EPISODE #6498: SEARS SECRET SANTA
$1K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ W I N K _ I N G
L I G H _ _
Luke knows that most of us have put up TWINKLING LIGHTS on our homes. Two men on the panel tonight…
Luke Drake: UNC grad student & aspiring professor from Chapel Hill, NC
Melissa Bird: Air Force wife (hubby’s a captain) who works on the military/veteran affairs team for a large corp. (also, she formerly worked for several baseball teams in special events & sponsorship) from Mustang, OK
Kevin Loyd: retired housing enforcement officer after 32 yrs. from Grand Prairie, TX
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
R E C _ _ E R I N G
_ / F _ M B _ _
Luke’s tripled up after RECOVERING A FUMBLE.
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
His first actions are a $650 T, four E’s and three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to take away the leftover $150. Second, Melissa calls up a $1,400 pair of R’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT takes it right back. Third, Kevin duds out on the spot w/ N. Luke then gets the WC w/ two S’s and the SS wedge w/ two P’s…
S _ A R E A _ _ E
A P P E T _ _ E R S
…he solves SHAREABLE APPETIZERS for another $9,500 cash & Sears, bringing him up to $12,500.
INSTA-DUD: N (Kevin)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Luke and Melissa)
Mystery/Crossword Round: HERE KITTY, KITTY!
Melissa gets the gift tag right away w/ S, buys three A’s, but runs into the same BANKRUPT Luke got in the last round to lose $1,250 cash & GT. Second in Kevin’s future are an $800 C, I, O, two $650 N’s, and the last vowel of E, followed by the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $3,500 R, but then a baddie of G to leave $5,350 sitting there. Luke then inserts a $2,700 trio of P’s…
/ / / / (L) / / / / (P)
(C)(A)(_)(N)(I)(P) / / / (A)
/ / / / (O) / / / / (_)
/ / (P)(A)(N)(_)(_)(E)(R)(S)
He solves CATNIP, LION, PANTHERS & PAWS to move to $15,200.
SOLE DUD: G (Kevin)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Melissa
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Here goes Kevin w/ two $500 T’s, two I’s, two $900 M’s, two A’s, six E’s, a $900 R, and the last vowel of O. Those are followed by $600 W, H, three L’s and S at $650 a pop, two $600 H’s, and a $500 N before he finally goes for the solve…
_ L E A S E / T E L L
M E / W H E R E / I ‘ M
G O I N G / _ A T
…he says “PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I’M GOING, PAT”and the host responds w/ the caravan.com COSTA RICA TOUR, putting him on the board w/ $14,250.
Melissa: NO LUCK/Kevin: $14,250 cash & tour/Luke: $15,200 cash & SS
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ _ D I O
A N _ _ _ _ _ _ R
This RADIO ANNOUNCER says that Melissa’s off the schneid.
Consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. The H is uncovered late…
M _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ M _ L _ S H M E N T
…Kevin’sMAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT is winning this game w/ another $4,500.
Melissa: $3K/Kevin: $18,750 cash & tour/Luke: $15,200 cash & SS
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,800 cash & GT
Melissa SPIN ID: VW7793731 (Valerie W.)
Luke SPIN ID: DS7728607 (Donald S.)
$100K Bonus Round
Kevin spins up that W.
I know it already…
_ R E _ _
_ _ _
CHDO only gives him the first letter of the answer…
D R E _ _
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…he couldn’t DREAM BIG of winning $34K on this stage.
FINAL SPIN ID: CB6641804 (Cheryl B.)
MY RATING: 6