WOF Retro Recap: October 10, 2011

This is their Bed & Breakfast week, and the pre-R1 trips are aptly provided by bedandbreakfast.com.

EPISODE #5476: B&B WEEK

$1K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ R E _ H
F _ O _ E _ S

Dan, don’t spend all the grand on some FRESH FLOWERS for your wife. Let’s meet him and the ladies right now…

Dan Tewalt: HS band director who composes band/piano music and formerly marched w/ The Phantom Regiment (world champions in 2008) from Brooklyn Center, MI
Frances Olguin: postal service worker from Albuquerque

Kira Fellers: hair stylist/piano teacher from San Diego

$2K Tossup: PERSON

D A N _ E
P _ _ _ N E R

Frances might not have a DANCE PARTNER, but she’s won the right to spin first.

FEATURED B&B TRIP: Azienda Agricola Marciano in Tuscany, Italy worth $6,985

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK (birds wipe)

Frances leads off w/ a $300 N, four O’s, a $450 T, but then R for roadblock. Second, Kira calls three L’s for the WC but then LOSES A TURN. Third, Dan takes twin C’s for $1,800, an A, a $500 M, and the last vowels of E and I. Next up are a $300 S, an $800 Y, but then the BANKRUPT next to where Kira got the WC to lose $2,650. Frances semi-spingles once for a $500 H…

C H O C O L A T E S
O N / M Y / _ I L L O _

…and eats some of the CHOCOLATES ON MY PILLOW for the house minimum.

SOLE DUD: $550 R (Frances)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dan
SOLE LaT: Kira
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $11,100

Scores after R1
Dan: $1K/Frances: $3K/Kira: WC

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PP Round: PHRASE

Kira first says N for no. Second, Dan locates three T’s for $2,400, buys four A’s and two I’s, inserts two S’s for $1,800, and purchases two E’s, then come an $1,100 pair of R’s, the last vowel of O, and a $7K pair of H’s…before he gets the LaT to possibly lose at least $11,300. Frances next BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s left-side BANKRUPT, whereas Kira loses her WC to the same normal BANKRUPT. That gives Dan a chance to solve the following…

I S / T H I S / A
_ R E A T / _ A _ E
O R / _ H A T ?

His response of “IS THIS A GREAT LAKE OR WHAT?” doesn’t sound right to me…and it’s NOT. Frances then picks up the Italian trip w/ two G’s…

I S / T H I S / A
G R E A T / G A _ E
O R / _ H A T ?

…she says“IS THIS A GREAT GAME OR WHAT?” for that trip plus another to the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino on the island of BONAIRE worth $6,100, a total of $13,085 that round.

SOLE DUD: N (Kira)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
SOLE LaT: Dan
SOLE DQ: Dan’s blown solve

Scores after R2 
Dan: $1K/Frances: $16,085 cash & traveling/Kira: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Dan could make the most of redeeming himself here, but he instantly gets his second LaT of the game. Second, Frances gets a beating again from the same MDW BANKRUPT. Down Kira’s alley third are a $900 T, five E’s, three A’s, an $800 S and the leftover vowels (one of each), then she says three R’s for $1,500 and the green 1/2 KIA, a $300 C and a $500 D before she gives up her car opportunity…

C A _ / _ O U
_ E E _ / A
S E C R E T
A D _ I R E R

…and she says “CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET ADMIRER” for her first $3,100.

SOLE LaT: Dan
SOLE BANKRUPT: Frances

Scores after R3
Dan: $1K/Frances: $16,085 cash & traveling/Kira: $3,100

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$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

T _ E / _ _ _ L
_ E _ L

That solve by Dan’s THE REAL DEAL, so he’s quadrupled his grand.

Round 4: FICTIONAL CHARACTER (full $6K speed-up!)

Three P’s are called up by somebody…

P _ P P _
_ _ N _ _ T _ _ _ _ N _

Dan makes the game-winning $30K solve of PIPPI LONGSTOCKING

SOLE DUD: R (Kira)

FINAL SCORES
Dan: $34K/Frances: $16,085 cash & traveling/Kira: $3,100

GRAND TOTAL: $53,185
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $2,650

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$100K Bonus Round
This week’s vehicle is a Vokswagen Tiguan. Dan the man lands on the second A of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
A pair of something to start this one-wordy…

_ _ R _ _ _ _ R _

He picked a good time to frontload the alphabet…

C _ R _ B _ A R D

…but he still BLOWS IT w/ CARDBOARD and CORDBOARD. It was CORKBOARD, and he just threw away the Tiguan.

MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10

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