Week 7 Stats

I’d say this year’s Halloween week for the most part was pretty good thanks largely to Sarah and Andrew but the Bankrupt Trash was pretty scary.

Total this Week: $275,871
Total for the Season: $1,636,025
BR Win Record: 10-25 (.86)
Total Car Wins: 2
-1/2 Car: 1 (Ford Fiesta)
-BR Car: 1 (MINI Cooper) 
Prize Wedge Wins: 11
Gift Tag Wins: 14
Mystery Wedge Wins: 2
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 10-6
MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 9-1
$10K MW was next to LaT: 7
$10K MW was next to $650: 7
Express was Played-Passed: 3-3
-Successes: 2
-Crashes: 4
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 1
-BR: 3
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 26/9/0
5-Round Games: 11
6-Round Games: 1 (but we went to a 7-round game on Oct. 9)
$6K FINAL SPINS: 2
Gooseegg Victims: 9
Red Winners: 10
Yellow Winners: 12
Blue Winners: 13
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash
: $49,608* 1
½ CAR/ 1 MDW
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season
: $177,008* / 8 WC / 9 ½ CAR  / 2 MDW
Biggest Bankrupt
: $12,850 (Oct. 30), $12K (Sept. 18), $11,800 (Oct. 22)
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trash for One Night
: $19,700 (Sept. 21), $16,450 (Oct. 30), $16,050 (Oct. 22)

Top 3 Winning Totals
: $110,100 (Oct. 21), $80,860 (Oct. 28), $74,700 (Oct. 7)
Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night
: $80,100 (Oct. 21), $52,150 (Oct. 26), $48,810 (Sept. 14)
Season-High Week
: $302,987 (Teachers Week)
Season-Low Week
: $181,158 (Home Sweet Home)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 1
$1M Bonus Rounds: 1

$33K: 6/22
$40K: 1/2
$45K: 2/3
$50K: 0/1
$100K (or $1M):  
CAR: 1/7

* includes prizes

WoF Recap: October 30, 2015

EPISODE #6275: HALLOWEEN WEEK

$1K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE

_ _ R _ N _ _ M _ L
A C T _ V I T _

Gerard doesn’t know it.

_ _ R _ N _ _ M A L
A C T _ V I T _

And this is the second time in three episodes somebody blurts out the correct solution on the first Tossup right after missing it — thus, Robin capitalizes w/ PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Now the players on the eve of Halloween…

Robin Diez: credit mgr. for 14 yrs. from Gonzales, LA
Gerard Honig: sales mgr. at a bank from Brooklyn

Dejinira Lee: fitness trainer from San Marcos, TX

$2K Tossup: THING

M I _ R R O R ‘ S
R _ _ _ E C _ I _ N

Robin triples up w/ a MIRROR’S REFLECTION.

LAST HALLOWEEN TRIP THIS WEEK: MileHigh North Hotel in Chicago w/ a Weird Chicago Haunted History Tour

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

Her initial choices are a $500 T, but then S for sorry. Second, Gerard calls up two H’s for $1,200, four E’s, five L’s for the MDW and three O’s, followed by a $600 R, two U’s, four A’s, three $500 N’s…a $700 D…but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $3K and his MDW. Dejinira then puts up a $1,500 P trio…

_ _ / _ O U ‘ R E
A L L / A L O N E / P _ _ _
U P / T H E / P H O N E
A N D / _ A L L

…she exactly recites “IF YOU’RE ALL ALONE, PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL…(GHOSTBUSTERS)”.

SOLE DUD: S (Robin)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Gerard

Gerard: $0/Dejinira: $1,500/Robin: $3K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Gerard LaTs out instantaneously. Dejinira secondly chooses two $1,200 pairs of N’s and R’s, two A’s, two FP O’s and a single I. But after a $900 S is P for phooey. Robin thirdly wastes a spin w/ the same same BANKRUPT. Gerard’s next turn sees him digging up three $700 T’s, two M’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, and an L while on the MW near LaT. He gambles $3,100 and his plate…$$$. But after his purchase of five E’s is the same BANKRUPT to tear up $12,850 and his plate to pieces; ouch. Dejinira then inserts a $900 G, two $1K H’s, and a $600 C…

A / N I G H T M A R E
O N / E L M
S T R E E T
H O C _ E _

…Gerard may want to call his rocky “WHEEL” night “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET HOCKEY” and the middle lady scores another $6,300. 

