WoF Recap: February 19, 2015

EPISODE #6159: HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE (HAWAII)

$1K Tossup: PLACES

_ W _ S _ M _
L _ V _ / _ _ _ L D S

Dawn totally blows it w/ AWESOME LOVE WORLDS.

_ W _ S O M _
L A V _ / _ _ _ L D S

Wiba gets AWESOME LAVA FIELDS. Let’s meet the gang on this next-to-last night from the Hilton Waikoloa Village…

Wiba Villanueva: aircraft mechanic supervisor for state’s Air National Guard from Miliani
Michelle Zalenski: clinical psychologist for dept. of edu. from Hilo (orig. from Pittsburgh)
Dawn Szewczyk: civil engineer w/ Dept. of Defense from Honolulu

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ / B E _ T / Y O U
T O / _ _ E / _ R A W

Dawn literally says to her opponents “I BEAT YOU TO THE DRAW”. 

FEATURED HOTWIRE TRIP: Hilton Sydney in Australia worth $6,800

Round 1: THE 90’s

She BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s left side right out of the gate. Second, Wiba calls up three FP A’s, three $650 N’s, an O, two $2,500 T’s, and two I’s, but his next call of G ends his turn. Third, Michelle takes a $700 P, three $500 S’s, three $800 R’s, and five E’s, then she…

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

…recalls the fact that KEANU REEVES STARS IN “POINT BREAK”.

SOLE DUD: G (Wiba)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dawn

Michelle: $4,350/Dawn: $2K/Wiba: $1K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Wiba leads off w/ a $550 N and three T’s while on the MW near LaT. He takes the obvious flip…no good. Second, Michelle LaTs out. Third, Dawn catches two $700 R’s, three E’s, two $500 H’s, four A’s, and three D’s for the Aussie vacation. The board…

D _ N ‘ T / _ E
A _ R A _ D / _ _ / T H E
D A R _
_ H _ _ _ _ A T E

…hey Dawn, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK CHOCOLATE when you’re visiting Sydney w/ another $3,400 in your pockets.

SOLE LaT: Michelle
SOLE BANKRUPT: Wiba

Michelle: $4,350/Dawn: $12,200 cash & Australia/Wiba: $1K

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PP/Express Round: EVENT

Michelle’s selections here are five T’s for $3K, three E’s, and two $500 S’s before she goes for a quick solve…

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

…she nails it for $3,750 and will be VISITING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY on a trip to the Conrad NEW YORK Hotel worth $9,900.

PR!

Michelle: $18K cash & NYC/Dawn: $12,200 cash & Australia/Wiba: $1K

—————–

$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN

E L E _ T _ I C
T E A _ _ T _ L E

Dawn doesn’t sound confident, but ELECTRIC TEAKETTLE is correct to go to $15,200.

Speed-Up Round: PEOPLE

Consonants pay off at $1,500 apiece. After the hot letter of three C’s show their faces…

C _ _ _ T R _ C T _ _ _
C R _ _

Michelle locks up this game by solving CONSTRUCTION CREW.

FINAL SCORES
Michelle: $22,500 cash & NYC/Dawn: $15,200 cash & Australia/Wiba: $1K

GT: $38,700
BANKRUPT TRASH: $550

—————–

$100K Bonus Round
That BW stops on the I in WIN for Michelle.

Category: PEOPLE
The last two letters are…

_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ E S

CDMA does for her…

_ _ M
_ _ D D _ E S

…whether she has GYM BUDDIES or not, she doesn’t even get the second word right w/ KIDDIES and DOODLES and loses the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: GR7539223

MY EP. RATING: 6

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