EPISODE #6553: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (SAN DIEGO)
$1K Tossup: PLACE
A M E _ _ C _ ‘ S
_ _ N _ S T / _ I _ Y
In this show’s opinion, they say San Diego is AMERICA’S FINEST CITY; Alicia has the answer will be interviewed first…
Alicia Crawford: Naval Surface Warfare Officer from S.D. (orig. from Dallas)
BJ Lawrence: SeaWorld performer for 15 yrs. from S.D.
Brandy Holmes: restaurant server who recently came back from Belize from Temeculah (orig. from Boone, IA)
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
C _ _ _ E _ – _ _ _ L E
_ O O K
Alicia has a brain fart this time.
C _ _ _ E E – _ _ _ L E
B O O K
So does Brandy.
C _ _ _ E E – _ _ B L E
B O O K
BJ grabs a COFFEE-TABLE BOOK.
Round 1: THING
He can’t capitalize on TD w/ S for sorry. Second, Brandy calls up a $650 N, three T’s to x4 her starting amount, an O, three $600 R’s, two E’s and A’s, and three C’s to add $1,500…
_ _ I C T O R _ A N
A R C _ _ T E C T U R E
…she solves VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE for $4,900.
INSTA-DUD: S (BJ)
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Brandy gets going w/ a $600 S, three R’s for the SS wedge, five E’s, an I, and the SL Bonus of four $650 C’s before she puts up two H’s and obviously declines for what’s under the MW near LaT (that’s probably the BANKRUPT one). Here’s the board…
C H _ C _ _ _ _ E –
C _ _ E R E _
C H E R R I E S
…she eats some CHOCOLATE-COVERED CHERRIES for another $13,200 in cash & spree (this one from BedandBreakfast.com).
Brandy: $18,100 cash & SS/Alicia: $1K/BJ: $2K
Before the next round, Pat says that all of this week’s contestants will receive free tickets to the S.D. Zoo.
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Alicia plays catch-up here w/ five N’s for $3,500, three I’s, a FP E, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $3,250. Second, BJ gets the exact same fate. Third, Brandy rides the EXPRESS after selecting the obvious G.
Next Choices: two O’s…CRASH w/ S ($750 loss)
Alicia tries again w/ a $650 T, but then F for flunk. BJ follows w/ a C for the 1/2 CAR near $900, two A’s, $500 L and B singles, a $1K Y pair, a U, and $500 N and P singles (he spun that same $500 spot next to the orange $900 all in this round). We have…
U N _ I N _ I N G / O N
M Y / P _ I _ A T E
B A L C O N Y
…he’s not gonna be UNWINDING ON MY PRIVATE BALCONY, but he’s won $3K and will stay at the ARUBA Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino worth $6,300.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: F (Alicia)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Brandy: $18,100 cash & SS/Alicia: $1K/BJ: $11,300 cash & Aruba
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
C _ R T I _ _ E D
_ U T _ _ _ _ _ _ I _ T
Brandy cracks the $21K mark w/ CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST.
$1,600’s the FS value. After an M pops up…
_ T / _ _ _ / M _ _ _ S
S _ N S _ / N _ W
…IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW — BJ makes the $3,200 solve and finishes is a nice second.
SOLE AIRED DUD: C (Brandy)
Brandy: $21,100 cash & SS/Alicia: $1K/BJ: $14,500 cash & Aruba
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4K
$100K Bonus Round
Brandy lands on the I of WIN.
She needs some help for the top…
_ _ _ _
_ _ N T S
PMHO gives her…
_ O _ _
P _ N T S
…COZY PANTS is incorrect (that was my first thought, too), but YOGA PANTS is right for $40K and a final total of $61,100!
$5K SPIN ID: KC7343024
MY RATING: 8