EPISODE #4785: DESERT PASSAGE
$1K Tossup: FICTIONAL CHARACTER
_ _ L E / E .
_ O Y _ T _
Dave outsmarted WILE E. COYOTE.
Dave Wolfe: graduated from Point Park Univ. (in Pittsburgh) w/ a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and also plays pro darts from Oakdale, PA.
Cristi Winkler: administrative assistant and former cosmetologist (she likes to play the keyboard and sing) who also works in youth ministries and was writing a book at the time (by typing) from West Bend, WI (near Milwaukee, she mentions)
Lindsey Bruner: Univ. of San Diego student w/ a major in marketing and a minor in biology who owns a puppy named “Peagle” (he’s a mixed Pekingese/beagle) and is from San Diego
$2K Tossup: PEOPLE
P E _
O W N _ _ S
Sorry, Lindsey — Dave has solved PET OWNERS.
FINAL DESERT TRIP: Phoenix worth $5,700
$10K Round: PLACE (PRIZE PUZZLE)
But he instantly LaTed out. Second, Cristi called up two T’s an N at $300 a pop, bought one E, two I’s and three A’s…and got the $10K wedge w/ an S. She followed w/ a $500 M, the last vowel of O, two $400 C’s, a $300 L and a $600 R before she tried to solve…
_ R A M A T I C
C O A S T L I N E
She won $12,100 and would see the DRAMATIC COASTLINE of BERMUDA at the Fairmont Southampton worth the same amount as the AZ trip, so she’s on the board in a big way w/ $17,800.
SOLE LaT: Dave
Dave: $3K/Cristi: $17,800 cash & Bermuda/Lindsey: $0
Jackpot Round: SONG LYRICS
Cristi first got the Maui Jim gift tag w/ two S’s and she just made it past BANKRUPT next to the pink $900, but there’s no T anyway. Second, Lindsey spun her way to two $300 M’s, three $800 N’s, three I’s, and one $450 obvious G. After her next purchases of O and U, here come a $3,500 R, two E’s, two $300 Y’s, the last vowel of two A’s, and a D for the 25 prize (this one’s $2,500 from lowermybills.com). Board…
I ‘ M / E A S Y / _ I _ E
S U N D A Y / M O R N I N G
Lindsey says “I’M EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING” (by the Commodores w/ Lionel Richie) for a total of $8,800.
SOLE DUD: T (Cristi)
Dave: $3K/Cristi: $17,800 cash & Bermuda/Lindsey: $8,800
Mystery/Big Money Round: FOOD & DRINK
Lindsey led off w/ two R’s for the Arizona trip, three $3,500 S’s, four E’s, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $3,500 to wipe out $15,700 cash & trip. Darn. Second, Dave lit up a $300 B (he was between the LaT and the BM Wedge w/ LaT) but the other normal BANKRUPT took that amount right back. Third, Christi dug up two $800 D’s, two N’s for the WC, and the other three vowels, but she then got the same BANKRUPT Lindsey got to lose $850 and her WC. Said blue player then lit up a $1,600 pair of H’s, two P’s for $1,800 more, twin K’s for $600 and the Free SPIN, and a $300 Y before we saw…
S K I P P Y / A N D
S _ U _ K E R ‘ S / O N
_ H O _ E / _ H E A T
B R E A D
She ate some SKIPPY AND SMUCKER’S ON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD for $4,300.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)
Dave: $3K/Cristi: $17,800 cash & Bermuda/Lindsey: $13,100 FS
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
M _ N I –
C H O _ P _ R
Dave swept the Tossups w/ MINI-CHOPPER.
Round 4: PHRASE
He started w/ a $2,100 T trio and a $300 S, but it’s S-U time…
T _ _ _ _ _ / _ T / _ _ _
_ _ / S T _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,600 FS. After he chose two L’s on his next turn…
T _ _ _ N G / _ T / _ L L
_ N / S T _ _ _ _
…he’ll be definitely be TAKING IT ALL IN STRIDE, because he’s won another $8,800.
SOLE DUD (after bell): H (Cristi)
Dave: $14,800/Cristi: $17,800 cash & Bermuda/Lindsey: $13,100
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $16,850
We were on a good winning streak until the previous night, in which RJ Pomeroy totally bombed out on his bonus puzzle of GOOFING OFF even w/ the WC in play. Let’s see if Cristi ended the week 4-1. She landed on the $.
Category: FOOD & DRINK
This eight-letter answer started as…
_ E T _ _ _ _
She knew this one like we do and said CKPU…
K E T C _ U P
Too bad she didn’t have the WC, but she still got KETCHUP for $30K and a final total of $47,800 cash & trip.
MY RATING: 7