WOF Retro Recap: December 15, 2011

EPISODE #5524: SANDALS RESORTS GOLF GETAWAY

$1K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ _ D I _ _ / A N D
B O _ _ _ _

Cherie scores first w/ BIRDIES AND BOGEYS. Thursday’s threesome…

Cherie Montgomery: health care company senior manager in the northern suburbs of Illinois from Waukegan, IL
Matt Rossiter: a Wheel Watcher who says that every time he solved a puzzle on the show, his grandma would think they were watching a repeat from Sommersville, NH
Joe Gilberti: youth sports coach from Destrehan, LA

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

A I R
_ A _ T R _ _ S

Joe lands himself on an AIR MATTRESS.

Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ

He first picks up that Bahamas trip w/ two T’s, but then LOSES A TURN. Second, Cherie duds out w/ H. Third, Matt calls up three Jackpot R’s, buys three E’s and two A’s, and puts up three C’s and a D while on Jackpot for the second and third times, respectively. Now he’s after the bigger money…

A C T _ R – D _ R E C T _ R
_ E _ / A _ _ _ E C _

…he IDs ACTOR-DIRECTOR BEN AFFLECK for a total of $10,100 (including a $7,100 pot)!

SOLE DUD: H (Cherie)
SOLE LaT: Joe

Scores after R1
Joe: $2K/Cherie: $1K/Matt: $10,100

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First, Cherie says her second straight dud of S. Second, Matt also strikes out w/ the R while on the WC. Third for Joe are two N’s for $1,100, three E’s and two I’s, but then another dud of H. Back to Cherie who puts up a $600 M, two L’s for the green 1/2 KIA, and the leftover vowels of A and O, but she then BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s left side to give back $1,100 and her plate. Matt then puts up two K’s and a C at $900 a pop, and two D’s for the other 1/2 KIA. Board, Vanna…

_ I C K L E D
_ I N K
L E M O N A D E

…he’s TICKLED PINK LEMONADE for another $3,700.

DUDS: S (Cherie), R (Matt), H (Joe)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Cherie

Scores after R2
Joe: $2K/Cherie: $1K/Matt: $13,800

BTW, that puzzle happened to be the very first B & A puzzle when this category began in the middle of S6.

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PP Round: PHRASE

N for no is how Matt starts. Joe secondly inserts a $3,500 T, an I at the start, and four E’s, then he says a $3,500 M, the leftover vowels, a $600 B, three L’s for $1,500 more, and four S’s for another $1,200 before we finally get to…

I ‘ M
A B S O L U T E L _
S _ E E _ _ L E S S

I’M ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLESS — he just took the lead w/ another $9,050 and a trip to the  Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in ST. LUCIA for a total of $14,800 in that round.

SOLE DUD: N (Matt)

Scores after R3
Joe: $16,800 cash & St. Lucia/Cherie: $1K/Matt: $13,800

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$3K Tossup: PEOPLE

N E W
N _ _ _ H B _ R S

Joe might have NEW NEIGHBORS as he solves this one to be $200 shy of $20K.

Round 4: WAYD? (full $6K speed-up!)

After an S by Matt

_ R _ _ T _ _ _ N G
M Y / S _ _ N G

…he left behind the twin C’s, but he’s “PRACTICING MY SWING” for $18K and the win!

DUDS: L (Joe), F (Cherie)

FINAL SCORES
Joe: $19,800 cash & St. Lucia/Cherie: $1K/Matt: $31,800

GT: $52,600
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $1,100

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$100K Bonus Round
Matt’s landed on the E of AMERICA’S.

Category: PLACE
The second word should already be established for him…

T _ _ _
S T _ N _

He thinks he knows it after calling CDMO…

T _ _ _
S T _ N D

…it’s not a TACO STAND now…and yet he still says TOFU STAND and TOGA STAND when there’s no O up there. That was a TAXI STAND, and he loses the $35K.

MY EP. RATING: 7 out of 10

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