WoF Recap: June 11, 2015


$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ R O W _ N G
A / B E A _ _

Looks like Trevor is indeed GROWING A BEARD. Now for Thursday’s manly panel…

Trevor Anthony: owner of a dinner theater that burned down who’s homeschooling his oldest son from San Antonio
Harry Limauro: from Ventura, CA
Jason DeMilia: sales mgr (and coaches both his sons in baseball) from Escondido, CA

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

T H _ / _ A N
W _ _ H / T _ _ / _ _ _ N

Trevor’s THE (temporary) MAN WITH THE PLAN. And BTW, Pat’s beginning to call the announcer “Jimbo”.

Round 1: PHRASE

He leads off w/ three T’s for $2,700, three N’s to double up, a $900 S, two A’s and two I’s, followed by a $900 H, four D’s for $3,600 more and three E’s (he’s been spinning the yellow $900 every time) before he faces this…

A N D / T H E _
S A I D / I T
_ _ _ _ D N ‘ T
_ E / D _ N E

…he blows the solve by one letter w/ “AND THEN SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE“, so $10,050 could very well go down the drain for him. Harry then picks a $900 Y and a TD C…

A N D / T H E Y
S A I D / I T
C _ _ _ D N ‘ T
_ E / D _ N E

…he capitalizes on the $3,400 solve w/ “AND THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE”.

SOLE DQ: Trevor’s blown solve


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Harry first takes control of a $650 R, buys two A’s and E’s, but then says F for flunk while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Jason secondly gets that same plate w/ an N, then he spins his way to an L, I, K, two P’s (all of those consonants came from that same green $500 space), and the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $2,250 and the plate. Trevor then semi-spingles for a $900 Y, buys an O…

O R _ A N

…and redeems himself w/ a LEAKY PIPE ORGAN.

SOLE DUD: F (Harry)

Harry: $3,400/Jason: NADA/Trevor: $4K

Bonus Puzzle Flashback (last one of season): EVENT (early ’00)
This guy went CDMA…

C A T C _ / A
_ _ _ / _ L _

…but failed to CATCH A POP FLY.


PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Jason’s initial choices are two TD N’s, a $900 G, the obvious I, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Second, Trevor BANKRUPTs near TD. Coming Harry’s way third are a $1,500 R trio, two E’s, two $650 T’s, two O’s, and a $2,700 H trio before we look at…

_ _ R _ I N G / T H E
N O R T H / _ H O R E

…he wins another $5K and will be SURFING THE NORTH SHORE while at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki in OAHU courtesy of Apple Vacations worth $7,100.

SOLE DUD: A (Jason)
Harry: $15,500 cash & HI/Jason: NIL/Trevor: $4K 


$3K Tossup: PERSON

B U _ _ N E _ S
T _ A _ E _ E R

Trevor the BUSINESS TRAVELER sweeps those Tossups.


Next on his letter list are a $500 N, three T’s to x4 up, four E’s, $500 H and M singles (he’s spun that same green $500 next to TD every time), and the final vowel of A…

M E E T / T H E
_ A _ E N T _

…he solves “MEET THE PARENTS” for $2,500.


Harry: $15,500 cash & HI/Jason: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Trevor: $9,500


Speed-Up Round: PLACE
Here’s another $1,500 FS for ya. Midway in the round, Trevor takes out the two N’s…

H _ N T _ N _
_ _ _ _ _

…but he’s wrong w/ HUNTING FIELD (that was my guess, too) and HUNTING GROUND. One I and two G’s later…

H _ N T _ N G
_ _ _ G E

Jason’s guess of HUNTING RANGE is not much better, since the R was already dead. Trevor goofs w/ the C whereas Harry picks the L…

H _ N T I N G
L _ _ G E

…he seals the deal w/ HUNTING LODGE. Had Trevor said either the L or the D, we would have gone to a Tiebreaking Tossup for the first time in over nine years.

DUDS: S (Harry), R (Harry), M (Jason), C (Trevor)
DQs: 3 missolves (two by Trevor; Jason)

Harry: $17K cash & HI/Jason: $1K GOOSEEGG/Trevor: $9,500

GT: $27,500
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate excluded): $2,250


$100K Bonus Round
The S in SPIN is where the BW stops for this Harry.

Category: PHRASE
Another biggie begins like this…

_ _ _ _ L E / _ N
T _ E / _ _ T _ _ E N

CMPA doesn’t add much…

_ A _ _ L E / _ N
T _ E / _ _ T C _ E N

…he’s stumped on the first word of DABBLE IN THE KITCHEN, so he’s not the third straight $32K winner.

$5K SPIN ID: CG4999114



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