WOF Retro Recap: February 27, 2012

Sorry I was away for a few days because of a little mini-trip to Corpus Christi but I’m back and ready to continue on.

Anyway, this is “Hawaii Week” and like the “Pure Paradise” set, the car available is the Mazda MX-5 Miata.


$1K Tossup: THING

_ / W _ _ M
_ _ L _ _ M E

Andy (obviously NOT me) is the first to score, and let’s give A WARM WELCOME to these players…

Andy Elliott: research meteorologist from Omaha, NE
Rebekah Stroth: 2nd grade teacher at Woodrow Collins ES from Conway, AR
Talesa Harris: broadcasting/theatre student at Troy Univ. who can say her ABC’s backwards from Troy, AL


_ _ L _ O W
L _ L _ E _

Rebekah plucks some YELLOW LILIES.

FEATURED HAWAII TRIP: Four Seasons Resort in Lana’i from Hotwire worth $5,500

Jackpot Round: SAME LETTER (hula doll wipe)

She wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second, Talesa says an instant negative of N. Third, Andy calls up a $600 T and a $900 S, three E’s and an A, and says a Jackpot C…

_ E A C E / &
_ _ _ S _ E _ _ T _

…he solves PEACE & PROSPERITY for a total of $8,800 (including a $7,300 pot)!


Rebekah: $2K/Talesa: $0/Andy: $9,800


Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ 

Talesa kicks off w/ four T’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, a $450 H, eight E’s, two I’s, and three A’s; but after five $400 N’s is the LaT. Second, Andy FPs the last vowel of three O’s, lights up three R’s at $500 a pop and two P’s for another $800…

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

…and he solves APPEARING ON THE COVER OF “ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY” for another $2,300.

SOLE LaT: Talesa

Rebekah: $2K/Talesa: NOTHING/Andy: $12,100 


PP Round: WAYD?

First for the guy is the BANKRUPT near the WC. Second for Rebekah are two T’s for $1,200, a G for the Hilo Hattie gift tag, an I, two O’s and an A, followed by a FP E but then D for dummy. Third, Talesa reclaims the 1/2 KIA she couldn’t keep in the last round w/ a C, but she loses another turn w/ B. Once Andy regains control, he puts up a $900 pair of R’s, the last vowel of U, and an $800 T before hitting LaT. Rebekah follows w/ two L’s for $700, the $300 Y, but then S for stop. Talesa next gets the same normal BANKRUPT, so the KIA Soul’s out of play and her $500 is gone for good. Andy then takes a stab at this…

_ U _ _ I N G / O N
A / T R O L L E Y

…but HUMMING ON A TROLLEY CAR is wrong, even though it fits. That means Rebekah will be JUMPING ON A TROLLEY CAR w/ another $2,450 in cash and GT during her stay at the Palace Hotel in S.F. worth $5,200.

DUDS: D (Rebekah), B (Talesa), S (Rebekah)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Andy, Rebekah)
SOLE LaT: Andy
SOLE DQ: Andy’s wrong answer

Rebekah: $9,650 cash & prizes/Talesa: NO LUCK/Andy: $12,100


$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

I N D _ O R
S _ C _ E R

Rebekah solves INDOOR SOCCER for a $550 lead.


Her starters are an $800 S, two $900 T’s, an an E, followed by an $800 H but then A for awful. Second, Talesa takes three N’s at $550 a pop but then her second LaT of the game. Third, Andy can’t find any R’s. Rebekah tries again w/ a $500 L, buys three I’s, but then purchases the other bad vowel of this puzzle (O). She quickly gets her turn back following back-to-back dud consonants of M and P by the other players and tries to solve…

T I N _ / _ _ _ _ L E S
I N / T H E / _ I N E

…she’s right w/ “TINY BUBBLES IN THE LINE” by Don Ho for another $2,900.

DUDS: A (Rebekah), R (Andy), O (Rebekah), M (Talesa), P (Andy) 
SOLE LaT: Talesa

Rebekah: $15,550 cash & prizes/Talesa: VERY BAD SHAPE/Andy: $12,100


Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE (full $1,500 speed-up)

Two C’s are requested by…

C L _ S S _ C
_ _ _ R _ / G _ M _ S

Andy, who remembers some CLASSIC BOARD GAMES for $4,500 and the win!

DUDS: T (Talesa), N (Andy)

Rebekah: $15,550 cash & prizes/Talesa: $1K GOOSEEGG/Andy: $16,600

GT: $33,150
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding 1/2 KIA): $500


$100K Bonus Round
The BW comes to a halt on the E of GAME (and as in Mr. Elliott).

Category: PHRASE
I know this already…

_ N / _ _ _ R
_ _ N

CDM are nowhere to be found, but three O’s are…

O N / _ O _ R
O _ N

Solve this ON YOUR OWN, sir…he makes it happen for the MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hard Top worth $33,295! That gives him a final GT of $54,895!



One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: February 27, 2012

  1. JP Mackey November 20, 2015 / 3:48 am

    Mr. Elliott sure knew how to play this game (though I kinda wish it was Mr. Nguyen)! Props to Rebekah for gaining ground.

    As for Talesa…poor, poor Talesa. She can say her ABCs backwards and THAT'S how the Wheel thanks her? Dang…


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