WOF Recap: September 30, 2014

EPISODE #6057: BANQUET MEAL OF FORTUNE

$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ _ T _ F U L
_ _ _ E N _ _

Brooke blows it w/ BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN.

_ A _ T H F U L
_ _ I E N D S

John has some FAITHFUL FRIENDS rooting him on. The Tues. trio…

John Fernandez: general practitioner attorney from Vegas
Brooke Reynolds: healthy food/fitness studio entrepreneur from Omaha
Doreen Barron: an Eagle Scout who was one of the flag holders at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game that Pat attended from Mission Viejo

$2K Tossup: THING

_ U N A R
E _ _ _ _ _ E

John spots a LUNAR ECLIPSE to triple up.

Round 1: PHRASE

He kicks off w/ two S’s for $1,400, buys three A’s and six E’s, but then LOSES A TURN. Second, Brooke calls up two T’s for her own $1,400, three W’s for $1,500 more, and three H’s for the Banquet gift tag…

W H E _ E
T H E _ E ‘ S / A / W _ _ _
T H E _ E ‘ S / A / W A _

…she says “WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY” for $5,400.

SOLE LaT: John

Doreen: $0/John: $3K/Brooke: $5,400

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

The early leader FPs two A’s to start, then she picks two R’s for $1,400, three E’s, and a S while on the MW near LaT. She gambles her $1,150 remainder…and BANKRUPTS. Second, Doreen takes a TD T, buys the last vowel of I, but then craps out w/ K. Third, John BANKRUPTS next to TD. Brooke then lights up a $1,300 N pair, an $1,800 B double, and twin FP G’s…

G I N G E R B R E A _
& / B E S T
_ A N

GINGERBREAD & BEST MAN is correct for another $4,100.

SOLE DUD: K (Doreen)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brooke, John)

Doreen: ZERO/John: $3K/Brooke: $9,500

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PP/Express Round: THINGS

The scoreless Doreen starts w/ two R’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, an E, two TD T’s, and four A’s, but she then BANKRUPTS next to $650 to take the Fiesta out of play and lose $7,500. Second, John gets the other normal one. Brooke makes it three in a row w/ the same one Doreen just got. Back to said red player who plugs in a $900 S, the other three vowels, and a $550 N, but she then gets the same BANKRUPT John got to hand over $700. After that man hits the one near $650, Brooke just gets this round over w/…
 
A / _ A R I E T _
O _ / _ U _ U R _
A _ _ O _ _ O _ A T I O N S

…her pronunciation of the fourth word in A VARIETY OF LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS is questionable…but it’s accepted and she’ll get some on her hotwire.com trip to the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

BANKRUPTS: 5 (twice by John and Doreen)

Doreen: ROTTEN LUCK/John: $3K/Brooke: $16,450 cash & D.R. 

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

M A _ _
T E A _ _ _ R

Brooke doesn’t need a MATH TEACHER to know that she’s up to $19,450.

Round 4: WAYD?

First up are two N’s for $1,300, a $900 G, the obvious I, but then T for trouble. Second for Doreen are two R’s for $1,800, an A, but then the bells for S-U Mode…

_ _ R _ I N G / _ N
_ _ / _ _ R A _ _ _ _ _

…and the leftover consonants each pay off at $1,800. Four O’s appear late in this round…

_ O R K I N G / O N
_ _ / S C R A _ B O O K

…I’m not WORKING ON MY SCRAPBOOK (because I don’t have one), but John makes the house minimum solve.

SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: T (Brooke)
DUDS AFTER BELL: L (Brooke), H (John) 
SOLE DQ: John (T duplication)

FINAL SCORES
Doreen: $1K GOOSEEGG/John: $4K/Brooke: $19,450 cash & D.R. 

GT: $24,450
BANKRUPT TRASH (not counting plate): $9,350

“Mof” PUZZLE #2: LAUGHING OUT LOUD

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$100K Bonus Round
Brooke lands on the potentially valuable ‘.

Category: THING
Only a pair of something to start…

_ _ _ _ E _
_ _ _ E

She quickly calls PHDO…

_ _ _ D E D
H _ _ E

but no guess from her; she doesn’t take a GUIDED HIKE for the minimum.

$5K SPIN ID: KK1090008

Changing Lives Segment: Katie Hoody (from Jan. 30, 2014)

MY EP. RATING: 6

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