EPISODE #6487: AMERICA’S GAME
We’re on the B&B set.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ U _ _ _ _ _ _ E
_ _ _ / M _ _ _ C _
Isaac locates ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. Tuesday’s trio…
Isaac Comelli: worker at CSU athletic dept. from Bakersfield, CA
Julie Olimpio: Exec. assistant from Littleton, CO
Ann Richardson: retired educator and has an autographed handkerchief collection (6K+) that was started by her grandma in the ’30s from Hutchinson, KS
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
M O V _ E
S _ _ N _ _ _ A _ K
Julie solves MOVIE SOUNDTRACK.
Crossword Round: SUPER ____
She starts the search w/ a $2,500 T, E, two $700 R’s, a $650 S, and three A’s, after which she says a $900 N, a U, a $650 M, a $500 L, the last vowel of O, but then D for dud while on the $10K slots wedge. Ann then puts up a $600 B and a $1K pair of W’s before we see…
/ / / / / / (B)
(M) / / / / (_)(O)(W)(E)(R)(S)
(A) / / / / /
She solves BOWL, POWERS, NATURAL, MAN for $1,600.
SOLE DUD: D (Julie)
Julie: $2K/Ann: $1,600/Isaac: $1K
Mystery Round: SONG TITLE
It’s all Ann — she picks three $550 T’s, three O’s, two I’s, two $900 N’s, three $550 W’s, a $900 K, two A’s, a $600 H, and the last vowel of E.
I / W A N T / T O
K N O W / W H A T
_ O _ E / I _
…she solves Foreigner’s “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” for $5,600.
Julie: $2K/Ann: $7,200/Isaac: $1K
Classic Bonus Puzzle (’91): THING
CDHA was of limited help…
N _ _ H T _ _ _ N
…but NIGHTGOWN was solved.
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Here goes Isaac w/ three T’s for the Perfumania gift tag, three O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to toss away $2,250 cash & perfume. Second, Julie calls up a $700 N, four E’s, a $3,500 H, an M as in MDW, and four A’s before getting the same BANKRUPT to forfeit $3,700 and the MDW. Ann then goes aboard the EXPRESS after picking an L.
Next Choices: V…D…I…Y…U, R and C to complete the board.
Ma’am, you’ve won $5,500 and you can…
L E A V E / Y O U R
C O A T / A N D / T I E
A T / H O M E
…because you’re off to the Napili Kai Beach Resort in MAUI worth $9,300..
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Ann)
Julie: $2K/Ann: $22K cash & HI/Isaac: $1K
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ R _ G _ T
_ K Y _ I _ _ T
Isaac spots the BRIGHT SKYLIGHT.
Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK
$1,700’s the consonant value. Early on, Ann uncovers the C, but goofs w/ CRISP CRANBERRIES. One F later…
F R _ _ _
C R _ N _ _ R R _ _ _
…we’re about to eat some FRESH CRANBERRIES this Thursday and Isaac has solved for another $3,400.
SOLE DQ: Ann’s missolve
Julie: $2K/Ann: $22K cash & HI/Isaac: $7,400
BANKRUPT TRASH (MDW not factored): $5,950 cash & GT
$100K Bonus Round
Ann lands on the M in GAME.
Some end letters to start this one…
_ _ _ L
_ _ _ _ E T
DCHO gives her…
_ O O L
_ _ C _ E T
…unfortunately, we have our second post-buzzer solve in three shows, so the keys to the Jeep Compass Latitude will stay inside this WOOL JACKET.
MY RATING: 6