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“America Says” 1/17/20

G1:
Art Lovers: Paul, April, Kimberly & Louheed
Mom Squad: Jessica, Valerie, Summer & Carrie

R1:
#1: Woo-hoo! I just got a raise so I’m going to splurge on ___________
Vacation, new car & jewelry
Jessica Pickups (#1 started w/ C): Cruises (A: Clothes, dinner, drinks & shoes)
#2: My favorite song by The Beatles is ___________________
“Yellow Submarine”
Paul Pickups (#1 was JH): “Come Together”, “Hey Jude”, “Yes, Ma’am” (A: “Twist and Shout”, “Yesterday”, “Let it Be” & “Help”)

R2:
#1: I always turn up the _________________ to its highest setting
Heater (#1), air conditioner, volume & hairdryer
Jessica Pickups: Fan, bass (A: Brightness & blender)
#2: You usually only see __________ at night
Bats, raccoons, stars (#1), owls & lights
Paul Pickups: The Moon & fireflies

R3:
#1: Growing up my favorite schoolyard game was ____________
Tag (#1), hopscotch, Red Rover, dodgeball & kickball
Jessica Pickups: Tetherball & softball
#2: I know a lot of people love it but I never eat _________
Sushi (#1), oysters, liver, octopus & escargot
Paul Pickup to W or L: Eggplant (Other: Lobster)

BR:
#1: A s_________ squirts water
Sprinkler
#2: ______ usually breaks when you drop it
Glass & china
#3: I know I shouldn’t fall asleep during _________ but I can’t help it
Movies, lecturesL (A: Church)
#4: I always hoard the extra ___________ they give you w/ takeout food
Napkins (A: Sauce, chopsticks & mints)

G2:
The Correias (part of Portugese family from Point Loma, San Diego): Jennifer, Stephanie (aunt), Chris (uncle) & Michelle (cousin)
The Preachers: Israel, Brent, Antonio & JC

R1:
#1: My kid will only eat red foods so we buy a lot of _____________
Apples (#1) & beets 
Israel Pickups: Strawberries, cherries, ketchup, tomatoes & raspberries (A: Radishes)
#2: I found an old __________ bag in my garage
Laundry, trash, gym & golf (#1)
Jennifer Pickups: Sleeping, duffle & pickleball (A: Punching)

R2:
#1: A word that often comes before “point” is _________
Ball (#1), game & on
Israel Pickups: Needle, cat (A: Breaking, check & power)
#2: You always see _____________ on the field at a college football game
Referees, cheerleaders (#1), mascots, players & coaches
Jennifer Pickups: Goals (A: Grass & bands)

R3:
#1: It’s a tough job to clean up after a(n) __________
Party & parade
Jennifer Pickups (#1 began w/ T): Tornado (A: Toddler, elephant, teenager, concert & horse)
#2: When I watch the Olympics ____________ looks so easy I think I could do it
Javelin, long jumpELIM. (Unsaid #1: Curling/Also not given: Gymnastics, swimming, bobsled & skiing)

BR:
#1: An h_________ has curves 
L (A: Hourglass)
#2: I wish they had ___________ when I was a teenager
Internet & cellphones
#3: Oh no the electricity went out! Do we have any ___________?
Candles, flashlights & batteries
#4: If you want to work on Wall St. it helps to know a lot about ________
Stocks, finance, banking (A: Math)

Southern Siblings: Erik, Zalika (sister) & Jason (brother)
The Rocker Chicks: Mai, Candace & Elena (Italian)

R1:
SS (First Aid): Lifehacker says you can relieve the scratchy feeling of a sore throat by eating what treat- marshmallows, chewing gum or red vines?
Erik & Zalika: Red vines
Jason: Chewing gum
TRC (Mother Earth): To determine the age of a fallen tree all you need to do is count what part of its trunk- total branches, rings in its cross-section or knots on its bark?
THEY ALL TRIED RINGS IN ITS CROSS-SECTION- $
SS (Words & Grammar): Which of these word suffixes is used to mean “science” or “branch of knowledge”- -logy, -oid or -ward?
-LOGY IN COMMON
TRC (Cars): In an automatic transmission, in which of these situations would shifting into low or first gear be most helpful- stop-&-go traffic, windy conditions or towing a trailer?
WAS TOWING A TRAILER THE COMMON WAY TO GO?…Y

