EPISODE #6578: WHEEL LOVES NY
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
P _ _ _ / _ V E N _ E
Kristen locates PARK AVENUE. This lady at the end will be interviewed first…
Kristen Kincanon: bartender from Naples, FL and by way of Chicago
Cindy Gonzales: works in a District Attorney’s office from L.A.
Matthew Gillispie: 9th Grade English teacher at Milford HS from Union, KY
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ _ _ T R _ I
_ _ _ _ W _ _ _
Matthew takes a bite of a PASTRAMI SANDWICH.
Crossword Round: DON’T BREAK IT
He kicks off w/ a $600 T, two E’s and A’s, but then the LaT. Second, Kristen spins her way to a $1,200 pair of R’s, a $650 H, a single O, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $1,600. Third, Cindy calls up a $650 W, a FP U, a $700 L, and the last vowel of I, but next is B for bad. After Matthew hits the same normal BANKRUPT to lose his Benjamin, Kristen puts up a $550 P, an $800 M, and a $600 S to complete the grid…
– – – (H)(E)(A)(R)(T)
– – – – – (U)
– – – – – (L)(A)(W)
…and take a $950 lead over the man.
SOLE DUD: B (Cindy)
SOLE LaT: Matthew
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Kristen and Matthew)
Mystery Round: FUN & GAMES
All Kristen here — she picks an $1,100 pair of N’s, an $800 S, six E’s, three T’s for the WC, two A’s, an $1,800 R trio, and three C’s for that NYC trip.
_ C E – S _ A T _ N _
A T / R _ C _ E _ E _ _ E R
C E N T E R
She could soon be ICE-SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER, because she’s won $6,200 and a trip to the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel w/ tickets to “Drunk Shakespeare” worth $6,178.
Cindy: ZIP/Matthew: $2K/Kristen: $15,328 cash & NYC WC
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Cindy gets that MDW right away w/ three T’s, but the LaT nails her just as quick. Matthew secondly finds four N’s for the ticketmaster gift tag, four A’s, and three FP E’s, after which come a $1K pair of M’s, two I’s, a $550 G, but then the LaT. Afterwards…
A M A _ I N G / I _ / A N
_ N _ E _ _ T A T E M E N T
…Kristen says “AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT” for her second trip to the IBEROSTAR Playa Mita in MEXICO worth $6,500.
LaTs: 2 (opposition)
Cindy: ZILCH/Matthew: $2K/Kristen: $21,828 cash & trips WC
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ I _ _ R I C T
_ _ N _ G E R
Naturally, Cindy answers w/ DISTRICT MANAGER to finally strike pay dirt.
$1,500 per consonant here. Midway through, Kristen inserts the twin G’s, but she’s way off w/ GETTING-HUGE COMPLIMENTS. Two D’s are later put up…
C _ T T I N G – _ D G _
D _ _ _ L _ _ _ _ N T S
…Matthew gets CUTTING-EDGE DEVELOPMENTS for $8K.
DUDS: R (Kristen), H (Cindy), A (Matt)
SOLE DQ: Kristen’s botched solve
Cindy: $3K/Matthew: $10K/Kristen: $21,828 cash & trips WC
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,700
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the & envelope for Kristen.
_ _ _ _ L _ R
_ _ _ T E
HCDO and F will only add the vowel…
_ O _ _ L _ R
_ _ O T E
…but she somehow defeats the QU-trick w/ a POPULAR QUOTE for $45K and a final total of $66,828 cash & trips!
$5K SPIN ID: DD3390166
MY RATING: 8