EPISODE #6484: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ T O P P I N G / _ T
A / R _ _ T / _ R E A
We sometimes do this on our road trips, and Nicole knows that’s STOPPING AT A REST AREA. Thursday’s trio…
Nicole DeSousa: billing specialist for orthopedic practice & poker player from Port Jefferson Station, NY
Bianca Dozier: just went back to the Univ. of TX (her one-yr.-old daughter Erin watches this program to learn the alphabet) from Arlington, TX (orig. from Detroit)
Wes Bossard: national Guard vet from Summerfield, FL
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
C R U _ _ _ Y
_ _ _ A T _ / C _ _ _ S
The other lady munches on some CRUNCHY POTATO CHIPS. And the $10K prize wedge from “WoF Slots” is in play tonight.
Round 1: PLACES
All Bianca here — she calls up a $650 R, a $600 S, two E’s, three O’s, an $800 T, four I’s, an N for the WC, and a $1,200 pair of L’s.
_ L I _ _ S
O _ E R L O O _ I N _
T _ E / _ _ _ I _ I _
She’s too consonative, though, because she solves CLIFFS OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC for $3K and $5K overall.
Crossword/Mystery Round: YOU LITTLE ANIMAL!
Wes gets going w/ a $700 T, but then H for hush. Nicole secondly gets the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ three L’s, buys two A’s, but strikes out w/ D. Bianca thirdly wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Wes next gets the $10K prize wedge w/ a B, buys E and I, lights up $600 G and M singles, and picks a P while on the MW near LaT before he obviously declines (and rightfully so — that’s the BANKRUPT one). After a $900 C…
/ / / / / (C)(A)(L)(_)
/ / / / / (_)
/ / / / / (L)(A)(M)(B)
…he solves CALF, COLT, LAMB, PIGLET for $13,800!
DUDS: H (Wes), D (Nicole)
Bianca: $5K WC/Wes: $13,800/Nicole: $1K
Classic Bonus Puzzle (early 1997): THING
CDMI only gave this man…
C _ L _ _ N E
…but he still got COLOGNE.
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Nicole starts the search w/ a $1,200 pair of S’s, three T’s to add $1,500, two A’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT nails her to the tune of $2,450. Second for Bianca are a $2,100 R trio, four E’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT snatches her $1,850 and WC. Wes follows w/ a $1,400 pair of M’s, two FP I’s, and a $3,500 H before we see…
M E M _ R I E S
T H A T / _ I _ _
_ A S T / _ _ R E _ E R
…he has another $4,900 and MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER on his trip to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in HAWAII worth $7,587.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Bianca: $5K/Wes: $26,287 cash & HI/Nicole: $1K
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ _ _ _ / C _ T Y
N _ V _ _ _
Bianca pinpoints CARSON CITY, NEVADA.
$1,600 per consonant here. Nicole puts up the twin P’s midway, but she flubs w/ “ADD IT TO MY SHOPPING LIST” not counting the S’s. Bianca then lights up the H…
_ D D / _ T / T _ / M _
S H _ P P _ N G / _ _ _ T
…”ADD IT TO MY SHOPPING CART” is right for eight grand.
SOLE DUD: L (Nicole)
DQs: 2 (Wes’ M repeat, Nicole’s missolve)
Bianca: $16K/Wes: $26,287 cash & HI/Nicole: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not counted): $4,300
$100K Bonus Round
Wes had landed on the I of AMERICA’S.
_ _ N N _
_ _ _ T _ _ N
CMHA adds a couple at the bottom…
_ _ N N _
C A _ T _ _ N
…say goodbye to our PBRW bid — he says FUNNY CARTOON instead of the right one of FUNNY CAPTION, and he is not the fourth straight $34K winner.
MY RATING: 6