EPISODE #6550: DISNEY SEA & SHORE WEEK
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
O _ / _ H _
_ I _ _ / S _ _ S
Who could be sailing ON THE HIGH SEAS? Brooke & Mark? Or maybe these other couples…
Brooke & Mark White (about to celebrate 20 yrs. of marriage): he’s a screwdriver designer who also does service at church while she’s a homeschooling mom who also sings at church; they’re from Hickory, NC
Melonie & Baron Grier: he’s a payroll professional & full-time student while she works for the state of SC (they have a dog named Michael Jackson)
Sarah & Brian Small: owner of a puppy named Durbin from Jacksonville, FL
$5K SPIN ID: LW0015867
$2K Tossup: CHARACTER
_ _ _ _
S K Y _ _ _ _ E R
The force is with Brooke, because she’s also solved LUKE SKYWALKER.
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
The opening letters for the Whites are a $700 R, but then T for trouble. Second, the Griers pick up the Luggage Factory gift tag w/ S, but then give that and the $500 right back to the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, the Smalls strike out w/ N. Back to the Whites who say a $500 L, an E, four A’s, two $600 P’s, and two $700 H’s before they…
H A P P _ / A S / A
_ L A _
_ H _ _ _ E R
…blow the $3,300 solve w/ HAPPY AS A CLAM SHUCKER, because there was just one S on top. The Griers then dig up a $700 M, a $1K C pair, an $800 Y, an O, and a $700 W…
H A P P Y / A S / A
C L A M
C H O W _ E R
…they’re HAPPY AS A CLAM CHOWDER for making the $2,950 solve.
DUDS: T (Whites), N (Smalls)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Griers
SOLE DQ: Whites’ blown solve
Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ
Getting the Griers started are an $800 R, but then S for sorry. The Smalls secondly find a $550 T, an E, four I’s, but then N for no. The Whites are third in line w/ four L’s before they turn down the $4K buyout for what’s under the MW near $650…it’s BAD NEWS. The Griers then put up four C’s for another $2,600…
C R I T I C _ L L _
_ C C L _ I _ E _
_ I L _
…but they blow the $3,400 solve w/ CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BILL, which doesn’t even fit the category; the Smalls then say CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM for the $2K minimum.
DUDS: S (Griers), N (Smalls)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Whites
SOLE DQ: Griers’ blown solve
PP/Express Round: PLACES
The Smalls go aboard the EXPRESS right away after an S request.
Next Choices: T…E…three N’s…G…I…C…two H’s…two A’s…O (NMV)…CRASH w/ L (they lose $8K)
The Whites then put up a $1,300 R pair…
E N C H A N T I N G
H A R _ O R S
…they’ll be seeing some ENCHANTING HARBORS on their DANUBE RIVER CRUISE from Adventures by Disney worth a whopping $14K.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Smalls
Whites: $18,300 cash & cruise/Griers: $2,950/Smalls: $2K
$3K Tossup: LIVING THING
L A U _ _ _ N G
H _ E _ A
The Whites silence a LAUGHING HYENA for the Tossup sweep.
Consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. After three M’s show their faces…
M _ _ I N G
M _ M _ R I _ S
…the Griers will be MAKING MEMORIES w/ another $8,500.
DUDS: L (Smalls), T (Whites)
Whites: $21,300 cash & cruise/Griers: $11,450/Smalls: $2K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,500 cash & luggage
$100K Bonus Round
The W’s landed on again.
I know it already…
_ _ R / _ R _ _
_ _ E R
CDYO only gives them the vowel…
_ _ R / _ R O _
O _ E R
…but this week is FAR FROM OVER when they’ve solved for $34K and a final total of $55,300 cash & cruise.
MY RATING: 6