EPISODE #6564: BELLA ITALIA
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
T _ _ / G _ _ D
_ I _ E
Troy forgets the category and says the cancelled CBS drama “THE GOOD WIFE”. Brynn, however, could enjoy THE GOOD LIFE in Italy or maybe these opponents…
Brynn Frawley: global advocacy coordinator for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation from L.A. (orig. from Ventura County)
Troy Carter: working towards a degree in cybersecurity from Gilbertsville, PA (orig. from Newcastle, Australia)
Tanica Jamison: assoc. tandem swimming coach from College Station, TX
$2K Tossup: PEOPLE
F _ M _ U S
O P E _ _ / _ _ _ G E _ S
Tanica solves FAMOUS OPERA SINGERS.
COLLETTE ITALY TRIP: Southern Italy and Sicily worth $10,498
Round 1: TITLE
She opens w/ three T’s for $1,800, five E’s, a $600 H, three O’s, and R for that MDW, and the last vowel of A, then she chooses a $600 F, a $600 L, three FP N’s, a $700 M, and a $700 W before the tries to solve all of this…
T H E / T W O
_ E N T L E M E N
O F / _ E R O N A
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA results in a PR of $5,750, giving her $7,750 overall.
Crossword/Mystery Round: MOTHER _______
Brynn strikes out on the spot w/ S. Second, Troy calls up a $1,200 pair of N’s, three E’s, an H for the 1/2 CAR near $600, two A’s, and two U’s to clean out the vowels. Next up are a $600 T, three $550 R’s, a $1,400 B pair, and a $600 D to complete the grid…
(E) / / / / / (E)
(N) / / / / (N)(A)(T)(U)(R)(E)
/ / / / / / (R)
…and win his first $5,200.
INSTA-DUD: S (Brynn)
Tanica: $7,750 MDW/Brynn: $1K/Troy: $5,200 1/2 CAR
Classic Bonus Puzzle (2000): THINGS
CPGI was chosen by a man named Yos…
_ N C _ _ _ I E S
…he was able to solve ANCHOVIES.
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
The Aussie gets going w/ a $1K pair of N’s, a $550 G, an I, two E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,050 and his plate. Tanica secondly spins her way to a $600 R, three A’s, a $1,400 T pair, and three O’s to wipe out the vowel shop before the LaT strikes. Brynn thirdly puts up a J via EXPRESS and decides to pass (huh?). She then BANKRUPTs the same way Troy did to give back her grand. That man follows w/ a $2,100 H trio, but then the LaT. After Tanica falls victim to that same BANKRUPT to give up $1,500 and her MDW, Brynn puts up a $900 L, a $700 Y, and a FP F before she sees this…
E N J O Y I N G
T H E / _ A R _ T H
O F / A L O H A
…in addition to another $2,100, she’ll be ENJOYING THE WARMTH OF ALOHA at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI worth $6,487.
LaTs: 2 (those not named Brynn)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Tanica: $7,750/Brynn: $9,587 cash & Maui/Troy: $5,200
$3K Tossup: PLACE
S _ _ C E R
_ _ _ _ I _ M
Troy scores a $3K goal w/ SOCCER STADIUM.
Consonants pay off at $1,700 a pop. Two D’s are said late…
H _ _ R T – S H _ _ _ D
_ _ N D _ N T
…Troy solves HEART-SHAPED PENDANT for $10,200 and the victory.
SOLE DUD: L (Tanica)
Tanica: $7,750/Brynn: $9,587 cash & Maui/Troy: $18,400
BANKRUPT TRASH (sans extras): $3,550
$100K Bonus Round
The Aussie has rounded up the M of AMERICA’S.
Pretty good head start…
_ _ R E L _
_ _ _ E / _ T
DGHO only adds this…
_ _ R E L _
_ _ D E / _ T
…you thought he BARELY MADE IT w/ this final setup? You’d be DEAD WRONG — since he didn’t go w/ the First Four Letters strategy, he loses the $45K.
$5K SPIN ID: JT5442513
MY RATING: 6