EPISODE #6551: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (SAN DIEGO)
$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME
L _ _ _ / _ F / S U N
L _ T _ / _ F / F _ _
Gwen blows it w/ “LIFE OF SUN, LITE OF FUN”.
L _ _ S / _ F / S U N
L _ T _ / _ F / F _ _
Chris correctly says “LOTS OF SUN, LOTS OF FUN”. In order, our first players this week…
Chris Stoddard: Marine pilot for 11 yrs. and an uncle from San Diego
Kelly Pergowitz: part-time bartender at a local hotel in Pacific Beach from S.D. (orig. from Vegas)
Gwen Holm: retired business director whose father was in the Marine Corps (and was around Camp Pendleton) from Oceanside (orig. from HI)
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
G R _ L L E _ / _ _ S H
T A _ O _
Kelly screws this one up w/ GRILLED MASH TATER. Chris capitalizes w/ GRILLED FISH TACOS.
TRIP WEDGE: caravan.com Canadian tour
First Gift Tag of the Week: Firehouse Subs
Crossword Round: _______ BAR
He gets started w/ a $650 R, an E, a $500 S, and two A’s, followed by a $900 D, two $500 L’s, an O, but then C for crud. Second, Kelly calls up a $500 N but then repeats the A. Third, Gwen spins up a $600 P, two I’s to clean out the vowel shop, a $1,600 T pair, but then the MDW’s left side to lose $1,950. Chris then puts up a $600 K and tries to complete the grid for $2,300…
/ / / / (_) / / (T)
/ / (P)(R)(O)(T)(E)(I)(N)
/ / / / (L) / / (K)
(S)(A)(L)(A)(D) / / (I)
…you think there’s such a thing called a MOLD bar, sir? DUMB! Kelly then fills in that last remaining blank w/ a $650 G and solves for the house minimum.
SOLE DUD: C (Chris)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Gwen
DQs: 2 (Kelly’s A repeat, Chris’ blown solve)
Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS
All Kelly here — she picks a $1,200 T pair, five I’s, five $700 N’s, four $650 R’s, three E’s, and two $550 S’s.
I T / N E _ E R
R _ I N S / I N
S _ _ T _ E R N
_ _ _ I _ _ R N I _
…she solves Albert Hammond’s “IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA” for a PR of $7,900; she now has $8,900.
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Gwen tries to redeem herself here by calling three $650 T’s, five O’s, an $800 Y, a U, two E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Chris secondly takes an $1,100 N pair, an A, but then the other MDW BANKRUPT to hand over $850. Afterwards…
Y O U / _ O N ‘ T / _ A N T
T O / _ O _ E / _ O _ E
…Kelly says “YOU WON’T WANT TO COME HOME” for a trip to the Sheraton Kona in HAWAII worth nine grand.
SOLE DUD: I (Gwen)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris
Chris: $3K/Kelly: $17,900 cash & HI/Gwen: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ E _ / D _ _ S _ N
He was a former star of “Cheers”, but Chris doesn’t know him.
_ E _ / D A _ S O N
Gwen gives her second bad answer tonight w/ TED DAWSON.
T E _ / D A N S O N
Kelly finally gets TED DANSON.
Round 4: PLACE
Next from her mouth are a $600 T, but then a baddie of O. Second for Gwen are a $1,500 R trio, two E’s, two FP A’s, a $600 B, and $500 S and P singles…
P R E S _ _ E _ T _ A _
_ _ B R A R _
…she has finally redeemed herself for $2,850 — it’s a PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY we’re taking about.
SOLE DUD: O (Kelly)
$1,550’s the FS payoff. Two H’s are said by somebody…
C H _ R T S
& / _ R _ _ H S
…Kelly gets CHARTS & GRAPHS for $3,100.
SOLE DUD: N (Kelly)
Chris: $3K/Kelly: $24K cash & HI/Gwen: $2,850
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,800
$100K Bonus Round
Nick Alexander MINI is providing another one of their automobiles, and this one’s a Cooper Convertible. Kelly lands on the N in WIN.
The first letters that pop up…
_ _ R
_ _ N _ _ _ T
She picks a PERFECT time to go w/ PGHO…
O _ R
H _ N G O _ T
…and takes away the $34K from OUR HANGOUT for a final total of $58K cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: SA6790371
MY RATING: 6