EPISODE #6483: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
S _ R E T C H I _ G
_ _ / L _ _ _
Cristina ain’t gonna be STRETCHING MY LEGS, but she’s right and we go in line in meeting them…
Cristina Cazey: speech therapist from North L.A.
Julie Waldrop-Keltner: enterprise ES paraeducator who enjoys visiting lighthouses (and her 40th birthday was celebrated w/ a “WHEEL” theme) from Federal Way, WA
Parker Robbins: machinist who got remarried to Abbey from Plano, TX
$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION
L _ C A _
_ E A T H _ _ _ A N
Julie might not know that Pat was a former LOCAL WEATHERMAN, but she’s also scored.
TRIP WEDGE: Gaylord Opryland in Nashville
Crossword Round: ______ SHOWER
Here she goes w/ a $1,300 pair of D’s, two E’s, a $1,200 pair of R’s, two A’s, I, and the FP of two O’s to round out the vowels, after which come a $650 B, a $600 L, and an N for the VISA gift tag. We have…
(_)(E)(_)(E)(O)(R) / / (_)
/ / / / / (A) / / (O)
/ / / (B)(R)(I)(D)(A)(L)
/ / / / / (N) / / (D)
…she solves METEOR, BRIDAL, RAIN, and COLD for $4,500 cash & VISA card.
Cristina: $1K/Julie: $6,500 cash & GT/Parker: $0
Mystery Round: THINGS
Parker starts his journey w/ four S’s for $2,800, five E’s, two A’s, and a couple L’s while on the MW near $650 before he risks $2,300…$$$. Next are an I, two $500 N’s, two $550 G’s, a $650 B and the last vowel of O before we see…
_ E N _
_ O L E S
S _ A _ E S
S L E E _ I N G / B A G
…he solves TENT, POLES, STAKES (and) SLEEPING BAG for $14,550.
Cristina: $1K/Julie: $6,500 cash & GT/Parker: $14,550
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Cristina’s off and running w/ a $700 S, a $1,600 pair of T’s, E, four T’s to add $2,600, A, and three O’s. Next are a $700 C, two L’s for the WC, a $600 D, an $800 P, the last vowel of I, and a Y while on EXPRESS. She goes aboard…only to throw away $8K and her WC w/ her very next call of N. Julie then plugs in the $550 B and a $650 G singles…
B R I G _ T L Y
C O L O R E D
P A R R O T S
…in addition to another $1,200, she’ll see the BRIGHTLY COLORED PARROTS on the caravan.com CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Cristina
Cristina: $1K/Julie: $13,700 cash & prizes/Parker: $14,550
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ C R A _ C _ I N G
P O S _
Cristina quadruples up w/ SCRATCHING POST.
Round 4: SONG LYRICS
She rattles off $2,800 worth of four T’s, three E’s, a $700 H, but it’s S-U time…
T _ / T H E / _ _ _ _
_ T _ E _ _ / _ _ T E _ _
…w/ a $6K Final Spin! Midway in the round, Cristina uncovers the M, but botches the $21,250 solve w/ “TO THE WILD STREAM WATERS”. Julie next picks off the W, but she also messes up w/ “TO THE BOLD STREAM WATERS” w/ $18K on the line. She does get another shot after calling the F…
T _ / T H E / _ _ L F
S T R E _ M / W _ T E R S
…she finally gets “TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS” (from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”) for $24K!
DUDS: N (Cristina), C (Julie; duplicated by Parker), Y (Parker), D (Cristina)
BOTCHED SOLVES: both ladies
Cristina: $4K/Julie: $37,700 cash & prizes/Parker: $14,550
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $8K
$100K Bonus Round
Julie’s got the A envelope from GAME.
I know it already…
_ _ _ L _ _ _ T
_ _ _ R S
DCPA adds two key letters on top…
D A _ L _ _ _ T
_ _ _ R S
…she doesn’t need to spend more DAYLIGHT HOURS to solve this one, so she leaves w/ $71,700 cash & prizes!
MY RATING: 8