EPISODE #6470: GREAT ESCAPES
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ ‘ _ / _ _ A D Y
T O / G O !
Matt replies “I’M READY TO GO!”. End-of-week panel…
Matt Stasio: softball coach & insurance underwriter who’s been to 27 MLB stadiums from Middletown, NJ
Brenda Struble: 2nd Grade teacher & hula hooper from Medford, OK
Angela O’Gorman: professional volunteer from Phoenix
$2K Tossup: THING
S E C O _ D
_ A T U _ E
Brenda solves SECOND NATURE for control.
TRIP WEDGE: Viva WYNDHAM V Heavens in the Dominican Republic worth $7K
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
Brenda insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Angela calls up a $1,300 pair of S’s, pairs of E’s and A’s, four $600 T’s, three $500 D’s, and an I, after which come a $1,200 pair of M’s, but then L for loss of turn. Third, Matt gets the Maui Jim gift tag w/ four C’s, three $700 R’s, two $600 H’s, and a $650 F. But after he buys the other two vowels, he LaTs out. Brenda then digs up a $500 B, and $700 P and N singles…
B U T T E R S C O T C H
P U D D I N _ / M A D E
F R O M / S C R A T C H
…she tastes some BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING MADE FROM SCRATCH for $1,900.
SOLE DUD: L (Angela)
SOLE LaT: Matt
Angela: $0/Matt: $1K/Brenda: $3,900
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Angela opens w/ an $1,100 pair of N’s, two A’s, E, but then S for sorry. Matt secondly takes a $700 T, but the L lets somebody down again. Brenda thirdly grabs that 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ a G, and buys I and O singles, but the latter is the sole dud vowel. Angela then puts up the frontloading P…
P _ N _ _ I N G / &
T E A
_ A G
…she KOs a PUNCHING & TEA BAG for $1,250.
DUDS: S (Angela), L (Matt), O (Brenda)
Angela: $1,250/Matt: $1K/Brenda: $3,900
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Matt gets started w/ a $600 S, a $700 T, but then a bad E buy. Brenda’s second in line w/ a $1,300 pair of L’s, but she then repeats the E. Third for Angela are a $600 D, four A’s, but then C for crud. Matt then lights up twin $700 P’s, a Y for that MDW, a U, a $700 F, but then the a critical purchase of O…
P L A Y F U L
_ _ A _ T
P A _ D A S
…and Brenda will see some PLAYFUL GIANT PANDAS at the Wyndham Grand Xian South worth $9,500.
DUDS: E (Matt; repeated by Brenda), C (Angela), O (Matt)
Angela: $1,250/Matt: $1K/Brenda: $14,450 cash & China
$3K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
S _ R A N G _
I N V I T _ _ I _ N
Matt’s got a “STRANGE INVITATION” from singer Beck.
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
It’s a $1,500 FS to wrap up the week. After somebody requests the C…
M _ T C H _ N G
_ _ T H R _ _ _ S
…Angela gets a pair of MATCHING BATHROBES for $4,500.
SOLE DUD: L (Brenda)
Angela: $5,750/Matt: $4K/Brenda: $14,450 cash & China
NO BANKRUPT TRASH
$100K Bonus Round
Brenda lands on the N of WIN.
She needs some good help up top…
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_ _ R N _ N _
HPCI is NOT gonna do it…
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_ _ R N I N _
…this gets left behind on a FOGGY MORNING — $40K.
MY RATING: 5