SOLE DUD: P (Dejinira)
SOLE LaT: Gerard
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Robin and Gerard)

Gerard: ROTTEN LUCK/Dejinira: $7,800/Robin: $3K

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PP/Express Round: PLACE

Dejinira first retrieves the PartyCity gift tag w/ an R and the 1/2 CAR next to the pink $600 w/ an N, then she buys three E’s before the LaT strikes. Second for Robin are a $600 S, but then that same pesky BANKRUPT; both she and Gerard have two of those apiece. Speaking of that unlucky man, he takes four T’s for $2,600, a $900 H and three A’s before repeating the N while on the last remaining 1/2 CAR…   

R _ _ A N T _ _
_ _ T T A _ E
_ _ / T H E / S E A

…and Dejinira makes the solve for $1,750 cash & party supplies plus a trip to a ROMANTIC COTTAGE BY THE SEA — the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA worth $8,820.

SOLE LaT: Dejinira
SOLE BANKRUPT: Robin

Gerard: TERRIBLE SHAPE/Dejinira: $18,370 cash & prizes/Robin: $3K

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$3K Tossup: WAYD?

M A K I N G / M _
O W N / C _ S T _ M E

Robin rightly says she’s “MAKING MY OWN COSTUME”.

Speed-Up Round: RHYME TIME

$1,600 per consonant here. Late in this round, Robin requests the P…

B L _ C K / C _ T S / _ N D
_ _ M P _ R _ / B _ T S

…she solves BLACK CATS AND VAMPIRE BATS for $11,200, but she still falls a little short of pulling off the upset win.

DUDS (both by Dejinira): F and W

FINAL SCORES
Gerard: $1K GOOSEEGG/Dejinira: $18,370 cash & prizes/Robin: $17,200

GT: $36,570
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. extras): $16,450

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$100K Bonus Round
Dejinira’s landed on the ***.

Category: THING
The answer to this biggie is a book genre…

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

GQPI is an interesting combo…

_ _ _ N G / _ _ _ L T
_ I _ T I _ N

…yeah, she was thinking QUILT for the second word and she doesn’t get any part of YOUNG ADULT FICTION to become the other $45K winner this week.

$5K SPIN ID: RT0301117

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: October 29, 2015

EPISODE #6274: HALLOWEEN WEEK

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ N T _ D
H _ _ E _

Ricky falls for the HAUNTED HOUSE trap when the E isn’t at the very end of the second word.

H A U N T E D
H _ T E L

Teri solves HAUNTED HOTEL. Bring in the next three guests, please…
 
Teri Fleming: works for a financial advisor from Santa Maria
Verna Starling: photographer/artist and former algebra teacher from Austin
Ricky Ruszin: elementary reading & math tutor who’s a roller coaster enthusiast from Baltimore

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

M _ _ _
_ H O _ O L _ T E

Teri goofs w/ MOLD CHOCOLATE

M I _ _
C H O _ O L _ T E

…and she realizes her mistake as Verna gets control w/ MILK CHOCOLATE.

FEATURED TRIP: Zeigler House inn in Savannah, GA w/ the 6th Sense Ghost Tour worth $6,060 (Pat mentioned it as he was interviewing Verna)

Round 1: THING 

T for trap is how she starts. Second, Ricky calls up two S’s for the PartyCity gift tag, three $650 R’s and three I’s, but next is M for mistake. Third, Teri chooses a $550 C, three O’s, three $500 H’s, a $600 W, and an E to clean out the vowels. Following a $1K pair of N’s…

S _ I N E – C H I _ _ I N _
H O R R O R / S H O W

…she solves SPINE-CHILLING HORROR SHOW for $3,150.

DUDS: T (Verna), M (Ricky)

Ricky: $0/Teri: $4,150/Verna: $2K

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Mystery Round: STAR & ROLE

Ricky first rattles off five R’s for $3,500, four A’s, and two S’s while he’s on the MW near LaT. He gambles the remaining $3,250…and gets TRICKED. Teri secondly tries a $1,500 trio of N’s, but LaTs out just as quick. Verna thirdly uncovers a $3,500 L, but the MDW’s left side takes it all right back. Ricky next inserts a $1,650 T trio, a D for that Savannah trip, a $700 W, and two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600. On Vanna’s board right now…

A R N _ L D
S _ H W A R _ _ N _ _ _ _ R
A S / T H _
T _ R _ _ N A T _ R

…he IDs ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AS “THE TERMINATOR” for his first $3,850 & that GA getaway.

SOLE LaT: Teri
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everybody else)

Ricky: $9,910 cash & Savannah 1/2 CAR/Teri: $4,150/Verna: $2K

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

This round is all Teri — she uncovers two T’s while on the same 1/2 CAR, two E’s, two $900 H’s, four O’s, two $550 F’s, the last vowel of A, a $900 C, two $550 L’s, and two $900 M’s…

A L L / T H E
C O M F O _ T _
O F / H O M E

…in addition to another $6,950, she’s won a sunny trip to a resort w/ ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME — the Si Como No in COSTA RICA.

