EPISODE #6767: BEACHES RESORTS FAMILY WEEK
$1K Tossup: THINGS
_ O V _
L _ _ _ _ _ S
Chukwuma & Ify have written some LOVE LETTERS. This couple at the end will introduce themselves first…
Chukwuma & Ify Obi: pharmacists (he does retail while she does hospital) from MD (he’s orig. from Boston while she’s orig. from NY)
Julie & Daniel Carriero: she runs a small pie-baking business; they’re form Buffalo, NY
Cortney & Jaysen McKinney: married 11yrs
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
C R E A M Y
_ L _ O _ D / _ U _ _ _ R
Julie doesn’t sound sure of CREAMY ALMOND BUTTER, but she’s right.
Other Gift Tag this Week: eBags
The trip to the Beaches Turks & Caicos is the weeklong prize wedge.
Round 1: PHRASE
Here they go w/ a $1,300 pair of T’s, a couple A’s, a $1,300 H pair, two E’s, but then S for sorry on the Beaches wedge. Second, the McKinneys also dud out w/ R for roadblock. Third, the Obis call up a $5K N pair, three I’s and two O’s to clean out the vowels, a $600 D, and three K’s for the eBags gift tag. We have…
I / K N O _ / I T
_ I K E / T H E / _ A _ K
O _ / _ _ / H A N D
I KNOW IT LIKE THE BACK OF MY HAND and so do this couple as they solve for $7,600 cash & bags, giving them a new total of $8,600.
DUDS: S (Carrieros) & R (McKinneys)
Mystery/Crossword Round: DOUBLE TALK
The McKinneys open w/ a $900 N, an S for the Beaches wedge, a single E, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. The Obis secondly get the WC w/ two T’s, a single O, a $1,300 pair of W’s, and the other two vowels before they to complete this grid…
. T _
. W U
_ O U _ _ E
. T W I N S
Ify adds the unnecessary “and” in between DUET (that’s correct) and TWINS, then she corrects themselves the second time, but DOUBLE’s wrong anyway. Moving on to the Carrieros who light up a D on the MW near $650 and obviously gamble..whoops. The McKinneys then say a $500 L but then B for bad, allowing Ify another shot…
. T D
. W U
C O U _ L E
. T W I N S
…she gets the right one of COUPLE w/ no extra words in between and her team’s up to $10,600 cash & GT.
DUDS: A & B (both by the McKinneys)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Carrieros
SOLE DQ: Obis’ missolve
PP/Express Round: PLACES
The current leaders start this crucial round w/ a $1,950 S trio, two E’s, a $700 N, two I’s, and a single U before they hit the MDW’s right side to lose $1,900 and their WC. Second for the Carrieros are a $1,500 G trio, the other two vowels, a $1,400 R duo, and three T’s to add $2,100 more before they try solve for $4,500…
G O R G E O U S
T R O _ I _ A _
S E T T I N G S
…they’ll be seeing GORGEOUS TROPICAL SETTINGS on their trip to a Beaches or Sandals Resort of their choice.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Obis
Carrieros: $12,500 cash & trip/McKinneys: ZILCH/Obis: $10,600 cash & GT
$3K Tossup: (80’s) MOVIE TITLE
_ _ _ / _ _ _ A _ E
K _ _
Julie adds on to her team’s lead w/ “THE KARATE KID”.
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
Consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. Late in this round, the Obis questionably buy four E’s for free and their $3,400 solve of EMBROIDED BLANKET has been DISQUALIFIED. The Carrieros then put up those twin B’s…
E M B R _ _ D E R E D
B L _ N _ E T
…they get EMBROIDERED BLANKET for $11,900.
DUDS: S (McKinneys), H (McKinneys), C (Obis), F (McKinneys), P (Obis)
SOLE DQ: Obis’ blown solve
Carrieros: $27,400 cash & trip/McKinneys: $2K GOOSEEGG/Obis: $10,600 cash & GT
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,900
Here’s the topic list for the Carrieros…
-ON THE MAP
-AROUND THE HOUSE
They’ll do my favorite of OtM.
$100K Bonus Round
Julie takes that BW to the I of AMERICA’S. These are two Canadian provinces…
_ _ E _ E _ / _ N _
_ _ N _ T _ _ _
DCHO adds besides the obvious D…
_ _ E _ E C / _ N D
_ _ N _ T O _ _
They only get the first word of QUEBEC AND MANITOBA late in the countdown, so they also lose the Beetle convertible.
MY RATING: 6