EPISODE #6460: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
$1K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ / P O _ / O F
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Bruce catches A POD OF PORPOISES. Final panel this week…
Bruce Padera: dir. of pharmacy at a hospital from Jensen Beach, FL
Ashley Hefferman: social worker for a nonprofit whose daughter was born on Vanna’s birthday from Lagrangeville, NY
Jessica Thompson: student travel co. worker for Jr. HS students by day & comedienne by night from Denver
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
P L A N _ _ N G
T U L I _ _
Ashley’s PLANTING TULIPS for control.
TRIP WEDGE: Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, BC
Round 1: PLACE
Her first pickings are a $700 R, but then S for sorry. Second, Jessica spins up an $800 T, buys three E’s and two A’s, but then gives back the $300 remainder to the BANKRUPT near $2,500. After Bruce LaTs out, Ashley comes up w/ an O, two N’s for that WC, three I’s, an $1,800 L trio, a U, and two FP F’s. Board…
N A T I O N A L
_ I L _ L I F E
R E F U _ E
…she IDs the NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE for $3,750.
SOLE DUD: S (Ashley)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jessica
Bruce: $1K/Ashley: $5,750 WC/Jessica: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Jessica wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second, Bruce digs up two T’s while on the MW near $650 and turns down the $2K offer for hopefully five times as much…sorry. Third, Ashley‘s caught by the other normal BANKRUPT, so goodbye WC. After Jessica duds out w/ N on the trip wedge, Bruce takes an $1,800 R trio, buys two E’s and A’s, and gets the SL bonus of five $600 C’s. He follows w/ a $550 H, two I’s, a $1,300 S pair, four O’s to clean out the vowels, and a $1,500 L trio before he finally goes for the solve…
C O O L
C I T I E S / &
C O L O R _ _ L
C H A R A C T E R S
…COOL CITIES & COLORFUL CHARACTERS is right for $8,150
SOLE DUD: N (Jessica)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Bruce: $9,150/Ashley: $5,750/Jessica: NIL
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Bruce begins this crucial round w/ a $500 S, five FP T’s, an E , three A’s, and the same number of O’s, then he comes up w/ a $600 H, two I’s, a D for that 1/2 CAR near $600, a U and a $500 B before we see…
D O _ ‘ T / _ O _ _ E T
T O / _ A _ _ / A
B A T H I _ _ / S U I T
DON’T FORGET TO PACK A BATHING SUIT…Ashley — because he blew the $3,350 solve w/ DON’T FORGET TO TAKE A BATHING SUIT, you’re off to the Holiday Inn Resort in IXTAPA worth $6,400.
SOLE DQ: Bruce’s blown solve
Bruce: $9,150/Ashley: $12,150 cash & Mexico/Jessica: NADA
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ _ _ E _ T
_ _ _ _ O _ M _ R S
Ashley doubles her $3K lead w/ STREET PERFORMERS.
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
She strikes out on the spot w/ S. Second for Jessica are a $650 T, a couple E’s, but then the S-U signal…
_ E _ E T _ _ _ _ _
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…w/ a $1,500 FS. She next puts up the R…
_ E _ E T _ R _ _ _
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…she eats up a VEGETARIAN PIZZA just in the nick of time for her only $1,900 of the night.
INSTA-DUD: S (Ashley)
Bruce: $9,150/Ashley: $15,150 cash & Mexico/Jessica: $1,900
BANKRUPT TRASH (w/o WC): $300
$100K Bonus Round
Ashley lands on the ‘.
Not much RSTLNE help…
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We can regrettably say the same thing for DGHO…
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_ D _ _ _ E
Taking the first four letters of the alphabet would’ve been FABULOUS ADVICE, but she’s the other GMC Terrain loser this week.
MY RATING: 5