WoF Recap: March 19, 2015

EPISODE #6179: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 3)

We’re on the California Coast set where we set a new all-time weekly total without even hitting either grand prize.

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ D _
_ _ L A _ D

Bill locates RHODE ISLAND. Thursday’s trio…

Bill Vitale: title insurance co. worker who brews his own beer and is a Michigan St. fan from Rochester, MI
Annie Gerstner: hairstylist for men from Auburn, WA
Penny Montibon: co-manager of a trucking co. from Hilo, HI

$2K Tossup: THINGS

S H O C _
_ _ S O R _ E _ S

Annie gets out these SHOCK ABSORBERS.

FEATURED $6K SS: overstock

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

Two $600 T’s get her started, but she then buys the sole dud vowel of E. Second, Penny FPs four A’s, picks up $10K worth of four N’s plus $2,400 more from four S’s, and buys four I’s, then she…

T _ I S / _ A N _ / I S
_ _ _ _ / _ A N _
T _ I S / _ A N _ / I S
_ _ / _ A N _

…exactly recites “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND” for $12,150.

SOLE DUD: E (Annie)

Annie: $2K/Penny: $12,150/Bill: $1K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Fresh off of that nice R1, Penny starts this one on a bad note w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Bill locates two T’s and an N at $900 a pop, two E’s, two $550 R’s, and two A’s, followed by an S for the 1/2 CAR next to the pink $900, a $550 P, an I, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. After an $1,100 pair of C’s…

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

…you might not like the nutrition facts for a BOSTON CREAM PIE CHART, but this guy scores another $4,950.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Penny

Annie: $2K/Penny: $12,150/Bill: $5,950 1/2 CAR 

Repeating Bonus Puzzle Flashback: DUCK POND

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PP/Express Round: PEOPLE

That man at the end spots a TD S, four $900 R’s, and seven E’s before he goes for a quick solve…

_ E R _
E _ _ E R _ E _ _ E _
_ R _ _ E _ E R S

…he should be one of those VERY EXPERIENCED TRAVELERS, because he’s won $6,850 plus the $6K caravan.com PANAMA TOUR.

PR!

Annie: $2K/Penny: $12,150/Bill: $18,800 cash & tour

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$3K Tossup: PHRASE

S T _ N D _ _ _ / _ _ _ M
_ N L _

Tonight’s STANDING ROOM ONLY audience applauds Bill for making this solve. 

Round 4: PLACE

He and Annie call instant duds of T and R, respectively. Third, Penny sees in her future three FP E’s, a $500 N, but no L. Bill restarts w/ two $900 S’s, an I, two $900 C’s, an O, but then the sole dud vowel of A. After Annie BANKRUPTs next to $650, Penny plugs in a $900 F and the twin U’s…

_ U S E U _ / O F
S C I E N C E

…she solves MUSEUM OF SCIENCE for $1,150.

DUDS: T (Bill), R (Annie), L (Penny), A (Bill)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Annie
 
Annie: $2K/Penny: $13,300/Bill: $21,800 cash & tour

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Round 5: PROPER NAME

Annie’s selections here are an $800 N, a FP dud of E, a $500 M, two A’s, a $600 C, and two $550 H’s. Board…

H _ _ H
_ A C _ M A N

…Shanda Clarke IDd this guy for $100K on the Wed. episode of Teacher’s Week in ’07, and Annie knows that’s HUGH JACKMAN for $2,750.

SOLE DUD: E (Annie)

Annie: $4,750/Penny: $13,300/Bill: $21,800 cash & tour

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Speed-Up Round: RHYME TIME

It’s a $1,650 FS. Penny puts up the triple N’s at the start but is way off w/ HAND AND HAND. She gets another shot after calling the W…

W _ N _
_ N D / D _ N _

WINE AND DINE is right for $6,600.

SOLE DUD: T (Annie)
SOLE DQ: Penny’s throwaway solve

FINAL SCORES
Annie: $4,750/Penny: $19,900/Bill: $21,800 cash & tour 

GT: $46,450
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!

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$100K Bonus Round
Bill takes out the W envelope.

Category: THING
The second word should be established already…

_ R _ _ _
_ _ R T R _ _ T

CPMA adds besides the two on the bottom…

_ R _ _ P
P _ R T R A _ T

…there will be a GROUP PORTRAIT of him, his brother Sam, and friend Yan celebrating Bill’s $32K victory, so he leaves w/ $53,800 cash & tour. 

$5K SPIN ID: IJ6898303

MY EP. RATING: 7

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One thought on “WoF Recap: March 19, 2015

  1. JP Mackey March 20, 2015 / 4:31 am

    This whole set was magical! And great to see another Round 6 (I didn't get expect that, but rather extra time in Round 5)! My rating is an 8.

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