Let’s try to recover from last week’s trainwreck as we salute the state of Florida all week long.
EPISODE #6596: FABULOUS FLORIDA
$1K Tossup: TV TITLE
_ _ _ _ I / _ _ C E
This was previously solved as a bonus puzzle when they were in Ft. Lauderdale; Bethanie IDs the show as “MIAMI VICE”. And she’s the only female among this panel, all of whom are from Florida…
Bethanie Marquez: ES teacher for 11 yrs. and Girl Scouts leader from St. Cloud
Matt Dimick: electronics tech. in the Navy for nine yrs. and hockey player from Jacksonville
Eric Stinnett: professional musician for eight yrs. from Miami
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
S _ _ _ _ _ / G _ L
Matt goofs w/ SHAVING GEL.
S _ _ _ E _ / G _ L
Eric takes control w/ SHOWER GEL.
FIRST FL TRIP THIS WEEK: Amelia Island Plantation
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Tuga.com
Round 1: THING
He gets started w/ four N’s for the Wild Card, a $500 R, two A’s and E’s, but then M for mistake. Second, Bethanie also duds out w/ S. Third, Matt calls up four T’s for $2,400, two O’s, and two H’s for the FL trip before he…
H A N _ _ R _ T T E N
T H A N _ – _ O _ / N O T E
…writes a HANDWRITTEN THANK-YOU NOTE for a total of $9,650 cash & trip.
DUDS: M (Eric), S (Bethanie)
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Bethanie’s up to bat first w/ a $550 S, but then the LaT. Matt secondly takes four N’s for $2K, four E’s, an A, a $1K pair of T’s, and three O’s, after which he digs up two D’s for the Tuga.com gift tag, and two L’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600. Board…
_ E N _ E / _ N / A
_ O T T L E –
N O S E D / D O L _ _ _ N
Christina Aguilera would probably NOT write a song titled “GENIE IN A BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN”, but this man has solved for another $5,250 cash & GT.
SOLE LaT: Bethanie
Matt: $14,900 cash & prizes 1/2 CAR/Eric: $2K WC/Bethanie: $1K
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Matt gets the other 1/2 CAR right away w/ S, but he unfortunately buys the one dud vowel of this puzzle (E). Second in line, Eric’s spins all land on TD — three L’s, the other four vowels, two D’s, but then H for hush. Bethanie then SPINGLES for a B and that MDW…
S _ U B A / D I _ I _ _
A L L / D A _ / L O _ _
…she’s earned the right to be SCUBA DIVING ALL DAY LONG at the Presidente InterContinental COZUMEL Resort & Spa worth $6,678.
AIRED DUDS: E (Matt), H (Eric)(there had to be a null cycle, because we DON’T see Eric’s WC on his podium)
(UN)AIRED BANKRUPT: Eric
Matt: $14,900 cash & prizes/Eric: $2K/Bethanie: $7,678 cash & Cozumel MDW
$3K Tossup: CHARACTER
T _ _ / C _ _ A _ _ L Y
L I _ N
Eric captures THE COWARDLY LION for a new total of $5K.
Round 4: WAYD?
There he goes w/ a $500 N, an I, the obvious $600 G, but then F for flunk. Second for Bethanie is that BANKRUPT near $650 to lose that MDW. Third in Matt’s favor are a FP E, but then L for loss. Eric then says a $500 T, two A’s and an O, a $600 S, the last vowel of U, and a $500 P. We have…
_ O _ _ I N G / U P
A / S _ E A T
…he was WORKING UP A SWEAT for $1,700, but he should’ve gone for the W’s.
DUDS: F (Eric), L (Matt)
$1,600’s the consonant value. Three T’s an an N in…
_ _ N ‘ T / _ _ _ _
T _ _ / _ _ _ T
DON’T ROCK THE BOAT, boys and girls, but Matt has solved for the FS value.
Matt: $16,500 cash & prizes/Eric: $6,700/Bethanie: $7,678 cash & Cozumel
NO AIRED BANKRUPT TRASH
$100K Bonus Round
This next car’s perfect for driving along the Florida coastline — a 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. Matt lands on the P.
The last letter(s) of each word is/are…
_ _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _ T
M _ _ O R
_ M _ _ _ T
He doesn’t make a MAJOR IMPACT for the convertible, because he said MAJOR IMPORT instead.
$5K SPIN ID: MS5980719
MY RATING: 6