EPISODE #6497: SEARS SECRET SANTA
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ A N _ Y
C _ _ _ S
Morgan grabs some CANDY CANES. The lady at the end is who we meet first…
Morgan Cohen: musical theater person from Sherman Oaks
Hoisea Jones: technical recruiter for an automotive technology co. and math from Detroit
Sue Brenner: from Littleton, CO
$2K Tossup: THINGS
_ I _ E P L A C E
L _ _ S
Sue’s warming up w/ FIREPLACE LOGS.
Crossword Round: CHRISTMAS _______
She insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Morgan calls up a $700 N, five A’s, a FP I, two $700 T’s, and three FP E’s to clean out the vowels. Those are followed by a $1,200 pair of V’s, a $650 C, a $600 R, a FP D, a $700 Y…but then a critical dud of L to leave $5,250 on the table. Hoisea then FPs an S and picks up the larger Sears prize w/ W to complete the board…
/ / (E) / (V)(A)(C)(A)(T)(I)(O)(N)
/ / (V) / / / (A)
/ / / / / / (D)(A)(Y)
…and win his first $8,500 cash & SS.
SOLE DUD: L (Morgan)
Mystery Round: PERSON
Morgan’s chance to redeem herself begins w/ a $650 T, three E’s, a $600 M, three I’s, and an A, followed by a $650 N, the last vowel of O, but then another crucial dud of R while on the WC. Hoisea follows w/ a TD S, an H for the gift tag, a $600 W, and a $650 L before we see…
A / L E _ E N _
I N / H I S
O W N / T I M E
…he solves A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME for another $6,250 in cash & sears, bringing him up to $14,750.
SOLE DUD: R (Morgan)
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Hoisea’s off to a nice $10,500 start w/ three T’s, then he buys three E’s and two A’s, plugs in two $650 H’s and a $500 N, but LaTs out. Sue’s second in line w/ a $700 G, two $500 C’s, the remainder of the vowel shop, a $1K pair of S’s, two $700 D’s, an L for the WC, but then the same BANKRUPT to throw away $3,850 and her WC…
_ A T C H I N G
C L O U D S / D _ I _ T
O _ E _ / T H E / S E A
…and Morgan will be WATCHING CLOUDS DRIFT OVER THE SEA while at the Renaissance ST. CROIX Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.
SOLE LaT: Hoisea
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sue
Hoisea: $14,750 cash & Sears/Sue: $2K/Morgan: $7,300 trip
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ E _ _ E N D
_ O A _ / T R I P
Hoisea’s incorrect w/ WEEKEND BOAT TRIP.
_ E E _ E N D
_ O A _ / _ R I P
Sue’s won some more money towards maybe a WEEKEND ROAD TRIP.
Speed-Up: SONG LYRICS
$1,600 per consonant again. Two F’s are exposed at the bottom…
_ H _ R _ / T H _
_ _ F F _ _ _ / R _ _ _
…Sue recites “WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM” for $4,800.
NO AIRED DUDS
Hoisea: $14,750 cash & Sears/Sue: $9,800/Morgan: $7,300 trip
BANKRUPT TRASH (sans WC): $3,850
Sue: AB0649251 (Andrea B.)
Morgan: LB8738011 (Leslie B.)
$100K Bonus Round
We’ve landed on the N in SPIN last night…and Hoisea actually hits the S in the same word.
This very big one starts like this…
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ L
_ N _ _ R _ _ T _ _ N
CDMI gives him…
_ I _ _ R _ _ _ I C _ L
I N _ _ R M _ T I _ N
…he doesn’t realize he gave his BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION at the start of this episode, so he loses $45K.
FINAL SPIN ID: MF4941456 (Maryann F.)
MY RATING: 5