EPISODE #6726: SWISS HOLIDAY
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ _ R _ _ ‘ _ / B E _ T
_ H O _ _ L _ _ E
Jill could eat some of the WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE if she wins the collette wedge, but these opponents might have other ideas…
Jill Tuttle-Wood: from Fall River, MA (orig. from Cape Cod)
Jay Buchalter: financial services worker from Manhattan Beach (orig. from Oahu)
Reina Lyons: pre-K teacher who also does acting & creative writing from Lewisville, TX
$2K Tossup: EVENT
P _ B L I _
A _ P _ A _ A N C E
Reina knows that she was making a PUBLIC APPEARANCE on this program.
WEEK-LONG COLLETTE WEDGE: the $8,598 tour of Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria (we saw that on Jan. 4; enter each bonus puzzle this week for your chance to win that Swiss tour)
First Gift Tag This Week: eBags
Round 1: THINGS
She opens w/ $650 S and T singles, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $1,300. Second, Jill calls up a $700 R, buys three I’s and two E’s, and picks up the collette wedge w/ two G’s. But her next purchase of O is no good. Third, Jay lights up a $500 M, buys the last vowel of two A’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT steals his other half of the $500. Reina then SPINGLES for a $600 L…
M A G _ I _ I _ E _ T
G L A _ I E R S
…should’ve gone for the C’s and N’s — she wins a $400 bonus w/ MAGNIFICENT GLACIERS.
SOLE DUD: O (Jill)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)
Mystery/Crossword Round: CHEESE _______
Jill leads off w/ a $1,200 T pair, E and I singles, but that same normal BANKRUPT nails her for $700. Jay secondly repeats the T. Reina thirdly requests a $2,100 L trio, FPs triple A’s, but that same pesky BANKRUPT strikes again. After Jill spins up the other normal one, Jay digs up a FP P, a $500 B, an $1,800 R pair, but then a CRITICAL DUD of S. Reina then spingles for the remaining $650 D…
(A) – – (I)
(L) – – (P)(L)(A)(T)(T)(E)(R)
…she completes the grid w/ BOARD for a $350 bonus.
SOLE DUD: S (Jay)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (ladies; Jill 2x)
SOLE DQ: Jay’s R repeat
Reina: $4K/Jill: $1K/Jay: ZIP
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Jay first says S for sorry on EXPRESS. Second for Reina are an N for the eBags GT, three FP A’s, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes away $1,500 cash & bags. Jill next uncovers a $1,300 G pair, the rest of the vowels, and a $2,700 Y trio, but the BANKRUPT near $650 cleans her out of $3K; both women each have three of those to date. After Jay LaTs out, Reina inserts a $1,950 T trio…
E A T I N G / _ Y / _ A Y
T _ _ O U G _ / I T A _ Y
I was EATING MY WAY THROUGH ITALY almost two years ago on my European cruise, but this lady will soon be doing so on this collette tour worth $10,798.
INSTA-DUD: S (Jay)
SOLE LaT: Jay
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
Reina: $16,748 cash & Italy/Jill: $1K/Jay: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ L _ C _ _ _ _ _ L
E _ G _ N _ _ _
Jill was speaking gibberish on the second word, but she gets ELECTRICAL ENGINEER nonetheless.
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
Consonants are worth $1,500 each. The frontloading D appears late…
D _ S S _ R T
T R _ _
…Reina has a DESSERT TRAY for $4,500 more.
DUDS (both by Jill): N & M
Reina: $21,248 cash & Italy/Jill: $4K/Jay: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,850 cash & GT
Here’s Reina’s category list…
-ON THE MAP
-WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
UGH, she’s picking WAYW? (and she was excited about that category, too). -_-
$100K Bonus Round
After we remind you that this week’s car is the 2018 MINI Hardtop 4dr S, Reina lands on the *. She needs to concentrate on the first two words when Vanna shows her…
_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ R _
_ L _ _ E S
CHDA only adds the vowel…
_ _ _ _ _ / _ A R _
_ L _ _ E S
…and she doesn’t get a pair of FUZZY WARM GLOVES for $35K.
MY RATING: 5 (thanks to all those BANKRUPTS)