EPISODE #6570: AMERICA’S GAME
Let’s try to end this week w/ a big winner on the “Big Money” set.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T _ _ / S _ _ T _
O _ / _ E _ _ _ N T
Josie locates THE STATE OF VERMONT. The luck of the Irish might be with her or these opponents…
Josie Dare: major retail store worker from Portland, OR (orig. from S.D.)
Kari Strang: dental hygienist who also works at the Lakota Sioux tribe from Rosebud, SD
Darrell Williams: customer service rep for a long-term care claims insurance co. who was in the Air Force and also paints things to relax from Richmond, CA
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ O L D / _ _ U R
_ O _ S E _
HOLD YOUR HORSES — Josie’s solved this one too.
Round 1: RHYME TIME
But she wastes a turn on the MDW’s left side. Second, Kari calls up an $800 M, two I’s, but then T for terrible. Third, Darrell gets the Canada wedge (it’s the tour from caravan.com) w/ an N, buys three E’s, but LaTs out. Josie tries again w/ a $600 G, five O’s, a $1,950 R trio, two A’s, and an $1,800 L trio before she…
I ‘ M / L O O _ I N G
O _ E R
A / _ O _ R – L E A _
_ L O _ E R
…exactly recites “I’M LOOKING OVER A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER” for $3,850 and $6,850 overall.
SOLE DUD: T (Kari)
SOLE LaT: Darrell
Crossword/Mystery Round: UNDER THE WEATHER
First at bat, Kari has spotted a T for the 1/2 CAR near $600, an $1,800 R pair, an E and two A’s, two P’s for the Bicycle cash gift tag, and three O’s, but next is S for sorry. Darrell follows w/ a $600 N, two L’s to add $1,400, the last vowel of U, and a $700 C. Grid…
/ / / / (P)(O)(N)(C)(_)(O)
/ / / / / / / (O)
/ / / / / / / (T)(A)(R)(P)
…PONCHO and UMBRELLA will rain his first $2,450.
SOLE DUD: S (Kari)
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
The T fails Darrell right away. Second for Josie are a $1,950 N trio, two I’s, the obvious G’s for another $1,950, a single O, but then the BANKRUPT near big money to lose $3,400. After Kari spins up the other MDW BANKRUPT, Darrell digs up two R’s for the WC, a $900 S, two A’s, and a $500 L. Board, Vanna…
_ A _ _ I N G / _ _
S N O R _ _ L I N G
G _ A R
…he’s NOT gonna be PACKING MY SNORKELING GEAR, but he may be doing so for his trip to the Amsterdam Manor in ARUBA worth $6,300.
SOLE DUD: T (Darrell)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Darrell: $10,900 cash & Aruba WC/Josie: $6,850/Kari: ZIPPO
$3K Tossup: PERSON
R O _ _ N G
R E P _ R _ E R
Josie’s one letter too many w/ ROCKING REPORTER.
R O _ I N G
R E P O R _ E R
I, the ROVING REPORTER, am not pleased to see that we have a TRIPLE STUMPER after Darrell says ROWING REPORTER.
Round 4: QUOTATION
Next from Josie’s mouth are an $1,800 S trio, an $800 R, and two E’s, but it’s S-U time…
_ _ E / _ _ R S _ _ _
_ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ E S S
…now this a lucky FS from Pat — $6K per consonant! Three P’s have popped up…
T H E / P _ R S _ _ T
_ _ / H _ P P _ _ E S S
…complete this well-known line from the Declaration of Independence: “Life, Liberty and…” — Darrell correctly says “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” for $18K.
Darrell: $28,900 cash & Aruba WC/Josie: $6,850/Kari: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,400
$100K Bonus Round
Darrell lands on the I of WIN.
At the lead-off portion…
_ _ T _ _ N
_ / _ E _ R
CDMA only adds the obvious A’s, but his WC pick of H is also there…
_ _ T H _ N
A / _ E A R
…even WITHIN A YEAR, he still can’t solve and the third time was NEVER the charm to give away that Audi A3.
$5K SPIN ID: LC5358551
MY RATING: 6