You know, I’m feeling really bad for Bobby McBride — given that his 31st birthday was yesterday, a skunking w/ a $100K loss would be very disheartening. Let’s really hope this doesn’t happen.
EPISODE #6535: SHOW YOU THE WORLD
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T _ _ Y _ / & / K Y O _ O
_ A P A _
Syd’s one letter off on the second city w/ KYOKO.
T _ _ Y O / & / _ Y O _ O
_ A P A _
Samantha solves TOKYO & KYOTO JAPAN. The potential heroes…
Samantha Philio: project mgr. for a co. that designs & supplies restaurants from White Center, WA
Trista Huntley: from Bixby, OK
Syd Church: overseeing all transit advertising in San Bernardino Co. (he’s also a volleyball ref) from Beaumont, CA
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
S C E N E – _ _ E A L _ R
Syd’s the SCENE-STEALER for now.
COLETTE TRIP: NYC worth $7,798
Crossword Round: ________ LIST
S for sorry is how he starts. Samantha secondly also duds out w/ T. Third, Trista puts up two $650 N’s, an E, two A’s, and an I, then come a $500 L, a $700 D, the other two vowels in singles, three FP R’s, a P for the WC, two $500 Y’s, a $650 G, and a C for the eBags gift tag. The near complete grid…
/ / / / (_) / (P)
/ / / / (I) / (L)(A)(U)(N)(D)(R)(Y)
/ / / / (N) / (A)
…she finishes it off w/ WINE for $6,400 cash & GT.
INSTA-DUDS: S (Syd), T (Samantha)
Mystery Round: RHYME TIME
Samantha wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second in Trista’s favor are a $650 T, three E’s, two A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose the $150 remainder. Syd’s third in line w/ three $650 S’s, two I’s to clean out the vowels, an $1,800 N trio, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $3,5000. Samantha then puts up twin R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900.
S A R _ I N E S / &
T A N _ E R I N E S
SARDINES & TANGERINES gives her a tie w/ Syd.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everyone)
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Going down Trista’s road first are three $700 S’s, four E’s, three A’s, a $650 T, three I’s to wipe out the vowels, but she’s wiped out of $2K by the BANKRUPT near TD. Second for Syd are a $650 D but then M for mistake. Third, Samantha takes a $1,600 pair of F’s, four $3,500 L’s, a $700 W, and $1,300 pairs of R’s and C’s to leave only one letter unexposed…
I C E / F I E L D S
W A T E R F A L L S
_ L A C I E R S
…but she just threw away $18,900 for leaving out the second half of WATERFALLS in her answer. That means Trista will be seeing the ICE FIELDS, WATERFALLS, and GLACIERS on a CANADIAN ROCKIES tour worth $10,998.
SOLE DUD: M (Syd)
SOLE DQ: Samantha’s botched solve
Trista: $17,398 cash & prizes/Others: $2K a head
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
G _ _ _ Y / _ O _ T
A N D / L _ D _ E
Trista’s over the $20K mark w/ GRAVY BOAT AND LADLE.
This is certainly gonna help — $6K per consonant! Midway in the round, Samantha purchases the I’s for free, but she flubs w/ RIGHT WITH THE TIME. Trista then puts up the D…
R _ _ _ / _ I T H
T H _ / T I D _
…Trista’s ROLL(ing) WITH THE TIDE for $24K more.
DUDS: N (Trista), S (Syd)
SECOND (and final) DQ: Samantha
Trista: $44,398 cash & prizes/Others: $2K a head
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $5,650
$100K Bonus Round
Trista lands on the &.
I have an idea what this might be…
_ _ R / _ _ R S T
_ _ _ _ _ E
FCDI gives her…
_ _ R / F I R S T
_ _ _ _ _ E
… so much for OUR FIRST CHOICE, we’ve beeen skunked for the second time in three weeks (also the first one w/ a $100K loss since the last NYC week in S30) and she loses the $50K. It was OUR FIRST VOYAGE.
$5K SPIN ID: AG9273722
MY RATING: 6