EPISODE #6530: CALIFORNIA COAST
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
_ U _ H / _
L O V E L _ / _ _ A _ E
“Hotel California” is best described as this, but Dawn can’t get the bottom line in time.
_ U _ H / _
L O V E L _ / _ L A _ E
Steph recites “…SUCH A LOVELY PLACE”. On the day that Trump has officially became our 45th president of this country, here are…
Steph Leung: business analyst for insurance co. w/ six nieces & nephews all under the age of five from Boston
Aaron Espinoza: ophthalmic tech from Denver
Dawn Kau: human resources worker at a blueberry plant nursery who also has a romance book blog & does some bodybuilding from Eugene, OR
$2K Tossup: PERSON
E _ R _ _
A D _ P T _ R
Steph falls for the EARLY ADAPTER trap.
E _ R _ _
A D O P T _ R
Turnabout is fair play for Dawn who solves EARLY ADOPTER.
CC WEDGE: Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo
Round 1: SAME LETTER
She starts w/ an $1,800 S trio, but then R for roadblock. Second, Steph calls up a TD T, and buys all four of the non-U vowels in one fell swoop. She follows w/ $500 K and N singles, the SL bonus of four $700 B’s, but then the LaT to leave $6,300 on the table. Aaron then puts up a C and two L’s at $650 a pop…
B O A T S
B I K I N I S / &
B E A C _ / B A L L S
… he solves BOATS, BIKINIS & BEACH BALLS for the $1,950, and everybody’s on the board just like that.
SOLE DUD: R (Dawn)
SOLE LaT: Steph
Mystery Round: MOVIE TITLE
First up for Steph are five T’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, four E’s, O, a $900 R, two H’s for that MDW, a W for the CC wedge, and four A’s, after which come three N’s for the M.J. gift tag, two I’s to clean out the vowels, and two F’s while on the MW near LaT. No surprise she’s taking the money for those letters (and for good reason, too). But after a $700 D, she painfully BANKRUPTs near $650 anyway to lose $8,800 cash & shades plus the trip and her extras. Doggone it. Aaron then FPs triple S’s…
F A N T A S T I _
_ E A S T S / A N D
W H E R E / T O
F I N D / T H E _
…he solves “FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” for a new total of $3,450.
PAINFUL BANKRUPT: Steph
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
That man says an instant dud of R. Second, Dawn digs up four $650 N’s, three I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to hand over the $2,350 remainder. Steph then goes aboard the EXPRESS after lighting up a G.
Next Choices: four S’s…A…D…two O’s…three T’s…F…H…last vowel of two E’s…M…Y and K
This lady then reads…
S I N K I N G / M Y
T O E S / I N / T H E
S O F T / S A N D
…and she’s won $13,250 plus a $6,100 trip to the Viva WYNDHAM V Heavens in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
INSTA-DUD: R (Aaron)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dawn
Dawn: $2K/Steph: $20,350 cash & D.R./Aaron: $3,950
$3K Tossup: LIVING THING
D E S E R _
_ _ _ T O _ S E
Dawn spots a DESERT TORTOISE.
Round 4: EVENT
Next from her mouth are three $700 T’s, an E, three $700 R’s, but it’s S-U time…
T R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T
R E T _ R _
…w/ a $1,500 FS. She then puts up the twin N’s…
T R _ _ _ _ _ _ N T
R E T _ R N
…she just made a TRIUMPHANT RETURN for $6,950.
Dawn: $11,950/Steph: $20,350 cash & D.R./Aaron: $3,950
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. extras): $11,150 cash & GT plus CC wedge
$100K Bonus Round
Last chance right now to try and give away a Winnebago. Steph has the C envelope.
Not much RSTLNE help…
_ _ _ _ L _ N _
_ N / _ _ _ _ _
PGHO only gives her the obvious G’s…
_ _ _ _ L _ N G
_ N / _ _ G _ _
…she’s NOT DABBLING IN MAGIC at all, so she loses the $40K. And that’s six straight seasons we’ve gone without a Winnebago winner.
$5K SPIN ID: AC7272178
MY RATING: 6