EPISODE #6687: GREAT OUTDOORS
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
L O V _ _ Y / _ _ _ _ _ E R
W E ‘ R E / H _ V _ N _
Oh, what LOVELY WEATHER WE’VE HAVING in our neck of the woods (unless you’re living in the north), and Phil’s the first to score among this panel…
Phil Bennett: former Univ. of KS mascot who now works in fundraising w/ fraternities & sororities from Overland Park, KS
Eudora Linde: technical project manager for a software co. from Fuquay-Varina, NC (orig. from Westtown, PA)
Leila Scrivner: physical therapist for 13 yrs. who graduated from Texas Women’s Univ. from Arlington, TX
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
_ O _ N E C T _ N G
T _ _ / _ O T _
Leila’s CONNECTING THE DOTS to start the first round.
Other Gift Tag of the Week: VICTORINOX
Round 1: THINGS
She opens w/ an $1,100 pair of T’s, two E’s, but then the LaT. From here, it’s all Phil — he calls up an $800 N, two A’s, four O’s, two H’s for the WC, a $700 F, a $650 S, a $1,500 L trio, and a $1,300 pair of R’s.
A L L / T H E
_ O L O R S / O F
T H E / R A _ N _ O _
He sees ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW for $5,450.
SOLE LaT: Leila
Mystery/Crossword Round: _______ BEAR
But that man quickly loses his WC to the MDW’s left side. Eudora secondly spins her way to two G’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $1,200 pair of Z’s (it’s very rare that one was called early), two I’s, a $1K pair of R’s, and a $550 B. Grid right now…
(I) – (G)
She gets the other bears of BROWN, GRIZZLY, and YOGI for her first $3,500.
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: FLY-FISHING
Phil: $6,450/Eudora: $3,500 1/2 CAR/Leila: $2K
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Eudora first gets her second 1/2 CAR from the same spot w/ three N’s, buys three A’s, lights up a $3,500 R, but then says P for phooey to leave $4,750 and her car on the table. Second in Lelia’s future are a $1K pair of D’s while on the last remaining worthless 1/2 CAR, three O’s and two E’s, three L’s and a W at $650 apiece, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $3,100 and the plate. Phil then puts up a $7K C pair…
A N / E C O L O _ _ C A L
W O N D E R L A N D
…and wins a trip to AN ECOLOGICAL WONDERLAND — the RIU Republica in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $6,287.
SOLE DUD: P (Eudora)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Leila
Phil: $19,737 cash & D.R./Eudora: $3,500/Leila: $2K
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
F E _ R _
C A _ T _ _ N
Leila says hello to a FERRY CAPTAIN.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
Next on her hit list are a $1,200 pair of S’s, three E’s, a $1,600 pair of R’s, a $600 T, but then E duplication when she meant to say I. Second for Phil are a $1,200 pair of D’s, but then A for awful. After Eudora misses w/ N, Leila inserts a $1,200 pair of L’s, and buys the I she wanted to go for. Now we have…
D E S E R T
_ I L D _ L _ _ E R S
…she gathers some DESERT WILDFLOWERS for $3,850.
DUDS: A (Phil) & N (Eudora)
SOLE DQ: Leila’s E repeat
Phil: $19,737 cash & D.R./Eudora: $3,500/Leila: $8,850
Speed-Up: IN THE KITCHEN
Consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. After the frontloading L appears (the last of the consonants)…
L _ S _ G N _
P _ N
Leila gets LASAGNA PAN for said FS amount.
DUDS: D (Leila), R (Eudora), T (Leila), Y (Eudora)
Phil: $19,737 cash & D.R./Eudora: $3,500/Leila: $10,350
BANKRUPT TRASH (extras withheld): $3,100
Take your pick from these categories, Phil…
-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
He’s going for WAYD?
$100K Bonus Round
His envelope will be from the R. Not much RSTLNE help in this one…
_ _ R _ _ N _ / _ _
_ _ / _ _ _ _ E
GFMI gives him besides the obvious…
_ _ R M I N G / _ _
M _ / _ _ I _ E
I’m WARMING UP MY VOICE to tell you that he’s stumped on the last word, and he also loses the $35K.
FEATURED G.O. TRIP: caravan.com tour (most likely the Canadian one)
MY RATING: 6