EPISODE #6468: GREAT ESCAPES
After the hosts come out, the puzzleboard reads “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!” because he just turned the big 7-0 today.
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
_ O O K _ N _ / F O R
A _ V _ N T _ _ E
Tammy or one of these people are “…LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE”…
Tammy Arnette: public relations specialist who advocates for road safety from Colonial Heights, VA
Marc Hinkley: artist & graphic designer from Santa Fe
Kelly Sacharczyk: activity & wellness coord. for senior living co. in NJ who graduated from Penn St. from Langhorne, PA
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ _ / W _ _ _ O W
S E _ _
Kelly saw this answer from THE WINDOW SEAT.
TRIP WEDGE: Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort worth $7K
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
First on her list are a $550 T, three $500 N’s, an E, three I’s, an S for that MDW, but then the LaT. Second, Tammy calls up a $1,300 pair of H’s, but then buys the sole dud vowel of A. Third, Marc takes a $500 F, a $1,300 pair of R’s, a $700 D, but gets the same fate as Kelly…
_ H _ T _
F I N I S H
_ _ _ R / D I N N E R
…and that same woman says “PHOTO FINISH YOUR DINNER” for $1,550 and $3,550 overall.
SOLE DUD: A (Tammy)
LaTs: 2 (Kelly and Marc)
Mystery Round: PHRASE
All Tammy here — she picks an $1,100 pair of N’s, three E’s, two S’s for the Orlando trip, three I’s, a $1,950 T trio and three A’s.
A / _ A S E / _ _
_ I S T A _ E N
I _ E N T I T _
This is NOT A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY — she’s the one who has solved for $10,300 cash & Orlando
Kelly: $3,550 MDW/Tammy: $11,300 cash & Orlando/Marc: $0
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Marc’s going aboard the EXPRESS right away after starting w/ four T’s.
Next Choices: three N’s…three R’s…two L’s…four I’s…two O’s…two F’s…solve attempt (huh?)
O _ R / F _ R _ T
I N T _ R N _ T I O N _ L
F L I _ _ T
He and a companion will write about “OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT”, because he’s solved for $13,500 and a trip to the Dolce CampoReal Lisboa in PORTUGAL worth $9,500.
Kelly: $3,550 MDW/Tammy: $11,300 cash & Orlando/Marc: $23K cash & Portugal
$3K Tossup: THING
D E S _ G N E R
P _ _ _ _
Kelly’s got some more money from a DESIGNER PURSE.
Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE
R for roadblock is how she starts. Second for Tammy are a $650 N, an I, three O’s, a $500 T, but then P for phooey. Going Marc’s way third are a $500 D, two C’s to triple up, but then the BANKRUPT near big money. Kelly then comes up w/ four L’s for $2,400…
D O L L
C O L L _ C T I O N
…she solves DOLL COLLECTION to move to $8,950.
DUDS: R (Kelly), P (Tammy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Marc
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
$1,550 per consonant here. Early on, Tammy picks off the twin L’s, but gives us a WORST SOLVE OF THE SEASON nominee w/ RIDDLE-DIDDLE. Fast forward to the buying of two A’s…
R A _ _ L E –
D A _ _ L E
…Tammy mercifully replies “RAZZLE-DAZZLE” for $4,650.
AIRED DUDS: S (Marc), B (Marc), G (Kelly), F (Marc), H (Kelly)
SOLE DQ: Tammy’s botched solve
Kelly: $8,950/Tammy: $15,950 cash & Orlando/Marc: $23K cash & Portugal
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,500
$100K Bonus Round
Marc lands on the I of AMERICA’S.
Reveal the RSTLNE legend…
_ N / _
_ _ _ _ E T
He too goes w/ CDMA…
_ N / A
_ _ D _ E T
Harry & Co. are always ON A BUDGET…and lucky for them, Marc is not the second straight owner of the 500X Easy.
MY RATING: 6