PR

Ricky: $9,910 cash & Savannah/Teri: $18,028 cash & C.R./Verna: $2K

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ _ O _ E _ _ _ _ N _ L
_ _ G I C _ A N

Ricky responds w/ PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN.

Round 4: CHARACTERS

His first choice of the first letter in his name is nowhere to be found. Second for Teri are two $500 T’s, a single I, a $500 F, but then the bell for S-U mode…

_ _ T _ / _ _ _ / _ _ T _
_ F / _ _ _ _ I _ _

…and it’s a $1,550 FS. Much later, Teri lights up the last consonant of Z to leave only the E unexposed…

L O T S / A N D / L O T S
O F / Z O M B I _ S

…she finally holds off LOTS OF LOTS OF ZOMBIES for $2,800.

SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: R (Ricky)
DUDS AFTER THE BELL: H (Teri), W (Teri), C (Verna), P (Ricky)

FINAL SCORES
Ricky: $12,910 cash & Savannah/Teri: $20,828 cash & C.R./Verna: $2K

GT: $35,738
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,750

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$100K Bonus Round
Teri’s landed on the N of WIN.

Category: THING
Starter(s)…

_ _ L _ _ _ L E
_ _ E _

CPDO only adds this…

_ _ L _ _ _ L E
_ D E _

…she doesn’t have the VALUABLE IDEA to solve this puzzle for $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: CY4197404

MY RATING
: 6

WoF Recap: October 28, 2015

EPISODE #6273: HALLOWEEN WEEK

$1K Tossup: (MOVIE) TITLE

_ L _ E N / _ S .
_ _ _ _ A T _ R

Andrew botches the pronunciation of the second word w/ “ALIEN VERSE PREDATOR”; come on, man. 

_ L _ E N / _ S .

_ _ _ _ A T O R

Margaret capitalizes w/ “ALIEN VS. PREDATOR”. On the player docket this Wednesday…

Margaret Dewey: retired college advisor & probation officer from Dewey, AZ
Andrew Satriano: customer service rep at a health food store from Oceanside, NY
Haley Musulman: real estate worker who formerly played collegiate volleyball from Covina, CA

$2K Tossup: THING

_ E C R E T
_ A N _ S _ _ K E

Andrew is right this time w/ SECRET HANDSHAKE.

TRIP WEDGE: Charleston, SC

Round 1: PLACE

He opens up w/ an $1,800 trio of S’s, one E, two R’s for the PartyCity gift tag (this is the GT all week long), and three A’s, then come three $650 T’s, two I’s, and a C for the SC trip…

_ A _
S C I E _ T I S T ‘ S
_ A _ _ R A T _ R _

…he escapes from a MAD SCIENTIST’S LABORATORY for $5,500 cash & party supplies plus the trip to the Two Meeting Street Inn w/ a Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour worth $6,036.

PR

Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $13,536 cash & prizes/Haley: $0

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Haley gets going w/ two $500 T’s, the SL Bonus of six S’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, four E’s, and two A’s before the LaT strikes. Margaret secondly gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ three R’s, three I’s to clean out the vowels, a $700 H and a $500 L, then we have…

S T R A _ _ E
S _ I _ E R S / &
S L I T H E R I _ _
S _ A _ E S

…she blows the next-to-last word w/ STRANGE SPIDERS & SLITHERY SNAKES, so $2,450 could very well go to waste for her. Andrew then picks the $2,100 N trio…

S T R A N _ E
S _ I _ E R S / &
S L I T H E R I N _
S N A _ E S

…he capitalizes w/ STRANGE SPIDERS & SLITHERING SNAKES.

SOLE LaT: Haley
SOLE DQ: Margaret’s blown solve

Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $15,636 cash & prizes/Haley: ZIP

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Margaret plays catch-up w/ a $1,400 pair of N’s, a $650 G, five $900 T’s, and three E’s before the MDW’s left side scares her out of $6,300. Andrew secondly plugs in a $1,400 pair of H’s, an I and two O’s, two $900 S’s, and two U’s before we see…

N O T H I N G / _ U T
T H E / _ _ S O _ U T E
_ E S T

You want NOTHING BUT THE ABSOLUTE BEST, man? How about $2,450 plus a trip to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui worth $6,274?

SOLE BANKRUPT: Margaret

Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $24,360 cash & prizes/Haley: ROTTEN LUCK

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$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

S U _ _ _
C O O _ _ _ S

Andrew eats up some SUGAR COOKIES.

