Sorry for the late post, I’ve been very busy.
EPISODE #6613: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (CHICAGO)
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
_ Y / K _ N D
_ _ / _ O W N
This was used as a PHRASE last season, and Brielle says Chicago is “MY KIND OF TOWN” (courtesy of Sinatra). Tonight’s trio consists of…
Brielle Munizzi: art director and graphic designer at an advertising agency, multi-instrumentalist, and improv/stand-up comedian from Chicago
Glen Czernik: River Forest PD officer and fan of all 5 major Chicago sports teams from Park Ridge
Stephenie Castle: credit department employee at a construction supply company, adjunct instructor at Joliet Junior College, member of board of directors of the nonprofit Connecting with Love, and former electronics technician in the Navy from Lombard
$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ _ N C E
V A _ _ _ N
Stephenie knows actor VINCE VAUGHN grew up in Illinois.
FEATURED TRIP: OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Resort in FL
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
Here she goes with two $550 T’s, the same number of I’s and R’s (the latter worth $1K), and three E’s before hitting the MDW’s left side to lose $1,600. After Brielle LaTs out, Glen puts a $1,200 L pair and a $1K C duo on the board…
T R I _ L E
C _ _ C _ L _ T E
_ R _ _ _ I E
…and eats a TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, so everyone’s on the board already.
SOLE LaT: Brielle
SOLE BANKRUPT: Stephenie
Glen: $2,200/Stephenie: $2K/Brielle: $1K
Crossword/Mystery Round: OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD
Brielle’s off and running with a $600 N and two O’s, but a dud of S on the MW near LaT stops her cold. Glen lights up a $550 T, two A’s, a $600 H, two E’s and the last vowel of U, a P for the Harry Caray’s gift tag (which he tried to buy), and a $650 C before trying to solve all this…
(H) —- —- (C) (_) (O) (_) (N)
(A) —- —- (A)
(T) (O) (U) (P) (E) (E)
…and wears the missing item, a CROWN, for $2,550 more (including the GT).
SOLE DUD: S (Brielle)
Glen: $4,750 cash & GT/Stephenie: $2K/Brielle: $1K
PP/Express Round: THINGS
The man picks up a ½-CAR plate with three obvious S’s, followed by two A’s, the same number of N’s worth $1,600 and D’s worth $1,400, but then a baddie in E. Stephenie picks a $650 T and three I’s, but gets her own taste of LaT. After Brielle calls a P for phooey…
_ I _ I N I S / A N D
_ _ A _ D / S _ _ _ T S
…Glen takes a stab at it with BIKINIS AND BOARD SHORTS…correct (the latter are like swimsuits) for $4K and a stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in OAHU.
DUDS: E (Glen), P (Brielle)
Glen: $16,598 cash & prizes/Stephenie: $2K/Brielle: $1K
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
H _ L _ I N G / A _ L
T _ _ / C A R _ S
Glen may be HOLDING ALL THE CARDS, but Brielle’s got control of the wheel.
Round 4: PHRASE
She starts out with three T’s for $1,500, a $650 H, an A and an E, followed by a $650 N, three O’s, a $700 F, a U, a $700 R, the last vowel of I, and an $1,800 K trio…
K N O _ K / I T / O U T
O F / T H E / _ A R K
…and she’s able to KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK for $4,750 more.
Glen: $16,598 cash & prizes/Stephenie: $2K/Brielle: $8,750
Speed-Up Round: OCCUPATION
It’s a $1,700 FS. Once Glen puts up five E’s…
_ E R _ S P _ _ E
E N G _ N E E R
…he solves AEROSPACE ENGINEER to seal his win with another $6,800.
AIRED DUD: T (Stephenie)
Glen: $23,398 cash & prizes/Stephenie: $2K/Brielle: $8,750
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,600
$100K Bonus Round
Glen introduces us to his wife Jackie before landing on the I in WIN.
I know this one (and it’s a song by Dionne Warwick)…
_ _ L _
_ N / _ _
GPFO cause me to cringe…
_ _ L _
O N / _ _
…or does it – he nails “WALK ON BY” with just the obvious vowel! Too bad he has to settle for a GT of $57,398.
$5K SPIN ID: GR2583720
MY RATING: 8
The hosts tour Boca Restaurant Group eateries Momotaro, Girl & the Goat, Swift & Sons, and Boka – all in Chicago.
And credit to various sources for lots of the information.