WoF Recap: February 4, 2015


$1K Tossup: THING

_ C _ _ V E
_ _ _ _ S _ Y L E

Paul has a brain fart.

_ C _ _ V E
_ I F _ S _ Y L E

Jenny has an ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. Next to play are..

Jenny Riehl: speech language pathologist and part-time Zumba instructor from Kingston, NY
Laura Poochigan: 5th/6th Grade instructor & adrenaline junkie from Fresno, CA
Paul Mategna: flight-test engineer at Edward’s (and used to be an A.F. engineer) from Rosamond, CA

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

_ T A Y _ _ G
M O T I _ _ _ E D

Paul should be STAYING MOTIVATED as he gets on the board this time.


T for terrible is how he starts. Second, Jenny wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, Laura calls up an N for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, three E’s, and S for that MDW, but then L for loss while on the $7,500 prize. Returning to Paul who puts in two H’s for $1,100, five A’s, two $700 R’s, and an I to clean out the vowels. But after an $800 G is the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $2,800. Jenny then lights up twin P’s for $1,100 and two Y’s for another grand…

H A P P Y / _ A Y S / A R E
H E R E / A G A I N

…she solves “HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN” for $2,100.

DUDS: T (Paul), L (Laura)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jenny, Paul)

Paul: $2K/Jenny: $3,100/Laura: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Jenny’s first moves are calling two T’s for $1,200, but then LOSING A TURN. Both Laura and Paul then dud out w/ N and S, respectively (he was on TD). Back to Jenny who buys an I and three O’s, picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ a G, and buys the rest of the vowel shop (two U’s, three E’s, A), after which she says three $500 B’s and an H while on the MW near $800. She risks $1,950 and her plate to find…$$$

I / G O T / _ O U
T H E / B _ U E / O _

…and slowly solves “I GOT YOU BABE THE BLUE OX” for an $11,950 payoff.

DUDS: N (Laura), S (Paul)
SOLE LaT: Jenny

Paul: $2K/Jenny: $15,050 1/2 CAR/Laura: NIL


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Laura quickly BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second for Paul are a $700 T, two E’s, three $600 H’s, an I, three $800 S’s, and an A, followed by two W’s for $1,200, three O’s, and an $800 F. The board…

S _ _ _ _ / W I T H
_ O / _ H A _ _ E
_ F / S H O W E _ S

…he stops himself after saying “SUNNY WITH A…”, but he ultimately takes too long so that will cost him $5,900. As for Jenny, she nearly falls into the same trap as him, but solves SUNNY WITH NO CHANCE OF SHOWERS for a $7,455 trip to HAWAII courtesy of honolulu.BUZZ. 

SOLE DQ: Paul’s T-O

Paul: $2K/Jenny: $22,505 c ash & HI/Laura: NADA


$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

T O _ _ T H E R
_ O _ E V _ _

Laura and that $1K gooseegg are no longer TOGETHER FOREVER.

Round 4: PLACE

She says an automatic dud of N. Second, Paul picks two T’s for $1,400 and buys two E’s, but it’s S-U time…

_ _ _ _ _ E T _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ T

…w/ a $1,500 FS. After he puts up two L’s on his next turn…

R _ _ _ _ E T _ _ L L
_ _ _ R T

…he solves RACQUETBALL COURT just before the buzzer for $4,150.

DUDS: N (Laura before FS), H (Paul after FS)

Paul: $6,150/Jenny: $22,505 cash & HI/Laura: $3K

GT: $31,655


$100K Bonus Round
Jenny takes that BW to the M of GAME.

Category: THING
She needs some help in the bottom word…

_ _ T E R
_ _ _ _ R

HMPA should do it…

_ A T E R
_ A P _ R

…she doesn’t sound too sure w/ her guess of WATER VAPOR, but that’s right for the $32K and a final total of $54,505 cash & trip. 

$5K SPIN ID: TB1127102



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: February 4, 2015

  1. JP Mackey February 5, 2015 / 3:14 am

    Wow, no shutout so far. I'm impressed. BTW the town is Rosamond (credit to a Google search), and they left a null cycle in R2? I can see why…right afterwards, Jenny bought a vowel.


  2. JP Mackey March 7, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Laura always picked the N to start her turn when she got the chance…and unlike Art from 11/27/14, it mostly didn't work out for her. Just saying. Starting with the N when it's not EVENT or WAYD? is peculiar to me.


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