WOF Retro Recap: May 31, 2012

EPISODE #5644: GREAT ADVENTURES

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

C _ E C K / _ H E
M _ P

Melissa knows how to CHECK THE MAP. Time to meet Thursday’s gang… 

Melissa Ter Meer: SAHM from Hemet, CA whose husband Dave’s in the Coast Guard
Patreia Jones: animal records supervisor at Emory University who was a former member of the Army and lost lost 106 pounds from Stone Mountain, GA
Bob Spagnolo: lumber broker from Eugene, OR

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

B R _ A K _ N _ / _ _ T O
S _ _ G

Patreia’s not BREAKING INTO SONG, but rather winning the right to start the first round.

FEATURED g ADVENTURE: Costa Rica worth $6,200

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK

This lady begins w/ two Jackpot S’s, four A’s, a $900 R and seven E’s, then she BANKRUPTS near the WC to forfeit $1,400. Second, Bob puts up a $300 C, two H’s for the Sierra Trading Post gift tag, and a Jackpot…but he can’t make the solve for a $7,200 pot. That’s too bad, because he then buys a worthless I. Melissa next FPs the last vowel of O and runs into the other normal BANKRUPT. Patreia then puts up a $1K pair of M’s…
 
H O M E M A _ E
T H R E E – C H E E S E
_ A S A _ _ A

…she takes a bite of some HOMEMADE THREE-CHEESE LASAGNA to turn her two grand into three.

SOLE DUD: I (Bob)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,200

Patreia: $3K/Bob: $0/Melissa: $1K

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Mystery Round: EVENT

First, Bob gets the green 1/2 KIA w/ four T’s, five I’s, an $800 G, three O’s, and five T’s via the MW near LaT. He adds the $5K to the $2,300 he currently has (good, because that’s the BANKRUPT one). Next up are three E’s and two A’s to clean out the vowels, but the BANKRUPT near the WC shoots him down to the tune of $8,600 and his plate. Melissa then fills in two TD D’s and a $900 R…

_ I T T I N G / D O _ N
T O / D I N N E R
_ I T H / T H E
_ H O _ E / _ A _ I _ _

…while we’re SITTING DOWN TO DINNER WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY, she’s won $7,900.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Bob

Patreia: $3K/Bob: $0/Melissa: $8,900

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PP Round: THINGS

Both women BANKRUPT near the WC right out of the gate. The scoreless Bob next calls up a $600 N, an I, and a semi-bvious G for the WC, followed by an R for the other 1/2 KIA, the leftover vowels (four A’s and an E), a T and two L’s at $500 a pop, an $1,800 S double, a $300 F, a $900 W, and a D and two C’s for another $500 each to complete the board…

C A S C A D I N G
W A T E R F A L L S

He’s won $6,350 and will hear the sound of CASCADING WATERFALLS on his Hotwire trip to the Marriott KAUAI Resort worth $5,530.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (women again; they each have two to their credit)

Patreia: $3K/Bob: $11,880 cash & HI WC/Melissa: $8,900

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ _ E M _ S T R Y
_ _ A C _ E R

Melissa’s back in the lead by $20 w/ CHEMISTRY TEACHER.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES (full $1,500 speed-up)

After the man puts up two D’s…

G R _ _ N D / R _ L _
D _ _ _ L _

…he hits a GROUND RULE DOUBLE to the tune of $4,500 and the win.

SOLE DUD: T (Patreia)

FINAL SCORES
Patreia: $3K/Bob: $16,380 cash & HI WC/Melissa: $11,900 

GT: $31,280
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): 10 grand

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$100K Bonus Round
His monster spin comes to a halt on the E of AMERICA’S.

Category: EVENT
This was last used on 12/17/2008 (and it wasn’t solved for $25K)…

_ _ _ _ E N
_ _ _ _ _ E

DHMI and P pretty much give him the first word…

M _ I D E N
_ _ _ _ _ E

but his MAIDEN VOYAGE still ends w/ him winning another $40K and a final total of $56,380 cash & trip!

MY EP. RATING: 7

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