EPISODE #6590: AMERICA’S GAME
It’s the New York set to wrap up AG Week #4.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ S _ _ _ _ L E
T _ N _ E _ S _ _
Jennifer locates NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. Final set of players this week…
Jennifer Isely: freedom technique life coach from De Pere, WI
Amanda Rubio: travel nurse recruiter & aspiring nurse who formerly played rugby at the Univ. of New Mexico from Bellflower, CA (orig. from Albuquerque)
Augustus Parker: practices family & sports medicine (and his grandma’s a “WHEEL” watcher) from Charlotte, NC (orig. from Columbus)
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
S E _ T _ _ G
T H _ / T A _ L E
Jennifer’s incorrect this time by a letter w/ SEATING THE TABLE.
S E _ T I _ G
T H _ / T A _ L E
Amanda’s SETTING THE TABLE.
Round 1: THINGS
She kicks off w/ an $1,100 pair of S’s, three E’s, two N’s for the Slots wedge, and two A’s; those are followed by an $1,800 T trio, an I, a $600 R, the other two vowels as singles, a $500 M, and three P’s for the WC (she jokingly tried to pick that up before calling that letter) before she tries to solve all of this…
_ A N _ / P U P P E T S
& / M A R I O N E T T E S
…HAND PUPPETS & MARIONETTES is right for $15,250 and a new total of $17,250.
Mystery/Crossword Round: DARK _______
Augustus’ journey to riches begins w/ a $500 T, but then N for negative on the Foodydirect gift tag. Jennifer secondly also duds out w/ D. Third, Amanda digs up a $1,400 pair of C’s, four O’s, and two H’s while on the MW near LaT. She risks her $1,150 and WC even though she jokingly said no…well, she ain’t gonna laugh at the BANKRUPT she just got. Augustus follows w/ two FP E’s, a $650 R, a $1,200 pair of S’s, a $600 L, a $700 M, and the last vowel of A’s, but here comes the BANKRUPT near TD to take away $3,400. Afterwards…
(H)(O)(R)(S)(E) – – (A)
– – (O) – – – – (_)
– – (M) – – – – (S)
…Jennifer complete grid w/ AGES to double her $1K.
DUDS: N (Augustus), D (Jennifer)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both A’s)
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
S for sorry is how Jennifer starts on the 1/2 CAR near $600. Down Amanda’s road second are a $1,950 N trio, but then a bad E buy. Third for Augustus are a $2,400 G trio, five I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT he got before to lose $2,150. After Jennifer hits the other normal one, Amanda proceeds to put up a $3,500 T, an A, but then L for loss. Next for Augustus are a $550 R, but then D for dud. Jennifer then spingles for the $600 B…
_ I _ I N G
B I _ I N G
R A _ T I N G
…she’ll be HIKING, BIKING (and) RAFTING on the COSTA RICA tour.
(Jennifer’s spingle was OK since we didn’t know whether BIKING would be the first or second in the list.)
DUDS: S (Jennifer), E (Amanda), L (Amanda), D (Augustus)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Augustus, Jennifer)
Augustus: NADA/Jennifer: $8,600 cash & tour/Amanda: $17,250
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ _ A R _ _ T T
_ _ _ _ N _ S _ N
Amanda IDs actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON to go over the $20K mark.
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
$1,700’s the last FS of the week. Late in this round, Amanda buys four E’s for free, but she flubs w/ EAGLES & SEAGULLS. Augustus then puts up the twin G’s…
E A G L E S / &
_ E A G L E S
…he doesn’t sound confident w/ EAGLES & BEAGLES, but it’s right for his only $6,800 on the night.
AIRED DUDS: N (Amanda), D (Augustus), M (Jennifer)
SOLE DQ: Amanda’s botched solve
Augustus: $6,800/Jennifer: $8,600 cash & tour/Amanda: $20,250
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $6,700
$100K Bonus Round
Will the G envelope mean 100 of them for Amanda?
Nothing but three of the vowel to start…
_ / _ _ E _ E
_ _ / _ _ _ _ _ E
GHCA adds besides the obvious A…
A / _ _ E C E
_ _ / A _ _ _ C E
I’ve got A PIECE OF ADVICE for future contestants — talk it out here even if you’re not sure. As for Amanda…she gets the answer no problem and wins that Passat for a final total of $49,515 cash & car.
$5K SPIN ID: CM4323271
MY RATING: 7