Week 14 Stats

For the record, a grand total of $636,921 has been given away to the contestants on the latest SSS.

Total this Week: $301,613
Total for the Season: $4,950,905
BR Win Record: 30-40 (.429)
Total Car Wins: 7
-1/2 Car: 6 (3 Ford Fiestas, 2 Nissa Versa Note Ss, 1 Chevrolet Spark)
-BR Car: 1 (Chevrolet Camaro)
Prize Wedge Wins: 21
Gift Tag Wins: 22
Mystery Wedge Wins: 6
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 23-9
MW was $10K-Bankrupt: 11-12
$10K MW was next to LaT: 10
$10K MW was next to $800: 19
Express was Played-Passed: 17-2
-Successes: 9
-Crashes: 8
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 4 (3 on $3,500, 1 on $900)
-BR: 10
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 43/23/0
5-Round Games: 8
6-Round Games: 0
Gooseegg Victims: 17
Red Winners: 22
Yellow Winners: 29
Blue Winners: 19
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $16,600 / 2
WC / 3 ½ CAR / 1 MDW 
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $477,146* / 21 WC / 31 ½ CAR / 7 MDW
Biggest Bankrupt: $20,600* (Sept. 16), $17,250 (Oct. 29), $15,690 (Nov. 28)        
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trashes for One Night: $27,630* (Sept. 18), $27,500 (Oct. 1), $24,100 (Oct. 16) 
Highest-Winning Totals: $1,017,490 (Sept. 17), $87,388 (Dec. 17), $70,900 (Sept. 29)
Lowest-Winning Totals: $13,410 (Dec. 16), $13,356 (Sept. 15), $11,000 (Sept. 18)
Highest Maingame Winnings: $63,524 (Nov. 27), $58,690 (Oct. 20), $57,888 (Dec. 17)
Season-High Week: $1,200,274 (Teachers Week)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 0
$1M Bonus Rounds: 7

$32K: 23/49
$35K: 0/0
$40K: 2/7
$45K: 3/7
$50K: 0/0
$100K (or $1M): 1/2
CAR: 1/5

* includes prizes


WoF Recap: December 19, 2014 — END OF SSS #4

For real, this is the last recap I’m giving you before I depart for Orlando. 


$1K Tossup: TITLE

_ H E / P _ _ _ R
_ _ _ R E _ _

Jamaal IDs “THE POLAR EXPRESS”. The final Secret Santas of S32…

Jamaal Bailey: attorney from the Bronx
Christine Moeller: Cleveland St. associate athletic director from Parma Heights, OH
Allie Pirolli: does brand/consumer research & voiceover work from Cambridge, MA

$2K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ _ _ _ / O _
_ L L / A _ E S

KIDS OF ALL AGES enjoy seeing people win money on the show, especially when Jamaal has tripled up.


The letter search begins w/ three R’s for the gift tag, four E’s, and an O, a $600 T before he BANKRUPTS near $650 to lose $2,600 cash & GT. Second, Christine picks up the SS w/ two S’s, buys two A’s an I, lights up a $500 N and finishes off w/ two $700 C’s…

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

…she knows there’s at least one CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER working at Walmart, so she’s jumped to an early lead w/ $9,900 cash & SS.


Christine: $9,900 cash & SS/Allie: $0/Jamaal: $3K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The lady near Pat kicks off w/ two T’s for the 1/2 CAR near pink $(00, three E’s and an A, a TD R, and three O’s, followed by two S’s for $1,800 more and two TD N’s before she sees…

N E _ / _ O R _
S T O _ _
E _ _ _ A N _ E
O _ / _ _ _ T S

…she nails NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE OF GIFTS for another $12,550.


Christine: $22,450 cash & SS 1/2 CAR/Allie: $0/Jamaal: $3K


PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Now finally getting a chance to hear from Allie, she first picks up the same 1/2 CAR w/ two S’s but gets into trouble w/ the other normal BANKRUPT to lose the plate and $1K just as quick. Second, Jamaal spots two T’s for a grand, four O’s, four C’s for $2K more and the leftover vowels of a U and five A’s, then we see…

_ A _ A _ A S
C O C O _ U T S / A _ _
C _ O C O _ A T E

…him banking another $2,250 and he’ll be feasting on BANANAS, COCONUTS AND CHOCOLATE on a hotwire trip to the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa worth $6,950 (the graphic for the resort Jim described mistakenly showed Jamaica instead).


