EPISODE #6458: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
$1K Tossup: THINGS
C _ S _ _ D I _ G
_ A T E _ F _ _ _ S
Nancy would love to see CASCADING WATERFALLS, or maybe these opponents…
Nancy Altman: retired hospice nurse after 37 yrs. & massage therapist who also plays the marimba as part of a musical group (her 94-yr.-old grandma loves going to casinos) from Santa Fe
Andrew Fischer: Retail sales consultant for large communication co. from Staten Island
Nikki Robinson: occasional skydiver & SCUBA diver marred to Adam (she also once rode an elephant in the jungle in Cambodia) from Scituate, MA
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
R _ _ _ N _
_ H _ / _ _ _ R Y
Andrew thinks he’s RIDING THE FERRY…correct.
TRIP WEDGE: Sund’s Lodge in British Columbia
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
His first moves are a $1K pair of T’s, two E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $750. Second, Nikki calls up a $2,400 S trio, three A’s, two N’s for the WC, two I’s, four $550 C’s, and the other two vowels. We have…
_ A N T A S T I C
_ O C A _ / _ U S I C
S C E N E
…she nearly blows the solve w/ FANTASTIC VOCAL MUSIC SCENE, but she corrects herself to the right one of FANTASTIC LOCAL MUSIC SCENE for $4,600.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Andrew
Mystery/Crossword Round: OOH BABY!
Pat said this was the best new thing in game shows this year. LOL. Anyway, Nikki starts us off w/ T for the Cabela’s gift tag, but then the LaT. Second in Nancy’s path are a $500 N, E and two A’s, but then H for hush. Third, Andrew lights up a $2,400 R trio, buys four I’s, but then LaTs out. Nikki resumes her play w/ two P’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $500 C, a U, but LaTs out again. Nancy follows w/ a $500 D, the last vowel of O, and a B while on the MW near LaT. Her $250 flip is worth…NOTHING. Andrew then puts up the final consonants of a FP Y, and a $700 S. The crossword board…
/ / / / / (O) / / (R)
/ / / / / (Y) / / (I)
/ / / / / (S) / / (B)(U)(R)(P)
He wins another $3,350, and Pat takes off his jacket before the next break.
SOLE DUD: H (Nancy)
LaTs: 3 (Nikki 2x, Andrew)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nancy
Nikki: $4,600 WC/Nancy: $1K/Andrew: $5,350
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Nancy‘s off and running w/ an $1,800 T trio, three E’s and A’s, an $800 H, and the rest of the vowel shop. Next up are a $1,300 pair of R’s, a FP F, a $7K pair of G’s, an $1,100 pair of D’s, a $1,300 pair of L’s, and a $700 W to finally complete the board.
A / G U I D E D
T O U R / O F / T H E
G R E A T / W A L L
She’s won $13,250 and will get that on her Viking River Cruise of CHINA worth $9,800 (this is provided by cheapoair.com).
Nikki: $4,600 WC/Nancy: $24,050 cash & cruise/Andrew: $5,350
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ R C A S / A N D
G R _ _ / _ H _ L E S
Andrew spots these ORCAS AND GRAY WHALES.
Here’s another $1,600 FS. The D’s are said by a lady…
_ / D _ T _ / W _ T H
D _ _ T _ _ _
Nancy will have A DATE WITH DESTINY, but it’s Nikki who solves for $8K.
INSTA-DUD: R (Andrew)
Nikki: $12,600/Nancy: $24,050 cash & cruise/Andrew: $8,350
GT: an even $45K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1K
$100K Bonus Round
Nancy takes that BW to the E of AMERICA’S.
This column of letters get her started…
_ _ S _ _
_ _ T _
GYPO is totally useless…and she flunks her BASIC MATH to lose $34K.
MY RATING: 6