EPISODE #6624: AMERICA’S GAME
We’re on the Boston set.
$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME
A _ I _ O N A
& / _ A _ _ _ N A
Davira only gets the first word.
A _ I _ O N A
& / D A _ T _ N A
Alex has the same fate, then Karen solves ARIZONA & DAYTONA. She’s the only female from this Thursday panel…
Karen Baskid: retired kindergarten teacher after 32 yrs. from Calabasas, CA
Alex Wolf: recently got his MBA and runs a manufacturer of handmade greeting cards via quilling (a Fair Trade-Certified co.) from Ashland, MA
Davira Kuy: Mill City bartender at a Chinese restaurant who’s part of a charity cosplay organization from Lowell, MA
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ L _ Y I _ G
_ C _ _ B B _ E
Alex isn’t PLAYING “SCRABBLE”, but he’s right anyway.
TRIP WEDGE: caravan.com Canadian tour
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
T for terrible is how he starts on the WC. Second, Davira has the same result w/ S. Third, Karen calls up a $600 N, an I, a $5K pair of G’s, three A’s, an $1,800 R trio, and two E’s, after which come a $2,500 M, a $600 K, the other two vowels as singles, and two L’s for that WC. We have at this moment…
L E A _ I N G
_ O U R
M A R K
_ A _ L _ E R G
I can’t imagine anybody LEAVING YOUR MARK WAHLBERG, but she has solved for $10,250.
QUICK DUDS: T (Alex) and S (Davira)
Davira: $0/Karen: $11,250 WC/Alex: $2K
Mystery Round: PHRASE
Davira’s first choices are a $650 R, but then R for roadblock. Karen secondly takes a $600 H, but the sole dud vowel of A stops her cold. From here, it’s all Alex — he picks five S’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, four E’s, four C’s for $2K more, two U’s, a $600 D, two I’s, a $1K pair of N’s, and an O.
N O T H I N _
S U C C E E D S
_ I _ E
S U C C E S S
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS when he’s won another $5,100.
DUDS: R (Davira), A (Karen)
Davira: NIL/Karen: $11,250 WC/Alex: $7,100
Classic Bonus Puzzle (October 5, 2006): THING
Zack only got this from CDMA…
_ _ N D S _ _ _ T
Neither he nor Holli Rowan from Dec. 20, 2010 (her combo was CDMOB; the B was her WC pick) were able to solve HINDSIGHT. The former lost out on a Beetle Convertible while Holli couldn’t cash in on $35K.
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Karen opens this crucial round w/ a $600 T, three E’s, a $3,500 R, two N’s courtesy of her WC, and an A. But after a $1,200 pair of D’s, she says an unfortunate dud of B on TD to likely lose at least $11,800. Alex then puts up four S’s for $3,600 and buys twin U’s…
A / S _ _ E N D _ D
S U N S E T / _ R U _ S E
…he solves for $3,350 and might like A SPLENDID SUNSET CRUISE near the ARUBA Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
SOLE CRITICAL DUD: B (Karen)
Davira: NADA/Karen: $11,250/Alex: $16,750 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
H O _ _ _ – G L _ _ _ D
_ _ M
Karen eats up some HONEY-GLAZED HAM to cut the deficit to $2,500.
Round 4: THING
Her next actions are a $1,200 pair of T’s, two E’s, but the BANKRUPT near big bucks nails both her and Alex, costing the woman $950. After Davira LaTs out, Karen lights up a $1,400 pair of H’s, but it’s S-U time…
T H E / _ _ _ _ E _
T _ _ _ H
…w/ a $1,550 FS. Alex later puts up the D, but flubs w/ THE GOLDEN TRUTH. Davira then uncovers the N (last letter of the first line)…
T H E / G _ _ D E N
T _ _ _ H
…he finally has THE GOLDEN TOUCH on some money.
DUDS (all part of a null cycle): R (Karen), P (Alex) and S (Davira)
SOLE LaT: Davira
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Karen, Alex)
SOLE DQ: Alex’s missolve
Davira: $1,550/Karen: $14,250/Alex: $16,750 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH: $950
$100K Bonus Round
Alex lands on the I of SPIN.
_ N / _ _ R
_ E _ _ L _
FDPO makes these additions…
O N / O _ R
_ E _ _ L F
Thanks for solving this puzzle ON OUR BEHALF, sir, so you leave w/ $50,750 cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: BR4368187
MY RATING: 7