EPISODE #6602: HAWAII WEEK
$1K Tossup: THINGS
R _ A R I _ G
W _ T _ _ _ A L L S
Bob was about to say something w/ an F for the bottom word, but he quickly corrected himself to the right one of ROARING WATERFALLS. This man in the middle will be interviewed first…
Bob Sopher: retired from Villa Park, IL; he and his wife Doris of 24 yrs. dabble in antiques at a mall
Claudia Mendoza: CSU Northridge biology major & Salsa Libre team member from Van Nuys
Veronica Beard: Univ. of CA administrative assistant who does lots of running from Menifee, CA
$2K Tossup: EVENT
_ O S T _ M E
C _ N _ E S T
Claudia’s won her first bit of money at SPS rather than a COSTUME CONTEST.
TONIGHT’S HI TRIP: Whaler’s Cove Resort
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Perfumania
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She opens w/ three S’s for $1,650, $650 R and T singles, A and two E’s, a $650 L, but then the BANKRUPT near $2,500 to lose $3,100. Second, Veronica calls up a $5K pair of C’s, a $600 N, an $800 H, two I’s, and a $1,300 pair of K’s. We have…
C _ _ C A K E S / _ I T H
S _ R I N K L E S
She munches on CUPCAKES WITH SPRINKLES for her first $7,450.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Claudia
Crossword/Mystery Round: IN HOT WATER
Veronica’s off and running w/ two S’s for the Perfumania gift tag, a $3,500 R, three E’s and an I, but then H for hush. Second, Bob picks off a pair of T’s and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…SORRY. Both women next dud out w/ M and Y, respectively (Veronica was on the 1/2 CAR near $600), so we’re quickly back to Bob. He selects an $800 C only to give it right back to the BANKRUPT near TD. Claudia follows w/ a $550 L, two A’s, and a P for that HI trip before she tries to complete this grid…
– – – -(E) – (I)
(P)(A)(S)(T)(A) – (C)
– – – – – (E)
…she’s won another $800 and might dine on some red LOBSTER while in Hawaii.
DUDS: H (Veronica), M (Claudia), Y (Veronica)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Bob)
Veronica: $7,450/Bob: $1K/Claudia: $9,333 cash & HI
Classic Bonus Puzzle (early 2002): PERSON (but also a CHARACTER)
Teresa got very limited help after calling HCDA…
T H E
S _ _ _ _ E R
…she failed to solve THE SKIPPER from “Gilligan’s Island” fame.
PP/Express Round: PLACES
Bob’s up to bat first w/ an $1,800 pair of R’s, one E and five A’s, a $650 S, an $1,800 T trio, a couple I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to give up $3,500. Claudia secondly hits the other normal one. Third, Veronica boards the EXPRESS after she lights up a G.
Next Choices: three N’s…C for CRASH (she loses $4K)
Bob tries again w/ a $600 L, the last vowel of O, but then the same BANKRUPT he got this round (his fourth one overall) to hand over $350. After Claudia hits the same BANKRUPT she got in her first turn, Veronica flunks out w/ D while on EXPRESS. Bob then puts up $600 H and B singles…
B R E A T H T A _ I N G
N A T I O N A L / _ A R _ S
…he makes the $1,200 solve and will see BREATHTAKING NATIONAL PARKS at the Long Bay Beach Club in TORTOLA of the B.V.I. worth $6,900.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: D (Veronica)
BANKRUPTS: 5 (two each by Bob & Claudia)
Veronica: $7,450/Bob: $9,100 cash & Tortola/Claudia: $9,333 cash & HI
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ _ H _ _ Y
D E _ _
You know him as Jack Sparrow, and Veronica has solved JOHNNY DEPP.
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
$1,500 per consonant here. Bob lights up the P late, but he blows the game-winning $4,500 solve with HOME PICTURES (and he doesn’t realize the O was a dud). Claudia then puts up the twin B’s…
B _ B _
P _ C T _ R _ S
…she wins $4,500 and the game w/ BABY PICTURES.
AIRED DUDS: N (Veronica), D (Claudia), O (Veronica)
SOLE DQ: Bob’s blown solve
Veronica: $10,450/Bob: $9,100 cash & Tortola/Claudia: $13,833 cash & HI
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. MW risk): $11,750
$100K Bonus Round
The P’s landed on again.
The opening layout…
_ _ S T / _
_ _ _ _ _ / _ E E _
PDMA doesn’t add much besides the obvious A…
_ _ S T / A
_ _ _ _ _ / P E E _
I took JUST A QUICK PEEK at the RSTLNE help and I knew the answer already…but Claudia fails and loses the $34K.
$5K SPIN ID: BY9295851
MY RATING: 5