R2:
TRC (Now We’re Cookin’): Acc. to The Kitchn what’s one of the main differences between broth & stock- stock’s cooked w/ bones, stock’s usually seasoned or broth has a longer cooking time?
COMMON ANSWER WAS STOCK’S USUALLY SEASONED- X (A: Stock’s cooked w/ bones)
SS (Housekeeping): The best way to catch fruit flies is w/ stale beer or what other fermented alcoholic beverage- vodka, tequila or wine?
WINE IN COMMON- NO NEED TO WHINE
TRC (Our Bodies): What does the American Academy of Dermatology say people w/ sensitive skin should do when showering- use hot water, close the bathroom door or shower for longer?
Mai & Candace: Shower for longer
Elena: Use hot water
SS (Sports): If you’re placing an over/under bet on a football game what are you wagering on- length of the game, difference in scores or total # of pts. scored?
Erik: Total # of pts. scored
Everybody else: Difference in scores

WIR: Animal Kingdom, Architecture, Science & Movies & TV
Movies & TV: If a TV program’s rated TV-Y7-FV what does FV stand for?
TRC: Family Viewing
SS: Fantasy Violence
Science: Because they’re comprised of gas Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus & what other planet doesn’t have a solid surface?
SS: Mercury
TRC: Saturn
Animal Kingdom: What rodent’s name comes from the Latin for “quill pig”?
TRC: Porkipine 
Architecture: Due to superstition it’s common for hotels in America to omit what number from their elevator panels?
SS: 13

BR:
1st: Erik
#1: In “Annie” who adopted the title character- Daddy Warbucks, Richie Rich or Rich Uncle Pennybags?
Daddy Warbucks
#2: Davy Crockett wore an iconic hat made from what animal- beaver, skunk or raccoon?
Raccoon
#3: On the reverse side of the Great Seal of the U.S. is an unfinished pyramid that has how many layers- six, 13 or 17?
13- $
#4: Acc. to the website Bestlife what’s something you can do at work to improve your health- switch to a standing desk, rest your feet on a pool noodle or sit cross-legged?
Switch to standing desk- $
#5: Thanks to maritime law what perk’s provided to all workers on cruise ships- 35hr work wk., free medical treatment or guaranteed base salary?
Guaranteed base salary- X (A: Free medical treatment)
2nd: Jason
#6: A food’s glycemic index is a measurement of how it affects what aspect of your body- blood sugar, blood alcohol or blood pressure?
Blood sugar- $
#7: The USDA says the avg. American consumes about how many lbs. of peanuts per yr.- 2.5, 5.5 or 7.5?
2.5- IT WAS THREE TIMES THAT
#8: “Caution: Spray range 7-10 feet” is a sign that’s in front of an enclosure at the San Diego Zoo which houses what animal- gorilla, lion or elephant?
Elephant- X (A: Lion)

Challengers:
Lindsay Goldstein (CHI): Youth librarian
Dennis Coffey (Old Orchard Beach, ME): Bartender who stumped Ken Jennings once

BB:
BANDS, CLANS & GANGS
YOU BURNED MY FOOD!
NUMBER THAT BOOK
MIDDLE “O”
MONEY TALKS
SITCOMS

HS:

Veronica: $1,600/Dennis: $200/Lindsay: $5,600

Money Talks for Lindsay ($7800) who’s been leading strongly all game long & the DD was assigned to its $800 answer; Veronica’s a distant R-U w/ $2600 & Dennis has a last-place $800. Lindsay makes it a $1.5K prompt.

In frontier general stories this was often used as a table or counter; hence “cash on” it to mean payment right away.

“What is ‘layaway’?”…not the term- it’s the barrel & that’s the rd. (leaving behind the $1K clue).

ATTEMPTED LT: $1600 (3rd & 5th Middle “O” clues)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2600
TOTAL LT: $4200

DJ!:
NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST
A BROADWAY CAST OF CHARACTERS
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?
NATIONALITY PHRASES
HISTORY, BRIEFLY
DEUTERONOMY’S CLEAN & UNCLEAN ANIMALS

Lindsay ($9100) is not in runaway mode now by the time she finds DD #1 for the $1200 Nationality Phrase since Dennis’ in 2nd w/ $5600 & Veronica’s in 3rd w/ $4200. She risks $2.5K of her lead.

peets.com shows you how to use the plunger when making coffee in one of these.

“What is a French press?”- oui. Dennis ($8800) grabs an opportunity at the lead from the $1600 North, South, East, West answer for DD #2; he’s just $900 behind Lindsay & Veronica’s in last for five large. Here’s the $4K clue to move in front.

You’ll find this state in Australia’s lower right-hand corner.

“What is New South Wales?”…it is.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (A Broadway Cast of Characters)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $4800

Pre-Final S:

Veronica: $7K (ELIM.)/Dennis: $19,600/Lindsay: $10,800

CHALLENGER CORYATS:
Dennis: $17,200
Lindsay: $11K

GEICO FJ! #95: DNA MAKES NEWS

In 1993 remains of the Russian royal family killed in 1912 were confirmed by comparing their DNA to this member of the British royal family.

