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EPISODE #6439: TEACHERS WEEK
$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION
V _ _ _
_ R _ _ _ _ _ A L
Daren solves VICE PRINCIPAL. Next to play in the classroom…
Daren Pennix: Married 7th Grade Language Arts teacher & Pop Warner football coach at Will Rogers MS from Inglewood, CA
Karla Lardner: 2nd Grade teacher at Lincoln Montessori who has the nickname “Crazy” from Auburn, CA
Stephanie Lapinskas: 8th Grade science teacher at Don Estridge High Tech Middle from Boca Raton
$2K Tossup: THING
S T A C K
O _ / _ _ _ _ R
Daren’s up to three grand w/ a STACK OF PAPER.
TRIP WEDGE: Viking River Cruise
Round 1: PHRASE
But he wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near $2,500. Second, Karla calls up a $1K pair of T’s, and exchanges her money for two E’s, three A’s, I, and three O’. Following an $1,800 pair of N’s, and three S’s to double her money..
A _ T I O N S
S _ E A _ / _ O _ _ E _
T _ A N / _ O _ _ S
…she rightly says “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS”.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Daren
Daren: $3K/Karla: $3,600/Stephanie: $0
Crossword/Mystery Round: CLASS IS IN SESSION
Karla first picks an $1,100 pair of T’s and buys three A’s and four E’s to clean the vowels already. Next up are a D for the 1/2 CAR near $900, three $550 N’s, a $900 C, a $600 M…a $500 X…two $600 S’s…two $500 R’s…but then a FATAL DUD of Z while on the MDW to throw away $6,950. Stephanie then puts up that $800 P…
/ / / / / (E)(R)(A)(S)(E)(R)(S)
/ / / (P) / / (X)
/ / / (N) / / (M)
..and earns an extra $200.
SOLE DUD: Z (Karla)
Daren: $3K/Karla: $3,600/Stephanie: $1K
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1997): THING
CDMO was the chosen combination…
_ O O _ M _ R _
…BOOKMARK was solved.
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Stephanie’s up first w/ an R for the other 1/2 CAR, two E’s, but then A for awful. Second for Daren are a $550 T, a FP N, an H to take the Fiesta out of play, and an O, after which he says three $500 C’s, the last vowel of two I’s and two K’s for the WC. Board…
H O T / _ _ I C _
_ E R K / C H I C K E N
…he’ll be eating some HOT SPICY JERK CHICKEN at the Grand Bahia Principe in JAMAICA worth $7,553.
SOLE DUD: A (Stephanie)
Daren: $14,103 cash & trip WC/Karla: $3,600/Stephanie: $1K
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T _ _ / R H I _ E
_ I _ _ R
Daren pinpoints THE RHINE RIVER for the Tossup sweep.
Round 4: PERSON
First from his mouth are a $900 T, but then R for roadblock. Second for Karla are an $1,800 N trio, three I’s, O and A, but then M for mistake while on TD. Stephanie then digs up a $550 S, three $650 C’s, two E’s to rid the vowel shop and a $1,300 pair of F’s to complete the board…
S C I E N C E
F I C T I O N / F A N
…and win $3,550, bringing her to $4,550.
DUDS: R (Daren), M (Karla)
$1,500 per consonant again. Karla starts w/ the N, but she’s way off w/ TAKING THE BUS. The frontloading B is later uncovered…
B R I _ G I N G
_ _ _ / G _ _
…Daren’s BRIDGING THE GAP for the FS amount.
SOLE DUD: L (Karla)
SOLE MISSOLVE: Karla
Daren: $18,603 cash & trip WC/Karla: $3,600/Stephanie: $4,550
NO BANKRUPT TRASH
$100K Bonus Round
The first A’s landed on for the second time this week.
_ _ R _ _ _ L _ N _
T _ / _ _ R _
HCDO should do it, even though B isn’t there…
C _ R _ O O L _ N _
T O / _ O R _
…this man will be CARPOOLING TO WORK in the Escape Titanium (second time that’s won this week), so he leaves w/ $48,743 cash & prizes.
MY RATING: 7