EPISODE #6589: AMERICA’S GAME
We’re on the Hawaiian set, which you’ll see again on the first week of May.
$1K Tossup: EVENT
_ _ _ / K E N _ _ C _ Y
_ E _ B _
This is also known as “The Run for the Roses”, and Ryan knows that’s THE KENTUCKY DERBY. Going down the line in meeting Thursday’s trio…
Ryan Thompson: pastor of Liberty Baptist Church from Newport Beach, CA
Janet Brandt: business mgr. for a nonprofit & bowling league member from Oregon City
Gherima Woldemariam: instructional coach at the Columbus City Schools from Lewis Center, OH (orig. from Eritrea, East Africa)
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ E R F O R _ _ N G / A
_ A _ _ C / _ _ _ _ K
Ryan’s PERFORMING A MAGIC TRICK to turn his one grand into three.
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
His first rundown of letters is made up of an $800 T, two E’s and A’s, a $650 S, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Second, Janet calls up a $1,200 pair of R’s, the other two good vowels, an N for the igourmet.com gift tag, and a $1,950 P trio. We have…
S N A P
_ R A _ _ _ E
P O P
_ U _ T U R E
…she solves “SNAP CRACKLE POP CULTURE” for $3,850 cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: I (Ryan)
Mystery Round: PHRASE
Janet leads the way w/ four T’s for two grand, four E’s, an H for the 1/2 CAR near $600, but the I fails somebody again. Gherima and Ryan quickly hit the BANKRUPT near TD back-to-back. Next on Janet’s radar are five O’s and a U to clean out the vowels, a $600 R, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $2,100 and her plate. Gherima then spingles for a $3,500 D (why she didn’t go for the W’s is beyond me)…
_ E ‘ R E / _ O T
O U T / O _ / T H E
_ O O D _ / _ E T
…WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET, because everybody’s on the board.
SOLE DUD: I (Janet)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Classic Bonus Puzzle (late ’92): EVENT
CDMI gave a man named Kelly…
_ _ C T I _ N
…surprisingly, he didn’t get AUCTION.
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Here goes Gherima w/ a $600 N, four E’s, a $1,300 pair of T’s, a $1K pair of H’s, three A’s, an O, and two I’s to clean out the vowels. But after a $1,300 pair of S’s is the BANKRUPT near $3,500 to forfeit $3,200. Ryan next says a $900 F, but then R for roadblock. Janet then puts up an $1,800 D trio, a $550 L, and a $1,400 pair of M’s…
S M A _ _ – D A _ / I N
T H E / M I D D L E
O F / T H E / S E A
…she’s won $3,750 and a trip to a place that’s SMACK-DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEA — the Divi Carina Bay Resort in ST. CROIX worth $6,028.
SOLE DUD: R (Ryan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Gherima
Ryan: $3K/Janet: $13,628 cash & prizes/Gherima: $3,500
$3K Tossup: THING
N E _ _ P A _ E R
H E A _ L _ N E
Janet gets NEWSPAPER HEADLINE.
Round 4: CHARACTERS (one-liner alert)
Next from her mouth are a $500 S, two T’s for another $1,300, two E’s, a $500 H, but the O stops her. Gherima then puts up the key twin P’s for $1,400…
T H E / _ _ P P E T S
…she solves “THE MUPPETS”.
SOLE DUD: O (Janet)
Ryan: $3K/Janet: $16,628 cash & prizes/Gherima: $4,900
Speed-Up: PROPER NAME
It’s another $1,500 FS. After an S appears on top…
_ N _ _ R S _ N
_ _ _ _ _ R
…he’s the host of his show AC360 on CNN, and Ryan knows that’s ANDERSON COOPER for $4,500.
DUDS: T (Janet), H (Gherima)
Ryan: $7,500/Janet: $16,628 cash & prizes/Gherima: $4,900
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $5,300
$100K Bonus Round
Earlier this year, we gave away the Ford Mustang fastback. Tonight and for that upcoming week, it’s the convertible version of said vehicle. Janet lands on the I of AMERICA’S.
Stingy RSTLNE help in this short one…
_ _ _
_ T / _ _
PGDO is also of limited help…
_ _ _
_ T / _ P
…no chance for her to FIX IT UP for $34K.
$5K SPIN ID: DS3891290
MY RATING: 6