WOF Retro Recap: May 9, 2012

EPISODE #5628: PORTLAND WEEK

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ H _ / _ _ L U _ _ _ A
R _ _ E _

Barbie (obviously NOT that one) locates THE COLUMBIA RIVER. Next three players…

Barbie Minor: account executive for a local staffing agency from Beaverton (she’s dedicating her appearance to her late cousin Christy) 
Chase Cawley: food & beverage operations hotel manager from Portland
John Carleton: systems analyst at the University of Portland from Portland

$2K Tossup: THINGS

_ W I S _ S / A N D
T _ R _ S

John knows of the TWISTS AND TURNS in this game.

FEATURED TRIP: Spanish Tour from Insight Vacations and Hotwire worth $8,498

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

His first call of N while on the jura coffee package is no good. Second, Barbie LOSES A TURN. Third, Chase calls up two T’s for $1K, two O’s, but then R for roadblock. Wanted by John next are a $400 L, three E’s, a FP I, two S’s for the WC, three M’s for $1,500 more, two U’s, and two Jackpot K’s before he…

_ U S T / L I K E / M O M
U S E _ / T O / M _ K E

…says the $7,850 pot is JUST LIKE MOM USED TO MAKE to win that plus another $2,400 for a total of $10,250 that round.

DUDS: N (John), R (Chase)
SOLE LaT: Barbie

Chase: $0/John: $12,250 WC/Barbie: $1K

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

First up for Barbie are a $400 N, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT next to the invisible WC to lose $150. Second, Chase has two TD D’s but then the LaT. Third, John picks up the gift tag this time w/ four L’s, but next is M for mistake. After Barbie’s dud of T, Chase adds another $3,500 w/ a Y, buys an I but then makes a fatal purchase in O. Following John’s $600 G…

L I L Y / A N D
L _ G A L
_ A D

…he solves LILY AND LEGAL PAD for another $1,600 in cash and coffee center.

DUDS: M (John), T (Barbie), O (Chase)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Barbie
SOLE LaT: Chase

Chase: ZILCH/John: $13,850 cash & coffee stuff WC/Barbie: $1K 

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PP Round: WAYD? 

Chase’s off and running w/ a $1,350 N trio two I’s, a FP O, and the obvious $900 G, followed by a $500 F, a $1,500 T trio for the green 1/2 KIA, three H’s for another $1,800, and the other vowels. After two $300 S’s and a $550 B…

B A S _ I N G / I N
T H E / _ A _ _ T H
O F / T H E / S U N

…he’s won his first $6,200 and will be BASKING IN THE WARMTH OF THE SUN at The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA worth $6,500.

PR!

Chase: $12,700 cash & trip/John: $13,850 cash & coffee stuff WC/Barbie: $1K

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$3K Tossup: PLACE

C _ L I _ A R Y
S _ _ _ _ _

Chase could go to CULINARY SCHOOL after this episode’s over, but he’s taken the lead for the time being w/ $15,700.

Round 4: PERSON (full $1,500 speed-up)

Two S’s get called up later…

T H _ / S T _ _ / _ F
T H _ / S H _ _

Chase’s THE STAR OF THE SHOW, because he makes the $7,500 solve!

FINAL SCORES
Chase: $23,200 cash & trip/John: $13,850 cash & coffee stuff/Barbie: $1K

GT: $38,050
BANKRUPT TRASH: $150

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$100K Bonus Round
On a “Chase” for even bigger money, he takes the ‘ envelope.

Category: PHRASE
1/2 the answer already (I think this should’ve been under THING)…

S E _ _ N _
E _ _ _ R T

CDMO fills in all but two blanks…

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

There’s no need for a SECOND EFFORT, because he wins this easily…

that damn thing, so he ends up w/ $53,200 cash & trip.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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