EPISODE #6694: SECRET SANTA HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY
$1K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ A U _ _ _ N G
C H I _ D _ E N
Kim’s hearing the sound of LAUGHING CHILDREN. Thursday’s Secret Santas go by these names…
Kim Wells: training officer w/ the U.S. Dept. of Education and also has ran a half-marathon in 42 states from Puyallup, WA
Pete Samolis: personal trainer & men’s physique competitor from Flushing, NY
Gabrielle Collins: relationships/dating blogger from L.A. (orig. from Chicago)
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
W H _ T _
D A _ _ O D _ L S
Gabrielle gathers some WHITE DAFFODILS.
Crossword Round: ________ BOX
I thought we would do up to three Crossword Rounds per week. Anyway, Gabrielle gets started w/ a $700 T, an $800 N, but then R for roadblock. Second, Kim calls up a $1,300 pair of S’s, one I and four O’s, a $1K pair of G’s, and two E’s. But after a $600 H is the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,150. Third, Pete can’t find the first letter of his name. Gabrielle tries again w/ a $600 Y, but then L for loss. Kim follows w/ a $650 B, but then a baddie of K. Pete then puts up the last remaining consonant of a $650 M…
– – (S)(_)(G)(G)(E)(S)(T)(I)(O)(N)
– (H) (O)
– – (E)
He gets SUGGESTION for a $350 bonus.
DUDS: R (Gabrielle), P (Pete), L (Gabrielle), K (Kim)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kim
Mystery Round: TITLE
All Kim here — she picks four T’s for the gift tag, four FP E’s, the same number of H’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, two A’s and I’s, and an L on the MW near $650 before declining.
T H E / L I _ _
T H E / _ I T _ H
A _ _ / T H E
_ A _ _ _ _ _ E
She IDs the C.S. Lewis novel “THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE” for $5,500 and a PR. You left out lots of multiples, though, ma’am…
Gabrielle: $2K/Kim: $6,500 1/2 CAR/Pete: $1K
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Pete’s off and running w/ an $1,800 N trio, a $650 L, a G from the same 1/2 CAR spot, a $1,300 pair of S’s, two I’s, and a P for the other 1/2 CAR. But after the purchase of an E and two A’s is a PAINFUL LaT to leave $19,230 cash & Versa on the table. Gabrielle follows w/ a $500 R, two T’s to triple up, but then a very bad choice of D. Kim then gets the WC w/ an H to leave only vowels remaining…
S T _ N N I N G
A E R I A L / P H _ T _ S
…she can take STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS on her trip to the Sugar Bay BARBADOS worth $7,328.
SOLE DUD: D (Gabrielle)
SOLE LaT: Pete
Gabrielle: $2K/Kim: $14,328 cash & Barbados WC/Pete: $1K
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
_ _ _ D
_ R _ C _ _ _ _ R
Pete nails FOOD PROCESSOR.
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
Consonants are worth $1,700 a pop. Following four straight aired duds, four E’s are bought for free…
C _ _ _ E E
T _ _ _ E E
Kim makes the house minimum solve of COFFEE TOFFEE. From what I’ve heard, there were actually eight straight duds w/ one null cycle cut out.
AIRED DUDS: S (Gabrielle), R (Kim), K (Gabrielle), A (Kim), D (Pete), V (Gabrielle)
Gabrielle: $2K/Kim: $15,328 cash & Barbados/Pete: $4K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,150
Gabrielle SPIN ID: CS5046548 (Chris S.)
Pete SPIN ID: MC1738388 (Michael C.)
Up for the taking are these categories…
She goes for PHRASE.
$100K Bonus Round
Kim lands on the E of GAME. This one’s pretty easy, IMO…
_ _ _ S / _ L L
_ R _ _ N _
She doesn’t need her WC here, because she’s got this down too w/ DGHA and M…
H _ G S / A L L
A R _ _ N D
There will be HUGS ALL AROUND, because she has solved to end up w/ $50,328 cash & trip.
FINAL SPIN ID: CW08804 (Cynthia W.)
MY RATING: 6