EPISODE #6502: FABULOUS FOOD
$1K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
F _ R _ E T – M E – N O _ S
Jenn plucks some FORGET-ME-NOTS. Meeting Tuesday’s trio…
Jenn Rockford: married to 13-yr. fireman Mike and their 3-yr.-old daughter Olivia calls out each letter of her name while watching this show from NYC
Matt Green: works in art sales (his mom owns a pottery studio) and loves to SCUBA dive w/ sharks in Tahiti from L.A. (orig. from Spartanburg, SC
Lois Harris: retired stewardess who does karaoke from Tacoma, WA
$2K Tossup: PERSON
A V E _ _ G E
J _ _
The AVERAGE JOE would’ve solved, but Lois blows the bottom word w/ JOY, allowing Jenn to triple up.
TRIP WEDGE: Crowne Plaza Santiago
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: igourmet.com
Crossword Round: IN THE KITCHEN
Her opening letters are a $700 T, four E’s, but then N for no. Second, Matt calls up a $1,950 R trio, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Third, Lois selects a $500 L, but then S for sorry. Jenn tries again w/ a $1,400 C pair, two I’s, but then the LaT. Matt follows suit w/ a $700 P, U, a $500 Y, the last vowel of O, two $600 F’s, a D for the gift tag, a $600 G, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $5,700 cash & GT. Lois then completes the board w/ a $650 H and an $800 K…
(F) / / / / (C)(U)(T)(L)(E)(R)(Y)
(O) / / / / (H)
(K) / / / / (F)(R)(I)(D)(G)(E)
…she wins her first $1950.
DUDS: N (Jenn), A (Matt), S (Lois)
SOLE LaT: Jenn
SOLE BANKRUPT: Matt
Mystery Round: RHYME TIME
T for trouble is how the sole male starts. Lois secondly picks off an R and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…oops. From here, it’s all Jenn — two S’s for the MDW, five N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, E, four I’s, and a $1,200 pair of G’s.
_ _ I _ _ E N / _ I N G S
& / _ N I _ N / R I N G S
CHICKEN WINGS & ONION RINGS win her another $3,200.
INSTA-DUD: T (Matt)
Matt: $0/Lois: $1,950/Jenn: $6,200 MDW 1/2 CAR
Classic Bonus Puzzle (Early 2005): PHRASE
MPDO is no good for Jessica…
_ _ _ _ / _ N
_ _ _ E R
…she had no chance of solving HIGH IN FIBER.
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Lois leads off w/ a $1,300 pair of N’s, two G’s while on EXPRESS (declined), four FP A’s, a $900 L, I, and three E’s, followed by three FP S’s, two $600 T’s, but then the LaT…
S E A _ _ _ I N G
_ _ _ / T _ E / _ E S T
L A S A G N A
…and Jenn will be SEARCHING FOR THE BEST LASAGNA in ROME worth $7,040 (sponsored by the reboot of “Ben-Hur”).
SOLE LaT: Lois
Matt: HARD LUCK/Lois: $1,950/Jenn: $13,240 cash & Rome MDW
$3K Tossup: PLACE
B _ _ B O O
F O R E _ _
Matt finally strikes pay dirt w/ BAMBOO FOREST.
We pay ’em $1,650 per consonant. The M is lit up in the last word of four…
_ _ _ L _ N G / _
_ _ R _ _ _ T / G _ M _
…Matt nails BOWLING A PERFECT GAME for $6,600.
SOLE DUD: S (Jenn)
Matt: $9,600/Lois: $1,950/Jenn: $13,240 cash & Rome MDW
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,700 cash & GT
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #5
Cousin Dina has the MDW and Jenn lands on the C.
Easy one, IMO…
_ _ _ E / _ T
_ _ _ _ E N
CDMA gives her…
M A _ E / _ T
_ A _ _ E N
…she’s able to MAKE IT HAPPEN and leaves w/ $47,240 cash & Rome…but she was not even close to hitting the super big one — it was under the S of SPIN.
MY RATING: 7