EPISODE #6524: WHEEL & V8 SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME
R I S _ / &
_ _ E R _ _ Z E
Carmen blows it w/ RISE & EXERCIZE, whereas Emily is able to RISE & ENERGIZE.
Emily Martin: attempting to get her Master’s in Elementary Education at Merrimack College from Landover, MD
Carmen Benton: consultant at the Office of Education Head Start Program from North L.A.
Paul Thompson: worker w/ 41Ks & pensions from Albuquerque
$2K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
D _ _ _ M
B A B _ / _ R _ A M
Carmen solves “DREAM BABY DREAM” (first done by the electro-punk group Suicide and later covered by Springsteen in ’14)
Round 1: THINGS
She kicks off w/ a $1,400 T pair, two E’s, a $1K pair of N’s, three A’s, four O’s, but then the MDW’s left side to lose $1,650. Second, Paul calls up a $600 D, buys the last vowel of I, but gets the BANKRUPT near $650 to give back $350. Third, Emily says F for flunk. Carmen tries again w/ a $600 C, a $650 P, but the same MDW BANKRUPT to hand over $1,250 that time. Paul next gets the same normal BANKRUPT he got before. Emily follows w/ a $1,400 pair of R’s, but then a baddie of Y. After Carmen hits the other normal BANKRUPT, Paul uncovers a TD M…
C O O P E R A T I O N
A N D / T E A M _ O R _
…w/ a little COOPERATION AND TEAMWORK, he solves and everybody’s quickly on the board.
DUDS (both by Emily): F & Y
BANKRUPTS: 5 (Carmen 3x; Paul 2x)
Crossword/Mystery Round: PARTY _____
Paul starts w/ a T for the WC, two I’s, but then R for roadblock. Emily secondly picks off an N and obviously goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…BAD NEWS, I’m afriad. After Carmen says D for dud, Paul puts up a $600 H, two $1K S’s, two A’s, but then C for crud while on the gift tag. Emily BANKRUPTs again w/ the one near $3,500, allowing Carmen to put up a $1K M, E, but then the sole bad vowel of O. Paul then lights up a $1,200 L and a couple of U’s before hitting the same normal BANKRUPT he got twice before to forfeit $3,550 and his WC. Emily then takes the $1,400 P pair before hitting the LaT…
/ / / / / / / (H)
(_) / / / / / / (A)(N)(I)(M)(A)(L)
(U) / / / / / / (T)
…and Carmen completes the board w/ BUS for the house minimum.
DUDS: R (Paul), D (Carmen), C (Paul), O (Carmen)
SOLE LaT: Emily
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Emily 2x, Paul; Paul now has three)
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Emily’s starters are four FP A’s, three $600 T’s, E, three I’s, and three FP O’s to wipe out thew vowel shop. She then boards the EXPRESS after calling four N’s.
Bank at Stake: $5,300
Next Choices: three R’s…P…L…BLANK OUT (there goes $10,300)
After Carmen flunks out w/ Z…
_ O N A
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
A I R P O R T
…Paul will get to KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and ride off to the Hilton Waikoloa Village in HAWAII worth $7,014.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: Z (Carmen)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily (everyone now has three of those)
Carmen: $3K/Paul: $9,514 cash & trip/Emily: $1K
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ U T D O _ R
_ _ _ / G _ _ L L
Emily blows it w/ OUTDOOR AND GRILL; Carmen says a more sensible but incorrect answer of OUTDOOR BBQ GRILL.
_ U T D O O R
_ A S / G _ I L L
…Paul finally gets OUTDOOR GAS GRILL.
$1,700 per consonant in this ugly affair. After the backloading K appears…
_ T ‘ S / _ _ S _ _ _
T H _ N / _ _ _ / T H _ N K
…Carmen says “IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK” for $6,800. Had Paul missed that last Tossup, she would’ve gone to the BR.
SOLE DUD: L (Paul)
Carmen: $9,800/Paul: $12,514 cash & trip/Emily: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $17,100
$100K Bonus Round
Paul lands on the A of GAME.
Just this letter to start…
_ N / _
_ _ _ _ _ _
He PGHOs out of the game and the $45K gets lost IN A VACUUM that time.
SWEEPSTAKES PUZZLE #4: DELICIOUS BEVERAGE
MY RATING: 3