WOF Retro Recap: January 25, 2012

EPISODE #5553: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ P A N _ _ N _
T H E / _ _ O _ E

Precious knows that this show’s SPANNING THE GLOBE. Wednesday’s winner wannabes…

Precious Haines: security manager from Manhattan Beach, CA
Cheryl Baker: grandma married to Steve w/ their own basketball team (four children and three stepkids) from Hernando, MS
Billy Irwin: specialty representative for a pharmaceutical company and a nephew of Francis Scott Key from Cabot, AR

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ _ C _ / _ N I O N
_ _ _ _

Billy tastes some FRENCH ONION SOUP.

FEATURED TRIP: Peru from g adventures.com worth $7,298

Jackpot Round: EVENT

A T for tour gets him started, but he’s gotta give it right back to the BANKRUPT near the WC. Second, Precious FPs two E’s, picks up the green 1/2 KIA w/ five N’s, calls up two Jackpot L’s, and buys the rest of the vowels. Following two S’s for the other 1/2 KIA

A N N U A L / S A L E S
_ O N _ E N T I O N

…the corporate people of said auto manufacturer at their next ANNUAL SALES CONVENTION will be talking about how this show gave away another $15K Soul; that was an $18,500 round for her!

SOLE BANKRUPT: Billy
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7K

Scores after R1
Precious: $19,500 cash & Soul/Cheryl: $0/Bily: $2K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Our big leader begins w/ three N’s via the MW next to the MDW. She turns down the $3K offer…for the big money! But after her next picks of a $300 T and an E buy is the LaT. Second, Cheryl puts in two S’s for $600, three A’s, a D for the WC, and the last vowel of I. After a $350 B…

B A N A N A
S _ _ I T
E N D S

…she spots some BANANA SPLIT ENDS for the house minimum.

SOLE LaT: Precious

Scores after R2
Precious: $19,500 cash & Soul/Cheryl: $1K WC/Bily: $2K

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PP Round: FUN & GAMES 

Cheryl, who just got on the board in the last round, begins this one w/ three T’s for $1,200 but then a baddie of F. Second, Billy inserts four N’s for $3,600, buys seven A’s and two I’s, puts up a $500 S and a $400 D, and buys an O, then coming his way next are a $1K pair of R’s, a $600 L, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to wipe out $5,350. That opens the door for Precious

T A _ I N _ / A N
I S L A N D / T O _ R
_ _ / _ A T A _ A R A N

…she’ll be TAKING AN ISLAND TOUR BY CATAMARAN during her stay at The Westin ST. MAARTEN Dawn Beach Resort & Spa w/ Hotwire.com travel worth $8,265.

SOLE DUD: F (Cheryl)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Billy

Scores after R3
Precious: $27,765 cash & prizes/Cheryl: $1K WC/Bily: $2K

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$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

R _ _ E R T
D _ _ _ E Y / _ R .

Billy solves “Iron Man” actor ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. to make his $2K become $5K.

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

After he puts up the M…

_ L L / R _ _ _ S
L _ _ _ / T _ / R _ M _

…he says “ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME” for $3,900 more.

DUDS: N (Precious), H (Cheryl)

FINAL SCORES
Precious: $27,765 cash & prizes/Cheryl: $1K/Bily: $8,900

GT: $37,665
BANKRUPT TRASH: $12,648 cash & Peru

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$100K Bonus Round
The BW stops on the I of SPIN at the last second.

Category: THING
Hmm, I wonder what the first word could be?…

_ R E _ _ _ _ S
_ _ R _ _

CPGA is a great combination, because we now have…

P R E C _ _ _ S
C A R G _ 

…well, what are the odds of somebody’s first name appearing in a puzzle like this one? Anyway, she wins $35K in PRECIOUS CARGO for a total of $62,765 cash & prizes!

MY EP. RATING: 8

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