WOF Retro Recap: May 25, 2012 — PORTLAND FINALE


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

F _ _ _ I N G / T R I P

Brad tries to blurt the correct answer of FISHING TRIP, but it’s Devan who buzzes in and wins the money. The last players on this road trip…

Devan Lawrence: makeup artist w/ a French Bulldog named Rocco from Tacoma, WA
Brad Exline: from Portland (born in Iowa City)

Hannah Callender: Univ. of Portland Math professor from Portland for 2.5 yrs. (orig. from Halls, TN)


_ N G L _ _ H
_ _ _ L _ _ _

Naturally, Devan solves ENGLISH BULLDOG for control.

FEATURED TRIP: Tanque Verde Ranch in AZ from Hotwire worth $6,560

Jackpot Round: FUN & GAMES

She questionably calls F right away while on the River City Bicycles gift tag, and it’s a dud. Second, Brad catches two T’s for $1,200 and an E at the end of the first line, but he then BANKRUPTS near TD to lose $950. Third, Hannah collects two Jackpot H’s but no more w/ L. Devan next FPs an A, lights up a $300 R, and buys an O, but she then says an unfortunate dud of S while on that MDW. Brad then picks up the green 1/2 KIA, buys the leftover vowels (three I’s and a U), and plugs in three N’s for another $1,350. Let’s see that board…

H I K I N _ / I N / T H E
_ A _ K _ O U N T R _

…he’s been HIKING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, so he’s on the board w/ $1,850.

DUDS: F (Devan), L (Hannah), S (Devan)

Brad: $1,850 1/2 KIA/Hannah: $0/Devan: $3K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The man gets his second green 1/2 KIA right away w/ a T, but his next vowel purchase of A is a dud. Second, Hannah can’t capitalize on TD w/ a dud of N. Third, Devan takes three R’s for $1,200 and an E, then she gets the other normal BANKRUPT to toss aside the same amount Brad lost in R1 ($950). Returning to that man who finds two L’s for another $600, two O’s, a $500 F, the last vowel of two I’s, and a $500 H and B. Board…

_ R O _ E R _B I L L
O F / R I _ H T _

…but he blows the solve w/ PROPERTY BILL OF RIGHTS to probably throw away $16,850 in cash & Soul. Afterwards, Hannah SPINGLES for a $550 S…

_ R O _ E R _
O F / R I _ H TS

…and solves GROCERY BILL OF RIGHTS to add $450.

DUDS: A (Brad), N (Hannah)
SOLE DQ: Brad’s blown solve

Brad: $1,850 1/2 KIA/Hannah: $1K/Devan: $3K 

(NOTES: Just before the next break, Pat mistakenly said the Soul was gone for the rest of the night because of Brad’s incorrect answer and we had an obvious edit in him later saying he still keeps the plate he got from R1.)



Hannah kicks off w/ a $1,500 S trio, two E’s and an A, a $1K N pair, an $800 L double, and an I, then come a $1K pair of L’s for the other 1/2 KIA and the BANKRUPT near the WC, so both women lose their shot at the Soul and she must give back $3,550. Second, Devan digs up a $2,400 trio of K’s and the rest of the vowels (U and four O’s), but she then BANKRUPTS near TD to flush away $1,900 (that’s her second one of the game). Third, Brad LaTs out. Hannah then lights up $1,500 worth of C’s while on the last remaining 1/2 KIA and… 

S C E N E R _ / _ _ A _
_ I L L / K N O C K
_ O U R / S O C K S
O _ _

…prepare for SCENERY THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF ma’am — it’s the $5,500 Caravan.com PANAMA TOUR.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)

SOLE LaT: Brad

Brad: $1,850/Hannah: $8K cash & tour/Devan: $3K  


$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

M _ U _ _ / H _ O D

Devan sweeps ’em w/ MOUNT HOOD.

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

After a D as in Devan

L _ T ‘ S / _ _ L L / _ T
_ / D _ _

…she says “LET’S CALL IT A DAY” for $4,500 and the win.

Brad: $1,850/Hannah: $8K cash & tour/Devan: $10,500

GT: $20,350
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $7,350


$100K Bonus Round
Devan lands on the I of WIN.

Category: PERSON
This seven-letter answer begins as…

_ L _ _ _ E R

She might have an idea after calling BHPU…

B L _ _ _ E R

…it can’t be PLUMBER now…but I, the BLOGGER, am pleased that she nearly quadruples up to $40,500.


Week #1 (Going Green): $122,690 + $30,200 + $25,200 + $27,225 + $50,664 = $255,979
Week #2 (Portland Week): $28,930 + $45,350 + $68,050 + $21,400 + $66,513 = $230,243
Week #3 (College Week): $88,130 + $30,150 + $84,125 + $18,200 + $21,700 = $242,305
Week #4 (Great Outdoors): $74,362 + $62,155 + $27,606 + $37,100 + $50,350 = $251,573

GRAND TOTAL: $980,100 (if it weren’t for that stupid loss by Zach Barron, we could’ve gotten just over the $1M mark)

We end the road trip w/ the hosts eating a graham cracker version of the $1M envelope!



One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: May 25, 2012 — PORTLAND FINALE

  1. yohan sur May 6, 2015 / 1:33 am

    remember, BLOGGER puzzle reused since november 20,2008(champ wipeout letter is CDMA, and no $30K).


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