WOF Recap: October 31, 2014

Next week, we’re off to Hawaii for the first two weeks of their four-wk. stay there.



_ _ _ _ T
_ _ _ _ _ _ A

Chris quickly IDs COUNT DRACULA. Wrapping up the month w/ us are these players…

Chris Barnes: Software worker who recently bought his first home w/ his partner from Plantation, FL
Miranda Rasnic: Millwood School Summer program teacher & Packers fan from Midlothian, VA
Wanda Morgenthaler: whitewater rafter married for 49 yrs. from Wildwood, MO


B A L T _ M _ _ E
_ A _ E _ S

Wanda only gets the first word whereas Chris triples up w/ the NFL’s BALTIMORE RAVENS.

FEATURED HALLOWEEN TRIP: Omni Royal Orleans Hotels & Resorts w/ a Haunted History Tour worth $6,115


He kicks off w/ four T’s for the WC, two I’s and four E’s, two S’s for the Party City gift tag, and two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 before going for a quick solve…

I T ‘ S / T H E
E _ _ / _ _ / T H E
_ _ _ _ _ / _ S
_ E / _ _ _ _ / I T

“IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT” (by R.E.M.) is right for another $4,500 cash & party supplies.


Chris: $7,500 cash & GT WC 1/2 CAR/Ladies: $0 each


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The middle lady first picks up a $900 R, an E, but then the BANKRUPT near $3,500. Second, Wanda says T for terrible while on the other 1/2 CAR. Third, Chris gets the same fate as Miranda to give up his cardboard pieces. After Miranda has a run-in w/ the other BANKRUPT, Wanda collects a $700 L, two A’s, a FP O, and a $500 S before getting Miranda’s most recent BANKRUPT to forfeit $950. Chris next says N for negative while on the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900. Miranda then puts up an $1,800 D pairing and buys two I’s to clean out the vowels. Following a FP dud of G, she inserts a $1K B while on the MW near $800 and two W’s while on the other MW and declines (that was the $10K one). She spins once more…and wouldn’t you know it, she lands on that MW near $800! I think this is the first time ever that somebody spins up three consecutive MWs! After she lights up a $2K pair of C’s…

_ A C _
B L A C _
S _ I D E R

…she captures a JACK BLACK WIDOW SPIDER for $6,550.

DUDS: T (Wanda), N (Chris), G (Miranda)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Miranda 2x)

Chris: $7,500/Miranda: $6,550/Wanda: BUPKIS


Before the next round of play, Jim acts like a disembodied head in his booth.

PP/Express Round: SHOW BIZ

Wanda instantly BANKRUPTS next to $650. Second, Chris FPs an O, lights up a $1,300 pair of R’s, and buys five E’s. But after a $900 N, the MDW’s right side forces him to give back $1,950. Third, Miranda BANKRUPTS next to TD. After Wanda BANKRUPTS the same way she did before (both women now have three of those apiece), Chris puts up a $650, two A’s to wipe out the vowels, and three G’s for another $1,500…

R E G G A E / _ E G E N D
_ O _ / _ A R _ E _

…he IDs REGGAE LEGEND BOB MARLEY for $1,900 and a trip to the Grand Palladium JAMAICA Resort & Spa worth $8,214.

BANKRUPTS: 4 (Wanda 2x)

Chris: $17,614 cash & prizes/Miranda: $6,550/Wanda: TERRIBLE LUCK


$3K Tossup: TV TITLE

_ _ _ / W _ _ K _ _ G
D _ A _


Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

Her starters are a $900 T, three E’s, two TD D’s, and an A, but we have into go into S-U Mode…

_ A _ T E D
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E E D _

…and the FS is set at $1,500. She then puts up the triple S’s…

S A _ T E D
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ S E E D S

…and solves SALTED PUMPKINSEEDS for $14,900 and the win!

PR #2!

Chris: $17,614 cash & prizes/Miranda: $24,450/Wanda: $1K CANDY

GT: $43,064
BANKRUPT TRASH (besides plate and WC): $3,550


$100K Bonus Round
Miranda’s the other player this week to spin the S of AMERICA’S. And we’re about to find out if $100K loser Lisa Bruno costed us a PBRW.

Category: PHRASE
Opening setup…

_ / _ _ E _ E / _ _
T _ E / _ _ E

BMFA adds besides the obvious…

A / _ _ E _ E / _ F
T _ E / _ _ E

nothing else, so Lisa’s off the hook and Miranda doesn’t win A PIECE OF THE PIE worth the minimum.

$5K SPIN ID: KB5694184

To end the week, Pat tosses a bone to a skeleton dog (and there’s a “No animals were harmed in the making of this close.” disclaimer at the bottom of the screen).


3 thoughts on “WOF Recap: October 31, 2014

  1. JP Mackey November 1, 2014 / 3:33 am

    Happy Halloween Andy!

    I was hoping for a $100K win tonight, but at least Lisa is off the hook. That Wheel didn't wanna cooperate, now didn't it? And what a comeback by Miranda! (Although…that R4 puzzle made NO sense at all.)


  2. Andy Nguyen November 2, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    Yeah, that Wheel was brutal. But of course, that BW doesn't want to cooperate. They should've used two words for that R4 puzzle.

    I hope you had a great Halloween, JP.


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