EPISODE #6517: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
T _ _ _ _ G / S _ M
_ _ M _ / O F _
Laura shouldn’t be TAKING SOME TIME OFF right now, because she’s struck first blood among the following…
Laura Birek: freelancing web developer from L.A.
Terri Mares: retired controller from a local community college and also makes cabinets from Ocate, NM
Isaiah Washington: assistant district engineer for the Dept. of Transportation who builds model homes out of popsicle sticks from Charlotte, NC
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
L E _ _ _
S H O R _ _ _ _ A D
Laura eats some LEMON SHORTBREAD for the tripler.
TONIGHT’S WG: Roosevelt Hotel in NYC
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: BedandBreakfast.com
Round 1: PLACE
She opens w/ three T’s for $1,800, two E’s, A and two O’s, a $600 S, a $700 R, a $1K N pair, but then the LaT. Second, Terri calls up a $600 L, buys the last vowel of two I’s, but hits the MDW’s left-side BANKRUPT to lose the $350 remainder. Isaiah then puts up a $650 C and two G’s for that WC…
_ I N T A G E
C L O T _ I N G
S T O R E
…he solves VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE for $1,650.
SOLE LaT: Laura
SOLE BANKRUPT: Terri
Crossword/Mystery Round: WAY TO GO
Terri’s up first w/ a $1,950 T trio, all five vowels in one fell swoop, an $1,100 R pair, and a D while on the MW near LaT. She risks $1,800 for…ZERO. Isaiah follows suit w/ a $650 L, but then S for sorry. Afterwards…
/ (O) / / / (_)
(_)(A)(T)(_) / (I)
/ (D) / / / (T)(R)(A)(I)(L)
…Laura completes the missing words w/ PATH and EXIT.
SOLE DUD: S (Isaiah)
HER SECOND BANKRUPT: Terri
Laura: $4K/Terri: $0/Isaiah: $1,650 WC
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1991): THING
CDMO was used…
C O _ _ E E
M _ _
…COFFEE MUG was solved.
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Isaiah begins a crucial round w/ an S and three T’s at $650 apiece, three I’s, five E’s, but then R for roadblock while on the MDW…
I T ‘ S / _
_ I T T _ E / _ I E _ E
_ _ / _ E _ _ E _
…Laura takes advantage again and says “IT’S A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN” for a trip to the Napili Kai Beach Resort in HAWAII worth $9,300.
SOLE DUD: R (Isaiah)
Laura: $13,300 cash & HI/Terri: ZILCH/Isaiah: $1,650 WC
$3K Tossup: SONG/ARTIST
_ _ L I _ _ _
_ _ / M _ _ _ _ _ A
Laura quickly IDs “HOLIDAY” BY MADONNA (that was her first Top 40 hit back in ’83).
Round 4: THING
The next letters she calls out are a $1,200 T pair, two E’s, two A’s and I, a $1,300 pair of R’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. After Terri BANKRUPTs near $650, Isaiah puts up a $600 P, U, a $600 W, and a $700 N…
_ A N U A _
T _ P E W R I T E R
…he gets MANUAL TYPEWRITER for double his overall total.
SOLE DUD: O (Laura)
THIRD BANKRUPT OF GAME: Terri
Laura: $16,300 cash & HI/Terri: BUPKIS/Isaiah: $3,300 WC
Speed-Up: TV TITLE
$1,700’s the payoff on the Tuesday. Three S’s show their faces on the bottom…
T H _
S _ _ _ S _ _ S
…Laura IDs “THE SIMPSONS” for $5,100 more.
Laura: $21,400 cash & HI/Terri: $1K GOOSEEGG/Isaiah: $3,300
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,150
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the A envelope of GAME for Laura.
_ _ _ L _ R _ _ _
_ E T _ _ _
She picks a GREAT time to go w/ PGHO…
_ O O L P R O O _
_ E T H O _
…her FOOLPROOD METHOD just won her the ’17 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback worth $33,030! Final tally: $54,430 cash & prizes.
MY RATING: 8
Vanna, we’ll be very upset if you jinxed us again on a possible PBRW. The last time she did this was in late S31 when the last two BRs were lost (and the $100K went down the drain on that Friday).