EPISODE #6491: SEARS SECRET SANTA FAMILY WEEK
$1K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ _ P P _
_ _ _ _ _ R E N
We would love to give away lots of stuff to some HAPPY CHILDREN like Shiela & Rebekah. First three family pairs this week…
Shelia & Rebekah Payne (mom/daughter): former orig. from Owensboro, KY and Louisville, latter from Jacksonville, FL
Maurice & Veronika Williams (son/mom): he’s a human resources coord. for a transportation co. in Seattle while she’s a retired human resources mgr. for a large corporation
John & James Tweedie (bros.) John’s a chiropractor from Bolivar, MO while James writes & does acting
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
E N J _ _
_ O _ R / _ T _ Y
The Paynes stare into space, but they blow it anyway w/ ENJOY YOUR CITY.
E N J O _
_ O _ R / _ T _ Y
ENJOY YOUR STAY on this show, Williamses. As expected, the $7,500 SS and GT from sears are on the wheel for this two-week period.
Round 1: WAYD?
A $500 R starts them off, but the BANKRUPT near $650 takes that amount right back. Second, the Tweedies get the exact same fate. Third, the Paynes call up a $7,500 N trio, three I’s, four A’s, an O, a $1,200 pair of G’s, and the last vowel of two E’s. They follow w/ a $500 S, a $1,400 T pair, two H’s for the SS, and a $1,200 pair of D’s before they see…
_ I G H T I N G
_ A N D _ E S / O N / A
_ I R T H D A _ / _ A _ E
…winning $11,800 plus that spree was like LIGHTING CANDLES ON A BIRTHDAY CAKE.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other pairs)
Williamses: $2K/Tweedies: $0/Paynes: $20,300 cash & SS
Mystery/Crossword Round: LET’S DECORATE
The bros are off to a $10,500 start w/ three T’s, followed by an O, but then a bad I buy. Second, the Paynes take a $1,200 pair of S’s, three E’s, and the same number of A’s to clean out the vowel shop, but the other normal BANKRUPT cleans them out of $700. The Williamses then put up a $1,950 R trio and a $1K pair of N’s before they try to solve…
/ / (T) / / / / / (S)
/ / (E) / / / / / (A)
(_)(R)(E)(A)(T)(_) / / (R)
TREE, ORNAMENTS, WREATH & STAR are correct for $2,950.
SOLE DUD: I (Tweedies)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Paynes
Williamses: $4,950/Tweedies: ZIP/Paynes: $20,300 cash & SS
PP/Express Round: SONG LYRICS
T for trap is how the Paynes start. Second for the Williamses are a $650 R, five E’s, and three N’s while on EXPRESS before they GO ABOARD.
Current Bank: $3,400
Next Choices: four S’s…two D’s…O…F…three A’s…C…three M’s…three L’s (vowels remaining)
_ / C A N / S E E
F O R / M _ L E S
A N D / M _ L E S
A N D / M _ L E S
…they solve The Who’s “I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES AND MILES” for $16,900 plus the caravan.com PANAMA TOURS for a total of $27,900 that round.
INSTA-DUD: T (Paynes)
Williamses: $32,850 cash & tours/Tweedies: ZILCH/Paynes: $20,300 cash & SS
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ I C H
D _ S _ E R T
The Paynes get a RICH DESSERT.
Round 4: THINGS
Next on their list are a $600 S, a $1,950 T trio, E, three A’s, a $500 R, but then the LaT. The Williamses then put up a $1,200 C pair…
A _ C _ E _ T
A R T _ _ A C T S
…they solve ANCIENT ARTIFACTS for an $800 bonus.
SOLE LaT: Paynes
Speed-Up: ON THE MAP
$1,500 per consonant here. The H is established as the second letter of the answer…
P H _ _ N _ _
_ R _ _ _ N _
…and the Tweedie bros. locate PHOENIX, ARIZONA for their only three grand on the night.
AIRED DUDS: T (Williamses), C (Williamses), D (Tweedies), F (Williamses)
Williamses: $34,850 cash & tours/Tweedies: $3K/Paynes: $23,300 cash & SS
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,200
Tweedies SPIN ID: AA2084480 (Andrew A.)
Paynes SPIN ID: CV5637000 (Carol Ann V.)
$100K Bonus Round
The car for this year’s SSS is a 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr hatchback. Maurice lands on the ‘.
The RSTLNE can only provide…
_ _ _ _
_ T / _ _
CPDI gives them…
_ _ C _
I T / _ P
…they fall for the PICK IT UP and PUNCH IT UP traps, but they quickly BACK IT UP to nearly double their total to $68,850 cash & tours.
LAST SPIN ID: KR7786277 (Kathryn R.)
MY RATING: 8