Round 4: CHARACTERS

This round is all Andrew and it looks like we got a gambler in him — he picks three $650 S’s, three E’s, two $600 N’s, two $650 L’s, a $500 T, two O’s, a $600 K, two I’s to close out the vowel shop, a $500 G, a $600 R, and $1,400 pairs of D’s and W’s to complete the board…

S W O R D – W I E L D I N G
S K E L E T O N S

…and pocket another $8,500. 

PR #2

Margaret: $1K/Andrew: $35,860 cash & prizes/Haley: GOOSEEGG ALERT

Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES

$1,500 per consonant. Margaret pus up the L early on…

_ L _ _ _ _ _
_ / _ _ _ _ _

…she flubs the solve for the second time tonight w/ PLAYING A GUITAR. Andrew next puts up the twin N’s…

_ L _ _ _ N _
_ / _ _ _ N _

…he thinks it’s PLAYING A PIANO…my guess too, but we’re both wrong. Two P’s and an I later…

P L _ _ I N _
_ / P _ _ N _

…we’re not PLAYING A PRANK w/ Margaret — she solves for the FS amount. .

SOLE DUD OF MAINGAME: T (Haley)
INCORRECT RESPONSES: 2 (other players)

FINAL SCORES
Margaret: $2,500/Andrew: $35,860 cash & prizes/Haley: $1K IN TERRIBLE LUCK

GT: $39,360
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,300

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$100K Bonus Round
Will the ‘ mean something valuable for this Andrew?

Category: PHRASE
The last two letters on the top line are…

_ / _ _ _ _ R E
_ _ _

CDMA is helpful for once…

_ / A D M _ R E
_ _ _

…Andrew, I ADMIRE YOU and your great play minus that first Tossup stumble, and you’ve just won… 

…$45K for a final total of $80,860 cash & prizes– that makes him the highest male winner (and second overall) this season!

$5K SPIN ID: SS9659435

MY RATING: 8

WoF Recap: October 27, 2015

EPISODE #6272: HALLOWEEN WEEK

$1K Tossup: CHARACTERS

W I T C H E S
_ A S _ I _ G / S P E L _ S

Sarah knows about WITCHING CASTING SPELLS. Beginning the interviewing w/ her on the end…

Sarah Iverson: financial consultant from Nashville (orig. from S.D.)
Mark Chapman: marketing consultant who has been to all seven continents from L.A. (orig. from Hamburg, NY)
Jessica Washkwich: web content coordinator in fashion industry from Jersey City

$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

_ _ W L _ N G
C _ Y _ _ E _

Sarah triples up w/ HOWLING COYOTES.

TONIGHT’S TRIP: vegas.BUZZ w/ the Haunted Vegas Tour and Show

Round 1: MOVIE QUOTE

Triple T’s for $2,100 get her started, but the N ends her turn just as quick. Second, Mark picks up that MDW w/ two S’s but then repeats said dud consonant. Third, Jessica also says a baddie of R. Returning to Sarah who puts up four $600 L’s, four E’s, three A’s, a $500 D, two I’s, three $500 M’s and two O’s to clean out the vowels before running into LaT. Mark then puts up the $800 W and a $900 G to complete the board (he just barely slid past the BANKRUPT next to top dollar)…

W E / A L L / G O / A
L I T T L E / M A D
S O M E T I M E S

…and recites that line from “Psycho” to keep the 17 Benjamins. .

DUDS: N (Sarah; repeated by Mark), R (Jessica)
SOLE LaT: Sarah

Mark: $1,700 MDW/Jessica: $0/Sarah: $3K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Both Mark and Jessica dud out right away w/ S and R, respectively. Third in line, Sarah picks off a $1,300 pair of T’s, two $800 H’s, three $3,500 N’s, four I’s, three E’s and an A before calling up three G’s while on the MW near $650. She obviously declines a $12,650 gamble (though the $10K was on the back side). After buying the remaining O, she puts up four $500 D’s and we have…

_ E D D I N G
N I G H T
O _ / T H E
_ I _ I N G / D E A D

…a WEDDING NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD good for $17,400!

DUDS: S (Mark), R (Jessica)

Mark: $1,700 MDW/Jessica: ZIPPO/Sarah: $20,400

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

In her quest to finally get on the board, Jessica starts w/ a $700 G, two FP A’s, two TD N’s and a $700 R, then she buys E and O singles, FPs two I’s, but then BANKRUPTs near TD to give up $7,900. Second, Sarah tries a $650 L and a $550 T, but the other normal one snatches the $1,200 away from her. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Mark gets the exact same fate as Sarah to send his MDW to the grave. Jessica restarts w/ a $900 H but then M for mistake. Sarah then inserts a $550 S, two $650 C’s, a U, a $500 B, and a $900 P to leave only the K unrevealed…

P A C _ I N G / T H E
B I N O C U L A R S

…in addition to another three grand, she needs to be PACKING THE BINOCULARS on her trip to the Divi Little Bay in ST. MAARTEN worth $6,203.

