WoF Recap: New Year’s Day 2015


This is the solo-player version episode of the SSS.


_ _ _ _
_ E _ / Y _ A R

Bob takes a stab with BABY NEW YEARby golly, he got it. Here’s the first panel of 2015…

Bob Kilman: real estate worker and NYU real estate teacher from Briarcliff Manor, NY
Candace Farris: Eastern Michigan Univ. graduate w/ Master’s in Public Admin. and thrill seeker from Detroit married to Timothy for six yrs.
Nicole Comer: property manager & actress/writer born in Detroit and grew up in Houston

$2K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ _ _ / _ A Y
F _ _ _ _ _ _

Candace jumps the gun.

_ _ _ _ _ / B A Y
F _ _ _ _ _ _

Bob triples up w/ TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA.

FEATURED TRIP: ASTON Lakeland Village in Lake Tahoe worth $6,405

Round 1: THINGS

The first letters called this year are two R’s for $1,200, two E’s, a $700 S, and two A’s before he BANKRUPTS near TD to lose $1,400. Second, Candace wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Third, Nicole collects the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ an N and exchanges the $500 for an I and three O’s to clean out the vowels. Following those picks are two $550 D’s, a TD G, two $900 T’s, two $700 H’s, but then C for crud. Bob then puts up an $1,800 pair of P’s…

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


SOLE DUD: C (Nicole)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other players)

Ladies: $0 each/Bob: $4,800


Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK 

Candace first calls up two T’s for the other 1/2 CAR, four E’s, three TD R’s, three $650 S’s and two A’s before she lights up two N’s via the MW near $800 and obviously takes the money for those letters (it would’ve worked, though). Unfortunately, her next spin is the LaT to leave $14,950 and her plate on the table. Nicole then puts up a $700 H, two O’s, a $650 G and three $550 L’s…

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

…she picks up some SOUTHERN-STYLE COLLARD GREENS to get on the board w/ $2,750.

SOLE LaT: Candace

Candace: TOUGH LUCK/Nicole: $2,750/Bob: $4,800


PP/Express Round: PLACE

There goes Nicole w/ a $900 T, four E’s, two H’s for $1,800 more, two I’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Second, Bob BANKRUPTS near $650. Third, Candace captures an S for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, two $550 R’s, two TD C’s, and the other two good vowels…

T H E / R I C H / _ _ U E
C A R I _ _ E A _ / S E A

…she wins her first $8,100 and will be seeing THE RICH, BLUE CARIBBEAN SEA on her hotwire trip to St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in ST. LUCIA.

SOLE DUD: O (Nicole)
Candace: $15,190 cash & St. Lucia/Nicole: $2,750/Bob: $4,800


$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ A V O _ / T H E
_ _ A _ O _

Bob runs the Tossups w/ SAVOR THE FLAVOR.


First for him are two $550 R’s, two E’s, but then the LaT. Second for Candace are two T’s and an S at $700 a pop, but then the S-U signal…

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

…and the first FS of the year is $1,900. The frontloading I is pup up…

I L L _ S T R _ T E D
_ _ L L / C _ L E N D _ R

….but Nicole blows the solve by a letter w/ ILLUSTRATED HALL CALENDAR. Bob then puts up the W…

I L L _ S T R _ T E D
W _ L L / C _ L E N D _ R

…and solves ILLUSTRATED WALL CALENDAR for $6,550.

SOLE DQ: Nicole’s blown solve

Candace: $15,190 cash & St. Lucia/Nicole: $2,750/Bob: $14,350

This is another case where a player needed just the PP round to win.

GT: $32,290


$100K Bonus Round
The M in AMERICA’S calls out Candace’s name.

Category: THING
First off…

R _ _ S _ N _
_ _ _ L _ _ S E

CDGO doesn’t add much besides the obvious G…

R O _ S _ N G
_ _ _ L _ _ S E

…there won’t be any ROUSING APPLAUSE for her, because $40K goes down the drain.

$5K SPIN ID: DH2523916



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