EPISODE #6490: AMERICA’S GAME
The last set for this week is “Pacific Northwest”.
$1K Tossup: PLACE
T _ _ / _ V _ _ G _ E E N
S T _ _ _
Lindsay knows that Washington’s nickname is “THE EVERGREEN STATE”. Before she does some Black Friday shopping, let’s play the game w/…
Lindsay Ihrig: HS Spanish teacher for 10 years and coaches the freshmen cheer and pom teams from Edmond, OK
Danielle Bercovicz: HS special ed teacher at Mt. Pleasant Academy who got her Master’s in urban education from Providence, RI (orig. from NJ)
Uzor Ogbu: involved w/ biotech research from L.A.
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
P_ T / O N / Y _ U _
T _ I N K I N _ / _ _ P
PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAP, Lindsay — you’ve tripled up and will spin first.
TRIP WEDGE: Tanque Verde Ranch in AZ
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
But she wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Danielle calls up three T’s for $2,400, three E’s, a couple R’s for the WC, and three A’s, followed by a $550 N, three U’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, a $600 H, a $650 B, and the last vowel of I. Next up are a $600 D and Q singles, a $900 C…but then P for PAINFUL DUD on a $600 wedge to leave $7,600 on the table. Uzor then lights up a TD M…
C A R A M E _ I _ E D
B U T T E R N U T
S Q U A S H
…and eats up some CARAMELIZED BUTTERNUT SQUASH.
SOLE CRITICAL DUD: P (Danielle)
BANKRUPT RIGHT AWAY: Lindsay
Uzor: $2,500/Lindsay: $3K/Danielle: WC
Round 2: SAME NAME
Danielle’s road to redemption begins w/ a $550 T, two E’s, two S’s, for the Arizona trip, ana an A, followed by two L’s for the ticketmaster gift tag, two O’s, but then F for flunk while on the MW near LaT. Uzor secondly lands on the MDW’s left side. Over to Linsaay w/ the calling of three N’s for $2,400, an I, a $500 C, a $550 H, a $550 V, and an M while on the other MW to complete the board…
C O N V E N T I O N / &
M E S S
H A L L
…and she’s risking $3,700, much to Pat’s surprise. If the $10K is under there, she’ll have a real big lead… NO. Danielle then reads the answer for $9,090 cash & trip.
SOLE DUD: F (Danielle)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everybody else)
Uzor: $2,500/Lindsay: $3K/Danielle: $9,090 WC
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Uzor instantly LOSES A TURN. Second for Lindsay are a $10,500 T trio, three E’s, two A’s and I’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Going to Danielle now w/ three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, the last vowel of U, and an $1,800 pair of N’s (she fell a little short of the other 1/2 CAR). We have…
T A _ I N _
U N _ E R _ A T E R
_ I _ T U R E _
…in addition to another $3,050, she’ll be TAKING UNDERWATER PICTURES at the Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay, JAMAICA (caribbeanhi.com) worth $7,492.
Uzor: $2,500/Lindsay: $3K/Danielle: $19,632 cash & prizes WC
$3K Tossup: THINGS
D_ U B L _
C O _ P _ N S
Lindsay redeems some DOUBLE COUPONS for the Tossup sweep.
Round 4: WAYD?
Look out — it’s a $6K FS!
Chosen: N, three G’s, H, two T’s (Lindsay wiffs w/ GOING DOWN TO THE GYM), L (DUD), S (DUD), M, R (DUD), C
G _ _ N G / _ _ C _ / T _
T H _ / G _ M
Uzor will be GOING BACK TO THE GYM w/ another $12K in hand.
DUDS: L (Danielle), S (Uzor), R (Danielle)
Uzor: $14,500/Lindsay: $6K/Danielle: $19,632 cash & prizes WC
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,700
$100K Bonus Round
Danielle lands on the W.
Let’s see some letters, Vanna…
_ _ R / T _ _
_ R _ _ R _ T _
She doesn’t need her WC choice of C, because PHGO will do it for her…
O _ R / T O P
P R _ O R _ T _
…OUR TOP PRIORITY of having a BR winner is fulfilled, and this will be in her garage — the 2017 GMC Terrain SLE-1 from Martin GMC worth $28,225. Final Total: $47,857 cash & prizes.
MY RATING: 7