SOLE DUD: M (Jessica)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)
 
Mark: $1,700/Jessica: BAD LUCK/Sarah: $29,603 cash & trip

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$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ / F U L L
O _ / C _ _ D Y

Sarah has more than just a BAG FULL OF CANDY — a Tossup sweep to her credit.

Speed-Up Round: TITLE (Pat & Vanna pumpkins wipe)

Consonants pay off at $1,650 a pop. After Jessica fills in the twin P’s late in this round…

T H E / P _ T / A N D
T H E / P E N D _ L _ M

…she finally breaks through w/ Edgar Allen Poe’s “THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM” for her only $6,600 on the night.

DUDS: S (Jessica), C (Mark), B (Mark), O (Sarah), R (Jessica), F (Sarah)

FINAL SCORES
Mark: $1,700/Jessica: $6,600/Sarah: $32,603 cash & trip

GT: $40,903
BANKRUPT TRASH (disregarding MDW): $9,100

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$100K Bonus Round
Sarah lands on the I of SPIN.

Category: PLACE
This one-wordy starts like this…

_ L _ _ _ _ _ S E

PBCO sounds reasonable…

C L _ B _ O _ S E

…not only do we welcome you to the BR winners CLUBHOUSE, ma’am, you’re also the first aired BR car winner all season long w/ this MINI Cooper Hardtop worth $26,150 (the envelopes just say CAR; and no, they no longer offer bonus money for the automobiles as of this season)! Her final total is $58,753 cash & treats.

$5K SPIN ID: RC4796409

MY RATING: 7

WoF Recap: October 26, 2015

EPISODE #6271: HALLOWEEN WEEK

$1K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE

P _ _ _ E _ _ E I _ T

Justin solves “POLTERGEIST”. The first guests this week…

Justin Cooper: computer programmer by day & stand-up comic by night, as well as a published playwright from San Marcos, TX
Amber Geer-Jones: fascinated by photography and was formerly a part of an international singing group from Chula Vista

Danielle Insardi: grad school student going for doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Meadow, NY

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ I N _ / _ O
_ H _ / _ A M _

Justin triples w/ GOING TO THE GAME.

TONIGHT’S TRIP: the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA Salem worth $6,608
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: PartyCity

Round 1: TV QUOTE

He starts w/ an S for the WC, five T’s for $12,500, three E’s, but then A for awful. Second, Amber calls up two H’s for $1,200, two I’s, two $500 N’s and triple O’s, a $700 P and the remaining U, followed by a $900 X, a $650 R, a $500 Y, but then the LaT. Danielle then puts up a $600 L, a Z for the party supplies, and a $500 G to leave only one letter remaining…

Y O U R / N E X T
S T O P
T H E / T _ I L I G H T
Z O N E

…she recites “YOUR NEXT STOP: THE TWILIGHT ZONE” for $2,600 cash & party supplies.

SOLE DUD: A (Justin)
SOLE LaT: Amber

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Mystery Round: STAR & ROLE

Amber opens w/ a $1,300 pair of T’s, a $600 H, an E, four S’s for the MA trip, two $500 C’s and four A’s before she runs into the MDW’s right side to forfeit $11,008 cash & trip. Second, Danielle takes two N’s while on the MW next to LaT and tries to multiply the $2K buyout by five…success. She follows w/ a $900 R, two $500 L’s, an I, a B for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, but then the LaT to leave $12,150 and her plate on the table. The same thing gets Justin, so we’re back to Amber who fills in a $500 J, the last vowel of three O’s, $600 K and D singles, and two FP W’s to complete the board…

S C A R L E T T
J O H A N S S O N / A S
B L A C K / W I D O W

…and win her first $2,450.

LaTs: 2 (those not named Amber)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Amber

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

This round’s all Danielle — she picks a $650 S, three $600 T’s, an E, an $800 H, two $3,500 N’s, five A’s, two O’s, a $500 W, a $600 M and a $500 R…

N O W / T H A T ‘ S / A
_ R E A M / _ A _ A T _ O N

…she admits “NOW THAT’S A DREAM VACATION” for $11,100 plus a trip to BELIZE at  Ramon’s Village Resort worth $6K.

PR!

Amber: $2,450/Danielle: $19,700 cash & prizes/Justin: $3K WC

$3K Tossup: CHARACTER

_ _ R D
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ R T

Danielle IDs LORD VOLDEMORT of Harry Potter fame.

Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK

It’s a $6K FS to kick off this week! After two P’s get requested…

_ _ R _ M _ L
P _ P _ _ R _ / B _ L L S

Danielle munches on $24K worth of CARAMEL POPCORN BALLS!

FINAL SCORES
Amber: $2,450/Danielle: $46,700 cash & prizes/Justin: $3K

GT: $52,150
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,008 cash & trip

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$100K Bonus Round
The treat that could be won here this week is a ’16 MINI Cooper Hardtop (it’s yellow w/ black stripes). Danielle lands on the *.

Category: FOOD & DRINK
First up…

_ _ _ E _
S _ _ _ S _

HMDI adds the end letters of this answer…

_ _ _ E D
S _ _ _ S H

…she has nothing; this piece of BAKED SQUASH would’ve been worth $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: AS6096002

Oh and happy 69th birthday, Pat.

MY RATING: 7

Week 6 Stats

Thank goodness for Sheri’s monster run on Wed. night…

Total this Week: $246,557
Total for the Season: $1,360,154
BR Win Record: 8-22 (.267)
Total Car Wins: 1
-1/2 Car: 1 (Ford Fiesta)
-BR Car: 0  
Prize Wedge Wins: 9
Gift Tag Wins: 12
Mystery Wedge Wins: 2
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 7-5
MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 7-0
$10K MW was next to LaT: 5
$10K MW was next to $650: 5
Express was Played-Passed: 3-3
-Successes: 2
-Crashes: 4
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 1
-BR: 3
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 24/8/0
5-Round Games: 10
6-Round Games: 1 (but we went to a 7-round game on Oct. 9)
$6K FINAL SPINS: 1
Gooseegg Victims: 7
Red Winners: 10
Yellow Winners: 8
Blue Winners: 12
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash
: $18,650*
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season
: $127,400* / 8 WC / 8 ½ CAR  / 1 MDW
Biggest Bankrupt
: $12K (Sept. 18), $11,800 (Oct. 22), $11,300 (Sept. 21)
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trash for One Night
: $19,700 (Sept. 21), $16,050 (Oct. 22), $15,100 (Sept. 24)

Top 3 Winning Totals
: $110,100 (Oct. 21), $74,700 (Oct. 7), $67,950 (Oct. 16)
Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night
: $80,100 (Oct. 21), $48,810 (Sept. 14), $45,529 (Sept. 23)
Season-High Week
: $302,987 (Teachers Week)
Season-Low Week
: $181,158 (Home Sweet Home)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 1
$1M Bonus Rounds: 1

$33K: 6/20
$40K: 1/2
$45K: 1/1
$50K: 0/1
$100K (or $1M):  
CAR: 0/6

* includes prizes

WoF Recap: October 23, 2015

EPISODE #6270: FALL FUN

$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

A _ _ _ _
P _ _ K _ _ G

Allison strikes first blood w/ APPLE PICKING. Last three players this week…

Allison Schmid: from Grover Beach, CA (orig. from upstate NY)
Jonathan Rosales: wedding DJ & aspiring writer/director from Van Nuys, CA (orig. from Chicago)
Amanda Cruse: C.T. Sewell ES counselor married to a policeman named Chad from Henderson (born & raised in Vegas)

$2K Tossup: LANDMARK

P _ _ / _ O _ _ B _ _ L
_ A _ L / _ _ / _ A M E

Amanda blows it w/ PRO SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME; I don’t think there’s such a place called that.

P _ _ / F O O _ B A _ L
_ A _ L / O F / F A M E

Allison triples w/ the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

TRIP WEDGE: Bernerhoff Inn Bed & Breakfast in New Hampshire

Round 1: WAYD?

She opens w/ a $600 N, an I, two obvious G’s for $1,600 more, three E’s, three $700 T’s, and two A’s, after which she picks three $600 S’s, three O’s, two $500 R’s, two U’s, and a $700 F before finally LOSING A TURN to leave $6,550 on the table. Moving on to Jonathan who puts up a W for the NH trip, a $500 M, a $900 Y, and a TD P (why that instead of the L’s, sir?)…

P U _ _ I N G / M Y
S W E A T E R S / O U T
O F / S T O R A G E

…he ain’t gonna be PULLING MY SWEATERS OUT OF STORAGE, but he’s won his first $4,400 and the NH trip worth $8,454.

