WOF Retro Recap: December 12, 2011

On this week of shows titled “Sandals Resorts Golf Getaway”, Wheel Watchers had a chance to win a trip to Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahmas. As usual, they needed to enter each bonus puzzle solution of the week on the website. And the man in the intro video w/ Pat and Vanna is none other than golf great Greg Norman.


The man in the intro video w/ Pat and Vanna is Australian golfer Greg Norman.

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ V _ _ G
R _ N _ _

Susan solves DRIVING RANGE, and the first panel of the week has two men…

Susan Chappelle: makeup artist for print work w/ no children but two cats named Naughty and Wicked from Miami Beach
David Adams: automotive salesman from Atkinson, NH
Count Cook: mental health therapist involved in a fatherhood initiative from Omaha, NE


_ _ _ P _ C A L
F _ _ H

Susan’s two for two w/ TROPICAL FISH.

FEATURED TRIP ALL WEEK LONG: Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas w/ Greg Norman apparel worth $9,400

Jackpot Round: TV TITLE (golf course wipe)

Susan’s opening letters are three T’s for $900, a $450 H, and five E’s, but she then BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s right side to lose $1,100. David secondly finds a $900 pair of R’s and a $300 L, then he buys an A before BANKRUPTING near the WC to give back $950. Third, Count LaTs out. Susan next calls a CRITICAL DUD of M while on Jackpot, allowing David to pick up the trip w/ a Y and a couple of C’s for $900. The board…

T H E / C E L E _ R _ T Y
A _ _ R E _ T _ C E

…he solves “THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE” for $10,300 cash & Bahamas.

SOLE DUD: M (Susan)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Susan, David)
SOLE LaT: Count

Scores after R1
David: $10,300 cash & Bahamas/Count: $0/Susan: $3K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Both men lose their first turns quickly (David on LaT, Count w/ a dud of T). Third, Susan calls up an M as in the MW near the MDW and takes the obvious gamble…$10K! But she ends up BANKRUPTING the same way David did to give that right back. Said red player loses another turn w/ an S while on the MDW. Count follows suit w/ four N’s for $1,600, three I’s, an E, three O’s, a $550 D, and a C for the MDW. Following a $600 L…

I ‘ M / O N / C L O _ D
I _ O N

…he says “I’M ON CLOUD NINE IRON” for his first two grand.

DUDS: T (Count), S (David)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Susan (her second this episode)
SOLE LaT: David

Scores after R2
David: $10,300 cash & Bahamas/Count: $2K/Susan: $3K 


PP Round: WAYD?

Count’s off and running w/ three N’s for $10,500, a $300 G, four T’s to add $2K and the green 1/2 KIA, three I’s and five A’s, a $450 S, and four E’s. But after a $350 H is his second LaT of the night to leave $12,850 and his plate on the table. Susan’s up next w/ a $300 K, two C’s for the WC, the last vowel of two U’s, a $300 M, and four R’s to add $2,200, then we have…

_ I C T U R E S / _ I T H
A N / U N _ E R _ A T E R

…another $2,550 is hers, and she’ll be TAKING PICTURES WITH AN UNDERWATER CAMERA on a $5,750 trip to the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in JAMAICA.

SOLE LaT: Count

Scores after R3
David: $10,300 cash & Bahamas/Count: $2K/Susan: $11,300 cash & Jamaica WC


$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ T _ A _ D
& / _ A _ E _

Susan locates SCOTLAND & WALES for a new total of $14,300.

Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,300 speed-up)

After a couple of F’s are put up by Vanna…

L _ S T – _ _ T C _
_ F F _ R T

…Susan makes a good LAST-DITCH EFFORT to win the game w/ another $3,900.

SOLE DUD: N (Susan)

David: $10,300 cash & Bahamas/Count: $2K/Susan: $18,200 cash & Jamaica WC

GT: $30,500


$100K Bonus Round
A MINI Cooper Convertible awaits a lucky winner here.

Category: PHRASE
The starters…

L _ _ E / _
_ _ _ _ 

VMCA and D will guarantee at least an A…

L _ _ E / A
_ A _ _

…but not much more and she’s way off w/ LIKE A CAKE and LIKE A PACE. As I watch this not-so-good result LIKE A HAWK, she’s the second straight $45K loser (airing-wise).

MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10


4 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: December 12, 2011

  1. JP Mackey July 12, 2014 / 1:14 am

    Andy, I know it's a little awkward of me to say this, but if you want your 1/2 Kia to look more like the plate, you could use Drive to make the 1/2 look smaller. I do that with my blog.

    BTW…critical dud? On the Jackpot? Ouch. At least Susan won.


  2. Andy Nguyen July 12, 2014 / 1:31 am

    That's what I thought of doing, but I don't know about the drive function. How do I make the 1/2 look smaller?


  3. JP Mackey July 12, 2014 / 1:49 am

    It's simple. Just type 1/2 then hit the space bar or some symbol. And there you have it – a small 1/2.


  4. yohan sur May 16, 2015 / 4:43 am

    she called V might her guess is LIVE or LOVE. I think.


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