EPISODE #6527: CALIFORNIA COAST
$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE
_ _ _ _ Y W _ _ D
N _ _ _ _ _
April solves Bob Seger’s “HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS”. Again, meeting them in order…
April Himel: flight attendant from Rock Hill, SC
Zakkiyya Ibrahim: preschool teacher working on her Master’s from Beaverton, OR (orig. from Delhi, LA)
John Latus: forensic accountant from Broken Arrow, OK
$2K Tossup: EVENT
T _ C O
_ _ E S D _ Y
April loves the sound of TACO TUESDAY, so she’s tripled up.
CA COAST WEDGE: tour from caravan.com
Other Gift Tag of Week: Birk Sun
Round 1: PLACE
Her starters are three $550 T’s, but then N for no. Second, Zakkiyya wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, John calls up two $700 S’s, three E’s, five A’s, two R’s for the tour, and three O’s to clean out the vowels, but here comes the BANKRUPT near $650 to take away $7,650 cash & tour. April then puts up a $1K pair of L’s and a $600 M…
T O T A L L _
A _ E S O M E
S _ A T E _ O A R _
_ A R _
…she solves TOTALLY AWESOME SKATEBOARD PARK for $3,250 and $6,250 overall.
SOLE DUD: N (April)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other players)
Crossword/Mystery Round: COMPUTER _____
Zakkiyya leads the way w/ four $550 R’s, an E, two $650 S’s, two P’s for the B.S. gift tag, and three A’s before LOSING A TURN. Second, John uncovers two C’s and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…TROUBLE. After April hits the other normal BANKRUPT, Zakkiyya proceeds to call up an O, two $550 G’s, two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, two I’s to clean out the vowels and two $500 M’s to complete the grid and win her first $7,600 cash & GT.
(C) / (G)(R)(A)(P)(H)(I)(C)(S)
(H) / / / / / / / (A)
(I) / / / / / / / (S)
SOLE LaT: Zakkiyya
BANKRUPTS: 2 (John and April)
April: $6,250/Zakkiyya: $7,600 cash & GT 1/2 CAR/John: ZIP
Classic Bonus Puzzle (late 2001): PHRASE
HPMI was chosen…
I ‘ M / S _
_ I _ _ _
…I’M SO GIDDY was solved even w/o the D’s on the bottom.
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Both John and April strike out on the spot w/ S and N, respectively. Third in line, Zakkiyya gets her second BANKRUPT courtesy of the one near $650, so goodbye plate. Next for John are three $600 R’s, O, U, four A’s, two $700 Y’s, and the other two vowels. Following a $650 K, he puts up an L and goes aboard the EXPRESS.
Current Bank: $3,850
Next Choices: T, two M’s and D
M A K E / Y O U R
D R E A M
A / R E A L I T Y
…w/ $7,850 and a trip to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Luxury at Popu in KAUAI worth $6,533.
DUDS: S (John), N (April)
April: $6,250/Zakkiyya: $7,600 cash & solar gifts/John: $14,383 cash & Kauai
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ O R D / N E R D
April the WORD NERD sweeps ’em.
Speed-Up: FUN & GAMES
$1,5600 per consonant here. John puts up two N’s early on, but he’s way off w/ RUNNING A MARATHON. Two C’s are later put up…
C _ T C _ _ N G / _
_ _ _ _ _ R _ N G
…April’s CATCHING A ($6K) BOOMERANG and the win.
DUDS: S (April), D (John)
SOLE DQ: John’s missolve
April: $15,250/Zakkiyya: $7,600 cash & solar gifts/John: $14,383 cash & Kauai
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plate): $7,650 cash & tour
$100K Bonus Round
April lands on the S in SPIN.
_ _ L _ / _ _ _ _ T
T _ E / _ _ E _
DGHO guarantees at least a letter…
_ _ L D / _ _ O _ T
T H E / _ D E _
I’m WILD ABOUT THE IDEA of having this long losing streak end…but she gets the answer after the buzzer and loses $34K.
$5K SPIN ID: BW06866
MY RATING: 6