WoF Recap: December 17, 2014

EPISODE #6113: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES

$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.

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

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

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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…

P E R F E C T
P L U M
P U D D I N G

…and another $9,100 is hers.

DUDS: S (Ashley), A (Jonathan), O (Ashley)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Katy

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

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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!

MAJOR PR!

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

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ 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)

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

GT: $57,888
BANKRUPT TRASH: only the MDW

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

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$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.)

MY EP. RATING: 8

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One thought on “WoF Recap: December 17, 2014

  1. JP Mackey December 18, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Katy did great tonight! She kept spinning when the puzzle may have seemed obvious, but it ended up working out for her very well!

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