WOF Retro Recap: June 14, 2012

EPISODE #5654: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)

This is the set of “Great Adventures”, so the Nissan Xterra is up for grabs one last time this season.

$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ A S E _ _ L L
M _ _ A G _ R

Audra knows that Joe Torre is a former BASEBALL MANAGER. Batting in Thursday’s line-up…

Audra Smith: Villa Park P.E. HS teacher and tennis team coach from Huntington Beach
Matt Metcalf: studier of historic preservation who works at a Trenton, NJ library and is a public historian from New Hope, PA
Martha Davis: Toy Rescue Mission worker who’s been a Seahawks season ticket holder since ’88 from Spanaway, WA

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

P L _ _ F U L
G _ E A T / D _ _ E

Martha might not have a PLAYFUL GREAT DANE, but she also scores and will spin first.

FEATURED TRIP: AZ’s Tanque Verde Ranch $6,560

Jackpot Round: WAYD? 

Martha’s off and running w/ five T’s for $1,500, two E’s, two H’s for the trip and two O’s, followed by four Jackpot N’s, the last vowel of four I’s and four G’s for $1,200. Board…

G E T T I N G
I N T O / T H E
_ _ I N G / O _
T H I N G _

…she’s GETTING INTO THE SWING OF THINGS for a total of $10,510 cash & AZ.

PR!
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,100

Audra: $1K/Matt: $0/Martha: $12,510 cash & AZ

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Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Here goes Audra w/ a TD N, four A’s, three E’s, and two N’s while on the MW near the MDW before she adds two grand to the three she already has (the BANKRUPT was back there). One $900 R and an O later, she and Matt BANKRUPT near the WC, costing her $5,650. Martha then spins the other normal one, so we’re right back to Audra who says a $900 S trio and hits the MDW’s left side. Matt then puts up two D’s for $600, a $500 P, an M for the green 1/2 KIA, two I’s, and three L’s while on the other MW…but he doesn’t take the risk…

P A N – S E A R E D
S A L M O N / _ I T _
D I L L / S A _ _ E

…and eats up a PAN-SEARED SALMON WITH DILL SAUCE for $4,350 (it could’ve been $11,350 and he would’ve been much closer to Martha’s lead).

BANKRUPTS: 4 (Audra 2x)

Audra: $1K/Matt: $4,350 1/2 KIA/Martha: $12,510 cash & AZ 

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PP Round: PHRASE

He kicks off w/ a $2,400 trio of T’s, the FP of four A’s, three H’s for another $900, an E quartet, an I couple, a $400 N, and four O’s to clean out the vowels. Next up are two $500 F’s, two $300 R’s, two M’s for another $900 but then the LaT

_ E _ _ O M E
A _ O A R _ / F R O M
T H E / _ A _ T A I N
O F / T H E / _ H I _

…and Martha will hear a “WELCOME ABOARD” FROM THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP on her $5,400 MSC CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

SOLE LaT: Matt

Audra: $1K/Matt: $4,350/Martha: $17,910 cash & traveling

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$3K Tossup: LANDMARK

_ H E / _ _ B _ A _ Y
_ F / _ _ _ _ R _ _ _

Sorry Matt, but Martha solves THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS to go to $20,910.

Round 4: ON THE MAP (full $1,800 speed-up)

She starts w/ two T’s…

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ T _ / _ _ _ _ T _

…but goofs w/ FARGO, SOUTH DAKOTA. After Matt buys three A’s for free…

_ A _ _ _
N _ _ T _ / _ A _ _ T A

…he locates FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA for the house minimum.

SOLE DQ: Martha’s botched solve

FINAL SCORES
Audra: $1K/Matt: $5,350/Martha: $20,910 cash & traveling

GT: $27,260
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,550

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$100K Bonus Round
Martha spins up the first A of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
Limited RSTLNE help…

_ _ / _ _ _
_ _ _ N _ E

CDMO does for her…

M _ / _ _ _
C _ _ N C E

…she strikes out w/ “MY ONE CHANCE” and loses the $45K. I wish I had MY BIG CHANCE for big money, because I nailed it w/ just the magic six (though I wasn’t too sure).

MY EP. RATING: 6

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