Unlike the last few seasons, this year’s SS will NOT have a Family Week. It’s most likely because we saw the Christmas decorations on the first Disney World week.
EPISODE #6691: SECRET SANTA HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY
$1K Tossup: THINGS
_ _ O _ / T I D _ N _ S
Janine would love GOOD TIDINGS, and so does her opposition…
Janine Brown: married for 38 yrs. from Bothell, WA
Sharon Samuel: has a fraternal twin from Houston
Danny McGinn: firefighter in the Bronx from NYC
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ _ / A P P L E
_ _ / _ Y / _ Y _
Danny’s probably saying this to his wife during his viewing party, “You’re THE APPLE OF MY EYE”.
FEATURED PRIZE FOR THESE TWO WEEKS: $10K
Gift Tag: $1K courtesy of the “WoF Free Play” app
Round 1: WAYD?
Off he goes w/ two T’s for the gift tag, two I’s, a $600 H, four A’s, a W for the $10K, and a couple E’s, but the BANKRUPT near $2,500 triggers a $12,350 disaster. Second, Janine calls up a $1K pair of N’s, a $1,950 G trio, a $600 R, but then F for flunk. Third, Sharon wastes a turn w/ the same BANKRUPT Danny got. Said red player then puts up two P’s for the WC, and a $1,300 pair of M’s before he tries to solve this…
_ _ M I N G / _ P
W I T H / A / G R E A T
G A M E / P _ A N
…but he leaves out the next-to-last word, so he’s been disqualified and Janine’s won another $3,550 for COMING UP WITH A GREAT GAME PLAN.
SOLE DUD: F (Janine)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Danny, Sharon)
SOLE DQ: Danny’s blown solve
Mystery/Crossword Round: SANTA’S _______
Janine’s up first w/ a $700 T, A and E singles, and an S for the MW near LaT before she gambles her remaining $200…$$$. But here comes the same normal BANKRUPT to take away $10,200. Second, Sharon strikes out w/ N for negative. Third, Danny requests an R for the 1/2 CAR near $600 (’18 Nissan Versa), two O’s, a $2,400 L trio, the last vowel of I, a $700 B, a $500 Y, and a $650 P. Grid…
. B E L L Y L
. I A
_ O R _ S _ O P
He gets WORKSHOP for $4,250.
SOLE DUD: N (Sharon)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Janine
Danny: $6,250 WC/Janine: $4,550/Sharon: ZIP
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
The scoreless Sharon starts this crucial round w/ three S’s for $1,800, two R’s to double up, a $600 N, an E, and two A’s, after which she says a $1,300 pair of H’s, a $700 L, three I’s, a $1,400 pair of C’s, and a $500 P.
S E A / _ R C H I N S / &
_ R _ P I C A L / _ I S H
She’s won $7,350 and will see some SEA URCHINS & TROPICAL FISH during her stay at the RIU Palace JAMAICA worth $6,300 — PR.
Danny: $6,250 WC/Janine: $4,550/Sharon: $13,650 cash & Jamaica
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ A _ I L _
_ E _ – T _ G E T H _ R
Danny just makes it in time w/ FAMILY GET-TOGETHER.
Speed-Up: 80’s CHARACTER
Consonants are worth $1,600 each. Late in this round, two G’s are requested, but Janine flubs w/ GARTH THE GREMLIN. Sharon next says two M’s, but she also whiffs w/ GUMBY THE GREMLIN. Danny then puts up the remaining consonant of Z…
G _ Z M _
T H _ / G R _ M L _ N
…he solves GIZMO THE GREMLIN (he was actually a Mogwai before he transformed into a Gremlin at midnight) for $6,400.
DUDS: C (Janine) & S (Sharon)
DQs: 2 (blown solves by the ladies)
Danny: $15,650 WC/Janine: $4,550/Sharon: $13,650 cash & Jamaica
SEASON-WORST BANKRUPT TRASH: $22,550
Janine SPIN ID: NE7238096 (Norma E.)
Sharon SPIN ID: DM9203499 (Dan M.)
Danny’s category choices…
-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
He goes for EVENT.
$100K Bonus Round
The car for the next two weeks is a maZDa CX-3. Danny lands on the M in AMERICA’S. Opening layout…
_ _ _ R N E _
_ _ / _ _ _ T
DCHA and M result in very limited help…
_ _ _ R N E _
_ _ / _ _ A T
I’ve went on a JOURNEY BY BOAT, but this man hasn’t and he loses the CX-3.
LAST SPIN ID: DK6437078 (Danna K.)
MY RATING: 5