VERONICA: “Who is Eliza Prince Albert?” ($6999) = $1
LINDSAY: “Who is Queen Elizabeth II” ($3201) = $7,599
DENNIS: “WHO IS PRINCE PHILLIP?” = $21,601

$1K T-U: ST

O _ / _ H _ / R _ _ D

_ _ _ _ _

Tommy gets “ON THE ROAD AGAIN”:

Tommy Cooley (Sherman Oaks): Actor & baseball fan who’s a newlywed to Morgan (who won the Prize Puzzle trip to St. Croix about 3yrs ago & he proposed while they were there)
Trish Schnabel (Chantilly, VA): Behavior analyst who’s an Army wife to Eric & a daughter Julia who called Pat “Pat Paycheck” when she was a toddler
Derek Vinkes (Tacoma): Special Ed teacher & assistant girls’ bowling coach at Curtis HS & funcle whose 11yr partner’s named Whitney (they own rescue dogs Nova & Arnold)

$2K T-U: Thing

_ _ I L T _

_ L _ A S U _ E

As Tommy knows watching this GS is a GUILTY PLEASURE of mine.

R1: F&D

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _

Tommy: N ($900)
Trish: 2 T’s ($550), 2 S’s (CANADA- tour), 4 E’s, 4 A’s, C ($650), I (FP), 2 H’s ($900), O (NMV), BANKRUPTS NEAR $650
Derek: 2 L’s ($600), MDW’s RIGHT BANKRUPT
Tommy: K ($550), SAME MDW BANKRUPT
Trish: G (WC)

K A L E / S A L A _

_ I T H / G O A T

C H E E S E

Not sure if I’ll ever have KALE SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE.

DUD AT START: N (Tommy)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everyone)

Egg.Land’s Best Crossword/MR: _________power

Line #1: _ _ _ _ _
Line #2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Column #1: _ _ _ (incl. 1st letter of Line #1 word)
Column #2: _ _ _ _ (incl. 4th letter of Line #1 word & 2nd letter of Line #2 word)

Trish: SAME BANKRUPT SHE SPUN LAST RD.
Derek: T ($600), N ($600), 2 A’s, O
Tommy: M ($650), 2 E’s, LaT
Trish: L ($650), 2 I’s (FP)(OoV), 2 R’s ($900), THAT SAME BANKRUPT STRIKES AGAIN AT HER EXPENSE
Derek: 3 C’s ($550)

Line #1: M A _ I C
Line #2: E L E C T R I C
Column #1: M A N
Column #2: _ I R E

He has the MAGIC & FIRE for $2350.

SOLE DUD: O (Derek)
SOLE LaT: Tommy
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Trish)

PP: Phrase

_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ ‘ _

_ _ _ _ / _ ‘ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _

Derek: D (TD)
Tommy: 5 T’s (EXPRESS)
L: S, 4 A’s, 2 I’s, 2 H’s, 2 W’s, E

_ _ W / T H A T ‘ S

W H A T / I ‘ _

T A _ _ I _ _ / A _ _ _ T

NOW THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUTTrish staying away from further wheel trouble for a Danube River cruise.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: D (Derek)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tommy

CS:

Derek: $2350/Tommy: $3K/Trish: $13,490 in $ & voyage

Triple T-U: PN

#1:

_ _ _ R G _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

Bad news TommyGEORGE WASHINGTON‘s too long.

_ E _ R G E

H A R R I _ O N

Derek steals GEORGE HARRISON.

#2:

G _ _ R G _

_ O _ E _ A N

I’ve never heard of GEORGE COLEMAN Tommy.

G _ O R G _

F O _ E _ A N

I incorrectly thought about him the puzzle before & Trish says GEORGE FOREMAN.

#3:

_ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ E

Now said name appears at the end & Derek aces BOY GEORGE.

S-U: Person
FS: $1700

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

L: T, N, S, R, M, O, 2 L’s

L _ _ _ N S _ _

_ _ L O T

Derek probably won’t need to contact a LICENSED PILOT as he banks another $5100.
DUDS: R (Derek) & M (Tommy)

TONIGHT’S BANKRUPT TRASH (besides WC): $24.2K+ in $ & Canada

BR Themes To Maybe Play: Thing, Phrase & LT
P: Phrase

Trish also brought Julia & Patti & Ann & we’ll find out what’s at stake in the.

_ _ _ _ E / _ N _

_ E L _ _

RSTLNE/HWMO

_ _ O _ E / _ N _

_ E L O W

She goes ABOVE AND BELOW to avert the skunking & has won something that hasn’t been won in a while…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$50K to go away w/ $65,490 in $ & travel! 

