WOF Recap: September 25, 2014


$1K Tossup: PLACE

C A _ _ B O U
C _ _ _ _ I _ G

Scot’s aware of a CARIBOU CROSSING. Getting to know the Thurs. trio…

Scot Epling: Premiere Bank of the Midwest IT worker for 32 yrs. whose mom would tell her the show was on if he forgot from Mt. Pleasant, SC
Georgette Belair: Six Sigma design book author & engineer from Irvine, CA (orig. from Toledo)
Candace Herrero: blogger, antique collector and former ’09 Emmy-winning news reporter (for a firefighters story) from Durham, NC

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

R E _ _ _ N _ / _ H E
D _ R E _ T I _ _ _

It’s not necessary for Georgette to be READING THE DIRECTIONS, because she’s right.

FEATURED PN TRIP: American Queen Steamboat Co. ride worth $9,590

Round 1: SHOW BIZ 

Georgette picks up the eBags gift tag right away w/ a T, buys five E’s, and calls up a $650 S, followed by four R’s for the WC, an L for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, two $900 M’s, but then a bad O purchase. Second, Candace puts in a $600 P, an I, two $650 Y’s and the last vowel of four A’s…

A _ A _ E M Y
A _ A R _ / _ I _ _ E R
M E R Y L / S T R E E P

…she’s being consonative, because she solves ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MERYL STREEP for only $1,400.

SOLE DUD: O (Georgette)

Georgette: $2K WC/Candace: $1,400/Scot: $1K


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

First for the middle lady are two R’s for $1,100, three E’s and an O, three S’s for $1,950 more, but then a bad I buy. Second, Scot picks off an $800 T and the last vowel of three A’s via FP, but he then duds out w/ H while on the other 1/2 CAR. Third, Georgette lights up a $700 C, the SL of four B’s for $2,600 plus the $1K bonus, and a $500 V…

B A _ _ E R S / &

…she IDs these BEAVERS, BADGERS & BOBCATS for $4,800.

DUDS: I (Candace), H (Scot)

Georgette: $6,800 WC/Candace: $1,400/Scot: $1K

Bonus Puzzle Flashback (March 6, 2007)

Category: PHRASE
Lynda Miller didn’t get much help from MPDI…

I N / _ _ _ _ E

…but she nailed IN VOGUE for $25K and a final total of $48,650 cash & trip to Paris.


PP/Express Round: ON THE MAP 

Scot starts this solution w/ two T’s for $1,400, two H’s to add $1,800, and an E, then come three S’s for $1,500 and the leftover vowels that isn’t O… 

T H E / _ _ I T I S H
_ I _ _ I _ / I S _ A _ _ S

…he wins another $3,950 and a trip to a place that’s in the THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS — the Long Bay Resort on the island on TORTOLA.


Georgette: $6,800 WC/Candace: $1,400/Scot: $11,590 cash & Tortola


$3K Tossup: EVENT

_ R _ N D – _ _ E _ I _ G

Georgette closes the gap w/ GRAND-OPENING SALE.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

N for no is how she starts. Second, Candace inserts a $500 R, two S’s for $1,200, twin E’s and three O’s, followed by two F’s for $1,300, an A, and two H’s and C’s at $1K a pair, then we have…

F R E S H / _ A _ C H
O F / C O O _ I E S

…her eating a FRESH BATCH OF COOKIES for $4K.

SOLE DUD: N (Georgette)

(NOTE: Early on this rd., Georgette’s score was mistakenly shown as $9,900.)

Georgette: $9,800 WC/Candace: $5,400/Scot: $11,590 cash & Tortola

Speed-Up Round: THINGS

Pat determines that the consonants each pay off at $1,900. After two L’s show up…

S _ L _ _ R
& / G _ L _

Georgette doesn’t win SILVER & GOLD but rather $3,800 and a trip to Bonusland.

DUDS: N (Georgette), T (Candace)

Georgette: $13,600 WC/Candace: $5,400/Scot: $11,590 cash & Tortola

GT: $30,590


$100K Bonus Round
The C of AMERICA’S is Georgette’s stopping point.

Category: WAYD?
Let’s see some RSTLNE, Vanna…

_ _ _ _ _ N _
_ R _ _ N _

DPMO should do it for her, though H is no good…

_ O O _ _ N _
_ R O _ N D

…thank goodness she isn’t GOOFING AROUND, but she wins the damn minimum anyway for a total of $45,600.
$5K SPIN ID: JS0446050



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