Christine: $22,450 cash & SS/Allie: HARD LUCK/Jamaal: $12,200 cash & trip 


$3K Tossup: PHRASE

_ L E _ S E D / A S
_ U N C H

Jamaal incorrectly says he’s BLESSED AS PUNCH”, so he loses the Tossups sweep and Christine capitalizes w/ PLEASED AS PUNCH”.

Round 4: WAYD?

She gets the obvious out of the way first (a $550 N, two I’s, and a $500 G), then she buys two O’s and a useless A. Down Allie’s road second are two $600 S’s, two $650 K’s, two B’s and a T at $500 each, but then the other dud vowel of this board (E). Following Jamaal’s $600 M and U…

B U _ K _ I N G / M _
S K I / B O O T S

…he isn’t BUCKLING MY SKI BOOTS (because I don’t own a pair), but he makes the solve.

DUDS: A (Christine), E (Allie)
Christine: $25,450 cash & SS/Allie: BAD SHAPE/Jamaal: $13,200 cash & trip 

Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ 

The last FS of the week is $1,700. After a C appears at the start of the bottom word…

_ P _ N _ N G
C R _ _ _ T S

Jamaal gets the OPENING CREDITS for $5,100.

SOLE DUD: L (Allie)

Christine: $25,450 cash & SS/Allie: $1K HL LUMP OF COAL/Jamaal: $18,300 cash & trip  

GT: $44,750
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $3,600 cash & GC

Allie Spin ID: AS5375044 (Arlene S.)
Jamaal Spin ID: DE6036795 (Diana E.)


$100K Bonus Round
Christine’s stopping point’s the A of GAME.

Category: THING
Decent RSTLNE help…

_ _ N T _ L _
_ _ _ _ E T

CKMA is of limited help…

M _ N T _ L _
_ _ _ _ E T

…and her MONTHLY BUDGET won’t rise by $32K.

LAST SPIN ID: CS5115279 (Clyde S.)


Well, bye-bye for now. Merry Xmas to you all and Happy Holidays.

WoF Recap: December 18, 2014

As some of you already know, my departure date to Florida was gonna be tomorrow but it’s postponed to early Saturday morning since my dad’s catching up w/ work. Anyway, here goes…



R _ N / _ U N
_ U D _ _ _ _

Danielle exactly recites “RUN RUN RUDOLPH”, and here’s the Thurs. trio…

Danielle Teicher: food & beverage maker for 22 yrs. who was nominated for Woman of the Yr. last yr. because she raises money for leukemia/lymphoma in honor of her brother Steven ($92K+ so far) from Huntington Station, NY
Angelo Fileccia: insurance producer from Brownstown, MI
Linda Ondrey: married to Joe for 37 yrs. from North Olmsted, OH


_ O F T _ _ R _
D E V E _ _ P _ R

Ken Jennings had this job before getting on “J!”, and Angelo knows that he was a SOFTWARE DEVELOPER.

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

A $900 T gets this man going, then he buys five E’s and BANKRUPTS near TD to lose the $650 remainder. Second, Linda calls up a $700 S, buys three A’s, and gets the SS w/ a W, but her next purchase of O is no good. Third, Danielle says an unfortunate dud of R while on the MDW. Back to Angelo who finds two L’s for $1,400 and the last vowel of I, followed by a $600 N, three TD P’s, a $650 D, a $700 M and a $550 G before he…

P I N E A P P L E –
G L A _ E D / _ A M

…takes a bite of some SWEET PINEAPPLE-GLAZED HAM for $11,150.

DUDS: O (Linda), R (Danielle)
Linda: $0/Danielle: $1K/Angelo: $13,150


Mystery Round: QUOTATION 

Linda leads off w/ two T’s for $1,100, buys four E’s and six A’s, but then hits the same BANKRUPT to toss away the $600 remainder. Second, Danielle catches quad L’s for $3,600, buys an I, but then gets the exact same fate. Third, Angelo captures the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ two R’s and buys the other two vowels. But after four $500 D’s, the other normal BANKRUPT nails him to the tune of $2,500 and his plate. Returning to Linda who lights up a $1K pair of H’s, two N’s for the other 1/2 CAR, a $7K pair of B’s and a $650 Y. But she’s still stumped on the fifth word so she goes on…she makes it to the MW near $800, but she says a CRITICAL DUD of P to throw away $9,650 and her plate; ugh. After Danielle LaTs out…

H E / H A D / A
B R O A D / _ A _ E
A N D / A / L I T T L E
R O U N D / B E L L Y

Angelo gets this round over with by saying this line about Santa — “HE HAD A BROAD FACE AND A ROUND LITTLE BELLY”.

