EPISODE #6600: FABULOUS FLORIDA
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T _ E
_ _ E _ G L _ _ _ S
Brandon spots THE EVERGLADES. These Floridians will wrap up April with us…
Brandon Holt: Algebra teacher who raps on occasion & is also a wedding officiant from Homestead
Michelle Kramers: real estate agent & part-time marketing consultant for an apparel co. that promotes up and coming artists from Delray Beach (born in Miami and moved to NY)
Alyssa LaBlanc: 3rd Grade teacher at Kipp Voice ES from Jacksonville
$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION
P _ R S O _ _ L
T R _ _ _ _ _
Brandon’s two for two w/ PERSONAL TRAINER.
FINAL FL TRIP THIS WEEK: Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
He starts w/ T as in Tuga.com gift tag, two E’s, but then A for awful. Second, Michelle calls up three S’s for $1,800, buys two I’s, but BANKRUPTs near $2,500 to lose $1,550. Third, Alyssa takes a $550 R, the last vowel of two O’s, a $2,100 H trio, and a $600 C. We have…
_ I T C H I _ _
H O R S E S H O E S
…she’s PITCHING HORSESHOES to tie the man for the early lead.
SOLE DUD: A (Brandon)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Michelle
Crossword/Mystery Round: THE EYES HAVE IT
Off Michelle goes w/ three S’s for $1,800, two A’s and an E, an H for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an $1,100 L pair, and two I’s. But after a $900 D is the sole dud vowel of O. Alyssa secondly tries a $1,200 P pair, the last vowel of U, but then R for roadblock on the FL trip. After Brandon strikes out w/ N on the WC, Michelle lights up a $550 B and a $650 G to complete the grid…
– – – (I) (A)
– – – (D) (G)
– – (L)(A)(S)(H)(E)(S)
…and win her first $4,500.
DUDS: O (Michelle), R (Alyssa), N (Brandon)
Michelle: $4,500 1/2 CAR/Others: $3K apiece
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Alyssa wastes her turn w/ the MDW’s right side. From here, it’s all Brandon — he picks three T’s for $1,950, E and three O’s, a $1,600 R pair, three I’s, and a $900 M.
T R O _ I _ _ _
_ R _ I T
_ M O O T _ I E
He makes the $3,700 solve and will try a TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIE on a trip to the Napili Kai Beach Resort in MAUI (includes a Trilogy sailing excursion) worth $8,668.
Michelle: $4,500/Alyssa: $3K/Brandon: $15,368 cash & HI
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
E R N _ _ T
H _ _ _ _ _ _ A Y
Michelle IDs author ERNEST HEMINGWAY.
Round 4: THINGS
Her next set of letters is made up of a $700 S, three E’s, a $2,400 N trio, one I, a $500 D, an A, but then the LaT. Alyssa then puts up an $1,800 C trio, the last vowel of two O’s, and a $600 T before she…
S C I E N C E / A N D
T E C _ N O _ O _ _
…solves SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY for another $2,150.
SOLE LaT: Michelle
Michelle: $7,500/Alyssa: $5,150/Brandon: $15,368 cash & HI
The last FS of the month is $1,500. Three E’s are bought for free…
L E T ‘ S
_ _ _ P E R _ T E
…LET’S COOPERATE on seeing Brandon go for more in Bonusland after he solves for another $4,500.
DUDS: N (Michelle), H (Alyssa)
Michelle: $7,500/Alyssa: $5,150/Brandon: $19,868 cash & HI
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,550
$100K Bonus Round
Brandon gets the G envelope.
_ _ _ S E _
T _ / _ _ N
HDFO doesn’t add much besides the obvious D and O…
_ O _ S E D
T O / _ _ N
…he was all around it…and was not POISED TO WIN the Beetle Convertible.
$5K SPIN ID: TN5684410
MY RATING: 6
I’m not sure if next week’s Hawaii shows will be a technical “Great American State” week just like this one.