EPISODE #6481: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA
$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE
G _ _ _ G / T O
C _ _ _ F _ _ _ _ A
Josh solves Led Zeppelin’s “GOING TO CALIFORNIA”. Leading off the week…
Josh Parrott: physical therapist at hospital and a peanut butter nut from Archbold, OH
Michelle Marquez: admin. assistant for affordable-housing organization from Albuquerque
Brandi Rice: dental hygienist from Halstead, KS
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ I _ _
D _ _ _ I _ S
Michelle’s incorrect w/ WILD DAISIES.
P I N _
D _ _ _ I E S
Josh gathers these PINK DAISIES for the tripler.
TRIP WEDGE: Hawks Cay Resort in Florida
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: VISA card courtesy of Hunter
Round 1: PHRASE
He gets going w/ five T’s for the WC, a $1,300 pair of H’s, two E’s, and four I’s, followed by $2,800 worth of four N’s, two O’s to clean out the vowels, but then the MDW’s right side to lose $5,850 and the WC. Michelle then gets the FL trip w/ four G’s and two S’s for that Visa Card before she’s…
G E T T I N G
I N T O / T H E
S _ I N G / O _
T H I N G S
…GETTING INTO THE SWING OF THINGS for $10K cash & prizes.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Josh
(NOTE: Last Monday, a Crossword Round was played in the opening round, but that was THROWN OUT when Pat mistakenly accepted a missolve.)
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Michelle instantly strikes out w/ R while on the 1/2 CAR near $600. Second, Brandi uncovers a couple N’s and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…oops. Third, Josh takes $2K worth of four S’s, two E’s and I’s, a $500 T, three A’s, but then L for loss. After Michelle misses again w/ G, Brandi FPs the last vowel of O and plugs in the SL bonus of three $500 C’s. We have…
C A _ _ S I T E S
C A N O E S / &
C A _ I N S
…she’s on the board w/ $2,500 after solving CAMPSITES, CANOES & CABINS.
DUDS: R (Michelle), L (Josh), G (Michelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brandi
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Brandi first spins up the other MDW BANKRUPT. Josh secondly picks off $550 N and G singles, and buys all the non-U vowels in one fell swoop. Next are two F’s for the same 1/2 CAR, and two FP M’s before he tries to solve…
_ A _ I N G
_ _ E / _ I M E
O F / M _ / _ I F E
…he’s won another $2,100 and will be “HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE” at The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA worth $6,800.
Brandi: $2,500/Josh: $11,900 cash & C.R./Michelle: $10K cash & prizes
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ H E _ _ E
D _ N _ S H
Josh chomps up a CHEESE DANISH for the Tossup sweep.
Round 4: EVENT
Next on his letter list are a $1K pair of T’s, a $500 H, three E’s, $600 N and G singles, the obvious I, A, two $600 B’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Michelle then FPs the twin Z’s…
B E A T I N G
T H E / B _ Z Z E _
…she could be the one BEATING THE BUZZER in tonight’s BR, but she’s up to 11 grand right now.
SOLE DUD: O (Josh)
Consonants are worth $1,500 each. Three S’s are exposed midway…
T R _ _
S _ _ R T S M _ N S _ _ _
…Josh shows some TRUE SPORTSMANSHIP for $7,500.
SOLE DUD: L (Michelle)
Brandi: $2,500/Josh: $22,400 cash & C.R./Michelle: $11K cash & prizes
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $5,850
$100K Bonus Round
Let’s hope we can end the Winnebago drought sometime this week, because that’s the vehicle up for grabs (I think they’re still offering the Travato). Josh lands on the P.
_ _ _ _ T _ _ _ S
_ L _ N
PCMO gives him…
_ M _ _ T _ O _ S
P L _ N
…he had a working AMBITIOUS PLAN, so he leaves w/ $56,400 cash & trip.
MY RATING: 7