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LUCKY IN LOVE WEEK

Any couple answering the $5000 question gets a stay at Harrahs Lake Tahoe and lift tickets to a ski resort.

Kristen & Barry Tschopp
Las Vegas, NV


Kristen & Barry got engaged in Vegas 18 years ago.

$500: In 2018, those hoping to find life on Mars got good news when researchers discovered what beneath one of the planet's ice caps?
A - a half-eaten burrito
B - a TJ Maxx receipt
C - a lake
D - Bigfoot
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (a lake)


$1000: The name of the candy bar Twix is said to be a stylized mash-up of which two words?
A - twin + sticks
B - twist + Brexit
C - twinkle + beatniks
D - twelve + LEGO bricks
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (twin + sticks)


$2000: Credited with saving countless lives, what inexpensive, single battery-operated household device did Duane P. Pearsall pioneer in the mid-1960s?
A - TV remote
B - back massager
C - travel alarm clock
D - smoke detector
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (smoke detector)


$3000: As you can tell from its "root" word, someone who suffers from hyperdontia has an excessive number of what?
A - teeth
B - fingers
C - organs
D - vertebrae
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (teeth)


$5000: The city of Vladivostock is the last stop on which famous rail line?
A - The Trans-Siberian Railroad
B - The Darjeeling Limited
C - The Orient Express
D - The Rocky Mountaineer

They do not know this one, although Kristen says it's not C. They decide to ask the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 87%
B - 6%
C - 7%
D - 0%

They trust the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (The Trans-Siberian Railroad)


Kristen & Barry win the resort trip.
commercial break

Both Kristen & Barry moved to Vegas for their jobs. They met through mutual friends; they've been married 16 years.

$7000: Succeeding her father way back in 1952, England's Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for roughly how much of America's history?
A - 5%
B - 10%
C - 25%
D - 50%

Kristen says to start at 1776; Barry says it's a math question. Barry says she's been on the throne for 66 years. They then do the math.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (25%)


$10,000: If Snow White's seven dwarfs stood in alphabetical order according to their names in the 1937 Disney movie, which one would be right in the middle at #4?
A - Dopey
B - Grumpy
C - Happy
D - Sleepy

They come up with the 2 of the other 3 dwarfs' names Bashful and Sneezy but can't get the other one. Barry says if they use the 50:50 it might leave B & C, but they opt to use it anyway.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & B

That makes it easier.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Grumpy)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": When falling to the ground, the seeds of what variety of tree are often said to look like spinning helicopter blades?
A - hickory
B - beech
C - maple
D - dogwood
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (maple)

commercial break

$20,000: By definition, which of these things is true about a food that's been "desiccated"?
A - it's spicy
B - it's dried out
C - it's without its peel or skin
D - it's sliced into strips

Kristen says it sounds like something destroyed, so she thinks it's C or D. Barry says that "dried out" would be dehydrated, so he eliminates that. He also rules out spicy. Barry likes Kristen's answer; they debate using their +1. They decide to do so and Pete comes down to help. He says he wishes they'd asked him down for the railroad question. He's leaning toward either B or C, but more strongly toward C. He's not that sure, however. Barry says they should go for it and Kristen says $5,000 is more than they came with. They go with Kristen's original hunch and make C their final answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (it's dried out)


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
LUCKY IN LOVE WEEK

Any couple answering the $5000 question gets a stay at Harrahs Lake Tahoe and lift tickets to a ski resort.

Kristen & Barry Tschopp
Las Vegas, NV


Kristen & Barry got engaged in Vegas 18 years ago.


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$20,000: By definition, which of these things is true about a food that's been "dessicated"?
A - it's spicy
B - it's dried out
C - it's without its peel or skin
D - it's sliced into strips

Kristen says it sounds like something destroyed, so she thinks it's C or D. Barry says that "dried out" would be dehydrated, so he eliminates that. He also rules out spicy. Barry likes Kristen's answer; they debate using their +1. They decide to do so and Pete comes down to help. He says he wishes they'd asked him down for the railroad question. He's leaning toward either B or C, but more strongly toward C. He's not that sure, however. Barry says they should go for it and Kristen says $5,000 is more than they came with. They go with Kristen's original hunch and make C their final answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (it's dried out)

I thought they might reason their way to the right answer, but they didn't.

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$20,000: By definition, which of these things is true about a food that's been "dessicated"?


Erk -- the writers fell victim to one of the oldest Spelling Bee words in the book. It's desiccated.

Our old friend fuchsia came up at this year's charity bee -- they spelled it fuschia.

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SportsFan68 wrote:
Erk -- the writers fell victim to one of the oldest Spelling Bee words in the book. It's desiccated.
This may have been a transcription error. This other site has it spelled correctly.

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