WOF Retro Recap: November 25, 2011 — BR SHUTOUT ALERT #4

EPISODE #5510: WHEEL LOVES NEW YORK!

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ L I _
_ _ B _ _ _ Y

We don’t need to be quiet as Ashley’s on the board w/ PUBLIC LIBRARY. One of these players will try to save this short week…
 
Ashley Eidson:
May 2011 graduate from the University of Virginia w/ a marketing & information technology degree who’s also part of a big professional bowling family from Reston, VA
Toni Jilka: three-year UNLV peer adviser, biology major, and teapot specialist who’s applying for dental school from Henderson, NV
Mark Lawrence:
13-year U.S. citizen from Plantation, FL (he’s originally from England and lived in South Africa for 32 yrs.)

 
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ H _ / _ A D I E S / _ F
_ H _ / V _ E W

Mark IDs THE LADIES OF “THE VIEW”.

FEATURED NYC TRIP: Roosevelt Hotel w/ tickets to “Rock of Ages” worth $5,780

Jackpot Round: THING 

Two $300 R’s get him started, followed by three E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near the WC. Second, Ashley calls up a $450 Y, buys two A’s, and inserts two C’s to add $1,200, but she then gives up the $1,400 to the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT. Third, Toni picks up that WC w/ two N’s, but LOSES A TURN just as quick. Mark then lights up a $2,700 trio of T’s…

T _ E
S T A T E N / _ S _ A N _
_ E R R Y

…and keeps that amount for solving THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mark, Ashley)
SOLE LaT: Toni

UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,250

Scores after R1
Mark: $4,700/Ashley: $1K/Toni:
WC

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

First, Ashley gets the other MDW BANKRUPT. Second, Toni puts up three S’s for $2,700, buys five E’s, and selects two N’s while on the MW near LaT. She gambles her leftover $2,450 and WCand she pays the piper for it. Over to Mark who says a $900 R, three T’s for $1,500 and the blue 1/2 KIA, as well as three A’s, and I. Those picks are followed by a $900 M, the leftover O and U singles, a $600 D and a $300 B, then we have…

M A N _ A T T A N ‘ S
U _ _ E R / _ E S T
S I D E
O _ / B E E _

…he order’s MANHATTAN’S UPPER WEST SIDE OF BEEF for $3,200. 

BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Scores after R2
Mark: $7,900/Ashley: $1K/Toni: ZILCH

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PP Round: EVENT

Toni begins w/ two T’s as in the TicketsNow.com gift tag, three N’s for $2,700, an I, but then S for sorry. Second, Mark FPs two A’s, plugs in a $600 pair of R’s, buys six E’s, but then LaTs out. Ashley then SPINGLES for a $300 F…

A N
_ N F _ R _ E T T A _ _ E
E _ _ E R I E N _ E

…she’ll have AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE at the Rincon Beach Resort in PUERTO RICO (the airfare for this one isn’t provided by ORBITZ) worth $6,100.

SOLE DUD: S (Toni)
SOLE LaT: Mark

Scores after R3
Mark: $7,900/Ashley: $7,400 cash & P.R./Toni:
BAD SHAPE

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$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

_ O T T E D 
P _ _ _ _ _

Toni’s still stuck at zero, because she’s overboard w/ SPOTTED PUPPIES.

P O T T E D
P _ _ _ _ _

Mark cracks five digits w/ POTTED PLANTS.

Round 4: OCCUPATION 

His first letters this round are two R’s for $900, an E and three A’s, four T’s at $450 a pop, and two I’s before we hear the Speed-Up bells…

_ _ I T E _ / _ A T I _ _ _
T R A _ _ _ A T _ R

…and the leftover consonants are worth $6K each! Two S’s pop up next…

_ _ I T E _ / _ A T I _ _ S
T R A _ S _ A T _ R

…he solves UNITED NATIONS TRANSLATOR for $13,550!

PR!

FINAL SCORES
Mark: $24,450/Ashley: $7,400 cash & P.R./Toni:
$1K GOOSEEGG


GT: $32,850
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $4,200

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$100K Bonus Round
In the hunt for more American money and/or that Swedish automobile, Mark spins up the W. BTW, he didn’t have anyone in the audience.

Category: PHRASE
These two letters get him started…


_ _ _ E / _ T
_ _ _ _ 
 

DPHI’s good for…

_ I _ E / I T
_ _ _ _ 

only the first line. When it comes to the prize in his envelope, we’re not gonna GIVE IT AWAY…the $30K, so we have our THIRD BR SHUTOUT of the season, regardless if we have a short week like this one or not.

Overall, a measly $84,765 was given away on this shortened week.

MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10

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