WoF Recap: December 23, 2014

EPISODE #6117: SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ _ _ / Y _ _ R S _ L F
A T / H _ M _

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, Anne — you just won your first grand. Meeting the Tues. trio…

Anne Cawley: PhD student in mathematics education and violin player for 20 yrs. from Ann Arbor, MI
Victor Bowie: performs w/ a cover band from Decatur, GA (orig. from Nashville)
Julie Thayer: ukulele player who just completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from Waltham, MA

$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME

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

Anne IDs country singer WILLIE NELSON (Fun Fact: he was a member of the 70s supergroup The Highwaymen) to triple up.

FEATURED S.H. TRIP: L’Auberge Provencale in Virginia courtesy of BedandBreakfast.com worth $7,750
Tues./Thurs. $$$ Gift Tag: ZATARAIN’S

Round 1: SAME LETTER

She first chooses a $900 T but then a dud of R. Second, Victor calls up a $900 H but then buys a bad vowel of E. Third, Julie runs into trouble on the MDW’s right side. Back to Anne who finds an N for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, two I’s, and the SL bonus of three $700 S’s, but her A buy is no good. Following Victor’s dud of P, Julie picks a $700 L, two O’s to wipe out the vowel shop an M for the WC, and two $550 K’s…

S I L K _
S M O O T H
S _ I N

…she has SILKY SMOOTH SKIN for $2,050.

DUDS: R (Anne), E (Victor), A (Anne), P (Victor)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Julie

Victor: $0/Julie: $2,050 WC/Anne: $3K

Holiday Greeting #1: art dept.

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Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS

Victor’s off to a great $10,500 start w/ three N’s, three E’s and six I’s, followed by four S’s and two M’s at $700 a pop, two U’s, two $550 P’s, the other two vowels, and a FP Q. The board now…

M I S S I S S I P P I
Q U E E N
I _ / _ O U / _ N O _
_ _ A _ / I / M E A N

…he solves “MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN” by Mountain from ’70 for $15,050 and the lad!

PR!

Victor: $15,050/Julie: $2,050 WC/Anne: $3K

Repeating Bonus Puzzle Flashback: SAXOPHONIST

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H.G. #2: contestant coordinators

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Julie grabs that MDW right away w/ two N’s, FP E’s, but then loses that sparkly piece of cardboard along w/ her WC to the BANKRUPT near TD. Down Anne’s path second are a $550 G, two I’s, three $900 S’s, two $550 T’s, three $650 R’s, and two $700 H’s before the LaT strikes. Third for Victor are a $700 D, four A’s, three L’s for the same 1/2 CAR and two $900 F’s before he turns down his Fiesta opportunity…

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

…another $3,750 is his and he’ll be SEARCHING THE ISLAND FOR WATERFALLS on his hotwire trip to the Hilton Waikoloa Village in HAWAII (also includes an Ocean Sports sunset cruise) worth $7,259.

SOLE LaT: Anne
SOLE BANKRUPT: Julie
 
Victor: $26,059 cash & HI/Julie: $2,050/Anne: $3K 

H.G. #3: camera/audio

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$3K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ _ L Y
_ E _ T _ _ _ A _ T

Anne sweeps the Tossups w/ a FAMILY RESTAURANT.

Speed-Up Round: THING

Consonants will be worth $1,500. After our big leader puts up the C…

_ / C O N S _ R _ _ T _ _ _
_ S T _ M _ T _

…he blows the $3K solve w/ A CONSTRUCTIVE ESTIMATE, not keeping track of the C. Almost immediately after that come the twin V’s…

_ / C O N S _ R V _ T _ V _
_ S T _ M _ T _

…and Anne makes A CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE for nine grand.

DUDS: L (Victor), H (Julie)
SOLE DQ OF GAME: Victor’s blown solve

FINAL SCORES
Victor: $26,059 cash & HI/Julie: $2,050/Anne: $15K 

GT: $43,109
BANKRUPT TRASH: MDW and WC

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$100K Bonus Round
The second A of AMERICA’S is where Victor stops at.

Category: PERSON
Almost 1/2 the answer’s spotted to him…

_ _ _ _ L E
_ E R _

I like his chances after calling DHWU…

H U _ _ L E
H E R _

…but he STILL DOESN’T remember his HUMBLE HERO for the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: MR4358808

MY EP. RATING: 6

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