WOF Retro Recap: April 27, 2012

EPISODE #5620: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 4)

Another good AG Week comes to an end on the set of “Big Money Week”.

$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME

B _ _ J _ _ _ N
_ R _ _ _ _ _ _

This guy appears on the $100 bill, and Kristin knows that’s BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Friday’s folks…

Kristin Roth: E.S.O.L teacher at DuPont ES from Chattanooga, TN
Sherika Little: mental health professional from Lithonia, GA (orig. from Winston-Salem)

Michael Rose: customer service representative for a large federal organization from Westminster, CO

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ _ M / _ F
W _ E A _

Kristin triples up w/ CREAM OF WHEAT.

FEATURED TRIP: MSC Caribbean Cruise from Hotwire worth $7,200

Jackpot Round: QUOTATION

She leads off w/ two Jackpot N’s, two A’s, a D for the blue 1/2 KIA, two R’s for $1,600, and four E’s, followed by a $7,500 T trio and an I quartet before we see…

_ I _ E
_ I _ E R T _ / A N D
T _ E / _ _ R _ _ I T
_ _ / _ A _ _ I N E _ _

…she solves “LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” from “The Declaration of Independence” for $9,850.

PR!
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9,300

Kristin: $12,850 1/2 KIA/Others: $0 each

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Sherika starts w/ an S while on the MW near the MD one and takes the obvious gamble…$10K! Next up are two T’s for the gas card, two H’s for that WC, two $1K W’s, two E’s, three O’s, and the same quantity of A’s. The board now…

W H O ‘ S / A _ _ A _ _
O _ / T H E / _ _ _ / _ A _
W O _ _
_ _ _ T _ E _

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BLITZER? Not me nor this lady, because she’s won $12,250 cash & gas.

PR #2!

Kristin: $12,850 1/2 KIA/Sherika: $12,250 cash & GT WC/Michael: $0

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PP Round: PHRASE 

Michael finally get his chance. His first letters this night are a $2,400 N trio, an I buy, but then A for awful. Second for Kristin are a $450 G, a $500 S, four E’s, and two T’s for $1,800 more before she gives up her Soul opportunity…

E _ E _ _ T _ I N G
_ N _ E _ / T _ E / S _ N

…another $2,500 is hers and she’ll be seeing EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN during her $6,700 stay at the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in JAMAICA.

SOLE DUD: A (Michael)

Kristin: $22,050 cash & Jamaica/Sherika: $12,250 cash & GT WC/Michael: HARD LUCK

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$3K Tossup: LIVING THING

F _ O R I D A
_ A _ T H E R

Kristin captures a FLORIDA PANTHER for the Tossup sweep and a new total of over $25K.

Round 4: EVENT

Next on her letter-calling spree are a $1,600 N pairing, two O’s, and an I before the BANKRUPT near the invisible WC gets her to the tune of $1,100. Sherika secondly can’t find any T’s. Down Mike’s path third are a $350 S, two FP A’s, a $500 R, the last vowel of E, a $400 L, and two D’s to add a grand…

L A N D _ A R _
D E _ I S I O N

…he solves LANDMARK DECISION for his first $2K.

SOLE DUD: T (Sherika)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE GAME: Kristin

Kristin: $25,050 cash & Jamaica/Sherika: $12,250 cash & GT WC/Michael: $2K

Round 5: LANDMARK

It’s S-U time following Sherika’s $400 T…

T _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _

…the remaining consonants are worth $1,500 each time it appears. Michael later calls the backloading N…

T  H _ / H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
S _ _ N

…he solves THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN for $3K.

DUDS (both after bell): R (Kristin), P (Sherika)

FINAL SCORES
Kristin: $25,050 cash & Jamaica/Sherika: $12,250 cash & GT/Michael: $5K

GT: $42,300
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,100

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$100K Bonus Round
Kristin takes out the C envelope.

Category: PHRASE
The last letter(s) of both lines are…

_ / _ _ T
_ _ _ _ E

HDMA gives two of the hot vowel…

A / _ _ T
A _ _ _ E

…but she isn’t A CUT ABOVE in her puzzle-solving skills, because she’s wrong w/ A PIT ABOVE and doesn’t win the $30K.

Thanks to those big wins Wed. and Thus., a GT of $306,363 was given away on this latest AG Week!

MY EP. RATING: 7

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