EPISODE #6523: WHEEL & V8 SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ R _ T _ _ G
_ I T _ / F L _ V O R
Calvin knows that V8’s BURSTING WITH FLAVOR. Midweek panel…
Calvin Jones: composition & literature teacher who lived in Germany twice because his dad was in the military from Charlotte, NC
Paula Waw: retired systems engineer widowed after 49 yrs. and currently married to a HS running back named Bobby from Tulsa (orig. from TX)
Kristen Holland: from McKinney, TX
$2K Tossup: THING
_ _ C C _ _ S
S _ O R _
Calvin blanks this time.
_ U C C _ _ S
S _ O R _
Kristen could be writing a SUCCESS STORY of her WHEEL journey.
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She first spins up a $1,400 pair of N’s, four A’s, a $500 D, five E’s, but then the LaT. Second, Calvin calls up a $2,700 T trio, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes the amount right back. Third, Paula takes a $1,300 L pair, a U, three C’s for that V8 gift tag, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Kristen resumes her play w/ the last vowel of I, four $700 S’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $3,950. Calvin tries again w/ a $2,100 R trio, but the LaT bites him. Paula then puts up a $1K P pair…
S P I N A C _
P A R S L E _
L E T T U C E / A N D
_ A T E R C R E S S
…she solves SPINACH, PARSLEY, LETTUCE AND WATERCRESS for her first $4,300.
SOLE DUD: O (Paula)
LaTs: 2 (everybody else)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Paula)
Crossword/Mystery Round: STAYING FIT
Calvin strikes out on TD right away w/ T for terrible. Second, Paula LaTs out instantaneously. Third, Kristen comes up w/ an S for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an E, and two N’s while on the MW near $700. Her gamble of $250 and her plate…is NO GOOD. Calvin then puts up a $1,400 pair of R’s, three I’s, a $1,200 pair of G’s, an A, a B for the other 1/2 CAR, and the last vowel of three O’s. Following the FP of three C’s…
/ / / / / (C)(_)(C)(_)(I)(N)(G)
/ / / / / / (O)
/ / / / / (A)(E)(R)(O)(B)(I)(C)(S)
He solves CYCLING, YOGA, ROWING and AEROBICS for $3,850.
INSTA-DUD: T (Calvin)
SOLE LaT: Paula
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kristen
Kristen: $2K/Calvin: $4,850 1/2 CAR/Paula: $4,300
PP/Express Round: TV QUOTE
Paula kicks off w/ a $700 R, five E’s, a $1K pair of R’s, and two A’s, followed by a W for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an I, a $700 N, three O’s, a $500 G, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $2,400 and her plate. Kristen then gets the WC w/ two C’s…
C O _ E / A _ O A R _
W E ‘ R E
E _ _ E C T I N G / _ O _
…she solves “The Love Boat” words “COME ABOARD, WE’RE EXPECTING YOU” for a Star Clippers CARIBBEAN CRUISE worth $7,520.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Paula
Kristen: $10,520 cash & cruise WC/Calvin: $4,850/Paula: $4,300
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ H A M _ I _ _ S H _ P
_ _ _ _
Calvin’s not in the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME right now, but he’s getting close to the lead.
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
$1,650 per consonant here. After three S’s show their faces…
_ _ _ S / _ _ _ _ S
& / _ _ N _ T _ _ S
…Calvin nails BEES, FLEAS & MANATEES for $6,600.
SOLE DUD: R (Paula)
Kristen: $10,520 cash & cruise/Calvin: $14,450/Paula: $4,300
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plates): $9,300
$100K Bonus Round
Calvin lands on the E in GAME.
_ / _ _ _ E T
_ R E _ _
The CAMP strategy gives him just the A’s…
A / _ _ _ E T
_ R E A _
…and the QU- trick shoots him down to the tune of $34K. Looks like Harry & Co. are in A QUIET BREAK to cut their losses from last week.
SWEEPSTAKES PUZZLE #3: HEAVENLY TASTE
MY RATING: 6