WOF Retro Recap: March 22, 2012

EPISODE #5594: WEEKEND GETAWAYS

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ E _ T _ N _ / A N
E _ R _ Y / _ _ A R T

Jake’s GETTING AN EARLY START, and let’s go down the line in meeting the Thursday trio…

Jake Wattsonline health store owner w/ his brother who graduated from Texas State University in political science from Spring, TX
Julie Adamspart-time real-estate worker & furniture refurbisher w/ her sister from Eugene, OR
Monica Taylor: Chaplin in the Army who’s working on her doctorate in pastoral community counseling from Stockbridge, GA

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

M I L E S / O F
S _ _ _ _ _

Julie has some MILES OF SMILES.

FEATURED WG: Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite National Park worth $8K

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

First up are a $400 N at the start of this answer, a FP dud of I, and the BANKRUPT near TD. Monica secondly calls up three S’s for $1,500, two A’s, a $550 T (the second word’s AT), three O’s, and three $900 R’s…

N _ _ _ R / A T
A / _ O S S
_ O R / _ O R _ S

…and she’s NEVER AT A LOSS FOR WORDS, so everybody’s already on the board.

SOLE DUD: I (Julie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Julie
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,850

Jake: $1K/Julie: $2K/Monica: $4,250

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME 

Monica’s first w/ three N’s via the MW near the MDW and she turns down the $3K for…the BANKRUPT. Jake secondly picks two S’s for a grand, a $300 T, three E”s and four A’s, and five $1K R’s, but he then buys the sole dud vowel of O to likely lose $5,800. Julie next says two $500 P’s, the I, a $300 G, $800 D, and a $600 C before she faces this…

S _ _ A R E – D A N C E
& / S P A R R I N G
P A R T N E R

…she solves SQUARE-DANCE & SPARRING PARTNER for $2,450.

SOLE DUD: O (Jake)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Monica

Jake: $1K/Julie: $4,450/Monica: $4,250

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PP Round: ON THE MAP

Two TD S’s get Jake started, followed by three A’s, but then the MDW’s right side to plunge $6,750 down the toilet. Julie next FPs the other available vowel in four I’s and says an H while on the green 1/2 KIA

H A _ A I I ‘ S
_ I _ / I S _ A _ _

…she keeps the $500 and is off to HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND at the Sheraton Keauhau Bay Resort & Spa courtesy of Hotwire worth $9,189.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Jake

Jake: $1K/Julie: $14,139 cash & HI/Monica: $4,250

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$3K Tossup: THINGS

D _ _ _ S A U R
_ O _ _ I L _

Jake picks up some DINOSAUR FOSSILS to x4 his winnings.

Round 4: PLACE

He leads off w/ a $10K pair of S’s and all of the available vowels, followed by a $1K pair of R’s, a $300 T, a $600 N pair, and a $600 W double…

_ O W N T O W N
S _ _ S _ R A _ E R

…he solves DOWNTOWN SKYSKRAPER to go from last to first w/ another $11,750!

PR!

Jake: $15,750/Julie: $14,139 cash & HI/Monica: $4,250

Round 5: EVENT (full $1,500 speed-up)

The first spin by Pat was the BANKRUPT near TD. After two S’s pop up at the end of the first word…

_ R _ S S
_ _ N _ _ R _ N _ _

Julie might be having a PRESS CONFERENCE about her appearance soon, because she’s sealed the deal w/ another $6K!

SOLE DUD: T (Jake)

FINAL SCORES
Jake: $15,750/Julie: $20,139 cash & HI/Monica: $4,250

GT: $40,139
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,150

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$100K Bonus Round
Julie spins up the E of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
RSTLNE provides some good help…

_ / _ R _ _ _ T
_ _ T _ R E

GCMA adds besides the obvious A…

A / _ R _ G _ T
_ _ T _ R E

…but she still doesn’t know it for the $30K; I thought she would have A BRIGHT FUTURE ahead of her.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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