Yes, I was out doing some Black Friday shopping last night, so better late than never.
EPISODE #6489: AMERICA’S GAME
On this Turkey Day, we were on “Shopping Spree”.
$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ _ _ _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ L T
Kristan quickly gets ELEANOR ROOSEVELT.
Kristan Stewart-Henry: UC-Berkeley PhD student in Special Education as part of joint doctoral program from Brentwood, CA
Mike Shewmake: computer systems admin. from Albuquerque
Tara Temple: art-based toy co. owner who broke a leg and her grandma’s an Internet celeb from Oakland
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
P L A _ I N G
C _ _ _ A D _ S
There’s no need for Kristan to be PLAYING CHARADES.
TRIP WEDGE: Green Palm Inn in Savannah
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
Her opening letters are a $1,300 pair of N’s, two A’s, three $600 T’s, and two E’s, followed by a $650 D, two I’s, an $800 H, the last vowel of U, and $1,400 pairs of R’s and L’s. The board…
T U R _ E _ / A N D
A L L / T H E
T R I _ _ I N _ _
…we’ve had our TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS, aa she’s earned another $6,250 in this PR, bringing her up to $9,250.
Mystery Round: WAYD?
Mike gets the Savannah trip right away w/ four N’s, buys two I’s and four A’s, but LOSES A TURN. Second, Tara calls up a $1,400 pair of G’s, buys two E’s, but duds out w/ S while on the 1/2 CAR near $600. Third, Kristan lights up a $1,200 pair of R’s, the last vowel of O via FP, a $650 D, but nothing more w/ M. Mike then puts up pairs of K’s and T’s ($600 and $650, respectively) before we see…
T A K I N G / A
_ O N G / _ A _ K
A _ T E R / D I N N E R
…he may be TAKING A LONG WALK AFTER DINNER in Savannah, so he’s on the board w/ $10K cash & trip.
DUDS: S (Tara), M (Kristan)
SOLE LaT: Mike
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Here goes Tara w/ a $700 T, four E’s, but then the LaT. Kristan secondly takes a $1,400 pair of R’s and three A’s before she goes for a quick solve…
E _ E R _ / _ A _ / _ _
A _ / A _ _ E _ T _ R E
…EVERY DAY IS AN ADVENTURE for this lady, as she solves for $1,150 and a trip to the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in CABO SAN LUCAS worth $7,380.
SOLE LaT: Tara
Mike: $10K cash & Savannah/Tara: BAD LUCK/Kristan: $17,780 cash & CSL
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
T E _ _ _ O _ N _ / &
T A B L _ _ P _ O _ S
Mike gets out some TEASPOONS & TABLESPOONS.
Round 4: THING
But he says a quick dud of S. Second for Tara are a $1K pair of N’s, two I’s, a $1,600 pair of G’s, and a $1K pair of T’s…
_ _ _ T / _ _
_ I G _ T N I N G
…but she doesn’t remember the category, as she blows the $3,350 solve w/ FAST AS LIGHTNING. Kristan then uncovers a $1K L pair and a $600 F…
_ _ L T / _ F
L I G _ T N I N G
…the solution got to her like a BOLT OF LIGHTNING.
INSTA-DUD: S (Mike)
DQ: Tara’s blown solve
Mike: $10K cash & Savannah/Tara: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Kristan: $19,380 cash & CSL
It’s a $1,600 FS. Four T’s and two S’s in…
S T _ _ _ _ _ T – _
S T _ _ _ _ T
…it appears Kristan was a STRAIGHT-A STUDENT in school, as she’s won another $3,200 worth of icing.
Mike: $10K cash & Savannah/Tara: $1K GOOSEEGG/Kristan: $22,580 cash & CSL
$100K Bonus Round
The stopping point for Kristan is the I of AMERICA’S.
The end letters of every word except the second are…
_ _ _ E / _ _ _
_ _ _ E / _ _ N
H _ P E / _ _ _
H _ _ E / _ _ N
HOPE YOU HAVE FUN reading this report, ma’am, but HOPE FOR is NOT gonna win you the Ford Explorer.
MY RATING: 6