EPISODE #6554: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (SAN DIEGO)
$1K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
S _ _ / _ _ _ _ S
Cathy nails SEA LIONS. Thursday’s panelists…
Cathy Smelser: from Fallbrook (orig. from England)
Manny Briseno: administrative aide for the Public Utilities Dept. who also enjoys running (half-)marathons from S.D. (and Mt. Woodson has a rock that’s in the shape of a potato known as “Potato Chip Rock”)
Sheana Turner: exec. assistant for a family business & San Diego Gulls girl from Chula Vista
$2K Tossup: EVENT
_ / _ _ E C I _ L
_ _ _ _ S I _ _
Today isn’t A SPECIAL OCCASION, but Manny solves for control.
Round 1: PLACES
He opens w/ four T’s for $2,400, five E’s, a $1,400 pair of R’s, and three S’s for the DICK’s gift tag, followed by an A, a $550 H, but then a bad O buy. Second, Sheana wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $2,500. Third, Cathy calls up a $500 W, the last vowel of two I’s, a $1,600 pair of L’s, and a $500 N. We have…
S T R E E T S
L I N E _ / W I T H
_ A L _ / T R E E S
…she solves STREETS LINED WITH PALM TREES for $2,350, and $3,350 overall.
SOLE DUD: O (Manny)
Crossword/Mystery Round: WATER _______
Sheana strikes out on the spot w/ R. Second, Cathy calls up an S for the 1/2 CAR near $900, two E’s and A’s, but then T for terrible. Third, Manny spins up the other normal BANKRUPT. Sheana tries again w/a $1,200 pair of D’s, an O, but then the same BANKRUPT Manny got to lose the $950 remainder. Cathy next puts up a $1,300 pair of F’s, but here comes the MDW’s left side to take away that amount and her plate. Manny then puts up a $1,500 L trio for the other 1/2 CAR and here’s the grid…
(E) / / (A)
(D) / / (L)
/ / (S)(L)(_)(D)(E)
…BUFFALO, SLIDE and BED are the missing words and he has a $150 lead over Cathy.
DUDS: R (Sheana), T (Cathy)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everyone)
UNCLAIMED TRIP: Si Como No in Costa Rica
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Cathy leads the way w/ an $1,800 N trio, an E, two E’s, three T’s for the same 1/2 CAR, a $600 G, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Manny also duds out w/ S. Sheana thirdly goes aboard the EXPRESS after calling up an H.
Next Choices: L…five O’s…F…two R’s…W…D (NMC)
T O _ R I N G / T H E
T O W E R / O F
L O N D O N
…she’s won her first $6,750 and will be TOURING THE TOWER OF LONDON on a trip sponsored by “ALLIED” (Blu-ray included) worth $7,040.
DUDS: A (Cathy), S (Manny)
Cathy: $3,350/Manny: $3,500/Sheana: $13,790 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
A / _ _ _ R / O _
B _ N O _ _ L _ _ S
Manny solves A PAIR OF BINOCULARS.
Round 4: PHRASE
Next up are an $1,800 T trio, but then A for awful. Sheana secondly takes a $700 S, three I’s, but then another bad vowel of O. After Cathy BANKRUPTs near the biggie, it’s S-U time…
I / T _ I _ _
I T ‘ S / _ _ / T _ _ _
…w/ a $1,500 FS. Two N’s and an R later…
I / T _ I N _
I T ‘ S / _ _ / T _ R N
…Sheana literally says “I THINK IT’S MY TURN” for another $1,700.
DUDS: A (Manny), O (Sheana)
Cathy: $3,350/Manny: $6,500/Sheana: $15,490 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plate): $2,250
$100K Bonus Round
Sheana lands on the M of GAME.
The end letters for this one are…
_ _ _ _ E R
_ _ L E
_ O P _ E R
_ O L E
…PGHO would’ve totally owned it, but she successfully recovers the $34K from a GOPHER HOLE for a final total of $49,490 cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: SW9541808
MY RATING: 7