EPISODE #6609: SPA GETAWAY
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
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Amanda’s GETTING COMFORTABLE and so are these other women…
Amanda Peters: senior account mgr. for an advertising agency that specializes in food from Lenox, IL
Alice O’Connor: former administrator in higher education at a university from Holderness, NH
Latoya Walsh: teacher’s assistant at Palm Cove Elementary from Miramar, FL
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
B _ / _ _ I L L
M _ / _ _ _ _ T
BE STILL MY HEART, Alice is correct.
TONIGHT’S SPA TRIP: Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
T for terrible is how she starts. Second, Latoya calls up a $1,400 pair of S’s, and buys three E’s, two A’s and two O’s to clean out the vowels in one sitting. Next up are four R’s for $2,600, and a $700 B before she sees this…
_ R A _ B E R R _
O R A _ _ E
S _ O _ E S
…but she blows the $3,950 solve w/ CRANBERRY ORANGE S‘MORES, because there was no ‘ on the board. Amanda’s next w/ a $1,400 pair of C’s and an $1,800 N trio…
C R A N B E R R _
O R A N _ E
S C O N E S
…these CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONES are worth another $3,200 to her.
INSTA-DUD: T (Alice)
SOLE DQ: Latoya’s blown solve
Crossword/Mystery Round: GOT MILK?
Latoya wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Amanda secondly uncovers a $600 C, but buys a worthless E. Third, Alice picks up the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ an R, but the other normal BANKRUPT takes that and the $500 right back. On Latoya’s second turn, she spins her way to two FP O’s, a $1,200 pair of G’s, A and I singles to clean out the vowels, a $650 T, a $700 N, a $650 M, a $1,200 pair of S’s, and a K on the MW near LaT before she declines (I think that was the BANKRUPT one). Here’s the near-complete grid…
– – – (G) – (S)
(S) – – (O) – (K)
(_) – – (T) – (M)
…SOY is the last milk variety for $4,900.
SOLE DUD: E (Amanda)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everyone else)
Alice: $2K/Latoya: $4,900/Amanda: $4,200
Classic Bonus Puzzle (1998): THING
CDMI was chosen…
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…but HARMONICA wasn’t even solved.
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Amanda leads off w/ a pair of FP T’s, two E’s and A’s, and two R’s via EXPRESS before she GOES ABOARD.
Current Bank: $2,500
Next Choices: P…two S’s…two C’s…two L’s…CRASH w/ O (she loses $9,500)
Second, Alice strikes out w/ D on the same 1/2 CAR. Third in line, Latoya uncovers a $900 Y, buys the other two good vowels, FPs a dud of N and loses her turn for good w/ H. Afterwards…
T R U L Y
S P E C T A C U L A R
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…Amanda wins a $6,478 trip to a place where she’ll enjoy the TRULY SPECTACULAR VIEWS — the InterContinental Presidente CANCUN Resort.
NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: D (Alice), N (Latoya), H (Latoya)
SOLE BANKRUPT: O (Amanda)
Alice: $2K/Latoya: $4,900/Amanda: $10,678 cash & Cancun
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
T _ _
S _ _ L E _ K
Amanda IDs former “Magnum P.I.” star TOM SELLECK.
Round 4: PERSON
She rattles off a $1,300 pair of T’s, four E’s and an A to quickly wipe out the vowel shop, but then S for sorry, and it’s S-U time…
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…w/ a $1,500 FS. The G is later uncovered…
P E R _ E _ T
G E N T _ E _ A N
…Alice will share another three grand w/ her PERFECT GENTLEMAN.
SOLE DUD (before FS): S (Amanda)
Alice: $5K/Latoya: $4,900/Amanda: $13,678 cash & Cancun
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $10K
$100K Bonus Round
The * envelope is what Amanda needs to take.
Category: ON THE MAP
The RSTLNE can only provide…
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PGHO is also of limited help…
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She wasn’t even close to pinpointing the New York cities of BUFFALO AND ITHACA for $34K.
SWEEPSTAKES PUZZLE: SOAKING IN THE TUB
$5K SPIN ID: SD0866999
MY RATING: 4