EPISODE #6509: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
$1K Tossup: THING
G E N _ _ _
_ A _ L I _ _ / _ N _ W
Christine just misses by a letter w/ GENTLE FALLING SNOW.
G E N T _ _
F A L L I _ _ / _ N _ W
Adam solves GENTLY FALLING SNOW. Introducing him and the ladies in order…
Adam Marchese: dentist from Starke, FL
Danielle Rumple: part-time group exercise instructor from Birmingham, MI
Christine Scalese: works in outside sales for a national payroll provider (she also has a fashion blog) from West Hartford, CT
$2K Tossup: ON THE MAP
A _ N _ _ _ _ I S
M _ R _ L A N _
Danielle locates ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND.
TONIGHT’S SS: NOVICA
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She strikes out on the spot w/ T. Second, Christine instantly LOSES A TURN. Third, Adam comes up w/ three FP E’s, a $650 R, three A’s, but then a baddie of O. Danielle then puts up a $1,400 pair of S’s, the last vowel of I, and three $700 P’s before she…
S P I _ E _
_ A R A _ E _
A P P _ E S
…munches on some SPICED CARAMEL APPLES for $3,250 and $6,250 overall.
DUDS: T (Danielle), O (Adam)
SOLE LaT: Christine
Crossword/Mystery Round: HOLIDAY DINNER
Christine wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Adam fills in a $1,400 pair of S’s, E, four O’s, three $550 K’s, and a FP I, followed by a C for the SS, three A’s to clean out the vowels, but then the BANKRUPT near $3,500 to forfeit $8,800 cash & spree. Danielle follows w/ two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, an $800 V, a $600 B, a $500 P, two $500 L’s, and a T while on the MW near $650 before she takes the money for it (she would’ve gotten the big one, though)…
(S) / (C)(O)(O)(K)(B)(O)(O)(K)
(A) / / / (V)
(T) / / / (N)(A)(P)(K)(I)(N)(S)
…she completes that incomplete second across word w/ LADLE for $4,900 extra; she now has $10,150.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those before Danielle)
(NOTE: The ’17 Fiesta now has a starting price of $14,535 per Ford’s website.)
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Adam first lights up a $2,700 N trio and buys all the vowels in one fell swoop, then he says a $900 G, a $700 S, two C’s for the same 1/2 CAR and two FP L’s. We now have…
_ A L _ I N G / O N
A / _ L A C _ / S A N _
_ E A C _
He’s won $5,300 and will be WALKING ON A BLACK SAND BEACH at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in HAWAII worth $7,254.
Adam: $13,554 cash & HI/Danielle: $10,150/Christine: NO LUCK
$3K Tossup: PERSON
L _ _ G – D _ _ T _ N _ E
_ _ N N _ _
This would’ve put Danielle much closer to Adam, but she blanks out and he extends his lead w/ LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
He opens w/ a $5K N, an A and four E’s to quickly wipe out the vowel shop, then he picks a $700 D and T for trouble. Second for Danielle are an $800 C, a $600 H, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $1,400. Christine then fills in a $1K pair of S’s but craps out w/ K…
C H E E _ S
A N D / _ E E _ S
…and Adam solves CHEERS AND JEERS for $5,200 more.
DUDS: T (Adam), K (Christine)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Danielle
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
$1,700 per consonant here. Two L’s are said by a lady…
_ R _ S T _ L
_ _ _ N _ _ L _ _ R
…Christine swings on the CRYSTAL CHANDELIER to finally score $5,100.
Adam: $21,754 cash & HI/Danielle: $10,150/Christine: $5,100
BANKRUPT TRASH: $10,200 cash & SS
$100K Bonus Round
Adam lands on the C.
This four-word answer starts as…
_ N / _ / _ _ _ _
_ R _ _ _ E
CPGO’s a pretty good combo…
_ N / _ / G O O _
G R O O _ E
…he’s really IN A GOOD GROOVE, and the third time’s the charm to give away the ’17 Toyota RAV4 XLE worth $28,500! He leaves w/ $50,254 in cash & prizes.
MY RATING: 7