EPISODE #6503: FABULOUS FOOD
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK (we needed that!)
C _ T _ H / _ _
_ H _ / _ _ _
Stephen got himself the CATCH OF THE DAY. And he’s not the only man on the panel…
Stephen George: graphic designer whose nelywed wife also owns a business that makes animal-inspired merchandise & donates 25% to charity from Portland, OR
Courtney Grussing: worker at Univ. of IL Alumni Association from Champaign, IL (orig. from Kewanee)
Duke Alloh: Inglewood HS biology teacher from Signal Hill, CA (orig. from Nigeria)
$2K Tossup: TITLE
P O P U L A R
S _ _ E N _ E
Stephen doesn’t know it, so Courtney gets control w/ “POPULAR SCIENCE”.
TRIP WEDGE: Cambria hotels & suites in Chicago
Round 1: WAYD?
She opens w/ a $500 N, two G’s for the Chicago trip, a $700 T, and three A’s, followed by a $1K pair of R’s, two E’s, three O’s, an $800 F, the last vowel of I, and two L’s for the WC.
L O O _ I N G / F O R
A / G R E A T / _ E A L
She’s LOOKING FOR A GREAT DEAL, and she’s got $4K more plus that Chicago trip (includes a viator food tour) worth $7,410.
Duke: $0/Stephen: $1K/Courtney: $13,410 cash & CHI WC
Crossword/Mystery Round: ORANGE ______
Duke’s up first w/ two T’s for the FoodyDirect gift tag, three E’s and A’s, a $1,300 pair of R’s, but then N for no while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Stephen secondly spins up a G for the same 1/2 CAR and buys the last vowel of O, after which he says a $650 V, S, two M’s and L at $900 a pop, a $500 D…but then F for flunk to throw away $5K and his plate. Courtney then lights up the $700 Z…
/ / / / (T) / / / / / (Z)
/ / (M)(A)(R)(M)(A)(L)(A)(D)(E)
/ / / / (E) / / / / / (S)
(G)(R)(O)(V)(E) / / / / / (T)
…and adds a $300 bonus.
DUDS: N (Duke), F (Stephen)
Duke: NIL/Stephen: $1K/Courtney: $14,410 cash & CHI WC
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Stephen first takes control of five T’s for the same 1/2 CAR, two I’s and I’s, an $1,800 N pair, and three A’s, followed by a $900 C, a $500 W, and three E’s to clean out the vowels. Board…
I / C A N ‘ T / W A I T
T O / _ T E _ / O _ _L
T _ E / _ _ A N E
…he replies “I CAN’T WAIT TO STEP OFF THE PLANE” for $4,700 and a trip to the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in KAUAI worth $7,562.
Duke: NADA/Stephen: $13,262 cash & HI/Courtney: $14,410 cash & CHI WC
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
O O _ _ E _ / _ F
N O O _ _ E _
Stephen eats up OODLES OF NOODLES to take the lead.
Round 4: IN THE KITCHEN
N for negative is how he starts. Second for Courtney are a $500 R, four E’s, a FP O, but then a bad I buy, and it’s S-U time…
_ O _ _ E R
_ E _ _ E _ _ _ E
…w/ a $1,650 FS. Three T’s show their faces on the bottom…
C O _ _ E R
T E _ _ E T T L E
…Stephen solves COPPER TEAKETTLE for another $4,950.
DUDS BEFORE FS: N (Stephen), I (Courtney)
DUDS IN S-U: D (Duke), S (Stephen)
Duke: $1K GOOSEEGG/Stephen: $21,212 cash & HI/Courtney: $14,410 cash & CHI WC
NO PENALTY LANDINGS!
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the W envelope for Stephen.
Category: ON THE MAP (it’s been ages since they last used this category here)
This city is nicknamed the Rubber Capital of the World…
_ _ R _ N
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PGHO gives him…
_ _ R O N
O H _ O
…he locates AKRON, OHIO to leave w/ $55,212 cash & trip.
MY RATING: 7