WOF Recap: November 28, 2014


This week ends on the set of  “Great Outdoors”.

$1K Tossup: THING

_ _ _ / _ _ T _ _ S B _ _ G
A _ _ _ _ _ _

Mike quickly solves Abraham Lincoln’s THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. The Black Friday panel this year…

Mike Richards: web designer & active in animal rescue from L.A. (obviously NOT the EP of “Price is Right” or “Let’s Make a Deal”)
Erica Sullivan: preschool teacher for a couple yrs. who loves reading & making up stories from Napa
Kathleen Boyd: nurse anesthetist from Winston-Salem

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

M _ _ _ O
J U _ _ _

Mike is not giving any MUMBO JUMBO thus far, so he’s tripled up.

FEATURED $6K SS: Cooking.com

Round 1: ON THE MAP

He leads off w/ three T’s for the Restaurant.com gift tag, two E’s and three O’s, triple H’s for $1,650, a $900 S and the rest of the vowels, then he FPs two R’s and duds out w/ L. Second, Erica picks up both halves of the Ford Fiesta w/ F and M, respectively (she got the one near the orange $900 first), but she then BANKRUPTS near TD to lose that car along w/ $1K in potential gas money. Ouch. After Kathleen hits the MDW’s left side

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

Mike locates  THE SOUTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON for $4,800 cash & GT.

SOLE DUD: L (Mike)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Ladies: $0 each/Mike: $7,800 cash & GT


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Erica, who suffered that tough car loss in the last round, starts her road to recovery w/ two N’s for $1,600 and buys all of the available vowels that isn’t U; afterwards, she FPs an L but then says an unfortunate dud of T while on TD. Second, Kathleen picks up that MDW w/ a J only to give it right back to the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, Mike puts up quad C’s for $3,200 and a $1,300 R pair…

C R A C _ E R
J A C _
N I C _ O L _ O N

…he solves CRACKER JACK NICHOLSON for the $4,500 in his bank.

SOLE DUD: T (Erica)

Ladies: $0 each/Mike: $12,300 cash & GT 


PP/Express Round: SAME LETTER 

Kathleen kicks off w/ a $500 N, but the same BANKRUPT from the last round gets her and Mike. Third, Erica LaTs out. Back to Kathleen who inserts an S via EXPRESS and HOPS ABOARD

Next Choices: R, three E’s, I, CRASH w/ D (she loses $1,500 and now has four of ’em to her credit)

Mike’s second turn sees him putting up a $500 T, two A’s, a $600 L, two O’s to finish off the vowels, and the SL of five $500 M’s…

M E M O R A _ L E
M A _ I _

…he pockets another $4,100 and will have MEMORABLE MAGIC MOMENTS in…NOT Disneyland or Disneyworld…but rather CENTRAL AMERICA on that $6K caravan.com tour.

SOLE LaT: Erica
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Kathleen 2x, Mike)

Ladies: NOTHING a head/Mike: $22,400 cash & prizes  


$3K Tossup: TV TITLE

T H _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ ‘ S
_ O U _ T

I don’t watch “THE PEOPLE’S COURT”, but Mike is one puzzle away from the maingame sweep.

Round 4: PHRASE

Next on his letter list are four T’s for $2,800, twin A’s, but then R for roadblock. Second for Erica are a $1K pair of N’s but then the S-U Bell…

_ _ A _ _ T _
N _ T / _ _ A N T _ T _

…and the consonants are worth $1,500 a pop. After somebody puts up two Q’s…

Q _ A L _ T _
N O T / Q _ A N T _ T _

Kathleen SPOILS Mike’s sweep bid w/ QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.

DUDS: C (Kathleen), S (Mike)

Erica: $1K IN ROTTEN LUCK/Kathleen: $3K/Mike: $25,400 cash & prizes

GT: $29,400
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW): $17,690 cash & Fiesta


$100K Bonus Round
He spins that G for hopefully 100 of ’em.

Category: PLACE
I got this one quickly…

N _ R R _ _
_ _ T _ _ _ _

CDPO gives him…

N _ R R O _
P _ T _ _ _ _

…he doesn’t get through this NARROW PATHWAY for $45K, because he only got the first word.

$5K SPIN ID: FB7247853



2 thoughts on “WOF Recap: November 28, 2014

  1. Mike Richards November 29, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    thanks for the recap – i've been kicking myself over the bonus round for the past 4 months but im still happy to have played and lucky to have done well. i'll never look at a narrow pathway the same again



  2. JP Mackey December 1, 2014 / 12:24 am

    Good job Mike! A shame your sweep was spoiled…


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