EPISODE #6575: SOUTHERN CHARM
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
R E T U R N I N G
T H _ / _ _ _ O R
Ben’s hoping we’re RETURNING THE FAVOR in a good way after he solves this puzzle first among this end-of-week panel…
Ben Dombroski: HS math teacher & church youth sponsor from Quincy, IL
Amy West: office mgr. for a plumbing/drain cleaning co. from Milwaukie, OR
Annmarie Aiken: CPA accountant & aunt w/ NO children from Hempstead, NY (orig. from Jamaica)
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
S T _ _ D / U P
_ T _ _ I G _ _
Amy only gets the first line.
S T _ _ D / U P
_ T R _ I G _ T
Annmarie is able to STAND UP STRAIGHT.
LAST SOUTHERN CHARM TRIP: American Queen Steamboat Co. river cruise
Round 1: THING
All Annmarie here — she calls up two T’s for that MDW, a $650 N, two E’s, an R for the Southern Living $ GT, a $1,400 pair of S’s, a G for the WC, two O’s, and a U.
G E N E R O U S
_ O S _ _ T _ _ _ T _
We give her $3,300 for her GENEROUS HOSPITALITY, so she’s up to $5,300.
Mystery/Crossword Round: THINGS YOU RIDE
Ben’s off to a bad start w/ T. Second, Amy comes up w/ a $500 B, a FP I, a $900 K, three E’s, but then S for sorry. Third, Annmarie finds a $600 N, three A’s to clean out the vowels, $3,500 R and P singles (latter via the WC), and two L’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, but next is a critical dud of H to leave $8,350 on the table. Ben then says a $500 M, a $900 C, and a W for the other 1/2 CAR…
– – – (B) – – – (W )
– – -(A)(I)(R)(P)(L)(A)(N)(E)
– – – (K) – – – (_)
(C)(A)(M)(E)(L) – – (E)
…he rides a WAVE to another $1,900.
DUDS: T (Ben), S (Amy), H (Annmarie)
PP/Express Round: PEOPLE
Here goes Amy w/ a couple R’s for $1,100, a $1,600 S pair, three E’s, two A’s, but then F for flunk. Annmarie secondly picks a $1,500 N trio, but then L for loss on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Third for Ben are the T for the same 1/2 CAR Annmarie failed to get and the remaining vowels of I and four O’s before he tries to become the latest Fiesta winner…
_ A _ A T I O N E R S / &
_ O N E _ _ O O N E R S
…he certainly is after solving VACATIONERS & HONEYMOONERS, but he’s also won a $7,800 trip to the Sandals Royal Bahamian in the BAHAMAS.
DUDS: F (Amy), L (Annmarie)
Annmarie: $5,300 MDW/Ben: $25,790 cash & prizes/Amy: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
S _ A _ _
C O L L _ _ _ _ _ N
Ben gets STAMP COLLECTION to go to $28,790.
Speed-Up: LIVING THINGS
Annmarie can say goodbye to her MDW hopes, because the FS is $1,500. A P is said late…
S H E E P D _ _
A N D / C A T F I S H
….Annmarie catches a SHEEPDOG AND CATFISH for $6K.
SOLE DUD: R (Amy)
Annmarie: $11,300/Ben: $28,790 cash & prizes/Amy: $1K GOOSEEGG
NO BANKRUPT TRASH
$100K Bonus Round
The N in WIN calls Ben’s name.
Stingy RSTLNE help in this fairly big one…
_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ N T
_ _ / _ _ / _ _ _
CDMO gives him…
_ _ _ _ / _ O _ N T
O _ / M _ / D _ _
This would the HIGH POINT OF MY DAY if he solves without any help in the first word…but he says BEST instead…
…AND HE’S THE SIXTH $100,000 LOSER THIS SEASON. Doggone it.
$5K SPIN ID: MW5525497
MY RATING: 5