SOLE LaT: Allison

Amanda: $0/Allison: $3K/Jonathan: $12,854 cash & NH

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Jonathan the lead-off man puts up three T’s while he’s on the MW near $650 and looks under there…$$$. Next on his list are an N for The Vermont Country Store gift tag, four A’s, two E’s, three $650 R’s, a $600 Y, three $800 P’s, a U, a $700 D…a $550 W…but then a MAJOR DUD of S to likely throw away $16,950 cash & GT. Amanda then SPINGLES for the $700 G…

T _ G A / A N D
T U P P E R W A R E
P A R T Y

…she solves TOGA AND TUPPERWARE PARTY for an extra $300. And lady, you could’ve just solved right after that mistake by Jonathan.

SOLE CRITICAL DUD: S (Jonathan)

Amanda: $1K/Allison: $3K/Jonathan: $12,854 cash & NH 

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Amanda’s first choices are a $1,200 T pair, two E’s, a V for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, four O’s, but then M for mistake. Allison then SPINGLES for the $500 R…

_ O _ ‘ R E / _ O _ _ _
T O / _ O V E / _ T

YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE IT, ma’am — it’s a trip to the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts in JAMAICA worth $7,053.

SOLE DUD: M (Amanda)
 
Amanda: $1K/Allison: $10,553 cash & Jamaica/Jonathan: $12,854 cash & NH

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$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ / _ _ E A M
_ _ _ _

Jonathan takes a stab w/ ICE CREAM CONEno.

I C _ / _ _ E A M
_ _ K E

Allison sweeps the Tossups w/ ICE CREAM CAKE (I can’t remember the last time I had that kind of food).

Round 4: PEOPLE

She loses control right away w/ T. Second for Jonathan are triple N’s for $2,100, triple E’s, but then the S-U signal…

_ _ _ E _ _ _ _ N _
_ _ N _ / & / _ _ E E N

$1,800 is what we pay in the consonant department. He then calls up the twin G’s…

_ _ _ E _ _ _ _ N G
_ _ N G / & / _ _ E E N

…and solves HOMECOMING KING & QUEEN for $5,450.

SOLE DUD (before FS): T (Allison)

FINAL SCORES
Amanda: $1K/Allison: $13,553 cash & Jamaica/Jonathan: $18,304 cash & NH 

GT: $32,857
NO BANKRUPT TRASH!

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$100K Bonus Round
Jon’s envelope is the second A of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Some end letters to get this man started…

_ / _ _ _ E
_ _ _ _ L E

CHPO doesn’t sound good to us…

_ / H _ _ E
_ _ _ _ L E

…he obviously didn’t take A HUGE GAMBLE in the letter picking and should’ve went w/ BGHO to have won the $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: SM3451584

MY EP. RATING: 5

WoF Recap: October 22, 2015

EPISODE #6269: FALL FUN

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK 

M U _ / _ _
S P _ C E _ / _ _ D _ R

Emily drinks up from a MUG OF SPICED CIDER. This time, we’re interviewing them from the other end of the line…

Emily Archambault: entrepreneur & environmental consultant from Pueblo West, CO
Royal Bruckno: professional auctioneer and retired postal bulk technician from Mentone, AL (he’s wearing a patch on his right eye; don’t know what injured it)
Amanda Baldinelli: 911 operator who also does volunteer work for LAPD from Sherman Oaks

$2K Tossup: PLACE

_ A R _ _ _ S ‘
M _ R _ E T

Emily’s 2 for 2 w/ FARMERS’ MARKET.

FEATURED TRIP: $6K caravan.com Canadian Tour

Round 1: WAYD?

Her first letters are a $1,500 trio of N’s, three G’s to double up, three I’s and O’s, and two E’s, followed by four $700 T’s, four A’s to clean out the vowels, two S’s for the Canadian tour, but then the MDW’s left-side to throw away $11,800 cash & tour. Second, Royal calls up three $600 H’s, and two $1,300 pairs of P’s and D’s, then we have…

G E T T I N G / A
H E A D / S T A _ T
O N / H O _ I D A _
S H O P P I N G

…I’ll be GETTING A HEAD START ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING and so will he w/ his first $4,400.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily

Royal: $4,400/Amanda: $0/Emily: $3K

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Mystery Round: RHYME TIME

Royal kicks off w/ three T’s for the Pendleton gift tag, a $650 N, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Second, Amanda says S for sorry while she’s on the MW near $650. Third, Emily lights up triple R’s while on the other MW and turns down the $3K offer for…$$$. Her next call of W, though, ends her turn. After Royal picks D for dud, Amanda inserts four P’s for $2,600, a $700 M, and a $500 K…

P _ T _ R / P _ T _ R
P _ M P K _ N / _ _ T _ R

“PETER PETER, PUMPKIN EATER” is correct for her first $3,800.

