EPISODE #6567: AMERICA’S GAME
Our next stop is the California Coast set.
$1K Tossup: LIVING THING
B O S _ _N
T E R _ _ E R
Marsilas the man has solved BOSTON TERRIER. Tuesday’s trio in order…
Marsilas Hurell: live answer coordinator at Dr.’s office and radio personality from Ft. Mill, SC
Myrinda Morgan: area V-P for medical billing who rides horses (she has six) from Ft. Gibson, OK
Debbie Post: horseback riding instructor who also does equine sports massage therapy (and she’s traveled across the country twice) from Albuquerque
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
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Debbie solves BADMINTON NET.
Round 1: WAYD?
Debbie insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Marsilas calls up the obvious ($550 G, $600 N, and three I’s), a $1,300 pair of T’s, three O’s, but then S for sorry. Third, Myrinda picks up the WC w/ two R’s, buys a U, but then falls victim to the MDW’s right side to lose $750 and her WC. Debbie’s second turn sees her putting up a $500 H but then hitting the other MDW BANKRUPT. Marsilas follows w/ a C for the Peter Thomas Roth gift tag, two A’s, but then P for phooey. Myrinda then comes up w/ a W for the Florida wedge, a $500 F, two E’s, and a $600 M before she tries to solve this…
W A T C H I N G / O U R
F A _ O R I T E / M O _ I E
…as we are WATCHING OUR FAVORITE MOVIE, she’s won a trip to the Beacon Hotel in Miami; she’s on the board w/ $7,350.
DUDS: S & P (both by Marsilas)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Debbie 2x, Myrinda)
Mystery Round: ON THE MAP
Marsilas gets started w/ a $1,300 N pair, but then the LaT. Second, Myrinda picks a T and obviously goes for what’s under the MW near $650…$$$. Next up are a $1,200 pair of R’s, four A’s and I’s, an $800 G, a single E, the last vowel of O, but then a CRITICAL DUD of P to likely give up $11K. Debbie then digs up a $1,300 pair of L’s and a $1K pair of B’s…
B O L I _ I A
B R A _ I L / &
A R G E N T I N A
…she locates the South American countries of BOLIVIA, BRAZIL & ARGENTINA for $2,300 and a new total of $4,300.
SOLE DUD: P (Myrinda)
SOLE LaT: Marsilas
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1992): EVENT
CKBA was the chosen combination…
C A R N _ _ A L
…CARNIVAL was easily solved.
PP/Express Round: RHYME TIME
Myrinda strikes out right away w/ T. Debbie secondly finds $500 singles in N, S and L, four D’s to add $2,800, I and A singles, and a $900 M, before a bad E buy stops her. Marsilas then SPINGLES for the frontloading $650 G…
G _ _ D / M _ _ D
I S L A N D / _ _ _ D
…he’ll have the GOOD MOOD ISLAND FOOD at The Verandah in ANTIGUA worth $7,060.
DUDS: T (Myrinda), E (Debbie)
Marsilas: $8,710 cash & Antigua/Myrinda: $7,350 cash & Miami/Debbie: $4,300
$3K Tossup: SONG TITLE
C _ _ I F O _ _ _ A
G _ _ _ S
Debbie has made this low-scoring affair even tighter w/ The Beach Boys’ “CALIFORNIA GIRLS”.
Round 4: PHRASE
She BANKRUPTs near $650 on the spot, however. Second for Marsilas are a $1,500 S trio, but then the same BANKRUPT. After Myrinda hits the other natural BANKRUPT, Debbie spins up a $600 N, a $500 T, but then the same BANKRUPT she got before, and we mercifully go into S-U mode…
_ _ _ S S / _ _ _ ‘ S
_ N / T _ _ / _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,900 FS. Two H’s and a G in, Myrinda blows the solve w/ GUESS WHO’S ON THE WALL (really, ma’am?). Debbie next puts up the W, but she gives an even worse solve w/ GUESS WHO’S IN THE BARN. A little later, Marsilas buys the O for free, but botches it w/ GUESS WHO’S IN THE NEW. One I and an L later…
G U E S S / W H O ‘ S
I N / T H E / _ E _ _
…GUESS WHO’S IN THE LEAD? It’s Debbie w/ the game-winning $3,800 solve.
SOLE DUD: R (Debbie)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Debbie 2x, one each by other players)
DQs: 3 blown solves (one by each player)
Marsilas: $8,710 cash & Antigua/Myrinda: $7,350 cash & Miami/Debbie: $11,100
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $3,850
$100K Bonus Round
Replacing the Winnebago for tonight is a Volkswagen Passat SE. Debbie lands on the ‘.
Here’s 1/4 of the answer…
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CDMA gives her…
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…she has NOT used enough OFFICE JARGON, so she loses the $40K.
$5K SPIN ID: JJ0857288
MY RATING: 4