EPISODE #6618: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (BOSTON)
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ I C _ E D
A _ _ S _ _ E
Steve’s solve is WICKED AWESOME. Next three Massachusettsans go by these names…
Steve Ahern: research PM in a Boston hospital & disc golfer from Duxbury
Emily Benjamin: 5th Grade science teacher at Major Edwards ES & youth soccer coach who formerly played that sport from Shrewsbury
Gayle Coy: member of two bands from Boston
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ P _ N _ _ G
_ _ E _ _ T S
After we see the OPENING CREDITS, Gayle takes control of the wheel.
TRIP WEDGE: Marriott Marquis in San Francisco
Round 1: EVENT
All Gayle here — she calls up a $1,200 pair of T’s, a $1,600 pair of H’s, five E’s and an O, a $600 G, three I’s, and a $550 M…
T H E / M I _ _ I G H T
_ I _ E / O _
_ _ _ _ / _ E _ E _ E
Though she left some multiples (especially the R’s) in this PR, she correctly responds w/ THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE for $3,200 and a new total of $5,200.
Crossword/Mystery Round: _________ WEATHER
Here goes Steve w/ a $700 T, two N’s to triple up, two A’s, a $600 L, but then S for sorry on the WC. Second, Emily uncovers three D’s on the MW near $650 and turns down the $3K buyout for…$$$. But the BANKRUPT near $650 takes it all right back. After Gayle lands on the other normal BANKRUPT, Steve gets the WC this time w/ R, buys two I’s, and lights up a $500 W. Following his U and O purchases…
– – – ( W )(I)(N)(D)(_) – – (_)
— — (A) – – – – – – (O)
— — (_) – – – – – – (D)
…he solves WINDY, WARM, UNPREDICTABLE (and) COLD for $2,700.
SOLE DUD: S (Steve)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
Emily: ZILCH/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $3,700 WC
PP/Express Round: RHYME TIME
T for terrible is how Emily starts. Gayle secondly LaTs out. Steve’s third in line w/ a $650 N, a D for the 1/2 CAR near $900, two A’s, and three E’s, followed by a $500 S, an $1,800 pair of S’s, but then a bad I buy. Emily then says a $500 L, a $600 P and the last vowel of three O’s…
_ O / A S _ O R E
A N D / E _ P L O R E
She’s won her first $850 and will GO ASHORE AND EXPLORE ST. CROIX at the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino worth $6,028.
DUDS: T (Emily), I (Steve)
SOLE LaT: Gayle
Emily: $6,878 cash & vacay/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $3,700 WC
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ R I _ P Y
P _ R K / _ _ _ _ Y
Emily gets a piece of some CRISPY PORK BELLY to be close to $10K.
Round 4: SONG LYRICS
Her next moves are a $1,400 pair of N’s, the purchase of two A’s, but then the LaT. Gayle secondly strikes out w/ the S. Third in Steve’s direction are a $600 T, an $1,100 pair of H’s, three E’s, an $1,100 pair of C’s and a $500 D before he recites…
_ E / C A N / C H A N _ E
T H E / _ _ _ _ D
…“WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” for $3,050.
SOLE DUD: S (Gayle)
SOLE LaT: Emily
Emily: $9,878 cash & vacay/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $6,750 WC
Speed-Up: FUN & GAMES
$1,600 for every consonant here. The S is lit up early…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
S _ T
…Emily nails BACKGAMMON SET.
SOLE DUD: R (Gayle)
Emily: $11,478 cash & vacay/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $6,750 WC
BANKRUPT TRASH: $10K
$100K Bonus Round
We landed on that W last night…and Emily lands on the I next to it.
I have an idea…
_ E R _ / T _ _ _ _
_ _ _
DHMO adds these two letters (there goes my first thought of VERY TOUGH JOB)…
_ E R _ / T H _ _ _
_ O _
This was lost in a VERY THICK FOG…the Camaro.
$5K SPIN ID: LI9334290
MY RATING: 4