WOF Retro Recap: February 28, 2012


$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ R E S H
C O C O N U T / M I L K

Denise somehow drinks some FRESH COCONUT MILK. Feasting on this Tues. edition are…

Denise Hipskind: realtor from Alexander, AR (orig. from MI)
Paula Brown: teacher who frequently volunteers at her daughter’s school (Dogwood ES) and a stay-at-home mom/homemaker from Germantown, TN
Gus Lopez: regional sales manager for a local car company who’s a red belt in Tae Kwon Do like his 9-yr.-old son Gus III from L.A. 

$2K Tossup: PERSON  

_ E A _ O N E D
_ E T _ R _ N

Paula’s at least a SEASONED VETERAN.

FEATURED HAWAII TRIP: Maui Kai on Kaanapali Beach w/ Piholo Beach Zipline tickets from Hotwire.com worth $5,994

Jackpot Round: QUOTATION

Her first spin’s a bad one w/ the BANKRUPT next to the WC. Second, Gus calls two S’s for an $800 start, followed by a $550 T, two E’s, four N’s for $2,200 more, three A’s, but then M for mistake while on Jackpot. Third, Denise picks up the WC and the green 1/2 KIA w/ five L’s and two G’s respectively, buys four I’s, puts up an $1,100 pair of D’s, and buys and O before calling a possibly fatal dud in R. After a $500 P and two $900 B’s by Paula

L E A P / T A L L
B _ I L D I N G S
I N / A / S I N G L E
B O _ N D

…she exactly recites the Superman intro line “LEAP TALL BUILDINGS IN A SINGLE BOUND” for $2,300.

DUDS: M (Gus), R (Denise)

Gus: $0/Denise: $1K WC/Paula: $4,300


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Gus’ starters are four S’s for $1,200, three E’s and the same 1/2 KIA w/ two T’s, but the M fails him again. Second, Denise says an R while on the MW next to the MDW and risks her WC to find…the biggie! Next up are a $900 P, two O’s, but then a bad purchase in A. Paula next picks a $300 L and a $400 B, but she then LOSES A TURN. Gus then says a $300 D but then C for CRITICAL DUD while on the other 1/2 KIA. That opens up the door for Denise… 

S T _ _ T
D O _ B L E

…and she wins $10,400 w/ STUNT DOUBLE ESPRESSO!

DUDS: A (Denise), $500 C (Gus), $450 M (Gus)
SOLE LaT: Paula

Gus: SCORELESS/Denise: $11,400 WC/Paula: $4,300



The middle lady’s next letters  are a $400 N, a $300 R and three E’s before she goes for a quick solve…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E / &
_ _ N _ _ – _ R E E

…she’ll be“FOOTLOOSE & FANCY-FREE”, because she’s won the leftover $450 plus a trip to the Silverado Resort & Spa in NAPA VALLEY worth $9,250.


Gus: STILL ZIP/Denise: $21,100 cash & Napa WC/Paula: $4,300


$3K Tossup: TV TITLE

_ A Y S / _ F
_ _ _ / _ _ _ E S

Denise’s up over $24K w/ her response of “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”.


After starting w/ an $800 pair of T’s, she BANKRUPTS next to TD to give up that amount and her WC. Second, Paula claims a $1K pair of R’s, an $1,800 H quarter, two E’s, and twin C’s for another $800…

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

…she solves HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER for $3,350.


Gus: TERRIBLE SHAPE/Denise: $24,100 cash & Napa/Paula: $7,650

Round 5: SHOW BIZ (full $1,900 speed-up)

Two F’s are said by Paula

B _ _ / _ F F _ C _
B L _ C _ B _ S T _ R

…and she can see a BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER w/ another $7,600.

DUDS: N (Paula), D (Gus), P (Denise)

Gus: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Denise: $24,100 cash & Napa/Paula: $15,250

GT: $40,350
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $800


$100K Bonus Round
Denise lands on the second A of AMERICA’S.

Category: PEOPLE
Pretty good head start…

_ _ _ S / _ _
_ L L / _ _ E S

DPMA will add besides the A’s on the bottom…

_ _ D S / _ _
A L L / A _ E S 

and the key D on topKIDS OF ALL AGES will be happy to hear that she’s $30K richer for a final total of $54,100 cash & trip.



One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: February 28, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 4, 2014 / 3:19 am

    How appropriate for Paula to solve R4, since she's a teacher. She and Denise did really well. As for Gus…he was definitely unsure with that C call and that did him in…


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