EPISODE #6528: CALIFORNIA COAST
$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ _ _ / F _ _ _ C _ _ _ O
_ _ _ N T S
Irene IDs the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS. Let’s meet this lady in the middle…
Irene Foster: homeschool teacher married to a Marine vet from Yuma, AZ
Carmen Telles: UC-Riverside graduate in psychology who’s going for her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Perris, CA
Adam Wasserman: indoor cycling instructor & voiceover worker from NYC (orig. from Lincoln, RI)
$2K Tossup: LIVING THING
_ _ _ D E N
T _ _ _ _
Irene doesn’t know the second word.
G _ _ D E N
T _ O U _
The same goes for Adam.
G O _ D E N
T _ O U _
Carmen’s caught the GOLDEN TROUT.
CC WEDGE: Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Crossword Round: NIGHT ____
Her first letters are an R but then S for sorry. Second, Adam puts up a $700 T, but BANKRUPTs near $650 just as quick. Third, Irene calls for a $900 L, two I’s, and H for the Maui Jim gift tag, an E, a $700 F, and two A’s, after which she uncovers three G’s for the WC, a $550 M, the last vowel of O, and an N for the S.F. trip. We have…
/ / (G) / / (L)(I)(G)(H)(T)
/ / (O) / / (I)
/ / (_) / / (F)
…she completes the first down word w/ GOWN for a total of $10,650 cash & prizes.
SOLE DUD: S (Carmen)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Adam
Adam: $0/Irene: $11,650 cash & prizes WC/Carmen: $2K
Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS
Adam kicks off w/ a $500 T, an $800 N, five E’s, and five R’s via the MW near LaT before he takes the money for those (but that’s the $$$). After he buys four O’s, he gets the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $5,800. Irene’s second in line w/ a $900 M, two A’s and I’s, but then C for crud. Carmen thirdly digs up an $800 B, a $500 L, two U’s and an F while on the same MW and she flips it for the $10K. Next are three $700 S’s, a FP Y, and two $500 W’s before she tries to solve all of this…
B E / S U R E / T O
W E A R / S O M E
F L O W E R S / I N
Y O U R / _ A I R
…from “San Francisco” by Scott McKenzie, she gets “BE SURE TO WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR” for $14,650.
SOLE DUD: C (Irene)
HIS SECOND BANKRUPT: Adam
Adam: $0/Irene: $11,650 cash & prizes WC/Carmen: $16,650
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
All Irene here — she picks four T’s for the MDW, a $700 H, three E’s, two A’s, a $1K R pair, and M for the 1/2 CAR near $600, a $900 N, and a $500 L.
T H E / R O _ A L
T R E A T M E N T
In addition to another $2,850, she’ll be getting THE ROYAL TREATMENT at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in ST. LUCIA worth $7,150.
Adam: BUPKIS/Irene: $21,650 cash & prizes MDW WC/Carmen: $16,650
$3K Tossup: EVENT
A _ O C _ D O
F _ _ _ _ _ _ L
Irene solves AVOCADO FESTIVAL to be close to $25K.
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
$1,650’s the FS amount. After three C’s are said late…
_ R O C _ S / S M O C _ S
& / S O C _ S
…Adam was forced to say ’em again, but he gets FROCKS, SMOCKS & SOCKS for $6,600.
AIRED DUDS: T (Adam), W (Carmen), B (Irene), Y (Carmen)
Adam: $6,600/Irene: $24,650 cash & prizes MDW WC/Carmen: $16,650
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,500
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #7
Irene lands on the G (hopefully for grand prize).
Easy one, IMO…
_ E L _ _ / T _ E
_ _ R _ _ _ N
MWDO and C make the following additions…
_ E L O W / T _ E
_ O R _ _ O N
…after she solves, how far BELOW THE HORIZON was she in regards to the $1M? Five away — the S of SPIN. She leaves w/ $58,650 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: RC07507
MY RATING: 8