WOF Retro Recap: May 21, 2012


$1K Tossup: THINGS

S L _ E P _ N G
B A _ S

Arica solves SLEEPING BAGS. These three players kick off the final week from the Oregon Convention Center…

Arica Langston: admin. assistant who’s part of a family of 22 (!) from Snohomish, WA
Nick LeMon: outdoor retailer worker from Portland
Erin Cuningham: physician assistant in Dermatology who loves Portland’s Happy Hours from Portland (orig. from Sitka, AK)

$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE

S T A N _ / B Y
_ _ _ R / _ A _

Nick solves Tammy Wynette’s “STAND BY YOUR MAN”.

FEATURED TRIP: Gateway Canyons in Western CO worth $5,642

Jackpot Round: BEFORE & AFTER (pine trees wipe)

He first FPs an A, calls up four R’s for $3,600 and buys three O’s before getting the MDW’s right side to lose $3,350. Second, Erin calls up two T’s for $1,200, two E’s, two N’s for another $900 and a Jackpot M…

_ R E A T _ _ N _R O O M
_ O R / R E N T

…she’s won more than enough BREATHING ROOM FOR RENT in the form of $10,300 (including a $7,950 pot)!


Nick: $2K/Erin: $10,300/Arica: $1K


Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Fresh from her nice Jackpot win, Erin wastes a spin w/ the other MDW BANKRUPT. Second, Arica takes three N’s for $2,700, four A’s, and a D for the WC, followed by two E’s, three I’s, and four S’s while on the MW near LaT before adding the $4K offer to her $1,950 (but that’s the $10K one). She then buys the rest of the vowel shop, picks up the CO trio w/ two T’s and plugs in three $300 C’s before she…

_ E A N U T S
_ A I S I N S / A N D
C _ O C O _ A T E
C _ I _ S

…eats some PEANUTS, RAISINS AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS for a total of $11,992 in cash & CO (it would’ve been $17,992 instead).


Nick: $2K/Erin: $10,300/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO WC 


PP Round: EVENT 

Arica leads off w/ the MDW’s right side, so goodbye WC. Nick secondly finds no N’s. Third, Erin captures six T’s for $3K, two E’s, an O, and an $1,100 S pairing, then we show her…

_ / _ _ S _ T / T O
T _ E / S T _ T E
_ _ _ _ T _ _

…another $3,600 is hers as well as A VISIT TO THE STATE CAPITAL of HAWAII on this $5,020 Hotwire trip to the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa.

Nick: $2K/Erin: $18,920 cash & HI/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO


$3K Tossup: PHRASE

T I P / _ _ / _ _ E
I C _ B E _ _

Nick’s solve is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG, so up to $5K he goes.

Round 4: PERSON

A $600 S gets him started, followed by a $900 R, three A’s and a $2,400 T trio…

A / T _ _ _ _ R / _ _
T A _ _ / T A _ _ S

…he thinks he’s A TELLER OF TALL TALES for $3,650 more.


Nick: $8,650/Erin: $18,920 cash & HI/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO

Round 5: ON THE MAP (full $1,900 speed-up)

After somebody calls the G…

_ N _ _ _ _ _ G _
_ L _ S _ _

Erin fittingly solves ANCHORAGE, ALASKA for $3,800 and the win!

DUDS: T (Erin), M (Nick), D (Nick)

Nick: $8,650/Erin: $22,720 cash & HI/Arica: $12,992 cash & CO

GT: $44,362
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $3,350


$100K Bonus Round
The final hybrid car offered in Portland is a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The BW stops on the E of AMERICA’S for Erin.

Category: THING
The first word’s a gimme…

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

CPDA adds only one more letter on the bottom…

T E _ P E R A T _ R E
_ A _ _ E

but her money TEMPERATURE GAUGE will still rise to the tune of $30K (Jim: “Erin, here’s your happiest hour ever…”), so she leaves w/ $52,720 cash & trip.



One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: May 21, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 21, 2014 / 4:08 am

    Good episode. I wish Nick went for the L's in R4, but $8,650 for 3rd place is pretty good.


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