Dustin’s $100K loss from last night was nearly the first TOTAL TRAINWRECK since the record-worst 14 BR losing streak on their NYC road trip back in S30 (to be exact, Best Friends week was the most recent one w/ a BR shutout that had a $100K loss).
EPISODE #6453: SHOPPING SPREE
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ M _ M B E _
Y O _ _ / R _ C E I P T
Lew reminds us to REMEMBER YOUR RECEIPT. Info on him and the ladies…
Lew Ginsberg: retired teacher & bicyclist from Bartonsville, PA
Terri Miller: 10-yr. hospice worker who now works at a funeral home from Mesquite, TX; she’s also an aunt & singer
Rita Bedoyan: Ucla grad w/ Bachelor’s in Psychology who’s going back to get her Master’s in Sports Psychology from Granada Hills
$2K Tossup: EVENT
_ _ L _ _ _ Y
P _ _ _ _
Rita’s won some money for her potential HOLIDAY PARTY.
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
She calls an instant dud of R, however. Second, Lew BANKRUPTs near $650 instantaneously. Third, Terri takes a $1,400 pair of R’s, but she gets the same fate as Lew. Rita’s next w/ three S’s for the SS (this is from Caruso Affiliated), but then the sole dud vowel w/ A. Lew follows w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, five E’s, a C for that MDW, the other three good vowels, two FP L’s, and an $800 H. Board…
N I N E T I E S
H I T / _ O _ I E
C L U E L E S S
…he IDs theNINETIES HIT MOVIE “CLUELESS” to triple his grand.
DUDS (both by Rita): R and A
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Lew, Terri)
Mystery/Crossword Round: OUT OF THIS WORLD
Lew kicks things off w/ three R’s for the Furn. of America gift tag, three E’s, an O, two A’s, but then the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $1,750 cash & GT. Second, Terri’s got the WC w/ three S’s, but not the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ N for negative. Third, Rita tries a $2,400 T trio, a $500 M, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. We have…
(S) / / / (M)(E)(T)(E)(O)(R)
(T) / / / (A)
(R) / / / (S)
…METEOR, ASTEROID, STAR, MARS earn her another $2,650.
SOLE DUD: N (Terri)
HIS SECOND BANKRUPT: Lew
Rita: $4,650/Lew: $3K/Terri: WC
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Terri’s openers are the obvious (two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, two I’s, a $500 G), and three $600 T’s, after which come two A’s, four E’s, two O’s, and the same pesky BANKRUPT to surrender $2,300 and her cardboard pieces. After Rita LaTs out, Lew lights up a $1,500 L trio…
T A _ I N G / I T
T O / A / _ _ O L E
N E _ / L E _ E L
…he’ll be TAKING IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL at the Playa Cativo Lodge in COSTA RICA worth $9,700.
SOLE LaT: Rita
SOLE BANKRUPT: Terri (also her second)
Rita: $4,650/Lew: $14,200 cash & C.R./Terri: NO LUCK
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ N E Y
B _ _ _ Y
Lew knows that his HONEY BUNNY is his wife.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
Here he goes w/ a $700 R, a $1,300 pair of S’s, two E’s and the same number of A’s, followed by a $500 N, $600 D and T singles, an I, but then the S-U bell.
_ _ I _ S / A N D
_ A R T _ _ E E _ S
$1,650 is the Final Spin. Two L’s, a C and F later…
F L I _ S / A N D
C A R T _ _ E E L S
…Rita doesn’t need to do FLIPS AND CARTWHEELS over this solve of hers.
Rita: $6,300/Lew: $17,200 cash & C.R./Terri: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (extras not included): $5,450 cash & GT
$100K Bonus Round
Lew lands on the first A in AMERICA’S.
Category: FOOD & DRINK
Stingy RSTLNE help…
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_ L _ _
We can say the same thing for CHDA…
_ _ _ C _
_ L _ _
…there was no way he could eat through this $34K JUICY PLUM.
MY RATING: 5