EPISODE #6565: BELLA ITALIA
$1K Tossup: BEST SELLER
_ _ _ / _ _ / _ I _ C I
_ _ _ E
Millie solves “THE DA VINCI CODE”. Last players this week…
Millie Khoe: dir. of marketing for real estate from Pasadena
Travis Hobbs: sr. analyst from Broken Arrow
Deanna Vannucci: sensory field mgr. for food co. recently engaged to a former “WHEEL” player from White House Station, NJ
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
F R _ _ _ / _ R _ I T
S A L A _
Travis munches this FRESH FRUIT SALAD.
FINAL COLLETTE ITALY TRIP: Rome and Venice worth $10,198
Round 1: THING
His openers are a $1,300 T pair, four A’s, E and I, an $1,100 H pair, and the other two vowels, then he says two W’s and C at $650 a pop, and a $1,200 pair of R’s before he tries to solve…
A / W A T C H / W I T H
R O _ A _ / _ U _ E R A _ _
…A WATCH WITH ROMAN NUMERALS results in a PR of $4,300 and a new total of $6,300.
Crossword/Mystery Round: HANGING AROUND THE HOUSE
Deanna instantly BANKRUPTs near $650. Second, Millie calls up two T’s for the Italy trip, two A’s and O’s, and two C’s for the Uno Alla Volta gift tag before she hits LaT. Third, Travis gets the WC w/ two S’s, buys an E, but misses w/ N. Deanna tries again w/ a $650 L, but the MDW’s left side nails her. Millie follows w/ a $650 W, the last vowel of I, a $3,500 M and three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600 to complete the grid…
/ / / / (C) / / / / (C)
(M)(I)(R)(R)(O)(R)(S) / / (A)
/ / / / (A) / / / / (T)
/ / / / (T)(O)(W)(E)(L)(S)
…and win $18,098 in cash & prizes.
SOLE DUD: N (Travis)
SOLE LaT: Millie
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Deanna)
Millie: $19,098 cash & prizes 1/2 CAR/Travis: $6,300 WC/Deanna: ZERO
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Big leader Millie gets going w/ a $700 S, two $800 T’s, four I’s, and two E’s before she says three N’s and BOARDS the EXPRESS.
Current Bank: $4,800
Next Choices: three H’s…two K’s…three A’s…CRASH w/ R (she loses $9,550 and her plate)
I / T H I N K / I ‘ _ _
S _ E N _ / T H E / _ A _
I N / A / H A _ _ _ _ K
Travis then says “I THINK I’LL SPEND THE DAY IN A HAMMOCK” and will do so at the Divi Southwinds in BARBADOS.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Millie
Millie: $19,098 cash & prizes/Travis: $12,300 WC/Deanna: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
R O S _ _ / &
V I _ L E T S
Millie gathers some ROSES & VIOLETS and is just over $22K.
Round 4: WAYD?
She next calls up a $500 G, a $1K N pair, two I’s and A’s, a $1,500 D trio, but then T for terrible. After Travis also strikes out w/ S, Deanna comes up w/ two FP E’s, a $1,200 L pair, a $700 R, the last vowel of O, a $650 B, and a $1K pair of F’s.
B I D D I N G / A
F O N D / F A R E _ E L L
…this lady will be BIDDING A FOND FAREWELL to the $0 mark and $3,300 will replace it.
DUDS: T (Millie), S (Travis)
$1,600’s the FS amount. After a Q is said late to leave only vowels remaining…
B _ N Q _ _ T
H _ L L
…Travis solves BANQUET HALL for $3,200.
DUDS: S (Millie), R (Travis), M (Millie), D (Travis), G (Millie), C (Travis), F (Millie)
Millie: $22,098 cash & prizes/Travis: $14,500/Deanna: $3,300
BANKRUPT TRASH (sans plate): $10,200
$100K Bonus Round
Millie lands on the S of AMERICA’S.
The end letter(s) of each line are as follows…
_ _ / _ _ _ _ E S T
_ _ N
CGMA is a darn good combo (the C was a precaution)…
M _ / _ _ G G E S T
_ A N
Maybe she’ll be MY BIGGEST FAN after she becomes the third and final FIAT Spider winner this week, so her final total is $50,588 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: JM5952522
MY RATING: 7