WOF Retro Recap: December 20, 2011

EPISODE #5527: GREAT ESCAPES

$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION

T R A V _ L
_ _ _ _ T

Alanya might want to get in touch w/ a TRAVEL AGENT after getting on the board first among these people…

Alanya Blake: third-generation real-estate appraiser whose mom is her boss from Rohnert Park, CA; also, she lived in Puerto Rico for three years after graduating from UCLA 
Ken Beyer: systems administration coordinator for a marketing firm in Glenview, IL who got the call to appear on this GS two days before his wedding (at that time, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series) from Chicago
Linda Albano: photographer, independent window cleaner, and independent sales consultant for a cosmetics company from Middleton, MA

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

H O _ _ _ _ H O E
C _ _ B

Alanya catches this HORSESHOE CRAB to triple up.

FEATURED GE: $8,500 EZ-Italy trip to that country 

Jackpot Round: SONG LYRICS

She wastes her first turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Ken picks up the blue 1/2 KIA w/ two N’s, buys and E, calls up four H’s for another $1,200, and gets the other 1/2 KIA w/ two T’s. He follows up w/ an A, two Jackpot S’s, two G’s for another $1,800, an I, and a $300 W at the end of this answer, which now says…

_ A S H I N G
T H _ _ _ G H
T H E / S N _ W

…he solves “DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW” from “Jingle Bells” for $20,550 in cash & KIA Soul!

SOLE BANKRUPT: Alanya
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8K

Scores after R1 
Alanya: $3K/Ken: $20,550 cash & wheels/Linda: $0

Holiday Greeting: Promotions/Marketing Dept.

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME 

T for terrible while on the Ricardo Luggage is how Ken starts. Second, Linda’s chosen two N’s for $1,600, two A’s, a $00 D, and two E’s, then she says a $1,500 R trio but then a baddie of G. Third, Alanya rounds up a $300 C, an I, and an M as in the MDW, but she then gives that right back along w/ a $50 bill to the BANKRUPT near the WC, which is her second of the episode. Ken then captures a $450 S, an O, but no more w/ F, allowing Linda to solve…

_ R I N _ _ E / A N D
S O _ R
C R E A M

WRINKLE AND SOUR CREAM for $3,100.

DUDS: T (Ken), G (Linda), F (Ken)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Alanya

Scores after R2
Alanya: $3K/Ken: $20,550 cash & wheels/Linda: $3,100

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PP Round: PHRASE 

Knowing that she and the other lady are in a deep hole, Linda begins w/ a dud of T just like the man from the last round. Second, Alanya inserts a $300 N, an $800 R, three E’s, a $600 B, a $900 D, two I’s and a $300 F before BANKRUPTING for the third time this episode w/ the other normal one to hand over $2,400. Third, Ken claims a $400 M, two O’s, an $1,800 trio of S’s, a $450 Y and the rest of the vowel department. After taking five L’s for $2,500…

M Y / F R I E N D S
_ I _ _ / A L L / B E
S O / _ E A L O U S

…he says “MY FRIENDS WILL ALL BE SO JEALOUS”, because he’s won $4,400 more plus a $5K trip to the  richer & has won himself a $5K holiday at the Gansevoort Hotel in MIAMI BEACH, FL.

SOLE DUD: T (Linda)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Alanya

Scores after R3
Alanya: $3K/Ken: $29,950 cash & prizes/Linda: $3,100

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$3K Tossup: PEOPLE

H _ R _ E S / _ _ D
_ _ _ L _ _ N _

Ken remembers his HEROES AND VILLAINS to be $50 shy of $33K.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES (full $1,800 speed-up)

After a fairly obvious G is put up by Linda

_ _ _ _ _ N G / _ N / _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N _

…she’s quickly JUMPING ON A TRAMPOLINE for the FS amount.

FINAL SCORES 
Alanya: $3K/Ken: $32,950 cash & prizes/Linda: $4,900

GT: $40,850
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW): $2,450

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$100K Bonus Round
Ken spins up the N of WIN.

Category: PEOPLE
This pair of letters appear first…


_ E _
S _ _ _ _
 

DGHA does for him…

_ E _
S _ _ A D
 

but there won’t be any cheering from the PEP SQUAD, because he doesn’t win his second car in the Eos convertible.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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