EPISODE #6443: NATIONAL PARKS
$1K Tossup: THINGS
_ E _ S E R _ / A _ D
H O T / S _ R I N G S
Guy solves GEYSERS AND HOT SPRINGS. Next three campers…
Guy Hernandez: in-home therapist w/ children & their families from Berkeley, CA
Lauren Redus: owns a one-yr.-old Pomsky puppy named Goose from Tuttle, OK
Patricia McMicheaux: baby-whisperer from Desert Hot Springs, CA
$2K Tossup: PERSON
_ R _
_ O L L E C T O R
Sorry, Patricia, but we’re not looking for IRS COLLECTOR.
_ R T
_ O L L E C T O R
Guy triples w/ ART COLLECTOR. And the national parks tour is the prize wedge all week long.
Crossword Round: IN THE GARDEN
Guy starts us off w/ a $2,500 N, two E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Second, Lauren collects three S’s for $1,650, but then T for trap. Third, Patricia picks a $900 L, the other three good vowels, an R for the Sierra Trading Post gift tag, a $700 G, and three M’s for the WC. Crossword board, please…
_ U M M I N G _ I R _ S
. U E O
. M E I
. S S L
She solves HUMMINGBIRDS, MUMS, BEES, SOIL for $3,850 cash & GT.
DUDS: A (Guy), T (Lauren)
Patricia: $3,850 WC/Guy: $3K/Lauren: $0
Mystery Round: WAYD?
Lauren leads off w/ three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, three I’s, two G’s for the N.P. tour, and two S’s while on the MW near $650 and declining the risk (that’s the BANKRUPT one). But her next call of T ends her turn. After Patricia LaTs out, Guy proceeds to call a $1,300 pair of L’s, three O’s, an A, two $900 H’s, two TD K’s, and a $1,200 pair of R’s. We have..
H I K I N G
A L O N G / R O _ K _
S H O R _ L I N _ S
…he could soon be HIKING ALONG ROCKY SHORELINES w/ another $10,800.
SOLE DUD: T (Lauren)
SOLE LaT: Patricia
Patricia: $3,850 WC/Guy: $13,800/Lauren: NIL
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Patricia opens w/ two $900 V’s, six E’s, three O’s, a U and two FP A’s to clean out the vowels. Following a $3,500 Y, she uses the WC and gets another $10,500 w/ three L’s. Next up are an $1,100 pair of N’s, three $500 R’s, and four $600 T’s before she tries to solve all of this…
Y O U ‘ L L / N E V E R
_ A N T / T O / L E A V E
T _ E / R E _ O R T
YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE THE RESORT now, ma’am — the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay in MAZATLAN; this round was worth $25,650 to her!
Patricia: $29,500 cash & prizes WC/Guy: $13,800/Lauren: NADA
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
M O U _ _
R _ _ _ _ _ R
No, Guy — MOUNT RUSHMORE ain’t gonna fit w/ an R at the very end.
M O U N T
R A I _ _ _ R
Patricia locates MOUNT RAINIER in Washington to move to $32,500.
Speed-Up: Round: MOVIE TITLE
$1,600 per consonant here. After a C pick by that man…
T H _ / S _ C R _ T
L _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ T S
… he solves “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS” for $3,200.
SOLE DUD: N (Guy; duplicated by Patricia)
Patricia: $32,500 cash & prizes WC/Guy: $17K/Lauren: $1K GOOSEEGG
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the ** for Patricia.
_ N / T _ E
_ _ _ _ _ R _ _ N _
HGDO are all up there (the H is a waste, though), but it’s no guarantee she’ll still get this…
_ N / T H E
_ _ _ _ G R O _ N D
…and she BLOWS IT w/ IN THE OVERGROUND, so the $34K will stay hidden IN THE BACKGROUND.
MY RATING: 6