WOF Recap: October 24, 2014 (w/ a former J! and Millionaire contestant!)


$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ A _ _ _ _ G
_ R _ P

This is the person I’m talking about — it’s Megan down at the end w/ the answer of CAMPING TRIP! Let’s get to know her and everybody else better…

Megan Rafferty Barnes: member of Columbia Families in Nature from Columbia, MD; she won $105,203 on J! as a three-time champion and $16K on Millionaire w/ Meredith Vieira
Stephanie Locke: part-time travel firm worker who went cage diving w/ great white sharks in South Africa from Birmingham, AL
Erich Klein: Navy 1st Class Petty Officer and logistics specialist


T _ E / _ _ _ _ R _ L Y
_ _ O N

Megan IDs THE COWARDLY LION from “The Wizard of Oz” fame.

FEATURED TRIP: Peru from Intrepid Travel worth $7,600

Round 1: TITLE

She’s off to a bad start w/ the MDW’s right-side. Second, Stephanie calls up two T’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, a $650 N, and an E, followed by four R’s for $2,400 and the rest the vowel shop has to offer…

A / R I _ E R / R U N _
T _ R O U _ _ / I T

…and she solves “A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT” for the $2,800 remainder.


Stephanie: $2,800 1/2 CAR/Erich: $0/Megan: $3K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Still in control, Stephanie gets this answer started w/ four T’s for $2,800, a $650 N, three E’s and A’s, two $900 R’s, and a U. But after an S for the DICK’S gift tag is the sole dud vowel of I. Erich then puts up two H’s and M’s at $1,100 a pair, buys the leftover two O’s…

S T A _ – A T – H O M E

…and solves STAY-AT-HOME MOTHER NATURE for $1,950.

SOLE DUD: I (Stephanie)

Stephanie: $2,800 1/2 CAR/Erich: $1,950/Megan: $3K 


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

The Navy man kicks off w/ a $7K pair of H’s, and buys all five of the vowels in one fell swoop, then he says a TD L…and repeats the H while on that same big money spot. Megan secondly captures a $1,200 pair of M’s but then LaTs out. Third, Stephanie picks off a $1,300 pair of N’s and decides to sacrifice her Ford Fiesta opportunity…

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

NOTHING WOULD MAKE ME HAPPIER for somebody to win a trip…but it’s NOT gonna be her, because she misses the second word by a letter w/ COULD. Erich then capitalizes for $9,250 and the $6K COSTA RICAN TOUR from caravan.com. 

SOLE LaT: Megan
DQs: 2 (Erich’s H repeat, Stephanie’s one-letter missolve)

Stephanie: $2,800/Erich: $17,200 cash & C.R./Megan: $3K 


$3K Tossup: PLACES

_ O T A N _ _ A L
_ A _ D E N S

Erich breaks the $20K barrier w/ BOTANICAL GARDENS.

Round 4: WAYD?

He wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Second for Megan are a $1,500 trio of N’s, two I’s, but then the other BANKRUPT. Third, Stephanie LaTs out. Back to Eric who finds a $1K pair of G’s and an $1,800 pair of L’s, but it’s S-U time…

_ _ _ _ I N G / _ _
L _ N _ _ _ N / L I G _ _

…and the consonants left over are worth $1,600 apiece. Two R’s have been exposed by Vanna…

R _ _ _ I N G / B _
L _ N T _ R N / L I G H T

…and Megan’s READING BY LANTERN LIGHT for $3,200.

SOLE DUD (during S-U): K (Megan)
SOLE LaT: Stephanie
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Erich, Megan)

Stephanie: $2,800/Erich: $20,200 cash & C.R./Megan: $6,200

GT: $29,200

You did all right, Megan. I hope you had fun.


$100K Bonus Round
Erich hopes to end this wk. on a good note after spinning up the N of WIN.

Category: THINGS
These are what everybody must have on their resume…

_ _ _
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ N S

HDMA only adds two of the vowel…

_ _ _
_ _ A L _ _ _ _ A T _ _ N S 

and he’s the first QU- victim of the season, costing him $32K; they were JOB QUALIFICATIONS.

$5K SPIN ID: JB6838042



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