EPISODE #6514: AMERICA’S GAME
“Fabulous Food” is the set on this Thursday. Jimmy Wales (founder of Wiki) is in the audience and the hosts were laughing about their muscles when they came out.
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ _ A H O
_ _ _ A T _ _ S
Lauren solves IDAHO POTATOES, even though she mispronounced the second word as PO-TAH-TOES.
Lauren Fritz: attorney from Le Roy, NY (orig. from Grand Haven, MI)
Leo Choi: finance worker for a software co. from S.F.
Judy Koegeboehn: office mgr. for a travel co. from Wichita
$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME
J _ _ _ _
F _ L _ _ N
Judy IDs the current “The Tonight Show” show host as JIMMY FALLON.
TRIP WEDGE: Beech Mountain Resort in NC
Round 1: LANDMARK
Judy gets the Beef Bucks gift tag right away w/ three T’s, then she says a $1,400 pair of H’s, E, four A’s, five $700 N’s, three I’s, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. We have…
T H E / N A T I O N A _
_ A _ _ / I N
_ A _ H I N _ T O N
…but she blows the $6,400 solve w/ THE NATIONAL PARK IN WASHINGTON. Moving on to Lauren w/ three L’s for $1,950, but then the BANKRUPT near $2,500. Leo then puts up a $600 W, a $650 S, and a $700 G to leave one letter unexposed…
T H E / N A T I O N A L
_ A L L / I N
W A S H I N G T O N
…he messes up the $1,950 solve w/ THE NATIONAL BALL IN WASHINGTON. Judy then gives the right one of THE NATIONAL MALL IN WASHINGTON.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Lauren
DQs: 2 blown solves by other players
Judy: $8,400 cash & debit card/Lauren: $1K/Leo: $0
Crossword/Mystery Round: NEW YEAR’S _____
Lauren goes first w/ three $550 S’s, an A, three T’s for the NC trip, but then a baddie of E. Leo secondly gets the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ an R, but then repeats the E. Judy thirdly spots a $700 K, buys twin I’s, but runs into the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $450. Lauren follows w/ a TD N, a $600 D, three O’s to wipe out the vowel shop and a $650 H. Crossword board reads…
/ / (_) / / / (K)
/ / (S) / / / (S)
TRADITION, BASH, KISS, and PHOTOS are the words for $7,150 plus that trip.
SOLE DUD: E (Lauren; repeated by Leo)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Judy
Judy: $8,400 cash & debit card/Lauren: $14,346 cash & NC/Leo: NOTHING
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Leo immediately goes aboard the EXPRESS after starting w/ a T.
Next Choices: E…A…two S’s…two N’s…two R’s…three I’s…G…O (NMV)…L…two D’s…W…C…H and F
He’ll see the…
W I L D / O R C H I D S
& / G I A N T / F E R N S
…while at Nick Troubetzkoy’s Anse Chastanet ST. LUCIA ($9,500), and this was a MAJOR PR for him at $23,500!
Judy: $8,400 cash & debit card/Lauren: $14,346 cash & NC/Leo: $23,500 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: THING
_ _ _ _ R N
A R _
Lauren looks at MODERN ART.
$1,650 per consonant this time. That man puts up the S (first letter in last word of four)…
R _ _ _ _ N G / _
_ _ _ T _ _ _ / S T _ R _
…he’s READING A BEDTIME STORY at the buzzer to win $3,300.
Judy: $8,400 cash & debit card/Lauren: $17,346 cash & NC/Leo: $26,800 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,400
$100K Bonus Round
Leo lands on the E of AMERICA’S.
_ R _ _ N _
_ T / _ _ E N
PGHO gives him…
P R _ _ N G
_ T / O P E N
Pat’s PRYING IT OPEN and showing Leo that he just won the minimum; he leaves w/ $60,800 cash & trip.
MY RATING: 8