EPISODE #6518: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: TITLE
T H E / _ _ A D
N O T / T A K E N
Suzanne solves the Robert Frost poem “THE ROAD NOT TAKEN”. And she’s the sole lady among this panel…
Suzanne Weber: waitress & private piano teacher from La Honda, CA
Adam Perry: logistics co. worker who climbed Kilimanjaro w/ his dad from Powder Springs, GA
Dave Mercer: retired YMCA worker after 42 yrs. from Vancouver, WA
$2K Tossup: PERSON
H _ C _ _ _
G _ A L I E
Adam’s the next to score w/ HOCKEY GOALIE.
FEATURED WG: OMNI amelia island plantation resort in Florida
Round 1: SAME LETTER
He gets the SL right away w/ five $500 R’s, but then buys a dud vowel of O. Dave secondly runs into the MDW’s right side. Third, Suzanne digs up a $1,400 T pair, seven E’s, two $500 S’s, two A’s, but then the other dud vowel of I. Adam follows w/ a $550 L, a U, and H for the Fandango gift tag, a $700 F, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $5,750 cash & GT. Afterwards…
R E S T
R E L A _
R E F R E S H
R E _ U _ E _ A T E
…Dave blows the solve w/ REST, RELAX, REFRESH, RECUPERATE. Suzanne then says REST, RELAX, REFRESH, REJUVENATE for $1,650 and a $650 lead over Adam.
DUDS: O (Adam), I (Suzanne)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (gentlemen)
SOLE DQ: Dave’s blown solve
Mystery Round: RHYME TIME
The middle man duds out on the spot w/ T. Second in Suzanne’s favor are four FP E’s, three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, but the O fails somebody again. Third, Adam says S for sorry. After Dave LaTs out, Suzanne puts up seven N’s for $4,200…
_ _ N N E R / _ _ N N E R
_ _ _ _ _ E N / _ _ N N E R
…and says “WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER” for $5,450.
DUDS: T (Dave), O (Suzanne), S (Adam)
SOLE LaT: Dave
Adam: $2K/Dave: ZILCH/Suzanne: $8,100 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Suzanne insta-BANKRUPTs on the same side of the MDW that Dave got. Second for Adam are a $900 T, a $700 H, three E’s and A, three R’s while on the other 1/2 CAR, two I’s and O’s to clean out the vowel shop, and a $500 B. Board…
B R I _ _ / _ E / A _ O _ _
_ O R / T H E / R I _ E
…he says “BRING ME ALONG FOR THE RIDE” for $2,600 and a $6,400 trip to the Holiday Inn Resort in IXTAPA.
Adam: $11K cash & Mexico/Dave: ZIP/Suzanne: $8,100
$3K Tossup: THING
D R E A M
_ _ Q U E _ C E
Suzanne has a DREAM SEQUENCE to take a slim Benjamin lead over Adam.
Round 4: WAYD?
All Suzanne here — she picks an $1,100 pair of N’s, two I’s and A’s, and three $650 T’s.
_ N I T T I N _
A / _ _ _ A T _ _
…she knows about KNITTING A SWEATER for $2,550.
Adam: $11K cash & Mexico/Dave: ZIP/Suzanne: $13,650
$1,500’s the payoff here. Two L’s appear at the end of this answer…
_ _ _ _
_ N D / _ _ L L
…Suzanne catches JACK AND JILL for $4,500 more.
DUDS (both by Adam): T & R
SOLE DQ: Dave’s N repeat
Adam: $11K cash & Mexico/Dave: $1K GOOSEEGG/Suzanne: $18,150
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $5,750 cash & movie package
$100K Bonus Round
Suzanne’s bonus spin just makes it to the first A of AMERICA’S.
Decent RSTLNE setup…
_ E _ _ N _
_ _ E S T _ _ N
GHDU’s and interesting combo…
_ E _ _ N D
_ U E S T _ _ N
…I’m afraid she’s gonna say SECOND QUESTION…and she does. BEYOND QUESTION, she is NOT the second Mustang winner.
You see Vanna? This is what happens when you overhype a PBRW bid.
MY RATING: 6