Thanks to JP for covering Chicago week while I was away. I’m back now to cover the remaining three weeks of this season. This week, it’s a salute to Beantown.
EPISODE #6616: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (BOSTON)
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
_ _ N _ _ Y
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Ross just scored a quick HR w/ FENWAY PARK. He’s not the only man on this first MA panel of the week…
Ross Metherton: office coord. for a municipal government office from Winthrop
Steve Coffey: financial planner w/ his sister from Newton Center
Jeanie Connelly: commercial lender for bank from Princeton
$2K Tossup: STAR & ROLE
_ A _ T / _ A M _ N / _ S
_ _ _ O N / _ _ U _ _ _
Steve blanks out.
_ A _ T / _ A M _ N / _ S
J _ _ O N / _ _ U _ _ _
Ross triples up w/ MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE.
TRIP WEDGE: Florida courtesy of DRAPER worth $6K
Week Long Gift Tag: Jordan’s Furniture (a New England retail company)
Round 1: HEADLINE
He starts w/ a $1,200 pair of T’s, only to lose it right back to the MDW’s left side. Second, Steve picks up the GT w/ an N, buys four E’s, but loses his turn w/ an A purchase. Third, Jeanie LaTs out. Back to Ross who says three R’s for the WC, four I’s, a $1,300 pair of C’s, a $600 D, and two O’s to clean out the vowels before he sees…
I N C R E D I _ _ E
O _ E R T I _ E
_ I C T O R _
…we all remember that INCREDIBLE OVERTIME VICTORY by the Patriots and he has solved for another $2,900.
SOLE DUD: A (Steve)
SOLE LaT: Jeanie
SOLE BANKRUPT: Ross
Ross: $5,900 WC/Others: $0 each
Mystery/Crossword Round: SNOW ______
Steve’s up first w/ a $500 N, an A, a $700 C, two O’s, and the same number of E’s, but his next call of T is no good. Jeanie secondly picks off two L’s on the MW near LaT and under that is…$$$. But she then says F for flunk on TD. Ross thirdly tries a $500 S, a $600 P and the last vowel of I via FP, but next is R for roadblock on the 1/2 CAR near $600. Steve then inserts an $800 M, two B’s on the same 1/2 CAR, and a $500 G to complete the grid…
— — — (C) – — (P)
— — (M)(O)(B)(I)(L)(E)
— — — (N) — — (A)
(G)(L)(O)(B)(E) — – (S)
…and score his first $2,750.
DUDS: T (Steve), J (Jeanie), R (Ross)
Steve: $2,750 1/2 CAR/Jeanie: $0/Ross: $5,900 WC
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Jeanie wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s other BANKRUPT. Second in Ross’ direction are a $650 T, but then S for sorry. After Steve LaTs out, Jeanie proceeds to put up a $1,300 pair of H’s, two E’s and A’s, but the R fails somebody again. Ross then uncovers a $1K pair of L’s, an O, and two I’s to finish off the vowels…
T H E / I _ E A L
H O L I _ A _
…he’s won another $1,150 and THE IDEAL HOLIDAY — the caravan.com COSTA RICA TOUR.
DUDS: S (Ross), R (Jeanie)
SOLE LaT: Steve
Steve: $2,750/Jeanie: NO LUCK/Ross: $13,050 cash & tour WC
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ L A _ I N G / F O R
_ E _ P _
Ross knows that he and the other man were PLAYING FOR KEEPS.
We have a $1,650 FS to start the week. Ross digs up five S’s to start, but he stops himself after the second word. One T and two L’s later…
S _ _ _ T / S _ _ L L
_ _ / S _ _ _ _ S S
…Jeanie finally has the SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS for her only $3,300 on the night.
Steve: $2,750/Jeanie: $3,300/Ross: $16,050 cash & tour WC
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,200
$100K Bonus Round
In play this week is a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. Ross lands on the M of GAME.
This one-wordy starts as…
_ _ T _ _ _ _ R _
PMDA and B only give him the first two letters of the answer…
P A T _ _ _ _ R _
He apparently doesn’t do quilting, so he can’t solve PATCHWORK for $40K.
$5K SPIN ID: MP0893273
MY RATING: 6