EPISODE #6456: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
VTR: July 29 (taped after National Parks)
$1K Tossup: THING
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_ _ _ N _ R _
Gabe or maybe one of these ladies could soon be seeing BEAUTIFUL SCENERY…
Gabe Dower: TV producer who also fixes/restores things from L.A. (orig. from St. Louis)
Rachel Hall: Spanish instructor who’s lived in Mexico, Costa Rica & Peru from Dallas
Cha-Che Young: Combat medic in state’s National Guard from North Chestrfield, VA (orig. from the U.S. Virgin Islands)
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ / _ _ _ _ K / _ F
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Also the name of an 80’s synth pop group, Rachel nails A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS.
TRIP WEDGE: American Queen Steamboat Co. river cruise
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Cabela’s
Round 1: L PLACE
All Rachel here — she calls up two T’s for the gift tag, three $650 R’s, a $900 F, three O’s and E’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, a $600 P, and two A’s.
_ _ E A _ / S P O T / F O R
_ A T _ R E / _ O _ E R S
…she’s got an IDEAL SPOT FOR NATURE LOVERS for $6K cash and GT.
Cha-Che: $0/Gabe: $1K/Rachel: $8K cash & GT
Mystery Round: QUOTATION
Cha-Che leads off w/ a $2,100 trio of R’s, four E’s and two A’s, an L for the 1/2 CAR near $600, and three H’s while on the MW near LaT before declining a $2,100 gamble plus her tag (it would’ve worked; the teaser wipe ISN’T RETIRED after all). Next up are three T’s for the river cruise, a $600 Y, I and O singles, but then the MDW’s left side to forfeit $6,700 and her plate plus that cruise. Gabe then puts up a $500 B and a $3,500 D…
T H E / E A R L Y
B I R D / _ A T _ H E _
T H E / _ O R _
…he exactly recites “THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM” for $4K.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Cha-Che
Cha-Che: $0/Gabe: $5K/Rachel: $8K cash & GT
Crossword/PP Round: LET’S GET TROPICAL!
Gabe‘s first call of R is no good. The same goes for Rachel w/ T while on EXPRESS. Cha-Che’s third in line w/ a $600 N, four A”s, but then S for sorry while on the same 1/2 CAR. After Gabe misses w/ B, Rachel picks off three $650 L’s, three E’s, a $600 K, the other three vowels, an M for the same 1/2 CAR, a $500 G, and two $600 P’s. The near-complete board…
/ / / / / (M)(A)(N)(G)(O)
/ / / / / (U)(K)(U)(L)(E)(L)(E)
/ / / (L)(E)(I)
She solves MANGO, PAPAYA, UKULELE, LEI (and) MAUI for $3,750 and a trip to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel worth $6,487.
DUDS: R (Gabe), T (Rachel), S (Cha-Che), B (Gabe)
Cha-Che: NOTHING/Gabe: $5K/Rachel: $18,237 cash & prizes
$3K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE
_ _ _ E P _ E _ _
I _ / _ _ _ T T L E
Rachel’s over $21K w/ “SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE”.
Round 4: WAYD?
Her next actions are a $700 G, but then the LaT. Second for Cha-Che are a $1,600 pair of N’s, an I, $600 M and Y singles, but then the S-U signal…
_ _ _ _ _ I N G / M Y
_ _ N / _ _ _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,600 Final Spin. The F’s are chosen late in this round…
R O A S T I N G / M Y
O W N / C O F F _ _
Gabe’sROASTING MY OWN COFFEE for $6,400. Also, Cha-Che struggled on completing the solve every time she got a letter on the board.
DUDS (during S-U): L (Rachel), D (Gabe), H (Rachel)
Cha-Che: $1K GOOSEEGG/Gabe: $11,400/Rachel: $21,237 cash & prizes
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plate): $6,700 plus cruise
$100K Bonus Round
Our next SUV is gonna be a GMC Terrain SLE-2. Rachel’s got the R envelope.
She’s gonna need serious help in that top word…
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_ _ _ T _ R _ S T
CDMI is NOT gonna cut it…
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_ _ I T _ R I S T
…no chance in heck for her to solve JAZZ GUITARIST for $34K.
MY RATING: 6