WOF Recap: November 20, 2014

EPISODE #6094: VIVA LAS VEGAS

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ D D _ N G
C _ A P _ L

David solves WEDDING CHAPEL. The Thursday trio is made up of…

David Bixby: part-time poetry writer from Florence, SC (also lives in MD)

Rachel Parille: IT in training & development specialist for St. Joseph Health in Irvine from Yorba Linda
Samar Musleh: office manager at St. John’s Orthodox Academy from S.F.

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

R _ _ S T E D
A _ M O _ _ _

How appropriate for Samar given that she cooks Middle Eastern food — she solves ROASTED ALMONDS.

FEATURED VEGAS TRIP: Palms Casino Resort worth $6,219

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

Her first letters tonight are four T’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, four E’s, three $650 H’s, but then A for awful. Second, David also duds out w/ M while on the other 1/2 CAR. Third, Rachel calls up two N’s for $1,100, three I’s, four S’s for that same 1/2 CAR, and two obvious $550 G’s. But after an O buy, the BANKRUPT near TD forces her to give up $3,700 and her plate. Afterwards…

S E E I N G / T H E
S I G H T S / O N
T H E / S T _ I _

Samar knows about SEEING THE SIGHTS ON THE STRIP and pockets another $3,40.

DUDS: A (Samar), M (David)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rachel

David: $1K/Rachel: $0/Samar: $5,450 1/2 CAR

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

David first gets a hold of the MW near $800 after calling an R…$$$! But his next call of S isn’t there. Second, Rachel spins her way to the same BANKRUPT she got before. Third, Samar collects her second 1/2 CAR from the same spot she landed on before w/ four N’s, buys two A’s and I’s, and gets a third plate w/ a single D. But after she buys two O’s, she repeats the S while on the MDW to possibly let $16,690 cash & Fiesta slip away. David next puts up three P’s for $1,650 and a $1K T, but he then re-buys the A, so $12,400 may be going down the drain for him. Rachel then SPINGLES for the M and the BICYCLE gift tag…

P _ M P _ I N / A N D
I R O N – O N
P A T _ _

…she solves PUMPKIN AND IRON-ON PATCH for $1,500.

SOLE DUD: S (David)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rachel
DQs: 2 (Samar & David’s repeats)

David: $1K/Rachel: $1,500/Samar: $5,450 1/2 CAR

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PP/Express Round: THING

Rachel leads the way w/ four T’s for the same 1/2 CAR Samar picked up twice before, five E’s, a TD H, an I singleton, a $900 N, and an A, followed by a TD R, a $650 M, the other two vowels, and three S’s for $1,800 before we finally show you…

T H E / M O S T
_ E A U T I _ U _
S U N S E T / E _ E R

…another $11,100 is hers and she’ll be seeing THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSET EVER on a hotwire trip to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach in HAWAII.

PR!

David: $1K/Rachel: $20,329 cash & HI/Samar: $5,450

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ U _ _ _ C
A C _ _ U _ _ A N T

David IDs the job as a PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT to quadruple up.

Speed-Up Round: EVENT

Every consonant will be worth $1,700 apiece. After the guy buys two A’s in the middle of the round…

D R A M A T _ C
C _ _ C _ _ S _ _ _

…he blows the $3,400 solve w/ DRAMATIC CONSEQUENCES. Rachel next puts up two N’s…

D R A M A T _ C
C _ N C _ _ S _ _ N

…but she also screws up w/ DRAMATIC CONCUSSION, possibly costing her another $10,200. Samar then buys the O’s for free…

D R A M A T _ C
C O N C _ _ S _ O N

…make that three blown solves in a row — she says DRAMATIC CONCEPTION w/ $3,400 on the line. David then puts up the L…

D R A M A T _ C
C O N C L _ S _ O N

…he finally makes the $5,100 solve on this DRAMATIC CONCLUSION.

DQs: 3 (blown solves by everyone)

FINAL SCORES
David: $9,100/Rachel: $20,329 cash & HI/Samar: $5,450

GT: $34,879
BANKRUPT TRASH (besides plate): $3,700

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$100K Bonus Round
Rachel spins up the S of AMERICA’S.

Category: THINGS
The RSTLNE aid…

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

CBMA only adds two of this letter…

_ _ _ _ C E
_ R _ _ _ C T S

…she doesn’t win the $32K towards buying some OFFICE PRODUCTS.

$5K SPIN ID: CR7172022

MY EP. RATING: 5 (the costly repeats in R2 and bad solves in R4 brought it down for me)

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One thought on “WOF Recap: November 20, 2014

  1. yohan sur May 14, 2015 / 5:14 am

    only higlight in R3, and yes, this episodes wasn't special.
    champ CDMO could've BR won.
    ep.rating : 5.5

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