WoF Recap: January 20, 2015

EPISODE #6137: FABULOUS FOOD

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ _ L E – _ A Y _ R
L E _ _ _ / _ A _ E

Mike is incorrect w/ DOUBLE-LAYER LEMON CAKE.

_ _ I _ L E – _ A Y _ R
L E _ _ _ / _ A K E

Jen eats up some TRIPLE-LAYER LEMON CAKE to score first. Meeting Tuesday’s solvers…

Jen Crowe: business development manager for auto dealership group from Glen Ellen, CA
Mike Reiners: math teacher at Christ’s Household of Faith School, mobile app developerand  avid pianist from St. Paul, MN
Molly Fischman: grad student at Boston Univ. studying Speech Pathology who had gotten used to players who don’t win anything on the program receiving parting gifts from Philly

$2K Tossup: THINGS

P _ _ R L _
_ F / _ _ _ D _ M

Mike has the PEARLS OF WISDOM to be right this time.

FEATURED INTREPID TRIP: Turkey worth $7,790
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: restaurant.com

Round 1: PHRASE

Off he goes w/ two T’s for $1,600, a $550, two E’s and A’s, but then the LaT. Second, Molly picks up the Turkish trip w/ two C’s, buys an I and four O’s, lights up a $1,400 Y pair, and buys the last vowel of two U’s. But her next call of M is nowhere to be found. Over to Jen who finds a D for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, a $600 J, and a $650 G, then she…

Y O U / C A N ‘ T
J U D G E / A
_ O O _ / _ Y
I T _ / C O _ E _

…says YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER for $2,750.

SOLE DUD: M (Molly)
SOLE LaT: Mike

Molly: $0/Jen: $2,750 1/2 CAR/Mike: $2K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First, Molly calls up three T’s while on the MW near $800 and turns down the $3K offer for…the BANKRUPT. Second, Jen collects $4K worth of five R’s and the restaurant.com gift tag w/ two S’s, but after her triple E buy is the LaT. Mike then lights up a $10,500 trio of L’s…

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

…and solves STRAWBERRY SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL to keep that amount.

SOLE LaT: Jen
SOLE BANKRUPT: Molly

Molly: ZERO/Jen: $2,750 1/2 CAR/Mike: $12,500

Repeating BP Flashback: WILD CARD

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PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS

Jen’s first letters here are three T’s for $1,650, two $500 R’s, two $700 N’s, two $800 S’s, four E’s, and an A, then come two P’s for $1,600, an I and two O’s, and two C’s for $1,400 more before we look at…

T O _ C A N S
P E R C _ E _
I N / T R E E T O P S

…she banks another $7,650 and an $8K Apple Vacation to a place where she’ll see some TOUCANS PERCHED IN TREETOPS — the Occidental Hotels & Resorts in COSTA RICA.

PR!

Molly: ZILCH/Jen: $18,400 cash & C.R./Mike: $12,500

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$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ O _ _ _ / _ T _ D _ O
T _ U _

Mike takes a MOVIE STUDIO TOUR to narrow the deficit to $2,900.

Round 4: PLACES

Next on his letter list are two S’s for $1,200, three E’s, a FP O, two $900 P’s, and an $800 D…

 _ _ D E – O P E _
S P _ _ E S

…he sees some WIDE-OPEN SPACES and is back in the lead by $650.

PR #2!

Molly: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Jen: $18,400 cash & C.R./Mike: $19,050

Round 5: ON THE MAP

Two $500 T’s get Molly started, but it’s S-U time…

T _ _ / _ _ _ T _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

…w/ a $1,650 FS. Four H’s and two R’s later…

T H _ / _ _ _ T H _ R _
H _ _ _ _ _ H _ R _

 …Jen locates THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE for $3,300 and the win.

FINAL SCORES
Molly: $1K HARD LUCK GOOSEEGG/Jen: $21,700 cash & C.R./Mike: $19,050

GT: $41,750
BANKRUPT TRASH: NONE if you don’t count the $3K MW offer

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$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the W for Jen.

Category: FOOD & DRINK
Here’s 1/5 of the answer…

_ _ E _ _
T _ _ _ _

DMWA adds another pair of letters…

_ _ E W _
T A _ _ _

…but she doesn’t bite on either word of CHEWY TAFFY for the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: CC0989123

Mr. Food gives Pat and Vanna some baklava. 

MY EP. RATING: 6

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 20, 2015

  1. JP Mackey January 21, 2015 / 5:18 am

    Themed? Tough? Twice? Don't let this be the norm for BR puzzles this week, Wheel.

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  2. Andy Nguyen January 22, 2015 / 12:25 am

    Michael writes…

    “You know something, Andy? If all five bonus rounds are lost, I will declare one of them a technical win because I just want at least one successful solve for this particular week. Also, we can have a new episode on Saturday and Sunday.”

    Fuck up, Michael.

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