EPISODE #6629: SUMMER VACATION
$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
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Amanda scores a hole in one w/ MINIATURE GOLF. For the fourth night in a row, it’s left to right in the interviewing…
Amanda Landrove: Army vet who was a medic from Burns, WY
Curtis Williams: security officer, little league football assistant coach & poet from Compton, CA
Tammy Torok: retired HS math teacher and currently an adjunct professor at Walsh Univ. from Canton, OH
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
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A / G A R _ _ N
Tammy takes control w/ PLANTING A GARDEN.
TRIP WEDGE: Beacon Hotel in South Beach, FL
Round 1: PHRASE
She first chooses a $600 N, but then a baddie of R. Second, Amanda can’t capitalize on $2,500 w/ C for crud. Third, Curtis calls up a $2,700 S trio, two A’s, a $700 T, three I’s, and a $500 H. We have…
H _ A _ S / I / _ I N
T A I _ S / _ _ _ / _ _ S _
He says “HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE” for $3,400.
DUDS: R (Tammy), C (Amanda)
Crossword/Mystery Round: BABY ________
Amanda gets the SWIMOUTLET gift tag right away w/ T, buys three E’s, but BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose $1,250 cash & GT. Curtis secondly gets the exact same fate. Tammy thirdly takes a $3,500 N, two A’s, a $550 L, a $650 H, and a $500 P, but next is LaT. Amanda quickly loses another turn w/ S on the FL trip. Curtis follows w/ an $800 R, the purchase of two O’s and a B via the MW near LaT but he doesn’t risk his $550 remainder (I’m pretty sure that was the big money). Next up are a $1,300 pair of M’s, the last vowel of U, and a C on the 1/2 CAR near $600 before we finally show you the grid…
(_) — (B)(O)(O)(M)(E)(R)
(A) — (U)
(C) — (M)
…he’s putting on a happy FACE for winning another $3,100.
SOLE DUD: S (Amanda)
SOLE LaT: Tammy
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Amanda and Curtis)
Amanda: $1K/Curtis: $6,500/Tammy: $2K
Classic Bonus Puzzle (Jan. 2, 2003 in S20): PHRASE
Betty picked an interesting combination in WHPO…
_ O _ ‘ _ E / _ O T
S P _ N _
…but she doesn’t say “YOU’VE GOT SPUNK” for $40K.
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Here goes Curtis w/ a $7K pair of S’s, three E’s, an $1,800 T pair, and two A’s, after which come a $500 H, two I’s, a $900 R, two O’s to clean out the vowels and a $1,500 C trio for the other 1/2 CAR before he goes for the big solve…
S C E _ I C / _ R I _ E
A _ O _ _ / T H E
C O A S T
I’m afraid he’s gonna say SCENIC DRIVE AROUND THE COAST — and he does, so he’s gonna have to give back $25,690 cash & Fiesta once this is over. Tammy then puts up a $600 L and a $1,600 pair of N’s…
S C E N I C / _ R I _ E
A L O N _ / T H E
C O A S T
…she’ll be taking a SCENIC DRIVE ALONG THE COAST of JAMAICA while at the Sunset at the Palms Resort worth $9K.
SOLE DQ: Curtis’ blown solve
Amanda: $1K/Curtis: $6,500/Tammy: $13,200 cash & JAM
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ O R E S T
R _ N _ _ _
Tammy makes it in time w/ her solve of FOREST RANGER.
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
Next from her mouth are a $600 N, three E’s, but then R for roadblock. Amanda has the same result w/ T and we go into S-U mode…
_ _ _ – _ _ _ _ _ _ N E _
_ _ _ _ E / _ _ E
…w/ a $1,700 FS. Three P’s are lit up at the bottom…
_ L _ – _ _ S _ _ _ N E _
_ P P L E / P _ E
Tammy gets a piece of an OLD-FASHIONED APPLE PIE for $8,850.
DUDS BEFORE FS: R (Tammy; repeated by Curtis in S-U), T (Amanda)
SOLE DUD IN S-U: C (Curtis)
Amanda: $1K/Curtis: $6,500/Tammy: $25,050 cash & JAM
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,250 cash & GT
$100K Bonus Round
The second A of AMERICA’S is where Tammy lands on.
Should know what the second word is already…
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DMHO gives her the entire second word…
_ _ _ _ _ R D
M O M E N T
…but little help on the top turns out to be a literal AWKWARD MOMENT, so she loses $40K.
$5K SPIN ID: EU8092822
MY RATING: 6