EPISODE #6544: BIG MONEY WEEK
$1K Tossup: THINGS
F _ R _ _ – _ L _ S S
T I C K _ _ _
Colleen probably won’t be getting FIRST-CLASS TICKETS if she wins the PP Round, but let’s meet her first…
Colleen Miller: works in communications for an insurance co. from Western Springs, IL; she and hubby Pat are planning a trip to Ireland (and their parents are from there)
Tim Sheldon: delivers chicken-grams while dressed up as a singing chicken from Rancho Santa Margarita (orig. from NY and Chicago)
Janet Acker: singing bartender pursuing Bachelor’s in psychology from Rock Hill, SC
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ L _ _ _ _ G
P O _ O
Tim solves PLAYING POLO.
Round 1: PHRASE
His first moves are a $1,300 T pair, four FP E’s, but then BANKRUPT near $650. Second, Janet wastes a turn w/ the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Colleen calls up a $1,300 R pair, three A’s and an I to clean out the vowels; she follows w/ a $1,300 G pair, two S’s to add $1,800, but then the MDW’s left side to forfeit $3,900. Tim tries again w/ a $650 V, but he then runs into the same BANKRUPT Janet got. Said blue player then inserts an $1,800 N trio, and three H’s to throw in $2,400…
S T R A N G E R
T H I N G S / H A V E
H A _ _ E N E _
…STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, but she’s on the board w/ $4,200.
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Tim 2x, one each by the ladies)
Crossword/Mystery Round: _______ FREE
Janet strikes out right away w/ an H. Colleen secondly picks off a $3,500 R, buys an A, but here comes the other MDW BANKRUPT to take away $3,250. Tim thirdly misses w/ M. Janet next digs up a $650 D, an I, two $900 Y’s, an O, a $700 N, but then P for phooey on the MW near LaT. Colleen follows suit w/ a $1,300 T pair, two U’s, a $650 G, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,700 this time. After Tim spins up the same MDW BANKRUPT, Janet plugs in a $1,300 pair of L’s…
/ (T) / (D)(A)(I)(R)(Y)
/ (O) / (U)
/ (L) / (Y)
…she IDs the bottom across word as GLUTEN for $3,950 and a new total of $8,150.
DUDS: H (Janet), M (Tim), P (Janet)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Colleen 2x, Tim; they each have three now)
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Colleen’s off and running w/ a $650 T, an E, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to give back $150. Second for Tim are a $1,300 pair of L’s, three $600 S’s, two I’s, a $650 D, two O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to hand over $3,250. Afterwards…
_ L A _ O _ _ _ L
_ O S T A / _ I _ A _
D I S _ E S
…Janet will enjoy the FLAVORFUL COSTA RICAN DISHES at the Lapaz Waterfall Gardens/Peace Lodge.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Colleen & Tim; they each have four to their credit)
Colleen: $1K/Tim: $2K/Janet: $14,250 cash & C.R.
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ A _ _ _ _ G
_ Y / _ _ N G _ R S
Tim doesn’t have anything.
_ _ A _ P I _ G
M Y / _ I N G E R S
I’m SNAPPING MY FINGERS for somebody to solve and Janet now has $17,250.
Consonants are worth $1,700 a pop. Three N’s are said by somebody…
_ N _ _ S T M _ N T
_ _ N _ _ R
…Tim’s won another $5,100 from an INVESTMENT BANKER.
SOLE DUD: C (Tim)
Colleen: $1K/Tim: $7,100/Janet: $17,250 cash & C.R.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $14,200
$100K Bonus Round
We assure you that there’s nothing bad on the BW; Janet has the one from the * wedge.
1/3 of the answer…
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PGCI just adds this…
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…does she somehow MOVE ALONG…no, she said BIKE ALONG and she isn’t the third straight $34K winner.
$5K SPIN ID: TY8980772
MY RATING: 5