EPISODE #6642: FALL FOLIAGE
$1K Tossup: THING
C O V E _ E D
_ _ I D _ E
Remember this as a bonus puzzle back in S28? Amy Hoeft actually got the harder first word but not the second when it read B R _ D _ E. As for tonight, Jacob blanks out while Angie manages to cross this COVERED BRIDGE. Tuesday’s trio…
Angie Guagliardo: receptionist at a fertility clinic who makes craft cocktails w/ her boyfriend from Louisville
Dana Grimes: from San Diego
Jacob Hopgood: Baylor grad who has ambitions for medical school from Glen Heights, TX
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ _ _ _ E
T R _ I _ _ R
Angie’s two for two w/ MOVIE TRAILER.
Other Gift Tag of the Week: Vermont Country Store
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
Here she goes w/ a $1,200 pair of S’s, four E’s and three O’s to quickly clean out the vowels, but next is an unfortunate dud of N on TD. Second, Dana calls up a $500 T, two W’s to add $1,600 and a $700 B before she…
S _ O W – _ O O _ E _
B E E _ / S T E W
…gets some SLOW-COOKED BEEF STEW for $2,800.
SOLE DUD: N (Angie)
Mystery/Crossword Round: GAME ________
Dana’s off and running w/ a $550 N, a single E and four A’s to quickly wipe out the vowel shop again, an $800 R, an $1,800 pair of C’s, a $650 F, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $3,300. Jacob’s second in line w/ a $600 H, a G for the 1/2 CAR near $600, a $1,200 L pair, and a $600 B before we see this grid…
. _ F
B A L L A
. A C
C H A N G E R
He came up w/ a good game PLAN for $2,900.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dana
Classic Bonus Puzzle (team week from ’97): PHRASE
This duo picked GMBI…
B R _ N _ _ I N G
_ _ T
…they were rightly BRANCHING OUT.
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
The man strikes out right away w/ R for roadblock. Down Angie’s road second are a $1,200 pair of N’s, A and two O’s, a $7K S pair, two I’s, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Dana follows suit w/ a $1,650 T trio, an $800 L, four E’s, and a $1,200 pair of D’s. We have…
_ E _ O N D / _ _
_ I L D E S T
E _ _ E _ T A T I O N S
BEYOND MY WILDEST EXPECTATIONS, she’s won $3,400 plus a $6,379 trip to the bolongo Bay Resort in ST. THOMAS.
DUDS: R (Jacob), U (Angie)
Jacob: $2,900/Angie: $3K/Dana: $12,579 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A
_ _ V _ R
Jacob quickly but incorrectly says THE LOUISIANA RIVER; I don’t think there’s an official river called that.
T _ _ / _ _ _ U _ B _ A
_ _ V _ R
Angie sweeps the Tossups w/ THE COLUMBIA RIVER.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
Coming from her mouth next are a $500 S, but then a bad E buy. Second, Dana tries a $1,600 pair of N’s, A and four O’s, four L’s for $2,400 more, but then D for dud. Third for Jacob are a $1,300 G pair, a $500 F, two I’s to clean out the vowels, a $1K Y pair, and an $1,100 P pair to complete the board…
P L A Y I N G / P O L O
& / F L Y I N G / S O L O
…and earn another $3,650.
DUDS: E (Angie), D (Dana)
Jacob: $6,550/Angie: $6K/Dana: $12,579 cash & trip
Pat spins up $1,500 per consonant. After the final consonant of H is lit up…
T H _ _ T _ R
C R _ T _ C
…Jacob solves THEATER CRITIC for $9K and the comeback win.
DUDS: N (Dana), L (Angie), S (Dana), D (Angie)
Jacob: $15,550/Angie: $6K/Dana: $12,579 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,300
Tuesday’s BR list of topics…
-AROUND THE HOUSE
He’s going for CHARACTER.
$100K Bonus Round
Jacob lands on the ***. Not much RSTLNE help for this one…
_ _ _ N _
_ _ _ _ _ T
CMP aren’t there, but maybe the two O’s will save him…
_ O _ N _
_ O _ _ _ T
…no, they won’t — he can’t catch a YOUNG HOBBIT (from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies) for the $35K.
UNCLAIMED FALL FOLIAGE TRIP: New England cruise from American Cruise Lines
MY RATING: 6