WoF Recap: March 23, 2015

Leave Winter Behind is back for another go-round this season w/ the same animated intro we first saw four years ago and a Winnebago up for grabs. Remember, the one offered this season is the 2015 Travato 59G Touring Coach (and sources say it has a base price of at least $85K!). 

EPISODE #6181: LEAVE WINTER BEHIND

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

R E C I P _ / F _ R
S _ C _ E _ _

Janet might have the RECIPE FOR SUCCESS. The lead-off panel this week…

Janet Schafer: call center worker for an airline from Kent, WA
Alicia French: works for the State Capitol for the Dept. of Senate in the Sergeant at Arms office from Antelope, CA

Robert Hamilton: inspector for major East Coast utility co. from Franklin Square, NY

$2K Tossup: THING

_ E _
B _ O _ S E R

They last used this as a Bonus Puzzle over five yrs, ago, but Robert doesn’t even know it.

_ E B
B _ O _ S E R 

Alicia solves WEB BROWSER.

FEATURED COLLETTE TRIP: Australia & Fiji worth $10,458
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: DICK’S Sporting Goods
1/2 CAR: Nissan Versa Note

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

She first calls two $900 N’s and two TD S’s to go to $6,800 already, then she buys triple E’s and I’s before becoming the first BANKRUPT victim of the week next to $650 to lose the $6,300 remainder. Second, Robert locates two T’s for $1,100, two O’s, double L’s for $1,400 more, and a $600 P. Board…

T E L E _ I S I O N
P E _ S O N _ L I T _

…he solves TELEVISION PERSONALITY for $2,850.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Alicia

Janet: $1K/Alicia: $2K/Robert: $2,850

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Robert gets that South Pacific wedge right away w/ two T’s, buys two E’s, and FPs a single A. He follows w/ three $550 R’s, two O’s, and three L’s while on the MW near $800 before taking the money for those (it would’ve worked, though). Unfortunately, he then spins up the other normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $15,608 cash & trip. Janet next uncovers the Y while on the same MW and flips it over. But after an $1,800 pair of N’s, the sole dud vowel of I stops her. Alicia then takes a $700 M, two FP C’s, a $600 K, but then the LaT. Following Robert’s $1,950 trio of S’s…

L O C _ / N E S S
M O N S T E R
T R _ C K / R A L L Y

…he solves LOCH NESS MONSTER TRUCK RALLY.

SOLE DUD: I (Janet)
SOLE LaT: Alicia
SOLE BANKRUPT: Robert

Janet: $1K/Alicia: $2K/Robert: $4,800 

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Janet leads off w/ an N for the DICK’s gift card, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650. Second for Alicia are two $800 T’s, an S for the MDW, a $650 R, a $550 L, an E, and two I’s, after which she spots two pairs of $900 H’s and W’s, and a TD G singleton. We now have…

E _ A _ T L _ / W H A T
I / W A S / H _ _ I N G
_ _ R

…this is EXACTLY WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR — she keeps that MDW along w/ another $9,400 plus a trip to the Crocodile Bay Resort in COSTA RICA worth $9,070.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Janet

Janet: $1K/Alicia: $20,470 cash & C.R. MDW/Robert: $4,800  

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ _ _ P H I C
D _ S I G _ E R

Robert IDs the job as a GRAPHIC DESIGNER.

Speed-Up Round: WAYD?

The first FS of the week is $1,900. After two T’s pop up on Vanna’s board…

T _ _ N _ _ N G
_ _ T / _ _ _ _

Alicia knows that THINKING OUT LOUD is key to winning her upcoming MDBR, as she makes the $3,800 solve.

FINAL SCORES
Janet: $1K/Alicia: $24,270 cash & C.R. MDW/Robert: $7,800 

GT: $33,070
BANKRUPT TRASH: $23,158 cash & prizes

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MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #11
Alicia’s husband Nick is holding that MDW, and she also brought along mom Olivia, father Ed, and her friend Lindsay. Her potential reward comes from the second A in AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Limited RSTLNE help…

_ _ _ _ _ _ N _
_ _ _ _

Most of MPDA are there, but they’re not gonna do much…

M A _ _ _ A N _
_ _ _ D

…she doesn’t remember the category as she goes way off the mark w/ MARIACHI BAND. That was MAHOGANY WOOD

…and she doesn’t win the $32K.

$1M LOCATION: M of GAME (six away)
$5K SPIN ID: JD2210023

MY EP. RATING: 5

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