This season’s “Great Escapes” week is sponsored by Wyndham Resorts. Enter each bonus puzzle for your chance to win a trip to the Wyndham Brisbane Fortitude Valley hotel in Brisbane, Australia plus $1,500 in spending money.
EPISODE #6466: GREAT ESCAPES
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
M Y / _ U I T _ A _ E
_ S / P A _ _ E D
Katie says “MY SUITCASE IS PACKED”. First players this week…
Katie Crow: 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at Truesdell MS who’s also a part of a bowling league & blogs about movies from Wichita, KS
Danny Grunwald: sales exec. & yoga teacher from L.A. (orig. from Coral Springs, FL)
Devonn Skaggs: receptionist & Navy vet for four yrs. who worked on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz as a fuelee from Bonnylake, WA
$2K Tossup: ON THE MAP
O _ / _ H _ / R _ _ D
We’’l be “ON THE ROAD” after Danny solves this puzzle.
TRIP WEDGE: Viva Wyndham Maya in Mexico worth $8K
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Maui Jim
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
He opens things w/ a T for the WC, four E’s, three $600 R’s, an A, and three I’s, then he calls up a $1,200 pair of N’s, two O’s to clean out the vowels and a $650 P before he tries to solve…
_ I _ _ / A N _
T E _ E _ I _ I O N
P E R _ O R _ E R _
…unfortunately, he leaves out the S at the end of FILM AND TELEVISION PERFORMERS, so that will cost him $3,150. Devonn then puts up a $1K pair of M’s, and two F’s to double up…
F I _ M / A N _
T E _ E _ I _ I O N
P E R F O R M E R _
…she adds the necessary S to tie the man for the early lead.
SOLE DQ: Danny’s S omission in solve
Mystery Round: FUN & GAMES
Devonn goes first w/ an $1,100 pair of N’s, three $650 S’s, two E’s, three T’s for the MJ gift tag, and two A’s, after which she says a FP H, a $500 C, two I’s, but then M for mistake. Katie follows w/ a $650 R, a $500 X, four O’s, a FP U, two $500 D’s, and two $550 L’s. We have…
T O U C H D O _ N S
_ I E L D / _ O A L S / &
E X T R A / _ O I N T S
…she knows that TOUCHDOWNS, FIELD GOALS & EXTRA POINTS are all a part of American football for three grand.
SOLE DUD: M (Devonn)
D’s: $2K each/Katie: $4K
PP/Crossword Round: BON APPETIT
Katie leads off w/ a T for the 1/2 CAR near $600, five $900 S’s, an A, three E’s, but then the MDW’s left side to forfeit $4,500 and her plate. Second, Danny comes up w/ a $1,300 pair of C’s, an I, an R for the MDW, the last vowel of O, two $500 N’s, and a $600 H. Here’s the crossword board…
/ / / (_)
/ / / (N)
CROISSANTS, CHEESES, (and) WINE await him at the Dolce Chantilly in FRANCE worth $9,500. He’s also won another $2,400 in spending money
SOLE BANKRUPT: Katie
Danny: $13,900 cash & France MDW WC/Devonn: $2K/Katie: $4K
$3K Tossup: PLACE
M _ _ _ T A I _ O _ S
T _ _ _ _ I N
Devonn solves MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.
Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK
$1,650 per consonant here. The four S’s are called by a lady…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S
_ _ S S _ R T S
…Devonn quickly gets DELICIOUS DESSERTS for $6,600.
INSTA-DUD: N (Devonn)
Danny: $13,900 cash & France MDW WC/Devonn: $11,600/Katie: $4K
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $4,500
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #3
If Danny doesn’t win the whole lot, he could still drive off in a FIAT 500X. Vanna has his MDW and he lands on the R.
The third letter is…
_ _ N _ _
_ _ _
WDCI and M are of limited help…
_ _ N D _
_ _ _
…he isn’t a very HANDY GUY whatsoever, so he loses $34K.
$1M LOCATION: I of SPIN
MY RATING: 4