SOLE DUD: P (Linda)
SOLE LaT: Danielle
BANKRUPTS: 3 (all)
Linda: BUPKIS/Danielle: $1K/Angelo: $14,150 


PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Hoping for a better round, Danielle begins w/ three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, buys two I’s and four E’s, and picks off a $900 G before she gets into trouble w/ the BANKRUPT near $650 to surrender $1,900 and her plate. Second, Angelo gets the MDW w/ two S’s, a $1,200 T pair, and an A, but after a $650 H is L for loss. Linda next lights up two D’s via EXPRESS but DECLINES (why?!). Following a $1,950 trio of R’s, here’s the layout…

D I S _ _ _ E R I N G
T H E / _ _ N D E R S
_ _ / N A T _ R E

…she could’ve maxed out for $9K, but she instead makes the $3,950 solve and will be DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF NATURE on her hotwire trip to the Maruba Resort Jungle Spa in BELIZE. You are a chicken, ma’am, for not going on the train.

SOLE DUD: L (Angelo)

Linda: $11,410 cash & trip/Danielle: $1K/Angelo: $14,150 


$3K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ _ _ S I N _ / T H E
F I _ _ _ H / L I N _

Danielle isn’t CROSSING THE FINISH LINE just yet, because quadrupled up.

Speed-Up Round: PHRASE

$1,600 per consonant in this part of the game. After two L’s show up in the second word of six, here’s the board…

_ T / _ L L / _ _ M _ S
_ _ _ N / T _ / T _ _ S

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS and Linda has sealed the deal w/ a $6,400 solve.

Linda: $17,810 cash & trip/Danielle: $4K/Angelo: $14,150  

GT: $35,960
BANKRUPT TRASH (besides plates): $9K

Danielle Spin ID: SJ5573257 (Shelley J.)
Angelo Spin ID: KP4901246 (Kisha P.)


$100K Bonus Round
Linda spins her way to the S of SPIN.

Category: ON THE MAP (it’s been a while since we used that category in a BR)
This is the home of the Masters Tournament…

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

MPD are DUDS, but three A’s do pop up…

A _ _ _ S T A
_ E _R _ _ A

…and they help her locate AUGUSTA, GEORGIA for the $32K, so away she goes w/ $49,810 cash & trip.

SPIN ID: LP3411574 (Linda P.)


WoF Recap: December 17, 2014


$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ H _ / E _ _
O N / T H _ / _ _ E _ F

Jonathan has nothing.

_ H E / E _ _
O N / T H _ / S H E _ F

Ditto for Ashley.

T H E / E L _
O N / T H E / S H E L F

Katy finally IDs THE ELF ON THE SHELF. The Secret Santas on this Wed…

Katy Garcia: makeup artist & aviation geek from L.A.
Jonathan Corbblah: chess teacher from Brooklyn; he previously won a savings bond & basketball on “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”, $1,500 on “Ca$h Cab”, $32K on “Millionaire” and $14K on “J!”  
Ashley Gates: realtor from Greensboro, NC (orig. from MT)

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ _ _ _ B _ _
T _ _ _ N A _ _ _ T

Jonathan has some money from a SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT.


Here he goes w/ three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, four T’s for another $3,600, four E’s, and the same quantity of A’s; those are followed by a $1,300 pair of D’s, but then H for hush. Second, Ashley calls up a $700 L but then buys the sole dud vowel of the board (I). Third, Katy takes an $800 M, six O’s, a W for the gift tag, an $800 C, and the last vowel of two U’s. Following a B for the MDW

A / B U T T O N
N O _ E / A N D / T W O
E _ E _ / M A D E
O U T / O _ / C O A L

…she exactly recites the “Frosty the Snowman” lyrics “…A BUTTON NOSE AND TWO EYES MADE OUT OF COAL” for $3,600 cash & GT.

