WoF Recap: January 27, 2015


$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ E _ _ _ E / B E A _ H
B O A _ D W A _ K

Nicole IDs the VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s meet Tuesday’s panel…

Nicole Weisenburger: software developer for leasing co. in the Twin Cities and two-time skydiver from Delano, MN
Evan Niesenson: NYU assistant director of alumni relations at NYC and grad student from NYC
Weatherly Schroeder: from Katy, TX (Pat mistakenly thought she and husband Chad of 4.5 yrs had two sets of identical twin bros.)

$2K Tossup: PEOPLE

 _ A N _ L / O F
_ X P _ R T S

This PANEL OF EXPERTS give Nicole’s solve solve a thumbs up, so she triples up.

FEATURED CC TRIP: caravan.com tour of the CC and Yosemite worth $6K
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She kicks off w/ two S’s for $1,400, four A’s, but then the LaT. Second, Evan wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Weatherly calls up two T’s for $1,200, two I’s, three N’s for $2,400 and two E’s to clean out the vowels. Following three TD W’s…

I T ‘ S / A / N E W
_ A W N
I T ‘ S / A / N E W
_ A _

…she exactly recites “IT’S A NEW DAWN, IT’S A NEW DAY” from Nina Simone for $10,600 and the early lead.

SOLE LaT: Nicole

Nicole: $3K/Evan: $0/Weatherly: $10,600


Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ

Evan’s up first w/ three T’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, five E’s and an A, two R’s for another $1,300, and an O, followed by two S’s for the tour, two L’s for $1,300, and five I’s to wipe out the vowel shop…

S _ I E _ _ E
_ I _ T I O _ / E _ I _
I _ T E R S T E L L A R

…he solves SCIENCE FICTION EPIC INTERSTELLAR for $10,100 cash & tour.


Nicole: $3K/Evan: $10,100 cash & tour 1/2 CAR/Weatherly: $10,600


PP/Express Round: RHYME TIME

First on Weatherly’s letter menu are an S for the MDW, a FP dud of I (the only bad vowel of this puzzle), three T’s for $2,700, and the four good vowels. But after a $600 L is the other BANKRUPT to let $2,300 and her MDW go up in smoke. Nicole then puts up three $700 D’s, four Y’s and an N ($900 a pop for those five) before facing this…

D O N ‘ T / D E L A Y
_ O O _ / Y O U _
S T A Y / T O D A Y

…she says “DON’T DELAY, BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY” for $6,600 and a trip to the Si Como No Resort in COSTA RICA worth $6,928; everybody is now five figures!
SOLE DUD: I (Weatherly)

Nicole: $16,528 cash & trip/Evan: $10,100 cash & tour/Weatherly: $10,600


$3K Tossup: PHRASE

_ H E / _ _ A D
T O / R _ _ _ E S

Evan fouls that one up w/ THE LAND TO RICHES.

_ H E / R _ A D
T O / R _ _ _ E S

Weatherly continues THE ROAD TO RICHES to move to $13,600.

Round 4: THING

Her first picks are three T’s for $1,650, two A’s, a $500 N, but then I for invalid. Second, Nicole BANKRUPTs next to TD. Third, Evan captures a TD L, four E’s, and three C’s for another 15 grand
L E T T E _ / _ _
A C C E _ T A N C E

…he makes the $19,750 solve of LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE!

SOLE DUD: I (Weatherly)

Nicole: $16,528 cash & trip/Evan: $29,850 cash & tour/Weatherly: $13,600


Speed-Up Round: WAYD?

Oh, Evan just inspired Pat — it’s a $6K Final Spin! After a B shows its face…

R _ B _ _ T _ N G
T H _ / _ _ M _ _ T _ R

Nicole’s REBOOTING THE COMPUTER for $18K and the win!

Nicole: $34,528 cash & trip/Evan: $29,850 cash & tour/Weatherly: $13,600 

GT: $77,978! (2nd-highest of season)
BANKRUPT TRASH (MDW excluded): $2,300


$100K Bonus Round
BTW, the Jeep Cherokee on offer this week is the Trailhawk edition and it’s worth at least $30K according to that car’s website. Nicole lands on the I of WIN.

Category: THING
I think I know this…

_ _ _ _ L _
S _ _ _ 

Unfortunately, she’s CDMA conservative…

_ _ _ _ L _
S _ A _

…she’s wrong w/ BUBBLE SOAP, but she then nails BUBBLY SOAP! As a result…

…she pulls an Emil de Leon moment by winning the $45K, giving her a final total of $79,528 cash & trip!

$5K SPIN ID: JA4373517

VIDEO BONUS: Nicole’s EPIC solve!



One thought on “WoF Recap: January 27, 2015

  1. JP Mackey January 28, 2015 / 4:00 am

    Whoa…kinda like last night, but no. My rating is a 10! And I sure thought of Emil during that BR solve!

    WTG to everybody!!!


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