WOF Recap: May 21, 2014


$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ R O W S I N G
_ R O _ N _

Angela won’t be BROWSING AROUND in the studio, because we’re playing the game for real. Let’s meet these winner wannabes…

Amanda Healan: infectious diseases researcher and bass player from Chicago
Sarah Jackson: sales assoc. and concert fan from Inglewood, CA
Marc Rushing: industrial chemical supplier worker from Vacaville, CA

$2K Tossup: PLACE

_ E C _ _ _ I N G
_ T _ _ _ _

Marc solves RECORDING STUDIO for control.

Round 1: PHRASE

He begins the letter-calling spree w/ three T’s for $2,700, three E’s, an $800 H, a $400 R, but then I for invalid. Second, Amanda picks up the SYW SS (it’s placed on the red $800 all week long) and the WC w/ N and L respectively, calls a $350 S…

T _ _
_ N E
_ L _ S T – _ _ _

…and says “THREE, TWO, ONE, BLAST-OFF” for $8,850 cash & spree.

SOLE DUD: I (Marc)

Score after R2
Sarah: $0/Marc: $2K/Amanda: $9,850 cash & SS + WC


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Amanda first picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ two T’s, calls up a $500 N, and buys an E, A, and two I’s, then she says an obvious $700 G, two S’s for another grand, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Sarah secondly FPs the last vowel of two O’s, but then BANKRUPTS near the big one. Third, Marc gets up there an $800 P, two F’s for another $700, and three C’s for $2,700 extra. Board, please…

S C _ A T C _ I N G

…he gets SCRATCHING POST OFFICE for $4,200.

SOLE DUD: U (Amanda)

Score after R3
Sarah: NOTHING/Marc: $6,200/Amanda: $9,850 cash & SS + WC


PP/Express Round: THINGS

The scoreless Sarah begins a crucial round w/ two S’s for $1,600, a $650 N, three I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to give back $2K. Second, Marc says a not-so-good consonant of G (he didn’t even realize the I and the N on the middle line were not together). Third in Amanda’s future are two T’s for $1,300, a $300 H, four E’s, and R for the gift tag, an O, a $650 F, but then D for dummy. After Sarah craps out w/ C, Marc takes two B’s for $700, two A’s, three L’s for $1,950 more, and a U to clean out the vowels...but we then hear three straight duds from everybody (null cycle alert) — him w/ M, Amanda w/ P, and Sarah w/ Y while on the same 1/2 CAR. Marc has the light bulb go on…

_ I E _ S / O F / T H E
B L U E / S E A

…he will enjoy the VIEWS OF THE BRILLIANT BLUE SEA, because he’s won $2,100 plus a trip package  to the Royal Palm Beach Resort ST. MAARTEN worth $7,255.

DUDS: G (Marc), D (Amanda), C (Sarah), M (Marc), P (Amanda), Y (Sarah)
BANKRUPT: Sarah (likely her other one of the game)

Score after R4
Sarah: BAD LUCK/Marc: $15,605 cash & trip/Amanda: $9,850 cash & SS + WC


$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ _ _ _ / Z _ R O
T O / H E _ _

Too bad this doesn’t apply to Sarah, because Amanda solves FROM ZERO TO HERO to get closer in taking back the lead.

Round 4: EVENT (full $1,500 speed-up)

_ / N _ C _ / L _ N G
W _ _ _ _ N D

Before Marc enjoys A NICE, LONG WEEKEND, he’s moving on w/ another $3K.

DUDS: T (Amanda), S (Marc), R (Amanda)

Sarah: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Marc: $18,605 cash & prizes/Amanda: $12,850 cash & SS

GRAND TOTAL: $32,455


$100K Bonus Round
Let’s hope he’s not “Rushing” in this part of the game after he gets that G envelope.

Category: PHRASE
The bottom word’s important like Monday’s bonus puzzle…

S T _ T E / _ _
E _ _ _ _ R _ _

CFPO puts in besides the obvious second word…

S T _ T E / O F
E _ P _ O R _ _

He’ll be in a STATE OF EUPHORIA (but NOT us), because he’s you-know-what richer for a total of $48,605 cash & prizes.

$5K SPIN ID: JM01605

And don’t you jinx the PBRW bid, Vanna…


7 thoughts on “WOF Recap: May 21, 2014

  1. JP Mackey May 22, 2014 / 1:06 am

    How is Vanna gonna mess up the PBRW? And how is Sarah's gooseegg hard luck. Boy, was Round 3 ugly.

    And how is Amanda on the contestant blogs?! It should've been someone who won, but oh well.


  2. Andy Nguyen May 22, 2014 / 1:13 am

    In the end-of-show-chat, she says that we're on a roll in the BR and hopes that we make it 4 for 4. I'm fearing that she may jinx it.

    Maybe you're right on Sarah's gooseegg being deserving (which I changed to that). Her Y call was very questionable.


  3. Anonymous May 22, 2014 / 1:15 am

    Why is it always have to be that stupid $30K? Let's start winning the $100K instead of that stupid dam $30K!


  4. JP Mackey May 22, 2014 / 3:29 am

    Anyone notice that the PP trips haven't had too many -99 endings lately?


  5. Andy Nguyen May 22, 2014 / 3:55 am

    I still believe the NEX-5T they're using more often costs $499, which means the trip alone is $6,756.


  6. JP Mackey May 22, 2014 / 3:57 am

    I KNEW it! I KNEW it was that camera that made the trips end in -99 sometimes.


  7. JP Mackey July 4, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    I wasn't saying her gooseegg was deserving. I just feel that anyone with a hard luck gooseegg has very little chances to play.


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