EPISODE #5784: SANDALS RESORTS WEEK
$1,000 Tossup: PLACE
W _ _ _ _ / _ A _ D
B E A C _
This puzzle was last used on Sept. 19, 2007 (but w/ GLEAMING in front) when Becki Burrell added and unnecessary -ES at the end and lost $39,746 cash and Caribbean. As for tonight, a woman w/ the same-sounding first name solves WHITE SAND BEACH -- it's Becky! And she's the only female among the following...
Becky LaProwse: fitness instructor from Tacoma, WA
Shawn Bausinger: guest services coordinator, tour guide and a Philadelphia sports fan from Westchester, PA
Kevin Chaney: camper and Bengal/Indians fan from Huntington, WV (orig. from Fostoria, OH)
$2,000 Tossup: PHRASE
_ I N G / _ _ / T _ E
_ U _ G _ E
Shawn knows that Tarzan's the KING OF THE JUNGLE.
Jackpot Round: FOOD & AND DRINK
Shawn's first w/ an S but then the LAT. Second, Kevin calls for a $700 T and two A's, but then comes the BANKRUPT next to $650 to take away the $450 remainder. Third, Becky tries an N while on $2,500, but it's not there. Shawn resumes his play w/ three E's, an L but then M for mistake while on the $5,670 Beaches Resort wedge. After Kevin also falls victim to LAT, Becky follows w/ two D's and another baddie of G. Shawn then inserts two R's and I's...
_ R _ I T - _ L A _ _ R E D
S _ A _ E D / I _ E
...and solves FRUIT-FLAVORED SHAVED ICE for $1,950.
DUDS: N (Becky), M (Shawn), G (Becky)
LATs: 2 (both men)
LEFT ON JACKPOT BOAT: $11,500
Scores after R1
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Early on, Kevin says a dud of H while on the MW next to LAT. Second, Becky BANKRUPTS on the MDW's right side. Third, Shawn selects an S but then L for loss of turn. Kevin next lands on the WC, but he strikes out w/ M. Becky then takes an R but then E for error. Following his A purchase, Shawn picks up the h20+ gift tag w/ twin N's, Some letters later, he misses again w/ G. Kevin then picks up the 1/2 CAR next to $900 w/ a D...
F A I R Y
D _ S T
_ _ N N Y
...and solves FAIRY DUST BUNNY for the house minimum. Surprisingly, there was no null cycle occurrence for this fairly short puzzle.
DUDS: H (Kevin), L (Shawn), M (Kevin), E (Becky), G (Shawn)
Scores after R2
Kevin: $1K + 1/2 CAR
PRIZE PUZZLE Round: THINGS
Becky does some work, only to get nailed by the LAT. As for Shawn...
_ _ _ O R _ _ S
T O / _ A S T / A
_ _ _ _ T _ _ _
...he'll have MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME during his $5,500 stay at the Grand Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in JAMAICA.
Scores after R3
Shawn: $9,450 cash and Jamaica
Kevin and Becky: $1K each
$3,000 Tossup: MOVIE TITLE
P _ E _ _ Y
W _ M A N
Kevin gets "PRETTY WOMAN" to quadruple his money.
Round 4: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Kevin strikes out right away w/ S. Secondly, Becky does a little work, but we hear the bell for Speed-up Mode...
_ _ _ _ _ N G / _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ / T H E / _ _ _ _
...and the leftover consonants each yield $1,500. Kevin faces the following w/ $3K in his bank...
P _ L L _ N G / _ _ _ _
_ R _ _ / T H E / P _ _ _
...PULLING HAIR FROM THE PIE is a terrible guess. The A's get called later on...
P _ L L _ N G / A _ A _
F R _ M / T H E / P A _ _
...and Shawn's PULLING AWAY FROM THE PACK for his own $3K.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FINAL SPIN: S (Kevin)
DUDS AFTER THE BELL: D (Shawn), B (Becky)
DQ: Kevin's blown solve
Shawn: $12,450 cash and Jamaica
CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $17,450 (second-lowest of season)
BANKRUPT TRASH: $450
$100,000 Bonus Round
Shawn lands on the M of GAME.
He should know what the second word is already...
_ _ _ L _ R _ _ _
S _ _ E _ E
PFGA gives him some key letters in the top word...
F _ _ L P R _ _ F
S _ _ E _ E
His FOOLPROOF SCHEME for winning the BR is a success, so he wins the $50K and leaves w/ $62,450 cash and trip!
$5K SPIN ID: RS1244985
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10 (the maingame was mostly bad luck, but the BR win made up for it)