EPISODE #6572: SOUTHERN CHARM
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
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_ H _ / _ O O R
Kevin’s HOLDING THE DOOR, and getting his first bit of money from this Tuesday panel…
Kevin Haas: analyst for local food manufacturer from Brunswick, OH
Lisa Hutchins: exec. assistant for a major utility co. who enjoys gambling from Franklin, WI
Sima Padilla: legal secretary from Albuquerque
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
B L E S S / Y _ _ R
_ _ A _ _
BLESS YOUR HEART on solving this one, Lisa.
SOUTHERN CHARM TRIP: OMNI amelia island Plantation Resort in FL worth $6,550
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: loaded Visa Card plus $500 from Hunter
Round 1: TITLE
Her first moves are a $1,400 pair of T’s, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,150. Second, Sima calls up three R’s for $1,950, two S’s for the trip, an I, a $600 N, and five E’s to clean out the vowels, but the MDW’s right side nails her to the tune of $9,600 cash & trip. Third, Kevin comes up w/ a $1K pair of D’s, a $600 C, but then bombs out w/ K. Lisa then puts up that last consonant of a $650 M…
A / S T R E E T C A R
N A M E D / D E S I R E
…and solves for a $350 bonus.
STUPID DUD: K (VB; what the heck were you thinking, Kevin?)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Crossword/Mystery Round: STICKY ________
Sima leads the way w/ a $650 R, but then A for awful. Second, Kevin comes up w/ a $600 T, a $1,200 pair of N’s, an O, four E’s, a $600 S, and the last vowel of three I’s, but next is L for loss while on the MW near LaT. Third, Lisa spots a $3,500 G, a $650 F, but then M for mistake. After Sima hits the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $400, Kevin says an $800 C, and a K for the 1/2 CAR near $900 before he tries to complete this grid…
(F)(I)(N)(G)(E)(R)(S) / (N)
/ / / / / (I) / / (O)
/ / / (_)(I)(C)(K)(E)(T)
/ / / / / (E) / / (E)
…PICKET is not the right one. Lisa then says the right one of a $650 W and solves for $4,800; she now has $7,800.
DUDS: A (Sima), L (Kevin), M (Lisa)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sima
SOLE DQ: Kevin’s one-letter missolve
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1992): THING
CHKO was chosen…
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C O N _ _ T _ O N _ N _
…but AIR CONDITIONING wasn’t solved.
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
First, Kevin runs into the other normal BANKRUPT. Second for Lisa are a T for the Hunter gift tag but then R for roadblock. Third in Sima’s future are a $700 S, three TD N’s, an A, but then P for phooey while on the MDW. Kevin follows w/ a $650 L, four I’s, but then a baddie of E. Lisa then digs up four G’s for $14K, four O’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and a $1,400 pair of H’s. We have…
_ A _ H T I N G
_ I S H I N G
G O L _ I N G
…this lady has solved for $16,650 and she’ll be YACHTING, FISHING and GOLFING at that Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort in CABO SAN LUCAS.
DUDS: R (Lisa), P (Sima), E (Kevin)
Sima: ZIPPO/Kevin: $1K/Lisa: $31,830 cash & prizes
$3K Tossup: THING
_ E R _ _ C T
P _ S _ U R E
Lisa has the PERFECT POSTURE and is close to $35K.
$1,600’s the consonant payoff. She says four T’s at the start…
T _ _ / T _ _ _ _
_ _ T T _ _ / _ _ _ _
…and nails THE THREE LITTLE PIGS.
Sima and Kevin: $1K each (former was GOOSEEGGED)/Lisa: $41,230 cash & prizes
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,150 cash & FL
$100K Bonus Round
Lisa lands on that W.
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L _ _ _ S
HPCA only adds…
_ _ _ _ S H
L _ _ _ S
…she apparently doesn’t know anyone w/ BOYISH LOOKS, so she leaves w/ $7K and change more than what she could’ve won.
$5K SPIN ID: DC3274420
MY RATING: 7