EPISODE #6538: LEAVE WINTER BEHIND
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
S P R I N _
H _ S / S _ R U N G
SPRING HAS (not yet) SPRUNG, but Sara’s on the board. In order, meet…
Sara Bean: nurse from Petersburg, MI
Debi Tennenbaum: admin. assistant for small accounting firm from Pacific Palisades, CA
Mark Presses: pharmacy tech. who also does archery and owns a cat that has six toes (Pat also did so in Ireland) from Vancouver, WA
$2K Tossup: THING
O _ F I C _ A L
_ _ _ / _ L U B
Mark agrees with me that this show should have an OFFICIAL FAN CLUB.
Crossword Round: THAT’S GREAT
He BANKRUPTs near $2,500 right out of the gate. Second, Sara calls up an R for the WC, a $550 T, two E’s, an $800 S, and four A’s to clean out the vowels, after which come $1,200 pairs of N’s and D’s, two L’s for a Wine Country wedge, a $650 X, a $700 B, a $600 Y, and a $650 W. We have…
/ / / / / / (D)
(_)(A)(T)(S)(B)(Y) / (A)
/ (L) / / / / / (N)
She IDs GATSBY to win $7,250 and a $6,250 trip to the Gingerbread Man Inn in California’s Wine Country for a total of $13,500 that round and $14,500 overall.
Mystery Round: WAYD?
Our big leader begins w/ three $650 N’s, two I’s, four O’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $1,450 and her WC. Second, Debi strikes out w/ S. Third, Mark comes up w/ a $2,100 G trio, an E, a $500 T, two $3,500 H’s, but then C for crud to likely squander $9,350. Sara then puts up a $1,400 pair of R’s and four L’s to add $2,600…
R O L L I N G
O N / T H E
_ L O O R
L _ _ G H I N G
…some of you people are probably ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING, but she makes the $4K solve and is now at $18,500.
DUDS: S (Debi), C (Mark)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sara
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Debi’s next attempt to get on the board is made up of a $1,200 pair of S’s, an E, a $3,500 R, two A’s, a $550 T, a $900 P, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Mark then digs up a $1,600 pair of L’s, three FP U’s, and $1,200 pairs of N’s and D’s. Board…
_ U _ L D _ N _ / A
S A N D / S _ U L P T U R E
…in addition to another $4K, he’ll be BUILDING A SAND SCULPTURE at Sandals Ochi Beach in JAMAICA worth $7,800.
SOLE DUD: O (Debi)
Sara: $18,500 cash & Napa/Debi: HARD LUCK/Mark: $13,800 cash & Jamaica
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME (but also SONG TITLE)
_ _ T T I –
F R _ _ _ I
Sara solves Little Richard’s “TUTTI-FRUTTI”.
Bad news for Sara — it’s a $6K Final Spin! After the frontloading B appears…
B R E _ _ _ N G
_ / R E _ _ R D
…Sara could be BREAKING A RECORD for the most by a non-millionaire on the program, because she has solved for $30K more!
DUDS: L (Mark), S (Debi), T (Sara), W (Debi)
Sara: $51,500 cash & Napa/Debi: $1K GOOSEEGG/Mark: $13,800 cash & Jamaica
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $1,450
$100K Bonus Round
Sara lands on the I of SPIN.
At the lead-off portion…
_ L _ _ / _ _
_ _ _ N T
Ugh, she’s going w/ CDMA…
_ L _ _ / _ _
_ A _ N T
…looks like her money hopes have been drenched by a GLOB OF PAINT…OR HAVE THEY?!?!?! This lady shocks all of us by solving for $34K to leave w/ $85,500 cash & trip!
$5K SPIN ID: MD5366805
At the end, Pat says this is the secnd puzzle ever to have the word GLOB in it.
MY RATING: 9