EPISODE #6488: AMERICA’S GAME
Oh dear, it’s the National Parks set.
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
G R A _ _ _ _ N D
M A N _ I O N
Terrai IDs the GRACELAND MANSION. Info on her and everybody else…
Terrai Ross: accountant from Boerne, TX
Lawrence Olguin: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service supporter from Albuquerque
Katy Easter: preschool teacher at childcare center from Fargo
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
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_ O U _ _ A M _ N T
Terrai triples up w/ SOCCER TOURNAMENT.
PRIZE WEDGE: DICK’s Sporting Goods
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
It’s all Terrai — she calls up three T’s for $1,650, four E’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, a $700 W, two O’s and A’s to wipe out the vowels, and a $700 P.
_ A _ E _ / S W E E T
P O T A T O E S
You can eat these for Thanksgiving, and Terrai knows that’s BAKED SWEET POTATOES for $3,600 and a new total of $6,600.
Crossword/Mystery Round: CAR TALK
Lawrence wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Katy picks off three S’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ three S’s, two E’s, an A, two N’s for the DICK’s SS, and three I’s before she lights up two L’s and SURPRISINGLY risks $7,750 cash & SS for that’s under the MW near $650…$$$! Next up are three O’s to clean out the vowels, a $500 T, a $650 R, a $650 M…but then P for PAINFUL DUD to throw away $19,300 cash & SS. Terrai then SPINGLES for the $600 H…
/ / / (O) / / / / / (O)
/ / / (_) / / / / / (L)
…and adds a $400 bonus w/ VEHICLE, HONK, TRANSMISSION, OIL.
SOLE CRITICAL DUD: P (Katy)
Terrai: $7,600/Everybody else: $0 each
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Trying to soften the blow of that late blunder, Katy leads off w/ a $1,200 pair of L’s, three I’s, an $1,100 N pair, five E’s, an $800 B, a $900 G, but then A for awful. Terrai’s second in line w/ a $700 T, two $900 H’s, the last vowel of O, but then M for mistake…
I ‘ L L / B E:
_ H E _ _ I N G / I N
_ O _ / T H E / _ E E _
…and Lawrence says “I’LL BE CHECKING IN FOR THE WEEK” for a trip to The Verandah in ANTIGUA worth $7,060.
DUDS: A (Katy), M (Terrai)
Katy: BAD SHAPE/Terrai: $7,600/Lawrence: $7,060 trip
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
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P _ _ _ D
Terrai says the answer LOUD & PROUD for the Tossup sweep.
Round 4: SHOW BIZ
Coming out of her mouth are a $550 T, a $500 N, two O’s, but then S for sorry. Second for Lawrence are two FP A’s, but then C for crud. Both women then BANKRUPT back-to-back (the former near TD, the latter next to $650 to lose $800). After Lawrence misses again w/ D, Katy lights up a $500 R and the other non-U vowels…
_ O _ I E
_ A R A T _ O N
…she solves MOVIE MARATHON for the house minimum.
DUDS: S (Terrai), C (Lawrence)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
$1,500 per consonant here. Lawrence buys the E’s for free, but only gets the first line. One D and two L’s later…
R E _ D _ N G / T H E
S _ _ L L / _ R _ N T
…Terrai’sREADING THE SMALL PRINT to hold on w/ four Benjamins shy of 20 grand.
Katy: $1K/Terrai: $19,600/Lawrence: $7,060 trip
BANKRUPT TRASH: $800
$100K Bonus Round
Terrai lands on the M of AMERICA’S.
Beethoven was one example of this…
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CHPO gives her…
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P R O _ _ _ _
Don’t tell me we have another late BR solve…no, she gets MUSICAL PRODIGY w/ about two seconds left to leave w/ $53,600.