DUDS: H (Jonathan), I (Ashley)

Jonathan: $2K/Ashley: $0/Katy: $3,600 cash & GT MDW


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

S for sorry is how Ashley starts. Second, Katy insta-BANKRUPTS near TD to lose her $1M opportunity. Third, Jonathan fits in a $650 N, a TD T, and two E’s, but an A buy lets him down. Back to Ashley who tries a $550 L, an I, and an $800 M, but the other dud vowel of this board (O) stops him. Katy next finds a $550 R, a $900 G and the last of the vowels (two U’s), then come the SL bonus of three P’s for the other 1/2 CAR, a TD F, a $900 C, and two D’s for that WC to complete the board…


…and another $9,100 is hers.

DUDS: S (Ashley), A (Jonathan), O (Ashley)

Jonathan: $2K/Ashley: ZIP/Katy: $12,700 cash & GT WC 1/2 CAR


PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Our current leader gets going w/ four FP E’s, four T’s for $2,400, and quad O’s, then she says two H’s for $1,600, a $700 F, a C for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, four N’s for $2K extra, two I’s, a $500 G, the other two vowels, and a FP D before she finally goes for the big solve…

_ I _ T E N I N G / T O
T H E / _ O U N D / O F
T H E / O C E A N

…not only does she win $7,200 and the ’15 Fiesta, she’ll be LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF THE OCEAN on a hotwire trip to Outrigger Waikiki in HAWAII worth $7,798; that round was worth $29,688 to her!


Jonathan: $2K/Ashley: ZILCH/Katy: $42,388 cash & prizes WC



_ I _ _ _ _ N
_ _ _ T _ Y

Jonathan takes the extra dough from a KITCHEN PANTRY.

Speed-Up Round: EVENT

It’s a $1,900 Final Spin. After two E’s are purchased for free…

R E _ C H _ N G / _ N E
_ _ / M Y / G _ _ L S

Jonathan flubs the solve w/ “REACHING ONE OF MY GIRLS”, but he then says “REACHING ONE OF MY GOALS” at the buzzer to win another $9,500.

DUDS: T (Ashley), D (Jonathan), P (Ashley)

Jonathan: $14,500/Ashley: $1K LUMP OF COAL/Katy: $42,388 cash & prizes WC

GT: $57,888

Jonathan Spin ID: JS39557 (Jerry S.)
Ashley Spin ID: JF8779304 (James F.)


$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the *** for Katy.

Category: PHRASE
For starters…

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

MDPA and C give her…

A _ _ _ E/ T _ E
C L _ _ D S

the C did it for her — she’s ABOVE THE CLOUDS and…

…she’s $45K richer, making her the highest non-million winner of the season w/ $87,388 cash & prizes! WTG, Katy!

SPIN ID: RP4550364 (Roselin P.)


WoF Recap: December 16, 2014


$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ H _ _ T N U T
C O O K I _ _

Mike doesn’t know it.

C H E _ T N U T
C O O K I _ _

Liz gets her hand on some CHESTNUT COOKIES. Tues. contesti…

Liz Bigley: 7th/8th grade math teacher at Great Oak MS from Stratford, CT
Eddrina Brown: speech pathologist and a park basketball coach like her husband Christopher from Charleston, SC
Mike Murphy: Chelmsford HS football coach and P.E. teacher from Chelmsford, MA

$2K Tossup: THING

_ R O N T – P A G E
N E _ _

Mike gets on the board this time w/ FRONT-PAGE NEWS.

Round 1: WAYD?

He first calls up an $1,800 pair of N’s, an I, the obvious $650 G, but then the LaT. Second, Liz takes two TD T’s, an E and four A’s, a $550 H, and a $900 D. But after O and U buys is S for sorry. Third, Eddrina fits in an $800 P but then B for bad. Mike then gets the WC w/ two W’s…

W A _ I N G / U P
A T / T H E / _ _ A _ _
O _ / D A W N

…I’m afraid somebody’s going to say WAKING UP AT THE BREAK OF DAWN…thankfully, he’s WAKING UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN to add another $3,200.

