EPISODE #5775: CALIFORNIA COAST
Repeat Flashback Clip (1997): Vanna talks about her foundation/girdle
And we're not starting the game w/ an ON THE MAP puzzle all week long...
$1,000 Tossup: FUN & GAMES
A M _ S E _ _ N T
P _ _ _ / R _ D _ S
Kurt solves AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES. We wrap up a pretty good week w/ these people...
Kurt Davies: exercise equipment seller, HS track coach, and a pole vaulter for 20 yrs. from Ft. Collins, CO
B.J. Miller: southern gospel artist who does solo concerts from Nashville, TN
Kiesha Daniel: claim examiner for a medical insurance company who draws cartoons for fun from Philadelphia
$2,000 Tossup: TITLE
_ P O R _ _
_ _ _ U S _ _ _ _ _ D
Kiesha solves "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED".
FEATURED CA TRIP: Palace Hotel in San Francisco worth $5,200
Jackpot Round: PHRASE
Kiesha leads off w/ a $900 T and two S's for the 1/2 CAR next to $300. After a bit of work is the LAT. Second, Kurt takes two L's and E's but then R for roadblock. Third, B.J. spots a $450 F and a $500 Jackpot C. Can he solve for a $9K pot w/ the following?...
A / _ _ L F / I N
S _ E E _ ' S
C L _ T _ I N G
...YES w/ A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING! That's a $9,950 round for him.
SOLE DUD: R (Kurt)
Scores after R1
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Kurt does some work before losing his turn w/ the L while on the same 1/2 CAR. Second, B.J. collects $1,650 worth of N's, buys three I's, FPs the sole dud vowel of U, and whiffs w/ W. Third, Kiesha spots $2,700 worth of C's, buys the last vowel of O, and she thinks she knows it now...
S _ A T I N _
O N / T _ I N
I C E
C R E A _ / C A _ E
She's SKATING ON THIN ICE CREAM CAKE for the $2,450 leftover.
DUDS: L (Kurt), U (B.J.), W (B.J.)
Scores after R2
Bonus Puzzle Flashback (Oct. 20, 2005): LIVING THINGS
CDBO gave Scott...
B E _ O N _ _ S
He identified BEGONIAS for a Land Rover Freelander worth $30,595 and left w/ $72,045 cash and prizes!
PP Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Current leader B.J. begins w/ an S for the Philips 66/Conoco/76 gas card w/ an S, three T's and some vowels but then the BANKRUPT next to top dollar to forfeit $2,500 cash and card. Secondly, Keisha picks up the other available 1/2 CAR w/ an R, buys the leftover E's, picks off twin L's...
I / _ E L I E _ E
I T ' S / T I _ E / _ O R
_ E / T O / _ L _
...and solves REO Speedwagon's "I BELIEVE IT'S TIME FOR ME TO FLY" for $1,150 plus a hotwire.com vacation to the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino in PUERTO RICO worth $5,700; she's taken the lead w/ a $6,850 round.
Scores after R3
Kiesha: $11,300 cash and P.R.
$3,000 Tossup: THING
_ E _ K
C A L _ _ _ A R
B.J. regains the lead w/ DESK CALENDAR.
Round 4: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
B.J. does some work, but time's running out...
_ _ N N I N _ / T H E
_ _ _ _ E _
...and the leftover consonants are worth $1,500 each.
_ _ N N I N _ / T H E
_ L _ M E S
Kiesha's FANNING THE FLAMES for $1,500, but she still loses by $150.
SOLE AIRED DUD (after Final Spin): R (Kiesha)
Kiesha: $12,800 cash and P.R.
CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $26,750
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,500 cash and gas card
$100,000 Bonus Round
B.J. has that & envelope.
Two letters in the top word to start...
_ _ _ L _ N
_ _ _
CDMA completely strikes out, and he's way off w/ GOBLIN GUY. The answer was VIOLIN BOW and he doesn't win the $40K.
$5K SPIN ID #110: MH6715482
Julie Chen appears at the end of tonight's show to promote her CBS shows "The Talk" and "Big Brother".
MY EP. RATING: 5 out of 10