EPISODE #6442: NATIONAL PARKS
$1K Tossup: PLACES
P E _ _ S / A N D
V A _ L E _ _
Kathy slowly speaks her way to the right answer of PEAKS AND VALLEYS. Meeting her at the end first…
Kathy Button: visual stimulation co. owner w/ hubby Mark from Elizabeth, CO
Becky Sipes: admin. secretary from Techachapi, CA
Jake Edwards: eng. who enjoys fishing & golfing and a Dallas Stars fan from Mansfield, TX
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ / _ H _ N G
_ _ / B _ _ U T Y
Jake’s solve is A THING OF BEAUTY. The national parks tour is available again.
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: DICK’S Sporting Goods
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
All Jake here — he calls up a $900 T, three E’s, a $900 R, a $500 S, two A’s, a $500 N, and two U’s…
S E _ _ – _ U _ _ E _
N A T U R E / _ A _ _
…should’ve gone for more — he takes a SELF-GUIDED NATURE WALK to $2,050, and $4,050 overall.
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Kathy kicks off with a $1,950 trio of T’s, five E’s, and five A’s to quickly clean out the vowels. She follows up with a $3,500 H, four $600 R’s, a $7K pair of G’s, a P for the 1/2 CAR near $600, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to have $14,850 and her plate torn up to pieces. Becky next picks up the WC w/ three N’s, only to lose it right back to the MDW’s left side. Jake then uncovers a $1,200 pair of D’s…
G R A N D P A R E N T
…ALEXANDER THE GREAT-GRANDPARENT is the man we’re looking for; he now has $5,250.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
PP/Express Round: EVENT
A $1,200 T pair gets Becky started, but the other normal BANKRUPT strikes. Going Jake‘s way second are a $650 R, three E’s and A’s, but the same BANKRUPT gets him too. Kathy next GOES ABOARD on the EXPRESS after calling an N…but the R repeat shoots her down. Becky tries again w/ four S’s for $2,600, three I’s, a $600 G, two $500 L’s, but the one dud vowel of O stops her. Jake then gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ two C’s, a $650 P, a U and a $500 M before turning down his Fiesta opportunity…
C R U I S I N G
P A S T / _ E D I E _ A L
C A S T L E S
…in addition to another $1,900, he’ll be CRUISING PAST MEDIEVAL CASTLES on a CroisiEUROPE CRUISE worth $8,800.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: O (Becky)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (all players)
$3K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE
Z O O T _ P _ A
Jake IDs “ZOOTOPIA” to be $50 shy of 19 grand.
Round 4: THING
He BANKRUPTs near TD right out of the gate. Kathy secondly gets the other normal one. Becky thirdly FPs a single E, but she gets the same BANKRUPT Jake got. That man then fills in a $1K pair of T’s, but the sole dud vowel of A stops him. Kathy then wastes a FP usage by repeating the A, and loses her turn w/ an S, and we go into S-U mode…
_ _ _ _ _ _ T
_ _ _ T _ _ E
…w/ a $1,700 FS. The K is called late in this round…
_ O R K O _ T
R O _ T I N E
…after this WORKOUT ROUTINE, she slowly solves for the FS amount.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: A (Jake; repeated by Kathy)
DUDS DURING S-U: C (Kathy), L (Becky), P (Jake), M (Kathy), B (Becky), H (Kathy), D (Jake)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)
Becky: FIRST $1K GOOSEEGG OF SEASON/Jake: $18,950/Kathy: $2,700
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. extras): $18,700
$100K Bonus Round
Jake lands on the I of AMERICA’S.
We know what the second word is already…
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ R N _ L
CDMA isn’t too good…
_ _ _ D
_ _ _ R N A L
…he just misses it w/ GOOD JOURNAL; the $34K answer was FOOD JOURNAL.
MY RATING: 5