(AIRED) DUDS: S (Liz), B (Eddrina)

Liz: $1K/Eddrina: $0/Mike: $5,200 WC


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Liz leads off w/ a $600 T but then H for hush. Second, Eddrina has the same result w/ S while on the GT. Third, Mike claims the tag w/ three R’s, buys an E and three A’s, and picks off a $700 N before buying a worthless O. But he quickly gets his turn back following duds of C and M by the ladies. The next picks are a $900 G, two I’s to wipe out the vowel shop and four P’s to add $2,600 and leave two letters unexposed…

_ R A P P I N G
T R A I _

…he follows a WRAPPING PAPER TRAIL for $4,700

DUDS: H (Liz), S (Eddrina), O (Mike), C (Liz), M (Eddrina)

Liz: $1K/Eddrina: ZERO/Mike: $10,900 cash & GT WC


PP/Express Round: PLACE

The scoreless Eddrina gets going w/ a $700 R, three E’s, two N’s for $1,400, but the BANKRUPT near TD gets her and Mike; she loses $1,850 while he has to hand over the WC. Third for Liz are four T’s for $2,400, a $650 H, two O’s, a $900 P and the two leftover vowel of four I’s and three A’s…

T H E / I _ E A _
T R O P I _ A _
_ E _ T I N A T I O N

…she’s jumped into the lead w/ $3,200 and a hotwire trip to THE IDEAL TROPICAL DESTINATION like the Crocodile Bay Resort in COSTA RICA worth $9,210.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Liz’s opposition)

Liz: $13,410 cash & trip/Eddrina: NO LUCK/Mike: $10,900 cash & GT


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

P L A _ _ G / _ H E
T _ T L _ / R _ _ E

Eddrina’s finally off the gooseegg bench w/ PLAYING THE TITLE ROLE.

Speed-Up Round: PEOPLE

The consonants are worth $1,600 each. After Vanna lights up an S…

_ A D _ _ S / A N D
_ _ N T _ _ _ _ N

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Eddrina makes the solve for said FS amount.

DUDS: R (Eddrina), C (Liz)

Liz: $13,410 cash & trip/Eddrina: $4,600/Mike: $10,900 cash & GT

GT: $28,910
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,850

Eddrina Spin ID: BO3788160 (Bradley O.) 
Mike Spin ID: FO3523072 (Florence O.)


$100K Bonus Round
Liz takes that BW to the N of WIN.

Category: THINGS
These two letters get her started…

_ _ _
_ _ N _ _ _ S

CDPA adds another pair of letters…

_ A _
_ _ N D _ _ S

…but she’s too hungry on the first word w/ HAM and YAM, so the $40K stays locked behind these BAY WINDOWS.

LAST SPIN ID: RB9085576 (Rhonda B.)


WoF Recap: December 15, 2014



_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ S
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ L _ _

David quickly solves “JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS”. The lowdown on him and the ladies…

David Hankins: 3rd-yr. medical student at Columbia Univ. from NYC (orig. from MN)
Karen Paloni: headed back to school looking to be a radiology tech from Irmo, SC
Rosaland Turner: a teacher whose husband’s in the Navy from Chula Vista (orig. from Lake Charles, LA)

$2K Tossup: THING

_ O O _ I N G
_ U S _ N _ _ S

David’s in BOOMING BUSINESS so far tonight.

1/2 CAR: ’15 Fiesta

Round 1: PHRASE

First are two S’s for the GT, six E’s, two T’s for $1,400, two H’s for the WC, and three R’s for $1,800…

T H E R E ‘ S
S _ _ E T H _ _ _
_ _ R / E _ E R _ _ _ E

THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE as he makes the solve for $5,950 cash & tag.


Rosaland: $0/David: $8,950 cash & GT WC/Karen: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Karen insta-BANKRUPTS next to $650. Second, Rosaland misses w/ N while on the MW near LaT. Third, David picks a $900 T, buys three E’s, calls up an $600 H, but then buys a bad vowel in O. Back to Karen who gets the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, and the MDW w/ a D, then she buys an A, captures the SS w/ two O’s, and buys two I’s to clean out the vowels. Following an $800 G…

T H E / _ I G
A P P _ E
_ I D E R

…she drinks up THE BIG APPLE CIDER for $9,300 cash & SS.

DUDS: N (Rosalind), O (David)

Rosaland: ZIP/David: $8,950 cash & GT WC/Karen: $9,300 cash & SS MDW 1/2 CAR


PP/Express Round: WAYD? 

