WoF Recap: January 8, 2015

EPISODE #6129: WEEKEND GETAWAYS 

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ T ‘ _ / A _ _ O _ T
_ _ _ _ _ _

Alli blows it w/ “IT’S ABOUT TIME, not counting her letters carefully.

_ T ‘ S / A _ _ O S T
F R I _ _ _

Cory rightly says “IT’S ALMOST FRIDAY”. The Thurs. panel is made up of…

Cory Nanus: actuary from Chicago
Alli Zack: production coordinator for small TV co. and actress who just started doing a web series from NY
Jackie Graisser: works for forklift and material handling co. for eight from South Plainfield, NJ

$2K Tossup: PEOPLE

B _ S I _ E S S
P _ _ _ _ _ _ S

Jackie botches the solve, too, w/ BUSINESS PEOPLE.

B U S I N E S S
P A _ _ N E _ S

Cory capitalizes again w/ BUSINESS PARTNERS.

FEATURED WG: Omni royal orleans worth $6,065

Round 1: EVENT

Getting him started are a $900 T, two A’s, and five E’s, but next is S for sorry. Second, Alli picks up the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ six N’s, buys three I’s, picks off a $600 R, and buys the other two vowels. That’s followed by two $900 C’s, and two G’s for the other 1/2 CAR. But she decides to go on…and she painfully BANKRUPTs next to TD to forfeit $20,625 cash & Versa — aargh! Jackie then puts up $900 M and V singles plus the twin D’s for $1,200 more…

R E C E I V I N G
A / _ E D D I N G
A N N O U C E M E N T

…she solves RECEIVING A WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT to tie Cory for the early lead at $3K.

SOLE DUD: S (Cory)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Alli

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Alli’s long road to recovery begins w/ a $900 N, an I, three TD R’s, and the rest of the vowel shop, but the other normal BANKRUPT strikes to the tune of $10,400 — man. Jackie next picks up the WC w/ a P, only to give that and the $500 right back to the same BANKRUPT. Third, Cory FPs a dud of Q and picks up both the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 and the Maui Jim gift tag w/ four S’s and an L, respectively, but he also falls victim to that same BANKRUPT and must hand over the $3,500 cash & shades plus the plate. Alli then puts up the F while on the MW near $800 and sees on the back side…$$$

P R O F E S S I O N A L
_ O _ E R
S _ O R _ S

…and she solves PROFESSIONAL BOXER SHORTS to keep the $10K. .

SOLE DUD: Q (Cory)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)

Cory: $3K/Alli: $10K/Jackie: $3K

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PP/Express Round: PLACE

Jackie instantly BANKRUPTS next to $650 for the second time tonight. Second, Cory LaTs out. Third for Alli are a $500 N but then a dud of R. Jackie quickly wastes another turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Cory’s second turn also goes by the board w/ T for trouble. Alli next picks up $14K worth of S’s and buys all of the vowels in one fell swoop…but that same pesky BANKRUPT comes by to flush away $13,250 — darn. Not only is this her third (and likely final) one of the game, she’s the NEW RECORD HOLDER for most winnings lost to BANKRUPT throughout a game. Jackie restarts w/ a $900 D but that same normal BANKRUPT KOs her for the third time this game (and it’s her fourth overall). Cory then lights up two $700 C’s and two L’s while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900…

C L A S S I C
S E A S I D E
_ U N _ A L O _

…he mercifully solves CLASSIC SEASIDE BUNGALOW for $2,400 and a hotwire trip to Mauna Laui Bay Hotel & Bungalows in HI.

DUDS: R (Alli), T (Cory)
SOLE LaT: Cory
BANKRUPTS: 4 (ladies)

Cory: $12,604 cash & HI/Alli: $10K/Jackie: $3K 

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$3K Tossup: THING

_ _ _ T _ _ Y
N _ _ _ L

Cory sweeps the Tossups w/ a MYSTERY NOVEL.

Speed-Up Round: WAYD?

The consonants pay off at $1,500 per appearance. After somebody inserts the double Z’s…

_ R _ _ R I N G
A / P I Z Z A

Cory’s ORDERING A PIZZA for $4,500 extra.

DUDS: S (Jackie), T (Cory), C (Cory), L (Alli), B (Cory), M (Alli)

FINAL SCORES
Cory: $20,104 cash & HI/Alli: $10K/Jackie: $3K 

GT: $33,104
NEW ALL-TIME WORST BANKRUPT TRASH (two extras withheld): $49,175 cash & prizes

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$100K Bonus Round
The BW lands on the I of SPIN.

Category: THING
This puzzle with the same layout like last nigh starts out as…

_ _ L _
_ E _ _

DPHO puts in at least two of a hot consonant…

_ _ L D
H E _ D

…he goofs w/ COLD HEAD at the start, but he rebounds w/ the right one of BALD HEAD for $45K! He leaves w/ $65,104 cash & trip.

$5K SPIN ID: LL1339888

MY EP. RATING: 6

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 8, 2015

  1. JP Mackey January 9, 2015 / 5:34 am

    TERRIBLE maingame, ESPECIALLY for Alli. Despite $45K being won in the BR, my rating is a flat out 5 thanks to those massive BANKRUPTS.

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