WOF Recap: May 28, 2014



_ _ E S _
D A I _ _ E S

Jeffrey picks some FRESH DAISIES. Let’s get to know these three better…

Jeffrey Dziedzic: major arts org. worker in CI and foodie (his mom played this game in the ’70s) from Arlington Heights, IL
LaTasha Thompson: transportation industry worker from L.A. (orig. from Austin)
Gina Sloman: online advertising co. worker from NYC

$2K Tossup: THING

F _ R _ A L
I N _ _ T A T _ O N

LaTasha knows full well that she received a FORMAL INVITATION to come out to Culver City and play this game (Pat mistakenly had the wrong card for this puzzle).

FEATURED $7,500 TRIP: Pelican Eyes Resort in Nicaragua

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

LaTasha quickly duds out w/ N while on the gas cards. Second, Gina calls up a $800 R, but then S for sorry. Third, Jeffrey picks up the MDW and 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ two T’s and L’s, respectively. After he buys three E’s (one at the end of each line) and two O’s…

T R _ _ L E
_ _ O _ O L _ T E
_ _ _ E

…he takes a bite of this TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE when he could’ve gone for the C’s.

DUDS: N (LaTasha), S (Gina)

Scores after R1
LaTasha: $2K/Gina: $0/Jeffrey: $2K + MDW + 1/2 CAR


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

For the second round in a row, the N fails a lady at the start (in this case, Gina was on the same 1/2 CAR. Second, Jeffrey LOSES A TURN. Third, LaTasha picks two T’s for $600, buys two E’s, but still can’t pick up the gas cards w/ a dud of R. On Gina’s second try, she uncovers the SL of five L’s for the Nicaragua trip, an an I, but she too duds out on the gas cards w/ M. Jeffrey follows w/ two Y’s for $1,800, an O, and a $650 V, then we have…

L _ _ Y _ _ _ _

…he spots these LOVELY LITTLE LADYBUGS for $2,200.

DUDS: N (Gina), R (LaTasha), M (Gina)
SOLE LaT: Jeffrey

Scores after R2
LaTasha: $2K/Gina: SCORELESS/Jeffrey: $4,200 + MDW + 1/2 CAR


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

A $300 T gets Jeffrey started, but the S ends his turn almost as quick. Second, LaTasha picks up that same 1/2 CAR w/ two R’s, buys three E’s, and two A’s, but says a baddie of V. Third, Gina has four N’s for $2K, buys three O’s, two I’s and two U’s, and lights up two L’s for $1,600. Board now…

 _ O U ‘ L L / N E E _
A / _ O N _ I R _ A T I O N
N U _ _ E R

Gina, YOU’LL NEED A CONFIRMATION NUMBER, because you’ve won your first $2,850 plus a Hotwire trip package to the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in HAWAII.

DUDS: S (Jeffrey), V (LaTasha)

Scores after R3
LaTasha: $2K/Gina: $8,569 cash & prizes/Jeffrey: $4,200 + MDW



_ A _ _ O
_ _ _ _ I _ U R E

Jeffrey says PATIO FURNITURE to get closer to Gina’s lead.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

T for terrible is how he starts this round. Second for LaTasha are two N’s for $1,800, and E for error. Third in Gina’s favor are a $500 G, the obvious I, a $350 P, a $450 S, and the rest of this puzzle vowel’s. Following two B’s for a grand…

B _ O _ I N G / U P
B A _ _ O O N S

…she’s BLOWING UP BALLOONS to up her lead by $1,300 when she could’ve gone for the L’s.

DUDS: T (Jeffrey), E (LaTasha)

Scores after R4
LaTasha: $2K/Gina: $9,869 cash & prizes/Jeffrey: $7,200 + MDW


Round 5: CHARACTER (full $1,500 speed-up)

_ N _ _ _ _ T _ R
G _ D G _ T

I grew up watching the TV cartoon of this guy, and Gina captures INSPECTOR GADGET for $4,500 and the win.

LaTasha: $2K/Gina: $14,369 cash & prizes/Jeffrey: $7,200

GRAND TOTAL: $23,569


$100K Bonus Round
She’s landed on that W.

Category: THING
They should have added the word PIANO at the end of this answer…

_ _ _ _
_ R _ N _

PCGI only adds…

_ _ _ _
G R _ N _

Whether she owns a BABY GRAND or not, she doesn’t win the $30K.
$5K SPIN ID: BV0989921



2 thoughts on “WOF Recap: May 28, 2014

  1. JP Mackey May 29, 2014 / 3:16 am

    You said it Andy – PIANO and Gina picking the first four letters would've given her the win.


  2. ABALLAM3 May 31, 2014 / 12:38 am

    Why don't you criticize the contestant for not going for the L in Round 4. She had a measly 1,300 dollars. God this season so BORING!


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