Rosaland continues her quest to get on the board w/ a $2,400 trio of N’s, three I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to lose the $2,150 remainder. Second, David runs into the other one to lose his WC. Third for Karen are an $1,800 G pair, three E’s and an A, but then P for phooey. Rosalind restarts w/ four T’s for $3,600, buys three O’s, and gets both halves (she got the one from the other spot first) of the Fiesta w/ K and W, respectively. Following those picks are a U…two C’s and L’s at $1,400 a pop…and the big solve…

G E T T I N G / T O
K N O W / T _ E
L O C A L / C U I _ I N E

…not only does she win $21,590 cash & Fiesta, she’ll be GETTING TO KNOW THE LOCAL CUISINE on a hotwire trip to the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $7,065; that was a $28,655 round for her!

SOLE DUD: P (Karen)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)

Rosaland: $28,655 cash & prizes/David: $8,950 cash & GT/Karen: $9,300 cash & SS MDW


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

C U R _ _ I N
_ _ _ _

It’s not time for David’s CURTAIN CALL just yet — he’s scores the Tossup sweek.

Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES

$1,800‘s the consonant value. After somebody puts up an M to leave vowels remaining…

D _ _ N G
S _ M _ R S _ _ L T S

Karen’s DOING SOMERSAULTS for another $7,200.

SOLE DUD: P (Karen)

Rosaland: $28,655 cash & prizes/David: $11,950 cash & GT/Karen: $16,500 cash & SS

GT: $57,105 
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $2,150

David SPIN ID: BR2271460 (Barbara R.)
Karen SPIN ID: ST6238540 (Sherri T.)


$100K Bonus Round
Rosaland takes the BR to the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
This biggie starts out as…

L _ T E – N _ _ _ T
_ N _ _ _ E R _ _ _ L

DHPA adds…

L A T E – N _ _ H T
_ N _ _ _ E R _ _ A L

…but she’s stumped on the last word of LATE-NIGHT INFOMERCIAL, so she doesn’t win her second Ford car in the Flex.

LAST SPIN ID: LS7146588 (Leigh S.)


I’m on vacation next week…

On Friday of next week, I will be taking a 2.5 week vacation to Orlando. First, I will be taking a cruise to the Bahamas, then I will be back on the mainland and going to Disney World. If time permits, we might also visit Universal Orlando. Therefore, I won’t be recapping the conclusion of the SSS at that time. When I get back home, I will catch up w/ what I missed.

Week 13 Stats

This was a great 1st week of the SSS. And our Friday winners are the biggest winners this week by about $3K over the designated bloggers on the Mon. show.

Total this Week: $335,308
Total for the Season: $4,313,984
BR Win Record: 28-37 (.431)
Total Car Wins: 5
-1/2 Car: 4 (1 Ford Fiesta, 2 Nissa Versa Note Ss, 1 Chevrolet Spark)
-BR Car: 1 (Chevrolet Camaro)
Prize Wedge Wins: 19
Gift Tag Wins: 20
Mystery Wedge Wins: 6
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 23-9
MW was $10K-Bankrupt: 11-12
$10K MW was next to LaT: 10
$10K MW was next to $800: 19
Express was Played-Passed: 17-2
-Successes: 9
-Crashes: 8
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 4 (3 on $3,500, 1 on $900)
-BR: 9
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 42/22/0
5-Round Games: 7
6-Round Games: 0
Gooseegg Victims: 17
Red Winners: 18
Yellow Winners: 29
Blue Winners: 18
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $30,250 / 3
WC /1 MDW 
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $460,546* / 19 WC / 28 ½ CAR / 6 MDW
Biggest Bankrupt: $20,600* (Sept. 16), $17,250 (Oct. 29), $15,690 (Nov. 28)        
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trashes for One Night: $27,630* (Sept. 18), $27,500 (Oct. 1), $24,100 (Oct. 16) 
Highest-Winning Totals: $1,017,490 (Sept. 17), $70,900 (Sept. 29), $66,875 (Nov. 18)
Lowest-Winning Totals: $13,356 (Sept. 15), $11,000 (Sept. 18)
Highest Maingame Winnings: $63,524 (Nov. 27), $58,690 (Oct. 20), $57,743 (Dec. 3)
Season-High Week: $1,200,274 (Teachers Week)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 0
$1M Bonus Rounds: 7

