EPISODE #6541: BIG MONEY WEEK
$1K Tossup: THINGS
L U X U R Y
S E A _ S
Leslie could soon be sitting in the LUXURY SEATS of a nice automobile they have in the studio this week, but she has to beat…
Leslie Barnum: lawyer from Monmouth Beach, NJ
Najja Wells: underwriting technical assistant for an insurance co. in Valencia and food enthusiast from Palmdale
Carl Balou: bartender/server at upscale steakhouse from Rogers, AR
$2K Tossup: PERSON
_ _ _ E R T / I N
T _ _ / F I _ L D
This was easily solved for an Audi A4 during the last week of the SSS in 2012, and Carl recalls the answer as EXPERT IN THE FIELD.
PRIZES ON THE WHEEL: $10K Slots and Bicycle Playing cards (the latter should be the gift tag all week long)
Round 1: WAYD?
First on his list are $600 T and N singles, and the purchases of four I’s, two E’s and two A’s in one fell swoop. Next up are the obvious $650 G, two S’s for the Bicycle gift tag, a $1K V pair, and four L’s to throw in $2K more. We have…
L I V I N G / A
L A V I S _
L I _ E S T _ L E
…he feels like he’s LIVING A LAVISH LIFESTYLE, so that PR was worth $6,100 to him.
Najja: $0/Carl: $8,100 cash & GT/Leslie: $1K
Crossowrd/Mystery Round: APPLE _______
Leslie wants the first letter of her name, but it’s not there. Second, Najja calls up a $600 C, an A, six R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, three E’s, an I, but then D for dud. Third, Carl digs up an $1,800 T trio, and the other two bowels before he says an N on the MW near $650 and declines. The grid…
(C) / / (_)(R)(I)(T)(T)(E)(R)
(A) / / / / / (R)
(R) / / / / / (E)
…he completes it w/ FRITTER and TURNOVER for $2,300 and $10,400 overall, but it could’ve been $19,400 instead.
DUDS: L (Leslie), D (Najja)
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
All Najja here — she picks an $1,100 R pair, three E’s, an A, a $1K T pair, a $650 D, I, and a FP O to clean out the vowels, after which come an N for the WC, a $550 S, a $500 P and a $600 L.
I / _ E E L
T R A N S P O R T E D
…she says “I FEEL TRANSPORTED” for her first $4,150 and a $6,550 trip to the Iberostar Bavaro in PUNTA CANA worth $6,550.
Najja: $10,700 cash & P.C. WC/Carl: $10,400 cash & GT/Leslie: $1K
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
B _ _ K U P
_ A _ C _ R S
Leslie gathers some BACKUP DANCERS to quadruple up.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
A $1,200 T pair gets her started, followed by an A, but then the LaT. Second for Najja are a $500 N, an I, but then S for sorry. Third in Carl’s direction are a $600 R, but then the BANKRUPT near $650. Leslie then fills in three O’s, a U, and a $900 Y, but it’s S-U time w/ a $1,600 FS. She then puts up the L…
A / L O _ _ _ T / I N
Y O U R / _ O _ _ _ T
…and solves A LOCKET IN YOUR POCKET for $2,950.
SOLE DUD: S (Najja)
SOLE LaT OF GAME: Leslie
SOLE BANKRUPT OF GAME: Carl
Najja: $10,700 cash & P.C. WC/Carl: $10,400 cash & GT/Leslie: $6,950
BANKRUPT TRASH: $600
$100K Bonus Round
That nicer car we’re talking about is a 2017 Audi A3. Najja doesn’t have anybody with her, but she’s spun the S of AMERICA’S.
Category: SHOW BIZ
_ _ _ _ T _ _ N _ N _
GDMO should be enough, even though C isn’t there…
_ _ D _ T _ O N _ N G
…but she STILL DOESN’T recall AUDITIONING for this show, so she just threw away the Audi.
$5K SPIN ID: VC1915320