EPISODE #6512: AMERICA’S GAME
“Great Escapes” is our second stop this week.
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
N _ W / Y O _ K
S _ _ _ P / S _ E _ K
Mandy chomps up a NEW YORK STRIP STEAK. Meeting the lady in the middle first…
Mandy Meister: allergy immunotherapy pharmacist from Jupiter, FL
Patrick Garvey: parking & transportation mgr. for a sports venue who also does standup and golf (also a Cubs fan) from Oakland
Ashley Callis: O. Henry ES counselor newlywed from Dallas
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
F I _ _
F E S T I _ A L
Mandy also solves FILM FESTIVAL.
TRIP WEDGE: OMNI royal orleans
Round 1: WAYD?
She gets the obvious out of the way first (two $650 N’s, two I’s, two $600 G’s), then she picks off two E’s, three A’s, two T’s for the N.O. trip, and a V for the WC before hitting the MDW’s right side to forfeit $3,250 plus that trip. Patrick secondly LaTs out. Third, Ashley digs up a $2,700 R trio, and originally wants to solve, but she gets buzzed out before making a decision. Mandy then SPINGLES for a $650 S…
R E S T _ R I N G / A
V I N T A G E / _ A R
…she’s RESTORING A VINTAGE CAR for a $350 bonus.
SOLE LaT: Patrick
SOLE BANKRUPT: Mandy
SOLE DQ: Ashley’s T.O.
Crossword/Mystery Round: BIG _____
Patrick instantly hits the same MDW BANKRUPT Mandy got in the last round. Secondly, Ashley falls victim to the one near $650. Third in Mandy’s favor are two $650 T’s, three E’s, A, a $700 S, a $550 Y, I and O to clean out the vowel shop. But next is the LaT. Patrick tries again w/ an $1,800 R pair, but then L for loss. Ashley follows suit w/ two $700 H’s, but the LaT gets her too. Mandy then puts up two TD B’s and a $550 N…
(E)(A)(S)(Y) / / (B)(E)(N)
/ / (H) / / / (I)
/ / (T) / / / (_)
…EASY, SHOT, BROTHER, BIRD and BEN win her $9,100; she’s still perfect at $13,100.
SOLE DUD: L (Patrick)
LaTs: 2 (women)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Patrick and Ashley)
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Ashley first hits the other side of that MDW. Second for Mandy are a $2,100 T trio, four O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $1,850. Patrick then digs up four N’s for the Beef Bucks gift tag and the rest of the vowel shop…
O N E / I _ _ A N _
_ O U / _ O N ‘ T
_ A N T / T O / _ E A _ E
ONE ISLAND YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE, sir, is BARBADOS at the Divi Southwinds worth $6K.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Ashley: NO LUCK/Mandy: $13,100/Patrick: $8K cash & prizes
$3K Tossup: CHARACTER
H _ R _ _
P O _ T _ R
HARRY POTTER turns Mandy’s total into $16,100.
Speed-Up: SONG LYRICS
$1,650 per consonant here. After an L request…
S _ _ _ / T H _ / L _ S T
_ _ N _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _
…Patrick solves “SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME” for $3,300.
Ashley: $1K GOOSEEGG/Mandy: $16,100/Patrick: $11,300 cash & prizes
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC excluded): $5,100 plus N.O. trip
$100K Bonus Round
Mandy lands on the C.
I know this already…
_ _ _ _ N _ / _ N
_ _ _ _ _ N T _ E N T
GPDI adds besides the obvious…
_ _ _ I N G / _ N
_ P P _ I N T _ E N T
I’ve been MAKING AN APPOINTMENT to report each episode of this show in my spare time…and this lady somehow gets the right answer for $45K and a final take of $61,100!
MY RATING: 8