WOF Recap: May 29, 2014

EPISODE #6034: HERE COMES SUMMER!

$1K Tossup: THINGS

S _ O R T S
_ _ D / S _ _ _ A _ S

Ambar’s a letter short w/ SHORTS AND SWEATS, whereas Marcus is right w/ SHORTS AND SANDALS. Thursday’s contesti…

Marcus Brewer: major shipping firm for a package handler who collects vintage TV Guides from Palmetto, FL
Janelle Geesling: massage therapist from Mesa, AZ
Ambar Chavez: consumer-protection attorney who attends improv classes from L.A.

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ _ _ _ T _ _ L L
_ O _ P

Ambar scores this time on a BASKETBALL HOOP.

FEATURED HOTWIRE TRIP: Fiji’s Treasure Island Resort worth $7,800

Round 1: PHRASE

Ambar gets us started w/ a five T’s for $2K, an E, three H’s for another $2,100, but then N for no while on the WC. Second, Marcus wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Janelle puts up a $350 G, an I, an $800 S, but no more w/ L. Ambar next lights up two R’s for $1,600, and buys the remaining vowels of seven O’s and three U’s…

_ O U / T O O _
T H E / _ O R _ S
R I G H T / O U T
O _ / _ _ / _ O U T H

Hey lady, YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH and picked up another $4,950.

DUDS: N (Ambar), L (Janelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Marcus

Scores after R1
Ambar: $6,950/Marcus: $1K/Janelle: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First, Marcus takes two N’s for $900, three T’s for another $2,400, two O’s and E’s, three FP A’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to forfeit the $2,800 leftover. Second, Janelle can’t capitalize on TD w/ S for sorry. Third, Ambar makes triple G’s appear while on the MW near $800 and goes for a much bigger lead…there’s the $10K

_ _ _ N _ G _ T
T _ A _ N / T O
G E O _ G _ A
_ E A _ _

…and she nails “MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA” PEACH.

SOLE DUD: S (Janelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Marcus (2nd so far)

Scores after R2
Ambar: $16,950/Marcus: $1K/Janelle: ZERO

Repeating Bonus Puzzle Flashback (Fall 2001): FLY-FISHING (first aired on 10/22/12; Harriet won after calling GIPC)

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Still trying to strike pay dirt, Janelle begins this board w/ two N’s for 1/2 CAR near $900, a $450 G, two I’s and an A, but the S fails her again. Ambar secondly captures a $400 R, two O’s and E’s (the latter via FP), two T’s for $600, and two U’s, followed by three C’s for another $2,400, but then a baddie of H. Marcus next puts up a $350 P and an L for that MDW (he thought he landed on it when he wasn’t watching his arrow on the last spin)…

C L I _ _ I N G / U P
A / C O C O N U T
T R E E

He’s probably gonna be CLIMBING UP A COCONUT TREE during his stay at the Coconut Bay Resort in ST. LUCIA; that round was worth $9,652 to him.

DUDS: S (Janelle), H (Ambar)

Scores after R3
Ambar: $16,950/Marcus: $10,652 cash & prizes + MDW/Janelle: BAD SHAPE

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$3K Tossup: TITLE

V _ _ _ _ Y/ _ A _ R

This triggered the first of four $100K losses during S23 in Dec. 2005, and Ambar gets “VANITY FAIR” to be $50 shy of $20K.

Round 4: EVENT (full $1,700 speed-up)

T _ _ _ N _ M _ N T
_ _ / _ _ _ M _ _ _ N _

This program isn’t gonna do a TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS anytime soon, but Ambar seals the deal w/ another $8,500. 

SOLE DUD: G (Marcus)

FINAL SCORES
Ambar: $28,450/Marcus: $10,652 cash & prizes/Janelle: $1K GOOSEEGG

GRAND TOTAL: $40,102
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,800

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$100K Bonus Round
She lands on that E of GAME, where the sole $100K loss so far this season came from that spot.

Category: PEOPLE
One-wordy alert…

_ _ _ N _ _ _ E R S

MBGA strikes out completely, so the game is over. They were PICNICKERS

…and we almost had a TOTAL TRAINWRECK — she loses the $50K.

$5K SPIN ID: JJ3026114

MY EP. RATING: 6

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One thought on “WOF Recap: May 29, 2014

  1. JP Mackey May 30, 2014 / 3:23 am

    Amber is one of my favorites b/c she won all cash. Too bad she struck out in the BR, and OUCH at the $50K loss.

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