EPISODE #6537: LEAVE WINTER BEHIND
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
T U _ _ / U P / _ _ E
_ E M _ E R _ T U _ _
Bani could TURN UP THE TEMPERATURE if she can defeat these men…
Bani Singh: advertising worker in media agency from Chicago (born in England, worked in Australia and studied abroad in Hungary)
Ray Frisbee (orig. from Long Island): tax consultant who also plays drums/percussion, sometimes for a circus’ hippopotamus from L.A. (orig. from Long Island)
Matthew Joss: attorney whose kids are competitive Irish folk dancers from Richmond, VA
$2K Tossup: THING
C O M _ _ N _
L E T _ E R _ E A D
Matthew solves COMPANY LETTERHEAD.
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Maui Jim
Round 1: WAYD?
He opens w/ a $700 T, three $600 N’s, three I’s, a G for the M.J. gift tag, O, but then F for flunk. Bani secondly also misses w/ L. Third, Ray comes up w/ a $1,300 S pair, two E’s, a $1,200 R pair, and a $650 W…
R E N E W I N G / _ _
S _ _ S _ R I _ T I O N
…he ain’t gonna be RENEWING MY SUBSCRIPTION, but he’s $2,900 richer and everybody’s on the board.
DUDS: F (Matthew), L (Bani)
Crossword/Mystery Round: ________ RING
All Bani here — she picks a $600 T, five E’s, a $650 R, three O’s, four $700 N’s, an I, two $800 G’s, two A’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and a $1,300 pair of M’s.
/ / / / / / (O)
/ / / / / / (O)(N)(I)(O)(N)
EMERALD & MOOD are the missing rings for $5,950 — PR.
Bani: $6,950/Ray: $2,900/Matthew: $2K
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Ray leads off w/ a $1,300 T pair, a $600 N, an E, a $550 S, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,950. Matthew secondly FPs a G but LaTs out just as quick. After Bani hits the other normal BANKRUPT, Ray uncovers two R’s and goes aboard the EXPRESS.
Next Choices: two P’s…two O’s…F…two C’s
A / G R E A T / S P O T
F O R / A / P _ C N _ C
In addition to another $6,750, he’s found A GREAT SPOT FOR A PICNIC — the Wyndham V Samana in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $7,280.
SOLE LaT: Matthew
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Bani and Ray)
Bani: $6,950/Ray: $16,930 cash & D.R./Matthew: $2K
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ _ M _ U S
C _ U _ L _ S
Bani’s $50 shy of 10 grand after solving FAMOUS COUPLES.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
But she and Ray strike out right away w/ T and S, respectively. Matthew then calls up four $900 R’s, a $5K M, and a $1,300 pair of G’s. We have…
R _ _ _ _ G / _
M _ R R _ – G _ – R _ _ _ _
…he’s RIDING A MERRY-GO-ROUND for $9,900.
INSTA-DUDS: T (Bani), S (Ray)
Bani: $9,950/Ray: $16,930 cash & D.R./Matthew: $11,900
Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE
After Ray’s initial pick of a $700 S, it’s S-U time…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ S
…w/ a $1,550 FS. The B is later put up to leave only vowels remaining…
_ M B R _ _ D _ R _ D
T _ W _ L S
…that man in the middle solves EMBROIDERED TOWELS for another $6,900.
DUDS: N (Bani), G (Ray), H (Matthew)
Bani: $9,950/Ray: $23,830 cash & D.R./Matthew: $11,900
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,950
$100K Bonus Round
The second A of AMERICA’S is where we stop on.
Here are the end letters off all four words…
_ N / _ _ _ _ T
_ N / _ _ _ R
DMHO gives him…
_ N / _ _ O _ T
_ N / H O _ R
…he blows the second word w/ SHORT and SPORT, so he won’t be getting the $34K IN ABOUT AN HOUR.
$5K SPIN ID: TW6815880
UNCLAIMED TRIP WEDGE: Ker & Downey Aftican safari courtesy of Let’s Go Travel
MY RATING: 6