EPISODE #6621: AMERICA’S GAME
As we honor the fallen on this day, let’s begin this final AG week on the set of Chicago.
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
M A N _ _ _ T _ N
C L _ M / _ _ O _ D _ R
Matthew has some MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER. Two men on tonight’s panel…
Matthew Lang: district sales mgr. of alcohol & dance dad from L.A.
Daniel Lazzara: regional sales mgr. for a power tool co. who has an identical twin from Roselle, IL
Liz Moore: 1st Grade teacher at Sarah Adams ES from Lake Zurich, IL
$2K Tossup: STAR & ROLE
_ U _ H / _ _ _ K M _ N
_ S / _ O _ A _
Matthew triples up courtesy of HUGH JACKMAN AS “LOGAN”.
TRIP WEDGE: Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego
Gift Tag: Peter Thomas Roth
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
It’s all Matt this round — he calls up three N’s for $1,950, four I’s, six T’s for the CA Coast wedge, an $800 G, an O, two C’s and an L at $700 a pop, and the other non-U vowels.
_ E E T / _ E
T O N I G _ T / I N
A T L A N T I C / C I T _
“MEET ME TONIGHT IN ATLANTIC CITY” (originally by Bruce Springsteen) wins him $6,850 and the $6,100 S.D. trip.
Matthew: $15,950 cash & S.D./Others: $0 each
Crossword/Mystery Round: WAKE UP!
Daniel’s up first w/ a $2,100 N trio, a single E, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Second, Liz takes a $1,300 pair of R’s, two I’s and an O, an $1,800 pair of G’s, four S’s for $2,600 more, a $1,200 D pair, and the last vowel of U. The near-complete grid…
— — (D) – (_)
— — (G) – (D)
— – (S) – (S)(U)(N)(R)(I)(S)(E)
The KIDS have deposited $6,150 in her bank account.
SOLE DUD: A (Daniel)
Matthew: $15,950 cash & S.D./Daniel: ZERO/Liz: $6,150
PP/Express Round: PLACES
Going down Liz’s road first are three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, all five vowels w/ four $500 N’s in between her purchase of O and two U’s, a $600 G, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,850 and her plate. Matthew next uncovers a $1,400 pair of S’s, but the MDW’s right side takes it right back. Daniel then takes a stab at this…
S _ U N N I N G
U N _ E R _ A _ E R
_ O R _ _ S
…but he flubs w/ STUNNING UNDERWATER CORALS, not counting the A’s on the board. Liz then makes a $1,300 pair of T’s and two W’s appear before she boards the EXPRESS.
Her Current Bank: $3,300
Next Choices: two D’s and L
In addition to another $6,300, she’ll see the…
S T U N N I N G
U N D E R W A T E R
W O R L D S
…at The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Liz and Matthew)
SOLE DQ: Daniel’s blown solve
Matthew: $15,950 cash & S.D./Daniel: BAD SHAPE/Liz: $19,250 cash & C.R.
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
L _ _ _
_ I _ _ _ G _ N
Liz knows that Chicago’s located on LAKE MICHIGAN to go over the $22K mark.
Consonants are worth $1,600 each time they appear. Three R’s are lit up…
_ R _ _ _ N G / _
_ _ R _ / _ _ R G _ _ N
…Matthew’s DRIVING A HARD BARGAIN for $8K and the victory.
DUDS: S (Daniel) and T (Liz)
Matthew: $23,950 cash & S.D./Daniel: $1K GOOSEEGG/Liz: $22,250 cash & C.R.
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $4,250
$100K Bonus Round
After we see his daughters Vivica and Everett, Matthew lands on that &.
This biggie starts as…
_ _ E R _ _ _ _ N _
_ _ S T _ _ L E S
GHMO should do it even though the G is a waste…
O _ E R _ O M _ N G
O _ S T _ _ L E S
He sure has been OVERCOMING (life’s) OBSTACLES especially when he makes the $45K solve here to leave w/ $68,950 cash & trip!
$5K SPIN ID: DT3808795
Tonight’s “Changing Lives” Segment: Donna Finley appeared on the Nov. 15, 2000 episode of “Hershey’s Pot of Gold” Sweepstakes week and won $27,300 despite losing in S-U to Darren who solved for $24K and ended up w/ $32,350. She made a down payment on a new home that replaced her old one wiped out by a tornado with a ranch (titled the Wheel of Fortune Ranch, ironically) open to kids with special needs.
MY RATING: 8