WOF Recap: September 26, 2014



M O O_ _
A N _ / E L K

Steph solves MOOSE AND ELK. And she’s the only female player among this panel…

Steph Meier: personal chef/caterer and larper (live-action role playing) from Brooklyn
Darius Daughtry: HS drama/creative writing teacher who works for a poetry nonprofit from Lauderhill, FL
Zach Laynor: writer and hedge fund entrepreneur who volunteers for young storytellers (hometown unknown)

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ / _Y / _ _ST
B _ H _ V I O_

I’m ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR, and so is Darius who gets to spin first.

FEATURED PN TRIP: Hotel Grand Pacific on the Inner Harbour of Victoria, BC worth $6,250

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

He starts us off w/ a $900 T, three S’s to triple up, two A’s and an I, three R’s for the Sierra gift tag, and a U, after which he says two L’s for $1,100, buys the last vowels of twin E’s and O’s…

R U S S E L L / _ R O _ E
S T A _ S/ _ _ / _ _ S _

…and solves RUSSELL CROWE STARS IN “NOAH” for $5,650 cash & GT


Steph: $1K/Darius: $7,650 cash & GT/Zach: $0


Mystery Round: SAME NAME

First from Zach’s mouth are two T’s for $1,600 but then a bad E purchase. Second, Steph calls up three N’s for $1,650, buys three O’s, picks up the BC wedge w/ a D and buys two A’s before saying S for sorry while on the MW near $800. Third, Darius wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s left side. Zach next captures a C while on the other MW and risks his leftover $1,350…he got the wrong one. Steph then lights up three L’s for $1,950 and a $2K pair of B’s…

C O T T O N / A N D
B O _ L _ N _

…she solves COTTON AND BOWLING BALL for $11,850 cash & Canada.

DUDS: E (Zach), S (Steph)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (men)

Steph: $12,850 cash & Canada/Darius: $7,650 cash & GT/Zach: ZILCH


PP/Express Round: PLACE

T for trap is how Steph starts. Second, Darius puts in three N’s for $1,650, two I’s, and a D for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, followed by two O’s and A’s, two S’s for another $1,800, but then the BANKRUPT next to where he last spun to take the Versa out of play and lose $3,200. Zach then inserts an F while on the last remaining plate, the leftover vowels (two E’s and a U), and a $600 L…

A N / O A S I S / O F
I N D U L _ E N _ E

…he’s won his first $600 and a hotwire trip to AN OASIS OF INDULGENCE — the Verandah Resort & Spa in ANTIGUA worth $7K.

SOLE DUD: T (Steph)

Steph: $12,850 cash & Canada/Darius: $7,650 cash & GT/Zach: $7,600 cash & Antigua


$3K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ N N I _ G
_ _ / P L _ _ E

Zach’s RUNNING IN PLACE to take 2nd place w/ $10,600.

Round 4: THINGS

He first goes w/ the T, but this puzzle doesn’t have any either. Second for Steph are two $600 R’s, two E’s, but then the LaT and it’s S-U time…

_ E _ _ _ R _ / _ _ _
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ E _

…w/ a $1,500 Final Spin. After Zach puts up the N on his next turn…

_ E _ _ _ R S / _ N _
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ E S

…he goes way off the mark w/ BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS. The H later pops up…

M E M _ _ R S / _ N _
B _ _ _ R _ P H _ E S

Darius’ won $7,500 and the championship w/ MEMOIRS AND BIOGRAPHIES.

DUDS: T (Zach before FS), L (Steph after FS)
SOLE DQ OF GAME: Zach’s throwaway solve

Steph: $12,850 cash & Canada/Darius: $15,150 cash & GT/Zach: $10,600 cash & Antigua

GT: $38,600
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate excluded): $4,550


$100K Bonus Round
Darius gets the BW to the N of WIN.

Category: THINGS
Here we go w/ this one-wordy…

_ _ _ E R _ _ _ _ S

DMGI means GAME OVER for him. He won’t be buying a lot of PAPERBACKS w/ the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: RL6397092



One thought on “WOF Recap: September 26, 2014

  1. JP Mackey February 7, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Very nice end to the week. One woman, two men, they all did very well…$10,600 for 3rd place? Wow.


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