WOF Recap: September 22, 2014

We’re saluting the Pacific Northwest this week.

EPISODE #6051: PACIFIC NORTHWEST 

VTR: July 23 (5th taping day)

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ T _ _ E
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O N

Justin locates SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. Time to meet ’em in order…

Justin Leslie: Azusa Pacific head basketball coach from Glendora, CA
Shanna Hasto: K-5 reading teacher who was married in a zoo (and the funds for her Fall-themed wedding went to that zoo) from Liverpool, NY
Rosette Renner: counselor at the Monarch Academy in Baltimore and ambassador for Big Brothers, Big Sisters from Columbia, MD

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

G R E A T / _ _ R _ E D
O W _

Shanna spots a GREAT HORNED OWL.

FEATURED PN TRIP: Sund’s Lodge in British Columbia, Canada worth $9,280
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Sierra Trading Post
1/2 CAR: Nissan Versa Note S

Round 1: MOVIE TITLE (pine trees wipe)

She kicks things off w/ two N’s for 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, a $900 S, three T’s for $1,800 more and four E’s, followed by two H’s for $1,300 extra, two O’s, an F for that MDW but then the first dud of the week in I. Second, Rosette LaTs out. Third, Justin strikes out w/ R, so we’re quickly back to Shanna. She buys the last vowel of three A’s and completes the fourth word of PLANET w/ two $500 P’s and an $800 L, respectively…but she then says a FATAL DUD of M to squander $5,800, her plate and that MDW. After Rosette BANKRUPTS near $650, Justin FPs the D and picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ the last consonant of W…

D A W N / O F
T H E / P L A N E T
O F / T H E / A P E S

…he reads “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” for $2K.

DUDS: I (Shanna), R (Justin), M (Shanna)
SOLE BANKRUPT AND LaT: Rosette
 
Justin & Shanna: $2K each (him w/ 1/2 CAR)/Rosette: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Hoping for better luck, Rosette starts w/ five T’s for $3,500 but gives it all right back to the same BANKRUPT she got before. Second, Justin puts in a $900 H and buys three of the five vowels (two E’s, I’s and A’s), then he FPs a dud of R and LaTs out. Third, Shanna picks up the Sierra gift tag w/ two N’s and buys the other two vowels, but she too gets the LaT. Rosette next inserts a $900 M and two L’s to triple up…

_ O / T E L L / I T
O N / T H E
M O U N T A I N
_ O A T

…but she says “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN BOAT”, which doesn’t make sense because I’ve never heard of a MOUNTAIN BOAT. Afterwards, Justin puts up the twin G’s for a grand…

G O / T E L L / I T
O N / T H E
M O U N T A I N
G O A T

…and says “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN GOAT” for $1,150.

LaTs: 2 (Justin and Shanna)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rosette
SOLE DQ: Rosette’s one-letter blown solve

Justin: $3,150 1/2 CAR/Shanna: $2K/Rosette: $0

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PP/Express Round: PLACE 

Justin’s off to a nice $7K start w/ two T’s, then he buys all of the available vowels in one fell swoop, calls up four R’s for another $3,600, but then falls victim to that BANKRUPT next to TD to forfeit $9,600 and his plate. After Shanna says S for sorry…

I _ _ R E _ I _ _ E
_ E A _ _ _ R O _ T
_ R O _ E R T _

Rosette nails this puzzle for a hotwire trip to an INCREDIBLE BEACHFRONT PROPERTY like the Rincon Beach Resort in PUERTO RICO.

SOLE DUD: S (Shanna)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Justin

Justin: $3,150/Shanna: $2K/Rosette: $6,240 trip

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$3K Tossup: SONG TITLE

_ _ _ N _ _ / A N D
T _ _ / J _ T S

Shanna’s up to $5K w/ Elton John’s “BENNIE AND THE JETS”.

Speed-up Round: PHRASE

The consonants each pay off at $1,700. The middle lady starts w/ four T’s but gives a THROWAWAY GUESS of THE GREATEST OF THE FALL. But she later puts up the five E’s…

T H E / E _ C E _ T _ _ N
T _ / T H E / R _ _ E

…and she’s THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE for $8,500 and the win.

SOLE DUD: S (Justin) 
SOLE DQ: Shanna’s botched solve

FINAL SCORES
Justin: $3,150/Shanna: $13,500/Rosette: $6,240 trip

GT: $22,890
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $13,100

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$100K Bonus Round
Another red car is waiting to be won here this week, and it’s the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Shanna spins up the I of WIN.

Category: EVENT
She’s gonna need some serious help in the first word once we show her…

_ _ _ _
_ E S T _ _ _ L

FHMO only adds the first letter of that second word…

_ _ _ _
F E S T _ _ _ L

…she was close w/ JOKE FESTIVAL. The city of New Orleans has at least one JAZZ FESTIVAL each year, and she doesn’t win the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: BP00536

MY EP. RATING: 4

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