BTW, the exact Winnebago that has been offered this week is the Trend (not the Travato as I thought it would be) w/ a starting price of over $95K+! Here’s the link: https://winnebagoind.com/products/class-c/2016/trend/overview
EPISODE #6485: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ O _ E _ – _ _ A _ _ _ D
P E A _ U _ _
James munches on some HONEY-ROASTED PEANUTS. Final players this week…
James Neal: blackjack dealer for about a decade who also plays poker and a pilot from Oklahoma City
Nicole Strickland: part of a water-loving family whose hubby of six yrs. (Chase) flies F-18s for the Navy from Lemoore, CA
Sylvia Vella: retired operating rm. nurse from Taylor, MI
$2K Tossup: LIVING THING
_ A N ‘ _ / _ _ S T
_ R I E _ D
MAN’S BEST FRIEND has tripled James’ dough.
TRIP WEDGE: Lexington at Jackson Hole in Wyoming
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
He’s off to a $5K start w/ a couple S’s, followed by three E’s, a $2,500 T, A, two $600 N’s, and the rest of the vowel shop. But after two H’s for the VISA card is the MDW’s right side to flush away $9,450 cash & VISA card. Nicole then digs up two R’s for the WY trip, and $1,300 pairs of G’s and D’s. We have…
D R I _ I N G
T H R O U G H / _ I D E
O _ E N / S _ A _ E S
…she’ll likely be DRIVING THROUGH WIDE OPEN SPACES in Jackson Hole (it’s worth $6,018), as she gets on the board w/ $9,618.
SOLE BANKRUPT: James
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Nicole opens w/ a $600 T, three $650 S’s, an E, a $500 R and an M via the MW near LaT before she gambles $2,800…$$$. Following her buys of two A’s and O, here come an L for the WC, the last vowel of I, two Y’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, but then C for CRITICAL DUD to leave $13,550 and her plate on the table. Sylvia then spins up two $1K H’s, a $800 W, and the $600 G to complete board…
H I G H W A Y / &
S O L A R
S Y S T E M
…and win her first $3,400.
SOLE MAJOR DUD: C (Nicole)
Sylvia: $3,400/James: $3K/Nicole: $9,618 cash & WY
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Sylvia’s initial picks are four N’s for $2,400, two I’s, the obvious $900 G, O, and two A’s, followed by a $600 D, a $1,500 T trio, but then the LaT. Over to James w/ a $7K pair of H’s, a $900 C, three E’s, a $600 B, but then M for another MAJOR DUD, so goodbye $8,250. Afterwards…
D I N I N G
A T / _ U N _ E T
O N / T H E / B E A C H
…Nicole will be DINING AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH of the Holiday Inn Resort in ARUBA worth $6,400.
SOLE DUD: M (James)
SOLE LaT: Sylvia
Sylvia: $3,400/James: $3K/Nicole: $16,018 cash & vacays WC
$3K Tossup: THING
H _ B R _ D
V _ H I C _ E
Nicole gets HYBRID VEHICLE (it was last used as a S31 bonus puzzle in January 2014 and solved for $30K).
$1,600 per consonant to round out the week. The backloading M shows its face…
N _ T / _
_ R _ _ _ _ M
It’s NOT A PROBLEM for Sylvia to make the solve.
SOLE DUD: S (Sylvia)
Sylvia: $5K/James: $3K/Nicole: $19,018 cash & vacays WC
BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,450 cash & VISA card
$100K Bonus Round
Nicole lands on the P.
Just a couple letters on the bottom to start…
_ _ _ _
_ _ N _ _ L _ _
CMDO and G are of decent help…
C O _ _
_ _ N G _ L O _
…she gets the answer of COZY BUNGALOW…one second after the buzzer. But it’s NOT all that bad since we landed on $34K all this week anyway.
MY RATING: 5