Let’s see how much better this season’s “WHEEL Around the World” is compared to last season’s TRAINWRECK w/ two $100,000 losses.
EPISODE #6721: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
$1K Tossup: TITLE
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Erin solves the Dr. Seuss book “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!”. First world travelers this week…
Erin Urbanek: commercial real estate co. worker engaged to Chris (they’ve been renovating their home for about a yr.) from Columbus, OH
Mark Jensen: head golf pro at country club & St. Martin’s Univ. women’s golf coach from Olympia, WA
Bri Simpson: married oil painter from Homestead, FL
$2K Tossup: THING
T O _ I _ / O _
_ O N V E R _ A T I O N
Our TOPIC OF CONVERSATION this week is to finally get a BR win this month; Bri will be the first spinner of the night.
FEATURED TRIP (smarTour will be the provider this week): Germany worth $8K
$ Gift Tag: insuremytrip
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She opens w/ a $1,200 T pair, three S’s for the Germany trip, four E’s, an $1,800 R trio, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $12K cash & trip. Second, Erin calls up three W’s for $1,800, buys the last vowel of three I’s, but LaTs out. Mark then selects a $500 H and an $1,100 F pair…
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W A F F _ E S / W I T H
S T R A W _ E R R I E S
He solves BELGIAN WAFFLES WITH STRAWBERRIES for only $1,600, because he left out the B’s and L’s.
SOLE LaT: Erin
SOLE BANKRUPT: Bri
Crossword/Mystery Round: WORLD ________
Erin instantly duds out w/ T on the MW near LaT. Second, Mark also misses w/ R on the 1/2 CAR near $600. Third, Bri takes a $3,500 N, two E’s, an L for the same 1/2 CAR, a TD M, five A’s, an $1,100 P pair, and a $1,300 C pair to leave only the U remaining…
A L M A N A C
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. P P E A C E
…she IDs the annual soccer event as the World CUP for $9,400.
INSTANT DUDS: T (Erin) & R (Mark)
Mark: $1,600/Bri: $11,400/Erin: $1K
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Here goes Mark w/ a $1K T pair, four E’s, but then the LaT. Second for Bri are a $600 N, three I’s, a $600 L, a $1K D pair, three A’s, and an X on the EXPRESS before she GOES ABOARD.
Current Bank: $2,700
Next Choices: H…two R’s…G…S…P…B (NMC)
E X H I L A R A T I N G
S P E E D B _ A T
R I D E
She’s won $9,700 and will be in for an EXHILARATING SPEEDBOAT RIDE during her stay at the St. James’s Club ANTIGUA.
SOLE LaT: Mark
Mark: $1,600/Bri: $28,500 cash & trip/Erin: $1K
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ C T R E _ S
_ M _ / A _ A M S
Erin IDs ACTRESS AMY ADAMS (she was actually born in Italy).
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
Consonants are worth $1,500 each. Erin puts up the L early on but is way off w/ ELECTRONIC SCALE. The F is later said…
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S H _ L F
…Mark solves KNICKKNACK SHELF (never heard of that) for three grand.
DUDS: T (Erin), R (Mark), P (Mark), D (Erin)
SOLE DQ: Erin’s missolve
Mark: $4,600/Bri: $28,500 cash & trip/Erin: $4K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $12K cash & trip
Bri’s list of topics…
-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
She’s going for WAYD?.
$100K Bonus Round
Let’s remind you that this week’s car is the 2018 BMW 3 Series sedan. Bri’s envelope will be from the N of WIN. I have a bad feeling what this may be…
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She makes me cringe w/ CDMA…
T A _ _ N _ /A
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After TAKING A POP QUIZ, she FLUNKS OUT and loses the $50K.
MY RATING: 6