystery/Crossword Round: NOW THAT’S HOT!
La Shaun’s initial picks are an $1,100 pair of S’s, an E, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Second, Chris gets the gift tag w/ an N, buys the O and U singles for $500, but then hits the MDW’s left side to give back the gift tag. Going down Daniel’s road third are an $1,100 pair of L’s, four A’s, a $1,200 pair of C’s, but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to lose $2,050. La Shaun follows w/ an $800 H, but then T for terrible. After Chris BANKRUPTs near TD, Daniel puts up three R’s and a K for $14K. Here are the words…
(U) – (A)
(N) – (_)
– – – (C)(H)(A)(R)(C)(O)(A)(L)
(This is probably the best I could think of for formatting.)
He solves SPARKLERS, SUN, LAVA (and) CHARCOAL to win that amount.
DUDS: I, T (both by La Shaun)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (both men including two by Chris)
Chris: ZIP/Daniel: $16K/La Shaun: $6,850
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
The scoreless Chris is off and running w/ two S’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $650 R, two E’s, three $500 T’s and an I. Next up are $2K worth of four H’s, two O’s, a $900 G, the other two vowels, and a $1K pair of F’s. He then gives back to the plate to solve this…
H U _ _ _ A _ _
_ H A _ E S / R I G H T
O F F / T H E / _ O A S T
…he’s won his first $5,800 and will be seeing HUMPBACK WHALES RIGHT OFF THE COAST at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI worth $6,474.
Chris: $12,274 cash & HI/Daniel: $16K/La Shaun: $6,850
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ A _ D S L I D E
_ _ _ _ O R _
There won’t be a LANDSLIDE VICTORY for either man, but Chris is just less than a thousand bucks behind the other man.
Round 4: LANDMARK
After he starts w/ a $900 R and two E’s, it’s S-U time…
_ E _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ E R
_ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _
…w/ another $1,500 FS. After somebody puts up the frontloading D…
D E _ _ L S / T _ _ E R
_ N / _ _ _ _ _ N _
…Chris locates DEVILS TOWER IN WYOMING for $5,150.
DUDS (after FS): C (Daniel), H (La Shaun)
Chris: $20,424 cash & HI/Daniel: $16K/La Shaun: $6,850
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,050 cash & GT
$100K Bonus Round
Chris lands on the I of AMERICA’S.
The second word’s important…
R E _ S _ _ L E
_ _ _
PGHO doesn’t add too much more…
R E _ S _ _ L E
_ _ G
…he gets that bottom word wrong w/ MUG and BUG, so he won’t be taking the $40K from Harry’s REUSABLE BAG.
$5K SPIN ID: LC9667157
MY RATING: 6