WOF Retro Recap: May 3, 2012

EPISODE #5624: GOING GREEN (PORTLAND)

$1K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

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

Erin solves STORM DOORS AND WINDOWS. The Thursday trio…

Erin Fortner: school bus driver from Gresham, OR
Jeannetta Ollison: a twin who’s nine minutes older than the other and plays Classical music on the piano & violin from Portland
Jerod Martin: motorcyclist who’s the owner of Better Urban Dirt from Salem, OR

$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE

_ Y
_ E N E _ A T _ O N

Erin triples up w/ The Who’s “MY GENERATION”.

ECO-FRIENDLY TRIP: La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica from Hotwire worth $6K

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

Her first letters are three Jackpot T’s, a $900 R, the FPing of six E’s and five L’s for $1,500 more, then come three I’s and the MDW’s left side to forfeit $3,650. Second for Jeannetta are a $600 N, three A’s, a $450 D and three TD S’s…

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

…she says “ALL IT NEEDS IS A LITTLE ELBOW GREASE” for $8,300.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Erin
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,750

Erin: $3K/Jeannetta: $8,300/Jerod: $0


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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

After an edit, the middle lady starts w/ a $600 R but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Jerod secondly picks up the WC w/ an S, three S’s for $2,400, and an I, then he wastes a FP usage w/ the A and BANKRUPTS near the now-vacant WC spot to give that up and $2,150. Third, Erin FPs a U and spots two H’s for the green 1/2 KIA

C R U S H _ _
I C _
H _ C _ _ _

…she scores in a game of CRUSHED ICE HOCKEY.

SOLE (AIRED) DUD: A (Jeannetta)
(AIRED) BANKRUPT: Jerod
(AIRED) DQ: Jerod’s A repeat

Erin: $4K 1/2 KIA/Jeannetta: $8,300/Jerod: ZILCH

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PP Round: EVENT

His road to redemption begins w/ two $300 R’s, four A’s, a $350 T, a $900 S and three E’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT rids him of $1,350. Down Erin’s path second are a $600 H but then the LaT. Third, Jeannetta spots a TD W and two I’s, but the MDW’s left side stops by to flush away $3,250. Jerod restarts w/ two M’s for a grand and twin G’s to x8 up, but the C stops him while he’s on the same 1/2 KIA. Erin follows w/ two TD P’s, a $400 N, and an O, but that same non-MDW BANKRUPT strikes again to the tune of her plate and $7,750; both she and Jerod have two of those so far. As for Jeannetta

P A M P E R I N G
_ O _ R S E _ _ / W I T H
A / M A S S A G E

…you’ll be PAMPERING YOURSELF WITH A MASSAGE at this resort, ma’am — the Iberostar Bavaro in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $5,725.

SOLE DUD: C (Jerod)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)
SOLE LaT: Erin

Erin: $4K/Jeannetta: $14,025 cash & trip/Jerod: TERRIBLE SHAPE

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$3K Tossup: PERSON

W _ R _ _ _ T
P _ _ _ N _ _

Erin finds her WORKOUT PARTNER to sweep the Tossups.

Round 4: ON THE MAP (full $1,300 speed-up)

After Jerod says the B late in this round…

B _ R _ _ N _ T O N
V _ R M O N T

…he likely threw away his only $3,900 on the night w/ BURMINGTON, VERMONT. Erin then picks up the G…

B _ R _ _ N G T O N
V _ R M O N T

…she locates BURLINGTON, VERMONT for $5,200.
 
DUDS: S (Jarod), D (Erin)
SOLE DQ: Jarod’s blown solve

FINAL SCORES
Erin: $12,200/Jeannetta: $14,025 cash & trip/Jerod: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $27,225
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $18,150

So far this week, an ugly 21 BANKRUPTS have been hit.

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$100K Bonus Round
Jeannetta spins up the ‘.

Category: THING
When this puzzle was last used in S23, it caused the fourth and final $100K loss before they went on their Denver road trip…

_ _ _ _ L E
_ R _ _

DGPA gives her the last two letters of this puzzle…

_ _ _ _ L E
_ R A P

…but she falls for the literal TRAP, so the BUBBLE WRAP will cover up this…

…the LEAF.

MY EP. RATING: 5

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