EPISODE #6566: AMERICA’S GAME
Unfortunately, we’re starting on the dreaded V8 set.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ I C _ I T A
K A _ S _ _
Ambrosia locates WICHITA, KANSAS. Bios on her and everybody else…
Ambrosia Wilson: adult education literacy teacher & Spanish interpreter from Batesburg, SC
Stephanie Kirby: married for almost three decades from Camp Verde, AZ (orig. from West, TX)
Brett Tracy: assistant at talent agency & barista since he was 13 from L.A. (orig. from Seekonk, MA)
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
B E N _ I N G
_ _ E / _ _ L E S
Stephanie knows that she shouldn’t be BENDING THE RULES.
Round 1: CHARACTER
Her starting letters are a $500 T, two H’s to triple up, two E’s, but then S for sorry. Brett secondly calls up a $1,400 W pair, $600 singles in B, C and D, and an R for the WC. We have…
T H E / B _ _ / W H _
C R _ E D / W _ _ _
…he IDs THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF for $3,700.
SOLE DUD: S (Stephanie)
Crossword/Mystery Round: BREAKFAST _______
It’s all Brett here — he picks three T’s for $1,950, E and A singles, a P for the 1/2 CAR near $900, four O’s, a $650 S, two N’s for the river cruise wedge, an I, and a $500 B.
/ (N) / / / / (_)
/ (O) / / / / (N)
/ (_) / / / (B)(_)(_)(_)(I)(T)(O)
…he correctly fills in NOOK, MENU and BURRITO for a PR of $3,600 and an American Empress river cruise worth $9,590.
Brett: $16,990 cash & cruise WC 1/2 CAR/Ambrosia: $1K/Stephanie: $2K
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Ambrosia leads off w/ a T for the lumosity gift tag (this is $ from the brain training company), two O’s, four R’s for $2,400, four E’s and A’s, and two U’s to clean out the vowels. Next on her list are a $650 S, a $900 M, a FP K, a Y for the same 1/2 CAR, a $650 D, a $1,200 pair of C’s, and a $1K pair of L’s before she tries to solve all of this…
M A K E / S U R E
T O / C L E A R
Y O U R/ C A L E _ D A R
We have another PR and MAKE SURE YO CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR, lady — you’ve won $8,300 and a trip to that Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort in CABO SAN LUCAS worth $7,380.
Brett: $16,990 cash & cruise WC/Ambrosia: $16,680 cash & MX/Stephanie: $2K
$3K Tossup: PERSON
_ _ U _ E N T
O F / H I S T _ _ Y
Ambrosia blows her chance to take the lead w/ MONUMENT OF HISTORY.
S _ U D E N T
O F / H I S T _ R Y
Brett seems to be a STUDENT OF HISTORY, so he’s $10 shy of $20K.
Consonants are worth $1,500 each. An L is said midway…
_ _ N _ _ _ N T _ L
_ _ C T _ R Y
…this is NOT a MONUMENTAL VICTORY for Brett, but he still makes the $6K solve for the match.
SOLE DUD: S (Stephanie)
Brett: $25,990 cash & cruise WC/Ambrosia: $16,680 cash & MX/Stephanie: $2K
NO PENALTY SPINS!
$100K Bonus Round
The * is what the man must take.
Leading us off…
_ E T / _ _ _ _
T _ / _ _ S _ _ S
PGHO and D WON’T do much…
G E T / _ _ _ _
T O / _ _ S _ _ S
…does he somehow GET BACK TO BASICS…NO, so he won’t be driving away in the Nissan JUKE.
$5K SPIN ID: DR6192404
MY RATING: 6