$32K: 22/47
$35K: 0/0
$40K: 2/6
$45K: 2/6
$50K: 0/0
$100K (or $1M): 1/2
CAR: 1/4

* includes prizes

WoF Recap: December 12, 2014


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

P L E _ T _ / T O
G O / _ R O _ N D

Tyler & Sherry solve PLENTY TO GO AROUND. Meeting the last three family duos of the week…

Sherry & Tyler Wilson (mother/son): he attends Piedmont Technical College (and is planning on transferring to Clemson); they’re from Aiken, SC
Diane McCormack & Dawn Bora (sisters): the former from Anaheim Hills owns a sign-installation co. w/ her hubby Bob while the latter’s from Canyon Lake
Erin & Amber Williams (twin sisters): Erin’s a production manager for an apparel co. from Columbus (orig. from Cleveland) while Amber’s a charity trainer

$2K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ O _ H _ _ / _ _ D
_ _ _ G _ T E R

The Williams sisters get MOTHER AND DAUGHTER in time.


Off they go w/ a $600 M, five T’s to add $2,500, two I’s, and three E’s, followed by a $700 R, three O’s, two L’s for the SS and two N’s for $1,600 before they…

_ E T T E R / N O T
_ O _ T
I ‘ M / T E L L I N _
_ O _ / _ _ _

…exactly recite “…BETTER NOT POUT, I’M TELLING YOU WHY” (from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”) for a total of $12,150 cash & SS.


D & D: $0/Williamses: $15,150 cash & spree/Wilsons: $1K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The Wilsons’ first letters of the night are a $700 R and an M while on the MW near $800. They risk the 7 Benjamins…and find the $$$ on the back side! But after their buy of three E’s is the sole dud vowel of I. D & D secondly take a $1,500 T trio, two A’s and five O’s, and four H’s for $3,600 more…

M R . / _ O T A T O
H E A _
O _ / T H E
H O _ _ E H O _ _

…they solve MR. POTATO HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD for $4,600.

SOLE DUD: I (Wilsons)

D & D: $4,600/Williamses: $15,150 cash & spree/Wilsons: $1K


PP/Express Round: THINGS

D & D instantly hit MDW’s right side. Second for the Williamses are a $650 S, two N’s for $1,200, a $500 R, two T’s for $1,200 and a couple E’s, but their next call of P isn’t there. Third the Wilsons light up a $500 W, a $650 L, and three A’s, then come a $500 G, two I’s, a $650 V…but then the sole dud vowel of U. D & D then put up a $1,200 B pair and the last vowel of O…

B R E A T _ T A _ I N G
B A L _ O N _ / V I E W S

…another $950 is theirs and they’ll enjoy the BREATHTAKING BALCONY VIEWS during their stay at the Grand Palladium JAMAICA Resort & Spa worth $13,428.

DUDS: P (Williamses), U (Wilsons)

D & D: $18,978 cash & Jamaica/Williamses: $15,150 cash & spree/Wilsons: $1K


$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ P _ E _ / A / D
O R A _ G E S

The Williamses cut the deficit to $828 w/ APPLES AND ORANGES.

Speed-Up Round: EVENT

The consonants are worth $1,800 a pop on this Friday. After the frontloading W gets exposed early on…

W _ N N _ N _ / _
T _ _ _ N T / _ _ N T _ _ T

Dawn & Diana did more than just WINNING A TALENT CONTEST — they’ve punched their ticket to Bonusland.

D & D: $20,978 cash & Jamaica/Williamses: $18,150 cash & spree/Wilsons: $1K

GT: $41,128

WILLIAMSES SPIN ID: RR6031025 (Robert R.)
WILSONS SPIN ID: GN0564936 (Grace N.)


$100K Bonus Round
Diane takes the BW to the E of GAME.

Category: THING
1/2 the solution already…

E _ _ T
_ _ L L

I hate to break this to the Baker boys, but these ladies got this one in the bag w/ PXDI…

P _ L L

…and they easily solve EXIT POLL (it’s a survey of voters used to predict the outcome of an election) for $45K and a final total of $65,978 cash & trip!

LAST SPIN ID: CI0545179 (Cornelia I.)