WOF Recap: November 26, 2014

EPISODE #6098: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 1)

This is the set of “Pacific Northwest”.

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

L A K _
M _ C H _ _ A N

Krista locates LAKE MICHIGAN. On the day before Turkey Day, here are…

Krista Lautenbach: sales manager/master sugar shaker for specialty women’s bakery (& enjoys baking w/ 93-yr.-old grandma Betty) from S.D. 
Jill Zima-Borski: writer/journalist who’s written a memoir & done triathlons from Tavernier, FL
Taylor Wall: logistics coordinator at saw blade warehouse & Citadel grad student who was formerly a pitcher at Erskine College from Charleston, SC

$2K Tossup: THING

_ _ I C E _ E S S
_ A _ N _ I _ G

Taylor blows it right away thinking it’s PRINCESS ________.

_ R I C E _ E S S
_ A _ N T I N G

Krista triples up w/ PRICELESS PAINTING.

FEATURED TRIP: Lexington at Jackson Hole in WY worth $6,018

Round 1: WAYD?

She kicks off w/ an $1,100 pair of N’s, a G for the ski trip, three I’s, an A and four E’s, but next is S for sorry. Jill secondly inserts an $1,100 pair of T’s, a $900 H, a $550 R and four P’s for $2,200, but she then buys the sole dud vowel of O. Third, Taylor wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Back to Krista who takes the leftover U, a $550 M, two $500 K’s and a $700 B…

B A K I N G
T H E / P E R _ E _ T
P U M P K I N / P I E

…how appropriate for this player — she and grandma know about BAKING THE PERFECT PUMPKIN PIE, so she’s won another $8,868 cash & trip. 

DUDS: S (Krista), O (Jill)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Taylor

Jill & Taylor: $0 each/Krista: $11,868 cash & WY

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Jill’s first letters here are a $550 S but then T for terrible while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Second, Taylor captures an R for the WC, an $800 N, E and A singles, and four L’s via the MW near $800 before adding the sure $4K to his $800 (but that’s the $10K one). He next buys an O but then duds out w/ M while on the same MW. Over to Krista who puts in a $650 C and three I’s to clean out the vowels, but she gets into trouble w/ the same BANKRUPT. Jill then grabs the Restaurant.com gift tag w/ a V…

S I L I C O N
V A L L E _
_ I R L

…and this non-SILICON VALLEY GIRL just won her first $2,050 cash & GT. 

DUDS: T (Jill), M (Taylor)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Krista

Jill: $2,050 cash & GC/Taylor: WC/Krista: $11,868 cash & WY 

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

The scoreless Taylor begins w/ an $1,800 pair of T’s, and A and three EXPRESS R’s before he TAKES THE RISK this time…but his next call of L will cost him $4,550 and the WC. Krista secondly runs into the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Jill puts up a $1,400 C pair, a $600 H, a FP I a $500 M and four E’s before she looks at…

C H E C _ / _ _ _ R
_ E _ A R T _ R E / T I M E

I hope you CHECK YOUR DEPARTURE TIME, soon, ma’am — she’s won $2,250 and a hotwire trip to the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort in ARUBA worth $6,240.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jill’s opponents)
 
Jill: $10,540 cash & prizes/Taylor: BAD LUCK/Krista: $11,868 cash & WY

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$3K Tossup: CHARACTER

T H _ / R O _ D
R U N _ E _

Taylor gets off the gooseegg bench courtesy of THE ROAD RUNNER.

Speed-Up Round: IN THE KITCHEN

It’s another $1,700 FS. After an F pops up…

S _ L F – _ L _ _ N _ N G
_ _ _ N

Krista correctly pronounces SELF-CLEANING OVEN in time to win the game.

(AIRED) DUDS: T (Jill), R (Krista), B (Taylor)

FINAL SCORES
Jill: $10,540 cash & prizes/Taylor: $3K/Krista: $18,668 cash & WY

GT: $32,208
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $4,950

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$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the & for Krista.

Category: PHRASE
For starters…

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

She’s CDMA conservative…

_ A T C _  / _ _ T
_ E L _ _

She starts to say the first word of WATCH OUT BELOW just before time ran out, so she doesn’t win the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: EK6608544

MY EP. RATING: 6

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One thought on “WOF Recap: November 26, 2014

  1. JP Mackey November 27, 2014 / 6:11 am

    So the Jackson Hole trip is just TWO dollars more than the Durango trip from Monday. Uh, weird…

    Otherwise…a meh show. I'm glad Krista won the game; I thought she was a good player.

    I thought we were gonna be on this set on Tuesday and that set tonight, not the other way around.

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