WOF Recap: October 8, 2014


$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION (one-liner)

S _ _ E S / C L _ _ K

Hether (yes, w/o the A) isn’t a SALES CLERK, but she’s the first to score among this panel…

Hether Norris: works w/ the world’s leader for catastrophic relief valves from Friendswood, TX
Michele Gochberg: Sonoma Mountain ES principal from Petaluma, CA
Kris Barsanti: jewelry/timepiece industry worker and trivia podcast host engaged to Mark (he’s obviously gay) from Aurora, IL

$2K Tossup: EVENT

_ A M _ L _
G A T H _ _ _ N G

Hether triples up w/ a FAMILY GATHERING.

FEATURED SS: DICK’S Sporting Goods

Round 1: WAYD?

She kicks off w/ two G’s for $1,300, two N’s for another $1,400, and the obvious I, followed by two $700 R’s, three O’s, an $800 F, a D for the DSG prize, and two A’s. Next up are three T’s for $1,800, two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, an E, and two $900 C’s. The layout now…

G R A _ _ I N G
_ _ N C H / A T / T H E
F O O D / C O _ R T

She doesn’t have time to be GRABBING LUNCH AT THE FOOD COURT, because she’s banked another $15K cash & spree.


Hether: $18K cash & spree/Others: $0 each


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Michele’s first spin is a bad one because of the BANKRUPT near $650. Second, Kris calls up a $650 T, three A’s and an E, a $650 N, three S’s for the WC and an O, then come three $600 P’s, two $650 R’s, and a solve attempt…

_ R A _ _ _ E
_ _ S _ _ / S T A R

…he’s correct w/ “SNAP CRACKLE POP” MUSIC STAR for $5,150.


Kris: $5,150 WC/Hether: $18K cash & spree 1/2 CAR/Michele: ZIP


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Next on Kris’ letter-calling list are a $600 L, six E’s, a $550 R, and the rest of the vowels (the A was called via FP). Afterwards, he picks up the same 1/2 CAR w/ four N’s, plugs in an $1,800 Y pair, and sacrifices his Spark opportunity…

Y O U ‘ _ E / N E _ E R
_ E E N / A N Y _ _ I N _
L I _ E / _ _ I _

YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS, dude — $3,950 and the caravan.com TOUR OF PANAMA worth the same as the prize wedge.

PR #2!

Kris: $15,100 cash & tour WC/Hether: $18K cash & spree/Michele: HARD LUCK


$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

L A K _
_ U _ E R _ _ R

Kris locates LAKE SUPERIOR to take the lead by just a Benjamin.

Round 4: THING

Two $800 T’s get him started, followed by three E’s, a $500 S, but then a bad O buy. Second for Hether are two R’s for a grand, two FP I’s, and twin F’s for another $1,200…

F R E E / _ I F T
_ I T _ / _ _ R _ _ _ S E

She doesn’t win a FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE but rather $2,200 and the lead back.

SOLE DUD: O (Kris)
Kris: $18,100 cash & tour WC/Hether: $20,200 cash & spree/Michele: GOOSEEGG ALERT



Hether LaTs out on the spot. Second, Michele FINALLY gets things going w/ a $500 R, then she spots three T’s for $2,100 but we hear the S-U Bell…

_ _ _ T _ – T _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ T

…and the rest of the consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. Two B’s are later said…

_ H _ T _ – T _ _ L _ D
_ _ C _ R _ B B _ T

…Kris captures a WHITE-TAILED JACKRABBIT to seal the deal w/ another $6K.

DUDS (all after FS): S (Michele), N (Michele), P (Hether)

Kris: $24,100 cash & tour WC/Hether: $20,200 cash & spree/Michele: $1K HL GOOSEEGG

GT: $45,300


$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the P for this guy.

Category: THING
Just this much in the first word to start…

_ _ T _ _ R _ _ _ E _
_ _ _ _

KMBA and H are pretty darn good choices (the first three are his initials, BTW)…

A _ T _ _ R A _ H E _
B _ _K

…and he’s won this much towards buying an AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

the minimum (give me a break!!!) for a final total of $56,100 cash & Panama.

$5K SPIN ID: ME4455382



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