EPISODE #6568: AMERICA’S GAME
Our next set is the scene of the most recent SKUNKING (and it also had Carlos’ $100K loss) — Show You The World.
$1K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ _ / H _ _ K E Y E
S _ _ _ _
Derek IDs Iowa as THE HAWKEYE STATE. Again, going from left to right in the interviewing…
Derek Aalders: standup comedian and car salesman from Wichita
Madalyn Simpson: cocktail server w/ a French bulldog from Chicago (orig. from L.A.)
Jillian Dragotto: personal assistant/bookkeeper from Riverside, CA (orig. from Scranton, PA)
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
T E A M / _ F
_ _ R S _ S
Derek rides a TEAM OF HORSES for the tripler.
Round 1: PHRASE
The first letters he says are a $1,300 T pair, three R’s to go to $2,800, a single E, but then N for no. Second, Madalyn calls up a $700 H, a FP S, but then a baddie of G. After Jillian BANKRUPTs near $650, Derek puts up a $500 L, four A’s, a FP O, two F’s for the shopping spree, two I’s to clean out the vowels, a C for the WC, and a $700 D before he tries to solve this…
A / F L A I R / F O R
T H E / D R A _ A T I C
…this man had A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC to win $4,750 and the $6K NOVICA SS; his subtotal so far is $13,750.
DUDS: N (Derek), S (Madalyn), G (Madalyn)
Crossword/Mystery Round: _________ BEAR
Madalyn strikes out on the spot w/ T. Jillian secondly spins her way to an R for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $700 L, four A’s, two O’s, but then the LaT. Derek thirdly uncovers two C’s and turns down the $2K buyout for what’s under the MW near LaT…BAD NEWS, so he loses the WC. Madalyn tries again w/ a $2,100 P trio, but the BANKRUPT near $650 strikes. Jillian then puts up a $600 H, the last vowel of I, a $600 G, and a $900 D before she tries to complete this grid…
/ / / / (P)(O)(L)(A)(R)
/ / / / (P)
…PANDA‘s the missing bear for $2,550.
SOLE DUD: T (Madalyn)
SOLE LaT: Jillian
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Derek and Madalyn)
PP/Express Round: PEOPLE
Jillian kicks off this crucial round w/ four N’s for the other 1/2 CAR, two Es, a $1,300 R pair, and a Y for the lumosity gift tag. But after she buys four A’s and three I’s, she PAINFULLY LaTs out to leave $19,040 cash & Fiesta on the table. Derek follows w/ a $1,300 pair of S’s, two D’s to double up, but the other normal BANKRUPT nails him. Madalyn then inserts two T’s for the MDW and a $1,600 pair of L’s…
T R A D I T I _ N A L
_ _ L Y N E S I A N
D A N _ E R S
…she’ll see some TRADITIONAL POLYNESIAN DANCERS at the Napili Kai Beach Resort in HAWAII worth $9,300.
SOLE LaT: Jillian
SOLE BANKRUPT: Derek
Derek: $13,750 cash & SS/Madalyn: $10,900 cash & HI MDW/Jillian: $2,550
$3K Tossup: THING
E _ T _ _ N A _
_ A R D / D _ I V E
Jillian gets an EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE.
$1,700’s the consonant value. After an I is bought for free…
M I _ H T Y
H _ R _ _ S
…Madalyn, you just threw away your shot at a million — you should have said G instead of that vowel for the solution MIGHTY HEROES.
DUDS: N (Jillian; duplicated by Madalyn), R (Jillian), L (Derek), P (Derek), F (Madalyn)
Derek: $13,750 cash & SS/Madalyn: $12,600 cash & HI MDW/Jillian: $2,550
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $4,700
$100K Bonus Round
Derek captures the M of GAME.
I hope he calls the right vowel on this one…
_ _ S T
_ _ _ N T _ T _
CPMA only adds two of this…
_ A S T
_ _ A N T _ T _
…the A’s saved him, and he just won the $50K from this VAST QUANTITY of envelopes! That gives him a final total of $63,750 cash & spree.
$5K SPIN ID: CP8920895
MY RATING: 7