WoF Recap: May 19, 2015

EPISODE #6222: SPIN INTO SUMMER

$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ _ / _ O U _ _ H
_ F / _ _ _ _

In about 1.5 months from now, we’re celebrating THE FOURTH OF JULY, and Gavin has the right answer to be interviewed first…

Gavin Shepherd: Coast Guard Operations Specialist w/ cats named Reese Whiskerspoon and Cat Sajak from Seattle (orig. from Oregon)
Sydney Guillaume: was an acting student at USC from Los Angeles (she moved to TX when she was seven before coming back to L.A.)
Nancy Sanchez: Harper Junior HS band teacher who plays the French horn from Vacaville, CA

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ T / _ _ S / M E A _ T
_ O / _ _

IT WAS MEANT TO BE for Nancy to solve this one.

FEATURED TRIP: Hawaii from honolulu.BUZZ worth $7,455
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: LUGGAGEPOINT

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

Her opening letters are a $550 N, buys of three I’s and two E’s, two $800 R’s, three $700 S’s, and three A’s, followed by a $900 T, an H for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, the last vowel of O and a $1,200 L pair. The board…

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

…I’ve never seen a menu item CREAMY COLESLAW WITH RAISINS, but she’s right for $5,850 and a new total of $7,850.

PR

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Gavin’s first moves are calling a $1,400 pair of T’s, buying two E’s, but then BANKRUPTing near $650. Sydney secondly FPs five A’s, but runs into the other normal one. Nancy thirdly selects four L’s for $3,600 and the SL Bonus of five B’s for the WC. We now have…

B A _ E B A L L
B A _ _ E T B A L L / &
B A _ _ _ _ T _ _

…she solves the B sports of BASEBALL, BASKETBALL & BADMINTON for another $7,100.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Nancy’s opponents)

Sydney: ZILCH/Nancy: $14,950 1/2 CAR WC/Gavin: $1K

Repeating BP Flashback: LOOKING SPIFFY

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Sydney starts this critical round w/ a $2,400 N trio, triple the I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650. Second, Nancy finds two G’s for $1,200, buys an A, but then LaTs out. Third, Gavin takes a $900 T and the last vowel of two O’s, but a bad D call ends his turn. After Sydney repeats the T while on the other 1/2 CAR, Nancy says three $500 S’s and we’re looking at…

S O A _ I N G / I N
_ O T / S _ _ I N G S

…she leaves out the second word at first, but she catches herself and she’ll be SOAKING IN HOT SPRINGS on the caravan.com tour of COSTA RICA; she’s also won another $2,450

SOLE DUD: D (Gavin)
SOLE LaT: Nancy
HER 2ND BANKRUPT: Sydney
SOLE DQ: Sydney’s T repeat

Sydney: BUPKIS/Nancy: $23,400 cash & tour WC/Gavin: $1K 

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$3K Tossup: PERSON

A _ _ _ _ N O _ E R

Gavin flubs w/ ANNOUNCER.

A _ T _ _ N O M E R

Nancy solves ASTRONOMER to pad her lead even more.

Round 4: THINGS

Unfortunately, she insta-BANKRUPTs near $650 to give up that WC. Gavin secondly has the same fate w/ the other normal one. Third for Sydney are a $500 T, two S’s to triple up, an A, two $700 N’s, and two O’s, but it’s S-U time…

O _ _ / _ O _ S / A N _
N _ _ / T _ _ _ _ S

…and the remaining consonants are each worth the big one! She then calls the triple D’s…

O _ D / D O _ S / A N D
N _ _ / T _ _ _ _ S

…she solves OLD DOGS AND NEW TRICKS for her only $20,400 on the night!

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Sydney’s opponents)

FINAL SCORES
Sydney: $20,400/Nancy: $26,400 cash & tour WC/Gavin: $1K  

GT: $47,800
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC withheld): $3,300

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$100K Bonus Round
The W calls out Nancy’s name.

Category: PHRASE
Two letters on the top line to start…

_ _ _ L _ / _ _ R
_ / _ _ _

DMPA adds besides the obvious A…

A P P L _ / _ _ R
A / _ _ _

…this is what everybody needs to do after graduating for college, but she doesn’t even get the first word right w/ APPLE. It was APPLY FOR A JOB, and she doesn’t win $32K. 

$5K SPIN ID: KK6807820

MY EP. RATING: 6

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5 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 19, 2015

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley May 20, 2015 / 12:38 am

    A wild episode to finish especially Sydney who almost tied it but Nancy held on and won it by $6000 but a BR loss lowers my rating a bit.

    My rating: 6

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  2. yohan sur May 20, 2015 / 1:06 am

    if sydney one more contestant or sydney win for $3k toss-up tie breaker almost 9 years.
    this BR puzzle another easy, but still blow it one.
    ep.rating : 6.5

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  3. JP Mackey May 20, 2015 / 4:26 am

    Great to see Sydney get on the board in a big way!

    But the BR…you know what, I fell for the APPLE trap too.

    And poor Gavin.

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  4. itsmrben May 20, 2015 / 4:28 am

    Holy shit… I think GS Kingdom just closed.

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  5. Andy Nguyen May 20, 2015 / 4:34 am

    I saw this too. Now, if only could Bobby invite you guys as well as myself since we never troll.

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