WoF Recap: December 29, 2014

EPISODE #6121: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 2) 

The first set of the week is “Wheel was Here”.

$1K Tossup: LANDMARK

W A L D E N
P _ _ _

Gany, there is no such location called WALDEN PARK. Victoria then capitalizes with WALDEN POND. The Mon. panel…

Victoria Silcox: attorney in Long Beach who’s also participated in the Running of the Bulls from Lakewood, CA
Sue Larson: math educator w/ six stepchildren, nine great grandchildren & a great grandson from Goodyear, AZ
Gany Lacuesta: musician & Hawaiian food caterer (because he was born/raised in Maui) from Lewiston, OH

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING (Pat mistakenly said the plural form)

R E D – _ A I L _ D
_ _ W _

Victoria triples up w/ RED-TAILED HAWK.

FEATURED TRIP: Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA worth $7,300
$$$ Gift Tag: Nature’s Own
1/2 CAR: ’15 Fiesta

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

She leads the way w/ two T’s for $1,400, three I’s, but then S for stop. Second, Sue picks up the gift tag but LaTs out just as quick. Third, Gany has an insta-BANKRUPT near TD. Victoria resumes her play w/ a $600 H, the rest of the vowel shop (the U was said on FP), and two TD L’s before she…

I / _ E E L / _ O O _
I / _ N E _ / T H A T
I / _ O U L _

…says the James Brown lyrics “I FEEL GOOD, I KNEW THAT I WOULD” to triple the three grand in her bank.

SOLE DUD: S (Victoria)
SOLE LaT: Sue
SOLE BANKRUPT: Gany

Victoria: $9K/Everybody else: $0 each

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Sue starts the search here w/ two T’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, an E and two O’s, but the S lets down a lady for the second round in a row. Gany secondly reels in two R’s for $1,600, an A, a $550 H and an N while on the MW near LaT. He declines a $1,900 risk…

H O T
_ O _
T R A _ N E R

…and solves HOT DOG TRAINER for $2,900. He would’ve been unhappy had he flipped it over.

SOLE DUD: S (Sue)

Victoria: $9K/Sue: ZIP/Gany: $2,900

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PP/Express Round: SAME LETTER

His first letter of R is no good. Second, Victoria takes two T’s for the same 1/2 CAR, buys two E’s, and quickly gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ an S. Afterwards, she buys three A’s, lights up a $1K N pair, and buys four I’s before she…

_ A _ E S T I _
_ A _ N I _ I _ E N T
_ A _ I

…wins another $1,750 and the Fiesta plus a hotwire trip to the Napili Kai Beach Resort in MAJESTIC, MAGNIFICENT MAUI  for a total of $23,390 in that round alone!

SOLE DUD: R (Gany — what a shame that dud prevented him from going back to HI)

Victoria: $32,390 cash & prizes/Sue: ZILCH/Gany: $2,900  

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$3K Tossup: PLACE

O B _ _ _ V _ T _ _ N
D _ C K

Sue’s off the schneid w/ an OBSERVATION DECK.

Round 4: QUOTATION

She says a quick dud of T. Second for Gany are a $500 S, but then A for awful. Third for Victoria are a $500 N, a $550 R, three E’s, and an I, followed by a $500 L and two O’s to clean out the vowels…

_ N O _ L E _ _ E
I S / _ O _ E R

…she says “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER” for another grand.

DUDS: T (Sue), A (Gany)
 
Victoria: $33,390 cash & prizes/Sue: $3K/Gany: $2,900 

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Speed-Up Round: PHRASE

$1,500 per consonant in this part of the game. After the double N’s pop up…

T H _ N _ _ / _ R _
_ O O _ _ N _ / _ _

….THINGS ARE LOOKING UP for Victoria because she’s pocketed another $4,500.

FINAL SCORES
Victoria: $37,890 cash & prizes/Sue: $3K/Gany: $2,900

GT: $43,790
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!

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$100K Bonus Round
Victoria’s envelope will be the second A of AMERICA’S.

Category: SHOW BIZ
The second letter of it is…

_ R _ _ _ _ _ _

PMDO puts in a couple more letters…

_ R O _ D _ _ _

…she IDs the New York theater district of BROADWAY! But we hate to break it to her…

…she’s the FIRST DOUBLE-CAR WINNER OF THE SEASON w/ this ’15 BMW X3 worth $43,825 (the envelope for it said “SUV & $5000”)! That puts her in a close fourth on this season’s leaderboard w/ $86,715 cash & prizes!

$5K SPIN ID: KB0705795

MY EP. RATING: 8

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One thought on “WoF Recap: December 29, 2014

  1. JP Mackey January 8, 2015 / 12:26 am

    WTG Victoria! And double WTG for SHOW BIZ being in the BR!

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