EPISODE #6549: DISNEY SEA & SHORE WEEK
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ E T ‘ _ / _ A V E
S _ M _ / F _ _
Michael & Shogher say “LET’S HAVE SOME FUN”, and we certainly will. Meeting this couple at the end first…
Michael & Shogher Tilkian (married 12 yrs.): he’s a real-estate worker and HS golf coach while she’s an architect artist
Monique & Wayne Rooks, Jr.: he’s a firefighter; this couple’s from Chicago
Mo & Michelle Shanks (married 16 yrs.): he’s a digital media mgr. for a local casino; they’re from Jenks, OK
$5K SPIN ID: MB1313971
$2K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ E _ I G _ T F U L
C H _ _ _ _ _ _
Michael & Shogher know their DELIGHTFUL CHILDREN and are up to $3K.
Round 1: WAYD?
The Tilkians start us off w/ three N’s for $2,700, two I’s, a $700 D, a single E, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,900. Second, the Rookses waste a turn w/ the MDW’s left side. Third, the Shankses call up a $650 G, an A, two S’s for the cruise, and four O’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT forces them to give up $9,483 cash & cruise. Back to the Tilkians w/ an $1,800 H pair, an $800 P, but then the same BANKRUPT they got before to lose $2,600. The Rookses then put up the last consonants of two $700 R’s and a $650 L…
S H A R I N G / O _ R
P H O T O S / O N _ I N E
…we’re NOT gonna be SHARING OUR PHOTOS ONLINE, but they have their first $2,050.
BANKRUPTS: 4 (two by Tilkians)
Crossword/Mystery Round: “A WHOLE NEW WORLD”
The Rookses are off and running w/ an $1K pair of R’s, two E’s, three A’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, two I’s, a $650 P, and the last vowel of O. They follow w/ a $500 N and a C while on the MW near LaT before they risk $2,450…$$$. Next are a FP B, a $700 M, and a $600 L before they try to complete this grid…
/ / / / / (L)(O)(_)(E)
/ / / / / (M)
/ / / / / (P)(R)(I)(N)(C)(E)(S)(S)
…you’ll LOVE that their PR solve was worth $14,250.
Rookses: $16,300/Shankses: ZIP/Tilkians: $3K
PP/Express Round: PLACE
The Shankses start this crucial round w/ a $1,300 R pair, three A’s, but then T for terrible. Second, the Tilkians spin up the same MDW BANKRUPT. Third for the Rookses are a $1,400 pair of S’s, an E, a $550 P, two I’s, a $600 D, but then the sole bad vowel of O. After the Shankses goof w/ H…
A / S _ R _ I _ _
P A R A D I S E
…the Tilkians have won A SURFING PARADISE to that Aulani Resort in OAHU.
DUDS: T (Shankses), O (Rookses), H (Shankses)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tilkians
Rookses: $16,300/Shankses: ZILCH/Tilkians: $10,450 cash & Oahu
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
M O N _ _ R A M _ E D
_ U G
Michelle just misses w/ MONOGRAMMED RUG, whereas Michael gets MONOGRAMMED MUG.
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
Now this is a magical FS from Pat — $6K per consonant! After the hot consonant of four R’s are exposed…
_ _ R R _ T S
_ N D / _ _ R R _ T S
…the Shankses go from worst to first at $30K w/ FERRETS AND PARROTS!
INSTA-DUD: G (Tilkens)
Rookses: $16,300/Shankses: $30K/Tilkians: $13,450 cash & Oahu
BANKRUPT TRASH: $14,983 cash & cruise
$100K Bonus Round
Michelle lands on the W.
The last three words were last used in late S26 and solved for $30K…
_ _ _ / _ _ T
_ _ / _ _ _ N _ S
PGHO gives them nothing but three of the hot vowel…
_ _ _ / O _ T
O _ / _ O _ N _ S
…but they literally go WAY OUT OF BOUNDS, thinking the first word’s RIGHT (wha?), so $45K goes down the drain for them.
MY RATING: 6