Chrissy (who cooks Filipino food)
Deanna (PIT girl who owns multiple animals)
Raymond (licensed minister who plays the sax)

R1 BC:
Chrissy: 2♥
Deanna: K♥
Raymond: 3♣

Q1: What “Queen of Soul” was the 1st woman inducted into the Rock & Roll HoF?
Deanna: Aretha Franklin– 8♣; PASSES TO CHRISSY
Q2: In nature what color’s seen on the top edge of a rainbow?
Raymond: Red– 5♠; KEEPS
Q3: What sign of the zodiac’s represented by two fish?
Chrissy: Pisces– 10♠; FREEZES
Q4: Using long forks bread’s dipped into a shared pot of hot cheese in what French dish?
Deanna: Fondue– 9♣; PASSES
Q5: In what organ of the body would you find the cerebrum?
Raymond: Brain7♦
Q6: Mandated by the U.S. Constitution what population count’s conducted every 10yrs?
Raymond: Census– 5♣
RC: 3♥ & 4♠

R2 BC:
Chrissy: A♦
Deanna: 2♠
Raymond: 8♠

Q1: If your child needs braces on their teeth they need to see what type of dentist?
Chrissy: Orthodontist8♥; PASSES TO RAYMOND
Q2: A cowboy in charge of saddle horses lends his name to what brand of jeans (& Jeep model)?
Raymond: Rustler
Deanna: Wrangler– 6♠; BUSTS RAYMOND
Q3: The International Bartenders Assoc. says what fruit should garnish a Manhattan cocktail?
Deanna: Cherry8♦; KEEPS
Q4: What does the U stand for in USB?
Deanna: UniversalJ♦; FREEZES
RC: 2♥, 9♥, 9♣

HCP: Dracula’s castle was in what region of Romania?
Raymond: Pennsylvania
Deanna: Transylvania7♥; PASSES
Other card: 3♠

R3 BC:
Chrissy: 5♠
Raymond: 9♦

Q1: A dactylogram is a fancy word for what identification taken from people if they’re arrested?
Raymond: Fingerprint8♦; PASSES
Q2: Jacob Marley was the 1st ghost to visit which Charles Dickens character?
Raymond: Scrooge 3♦; PASSES
Q3: Sometimes found in an oyster what’s the birthstone for June?
Chrissy: Pearl5♥

Triple Catch 21 BC:
#1: 9♦
#2: K♠
#3: 3♦

#1: A♠
#2: 10♥ (two PCs left)
#3: Q♥ (one PC left)
#4: 6♠; PLACES IN HAND #3
#5: 8♠; PLACES IN HAND #1
#6: Q♠ (no more PCs)
#7: A♦; PLACES IN HAND #3
#8: 7♣- $2.5K (Next: 9♠)

1/17/20 Quick News & Notes

-Kacy Catanzaro has returned to the WWE.
-Scripps now owns my area’s station WTVR.

Woman Civilian: Joanna (dog mom who has a baby tooth)
Man Civilian: Gordon (Taekwondo black belt from MA who’s never been in a fight)

R1:
Turn #1 Answers (Jane v. Ross): SALIVA, PURELL, CANTALOUPE, TOUR & CALORIE
Bid (opening bid’s 20): 10 (Ross)- DOES IT W/ NO WORDS TO SPARE
Turn #2 Answers: LOCKER, ANTLER, MOSQUE, TAKE-OUT & CANVAS
Bid (opening bid’s 21): 17 (Gordon)- SAYS “TAKE” ON 4TH ANSWER

CP: Cuisinart blender

Turn #3 Answers (Cristela v. Josh): ROAST, WORDS, SEXY, WATER GUN & STACK
Bid (opening bid’s 22): 15 (Cristela)- ONLY RIGHT ON WORDS & WATER GUN

R2:
1st Answers: FIG (Gordon), INVASION (Joanna) & ANTHONY ANDERSON
2nd Answers: CARIBBEAN (Joanna), OVERTURE & HYBRID (Gordon)
3rd Answers: RECESS (Joanna), INAUGURATION & DUNKIN’ DONUTS (Gordon)
4th Answers: MOUSETRAP, GOLF COURSE (Joanna) & RENEWABLE ENERGY (Gordon)
Last Answers: ANTENNA, DAD BOD (Gordon) & SILVER LINING (Joanna)

Ladies: MISSES 1ST & LAST ANSWERS (1250)
Guys: GORDON NEEDS TO GET HIS TEAMMATES TO SAY DUNKIN’ DONUTS

MR:
CRUMBS: PASS
JUNK: TRASH _____ YARD GARBAGE- $
NEAT: _____ AND TIDY- $
HUNT: SHOOTING ANIMALS- $
CHLORINE: POOL CHEMICAL- $
VISITOR: PASS
OPENING: NOT CLOSING- $
BUZZ: _____ LIGHTYEAR- $
UNITED: ______ NATIONS- $
KID: BABY GOAT NOT ADULT CHILD
CRUMBS: COOKIE PARTICLES- $
VISITOR: INVITED- L (Red Mountain Resort)