WoF Recap: March 26, 2015

EPISODE #6184: LEAVE WINTER BEHIND

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

S P _ _ _ G / I _
_ _ / T _ E / _ _ R

Jason rightly says “SPRING IS IN THE AIR”. The lowdown on him and the girls…

Jason Merz: landscape-design business owner (who has 37 watches) from Mt. Sinai, NY
Kristina Egger: financial-service industry worker, public speaker & worker for nonprofit agency for animal alliance from Levittown, PA
Michelle Robinson: nurse from Eastpointe, MI

$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME

N E _ _ / _ _ _ R _ C K
H A R R I _

Kristina IDs former “How I Met Your Mother” star NEIL PATRICK HARRIS.

FEATURED TRIP: $6,500 Costa Mediterranean Cruise

Round 1: MOVIE QUOTE

She wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second Michelle FPs two E’s, but then loses her turn just as quick w/ the T. Third, Jason runs into the other MDW BANKRUPT. Kristina restarts w/ two $700 M’s, buys an I, but then BANKRUPTs near TD. Michelle’s second turn sees her calling two $800 Y’s, an A, two R’s and a D at $700 apiece, two O’s, but then N for negative. Jason then lights up an $800 F, the last vowel of U, and a C for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900…

I ‘ M / R E A D Y / F O R
M Y / C _ O _ E – U _

…he recites “I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP” from the ’50 film “Sunset Boulevard” for $2,050.

DUDS (both by Michelle): T and N
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Kristina 2x, Jason)

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Both Michelle and Jason quickly strike out w/ N and T, respectively (the guy was on the MW near LaT). Third in line, Kristina spots four S’s for $3,600, buys four E’s, and grabs the SWIMOUTLET.com gift tag w/ an R, but she then gets his third BANKRUPT of the game courtesy of the one near $650 to forfeit $4,850 cash & GT. Michelle next uncovers triple D’s while on the same MW and finds on the back…the $$$! But her latest turn ends w/ M for mistake. Afterwards, we have three penalty spins in a rowJason on the MDW’s right side to lose his plate, Kristina on LaT, and Michelle on the BANKRUPT near TD to lose that $10K prize. Jason then lights up the SL Bonus of three G’s for the other 1/2 CAR

G R E E _
G _ D S / &
G _ D D E S S E S

…he solves GREEK GODS & GODDESSES for $2,500.

DUDS: N (Michelle), T (Jason), M (Michelle)
SOLE LaT: Kristina
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

Michelle: NOTHING/Jason: $4,550 1/2 CAR/Kristina: $2K

Repeating Bonus Puzzle Flashback: PHOTO FINISH

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PP/Express Round: THING

Jason leads off w/ an $800 T, five E’s, two A’s, and a P for his second 1/2 CAR from the same spot he landed on before, followed by two $650 S’s, two $800 C’s, and the remainder of the vowels (two U’s and an I)…

A / _ U I E T
S E C _ U _ E _
E S C A P E

…in addition to $3,200 and the Nissan Versa Note, he’s won a trip to A QUIET SECLUDED ESCAPE — the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in BARBADOS; that round was worth $24,326 to him!

MAJOR PR!

Michelle: NIL/Jason: $28,876 cash & prizes/Kristina: $2K

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ T H _ _ _ I C
T _ A _ _ _ R

Jason’s solved ATHLETIC TRAINER to close in on the $32K mark.

Round 4: SONG LYRICS

S for sorry is how he begins. Second for Kristina are a $700 N, two TD T’s, three O’s, two $500 R’s, and the rest of the vowels, but here comes LaT to likely cost her $10,450. Michelle then puts up the twin $900 P’s and double $500 C’s…

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

…she solves Chuck Berry’s ’64 hit “NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO” to finally score her first $2,800.

SOLE DUD: S (Jason)
SOLE LaT: Kristina

Michelle: $2,800/Jason: $31,876 cash & prizes/Kristina: $2K 

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Speed-Up Round: WAYD?

$1,900 per consonant here. After that man spots the X…

_ _ T T _ N G / _
G _ _ D / _ X _ _ _ L _

…he’s  SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE for another $5,700.

FINAL SCORES
Michelle: $2,800/Jason: $37,576 cash & prizes/Kristina: $2K

GT: $42,376
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $16K cash & GT

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$100K Bonus Round
Jason has the * envelope.

Category: THING
This trio of letters pop up first…

_ _ _ _ E T
_ _ _ R _

GPHO gives him…

P O _ _ E T
_ _ _ R _

…only the first word of POCKET DIARY and he’s the third $32K loser of the week. 

$5K SPIN ID: JD5813733

MY EP. RATING: 7

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