WOF Retro Recap: April 10, 2012

EPISODE #5607: SHOPPING SPREE

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ O _ _ / O N / T O
_ O _ _ / _ E _ _ I _ T

No guess form Nicole.

_ O _ D / O N / T O
_ O _ R / _ E C E I _ T

Russ correctly says “HOLD ON TO YOUR RECEIPT”. Tuesday’s players…

Russ Terry: corporate responsibility worker from Jersey City (orig. from Philly)
Krystal Bermejo: 9th-11th Grade English teacher at Bell Garden HS working on her second Master’s Degree at USC from Pico Rivera, CA
Nicole Hendrix: school psychologist intern who’s a historical monument buff (she should’ve been on American Landmarks wk.) from Nashville (orig. from Little Rock)

$2K Tossup: THING

V E N _ _ N G
M _ _ _ _ _ E

Russ triples his money courtesy of a VENDING MACHINE.

FEATURED SS: hayneedle

Jackpot Round: PERSON

Getting him started are a $300 T and two E’s, followed by four T’s for the green 1/2 KIA, four A’s, and two I’s. Afterwards…

A N
A _ _ _ A I N T A N _ E
_ _ / _ I N E

…I don’t have AN ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE, but he’s right for another $1,550.

PR
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $5,800

Nicole: $0/Russ: $4,550 1/2 KIA/Krystal: $0

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Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ 

Krystal’s journey to big winnings begins w/ a $300 S, a $1,600 T pairing, four I’s, and five R’s to add $17,500. After she buys the leftover vowels, she lights up a $400 C, three FP G’s, and two M’s for $600 more…

G R A M M _
A _ A R D – _ I _ _ I _ G
R E C O R _ I _ G
A R T I S T

…she solves GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST for $20,900!

PR #2 IN MAJOR FASHION!

Nicole: $0/Russ: $4,550 1/2 KIA/Krystal: $20,900

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PP Round: SAME LETTER 

Nicole’s first letters here are a $550 R, a $600 T, two E’s, and two N’s for that same 1/2 KIA, but after the purchase of two A’s is the first dud all ep. long w/ S. Next for Russ are an $800 pair of L’s, an I, a $550 G at the end, and the leftover vowel singles. Following the SL of three $500 W’s…

W O N _ E R _ U L
W _ A L E
W A T _ _ I N G

…another $2,100 is his and he’ll do some WONDERFUL WHALE WATCHING during his $6K Caravan.com CANADIAN TOUR.

SOLE DUD: S (Nicole)

Nicole: NOTHING/Russ: $12,650 cash & Canada/Krystal: $20,900

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$3K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ _ _ _ _ _
C _ T C _ – _ P

Krystal’s not PLAYING CATCH-UP, because she’s boosted her lead to $23,900.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

Chosen first by this lady are a $900 R, the $300 D, an O and A, followed by three T’s for $900, two E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Nicole secondly takes a $500 N, the U, the $2,700 S trio, and a $500 C to start the bottom word…

R O A S T E D
C _ E S T N U T S

…she gathers some ROASTED CHESTNUTS for her first $3,450.

SOLE DUD: I (Krystal)

Nicole: $3,450/Russ: $12,650 cash & Canada/Krystal: $23,900

Round 5: FUN & GAMES

Her first moves here are picking an $800 T and BANKRUPTING near the old WC spot. Second, Russ gets a $900 N trio (a null cycle was edited out before he chose that), triple I’s, and an A but we hear that S-U Bell…

_ _ _ N T A I N
_ I _ I N _

…and the four remaining consonants are worth $1,400 apiece. After an M by Krystal…

M _ _ N T A I N
_ I _ I N _

…she flubs this one w/ MOUNTAIN DIVING and MOUNTAIN RIDING, but she gets the right one of MOUNTAIN BIKING at the buzzer (obvious edit here while Pat checked w/ the judges) for said FS amount.

SOLE AIRED DUD (during S-U): F (Russ)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF EP.: Nicole
DQs: Krystal’s 2 wrong answers

FINAL SCORES
Nicole: $3,450/Russ: $12,650 cash & Canada/Krystal: $25,300

GT: $41,400
BANKRUPT TRASH: $800

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$100K Bonus Round
Krystal lands on that **.

Category: PHRASE
Generous RSTLNE serving…

_ E T / T _
T _ E / _ _ _ N T

She’s got this one in the bag w/ GHPO…

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

…let’s GET TO THE POINT — she’s won that damned amount for a final total of $55,300.

MY EP. RATING: 8

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