EPISODE #6486: AMERICA’S GAME
Our first extra episodes week begins on the set of “Teachers Week”.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ _ O
_ O _ _ _ / D _ K _ T A
Mike locates FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA. You think we would have an all-teaching panel tonight, but the guy we’re interviewing first is NOT one at all…
Mike Chester: financial services co. internal auditor from L.A. (orig. from Staten Island)
Nolan Draves: Kenter Canyon ES P.E. teacher & coach from L.A.
Lori Ruedi: Van Avery Prep MS English teacher from San Diego
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
_ A T C H _ _ _
_ _ _ / B I _ / _ _ _ _
I’m sure Lori will be WATCHING THE BIG GAME (the Super Bowl, that is) like most of us.
TRIP WEDGE: Lexington at Jackson Hole
Round 1: CHARACTER
She starts w/ three T’s for $2,100, three G’s to add $1,800, but then A for awful. Second, Mike calls up a $1K pair of R’s, buys two E’s, and lights up a $1,400 pair of D’s. We have…
T H _ R
T H E / _ _ D
_ _ / T H _ _ D E R
…he IDs THOR, THE GOD OF THUNDER for $2,150.
SOLE DUD: A (Lori)
Nolan: $0/Lori: $2K/Mike: $3,150
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
Here goes Mike w/ a $1,400 R pair, two E’s, but then T for trouble while on the MW near $650. Second, Nolan digs up an S for the WC, an A, and three N’s while on the same MW before risking $250 and his WC…he got the wrong one. Third, Lori lights up a $650 M, two O’s, a $650 C, a $1,400 F pair, and the other two vowels. After an $1,100 pair of D’s…
_ O _ D E N
C O R N / _ R E A D
M U F F I N S
…she munches on some GOLDEN CORN BREAD MUFFINS for $3,050.
SOLE DUD: T (Mike)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nolan
Nolan: ZERO/Lori: $5,050/Mike: $3,150
Crossword/PP Round: WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
Nolan BANKRUPTs next to big money right out of the gate. From here, it’s all Lori — she chooses a $2,100 T trio, three FP E’s, two A’s, a $900 P, a $1,400 pair of D’s, an I, and a $700 L.
/ / (_) / / / (T)
/ / (_) / / / (D)
(D)(E)(E)(P) / / (E)
ATLANTIC, TIDE, DEEP & BLUE win her $4,600 and a trip to The Westin ST. MAARTEN Dawn Beach Resort & Spa worth $8,365. The gift tag retiring tonight was from ticketmaster.
SECOND BANKRUPT GOES TO: Nolan
Nolan: BAD LUCK/Lori: $18,015 cash & trip/Mike: $3,150
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
C _ _ _ _
_ ‘ B _ _ E N
Nolan IDs CONAN O’BRIEN to finally strike pay dirt.
Round 4: PHRASE
His first actions are a $900 R, three E’s, but then the R recall while on TD. Second for Lori are a $500 T, a $1,300 N pair, three A’s, and a $1K S pair before she…
E A S _ E R / S A _ _
T _ A N / _ _ N E
…admits that most games are EASIER SAID THAN DONE for $2,550.
SOLE DQ: Nolan’s R repeat
Nolan: $3K/Lori: $20,565 cash & trip/Mike: $3,150
Round 5: THINGS
Lori opens w/ an $1,300 S double, but then H for hush. Second, Mike BANKRUPTs next to big money. Third in Nolan’s direction are a $1,500 T trio, I, but then R for roadblock. Lori follows suit w/ a $500 P, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $1,800. After Mike’s $650 N to leave only vowels remaining…
P _ S T – I T
N _ T _ S
…some POST-IT NOTES say that he’s won a $350 bonus.
DUDS: H (Lori), R (Nolan)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mike, Lori)
Speed-Up: MOVIE TITLE
The FS is set at $1,600. After a B pops up (the first letter of the second word)…
_ / B _ _ _ T _ _ _ _
_ _ N _
…Nolan solves “A BEAUTIFUL MIND” for $3,200.
DUDS (both by Mike): S and R
Nolan: $6,200/Lori: $20,565 cash & trip/Mike: $4,150
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $2,050
$100K Bonus Round
Lori lands on the R.
This five-letter answer begins like this…
_ / _ _ _ E / T _
_ _ / _ _ _ E
DMPI doesn’t add much besides the obvious I…
I / _ _ _ E / T _
_ _ / _ _ M E
I HAVE TO GO HOME now and this lady will be doing said solution in her own ride instead of the Ford Escape Titanium.
MY RATING: 6