Of course I've been up all night! Not because of caffeine, it was insomnia. I couldn't stop thinking about coffee.
During the intermediate and final scoring, do you keep the crystals you score for? And thus keep your collection growing until you pass a red line?
Or do you discard the crystals you score, so you start the next round with 0 crystals?
You keep the crystals when you score them. You only discard them when you cross a red line.
Note that you tally all of your points during scoring first, then move your marker. My point being that you score all of your crystals before crossing any red lines.