DUDS: O (Royal), S (Amanda), W (Emily), D (Royal)

Royal: $4,400/Amanda: $3,800/Emily: $3K

Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: DIGITAL WATCH

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PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Amanda picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600 right away w/ an R, then she chooses a $900 T, six A’s, but gets DQed for repeating the R. Emily then SPINGLES for a $650 S…

S A _ _ _ _ _ / A
_ A T A _ A R A _

…she’ll enjoy SAILING A CATAMARAN at the Hotel RIU Palace Peninsula in CANCUN worth $6,900.

SOLE DQ: Amanda’s R repeat

Royal: $4,400/Amanda: $3,800/Emily: $10,550 cash & MX

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$3K Tossup: EVENT

_ K T _ _ _ _ F _ _ T

Royal IDs OKTOBERFEST.

Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE

T for trap is how he starts. Second for Amanda are three $800 R’s, two $600 B’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to take away $3,600. Third, Emily has the same fate as Royal w/ an N call. Said red play then proceeds to hit LaT. Amanda tries again w/ three $650 D’s, a $700 F, buys of three E’s and an I, but then H for hush. Emily follows a/ $650 Y, but then the same normal BANKRUPT. After Royal’s $650 C and second LaT landing, Amanda spingles for the last consonant of a $700 K…

B _ C K Y _ R D
B I R D / F E E D E R

…she solves BACKYARD BIRD FEEDER for $2,850.

DUDS: T (Royal), N (Emily), H (Amanda)
LaTs: 2 (Royal)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Royal: $7,400/Amanda: $6,650/Emily: $10,550 cash & MX

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Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ 

$1,550 per consonant here. After two S’s are exposed by Ms. White…

S _ _ R T S
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R

Royal gets SPORTS ANNOUNCER, but still loses the game by just $50 since he didn’t call the N’s.

FINAL SCORES
Royal: $10,500/Amanda: $6,650/Emily: $10,550 cash & MX

GT: $27,700
BANKRUPT TRASH: $16,050 cash & tour

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$100K Bonus Round
If Emily somehow gets very lucky here, she’ll top Sheri’s final total by just $450. She lands on the A of GAME.

Category: THING
Opening layout…

_ N _ _ _ S E _
_ _ _ N _ _ N

DMHO adds besides the obvious D…

_ N _ _ _ S E D
O _ _ N _ O N

…here’s my UNBIASED OPINION — it was just too much to follow up Sheri’s monster night and Emily only gets the second word. After seeing the $33K, she leaves as the lowest-winning champion this season.

$5K SPIN ID: TM7538989

EP. RATING: 3

WoF Recap: October 21, 2015

EPISODE #6268: FALL FUN

$1K Tossup: EVENT  

H _ T – A _ R
_ _ _ L _ _ _ / _ A C E

Rosalyn solves HOT-AIR BALLOON RACE, and we go down the line yet again in meeting everybody…

Rosalyn McClure: airport gate agent who makes doll dresses for kids in the shelter & also does stand-up comedy from Muskegon, MI
Chris Trenticosta: Army National Guard member (who attends Upper Iowa Univ.) from Slidell, LA
Sheri Blank: 1st, 2nd & 4th Grade English teacher at L.I.L.A. from Encino, CA (orig. from NY)

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

T A K I N G
T _ _ / _ T _ G E

Chris is TAKING THE STAGE for now.

FEATURED TRIP: The Colonnade Hotel in Boston

Round 1: SAME LETTER

He’s off to a nice $5K start w/ two T’s, buys two E’s and four A’s, picks up the WC w/ two S’s, but then duds out w/ R. Second, Sheri calls a $700 C, the big SL bonus of three P’s to add $8,500, and the leftover vowels that isn’t a U. On the menu are…

P _ E A S I _ _
P O T A T O
P A _ C A _ E S

PLEASING POTATO PANCAKES for her first $8,700.

SOLE DUD: R (Chris)

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Pat shows off one of his legs before the start of this next round.

Mystery Round: CHARACTER 

Sheri insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Rosalyn LaTs out. Third, Chris lights up a $3,500 T, but his WC backfires on him w/ a dud of N. Sheri tries again w/ a $650 H, two E’s, a TD S, and the remaining vowels (two A’s, I, four O’s), after which she says two C’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, two $650 W’s, and four R’s for The Vermont Country Store gift tag….

S C A R E C R O W
_ R O _ / T H E
W I _ A R _ / O _ / O _

…she IDs the SCARECROW FROM “THE WIZARD OF OZ” for $8,450 cash & gift tag.

SOLE DUD: N (Chris)
SOLE LaT: Rosalyn
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sheri

Rosalyn: $1K/Chris: $2K/Sheri: $17,150 cash & GT

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PP/Express Round: THING

After Rosalyn & Chris strike out right away w/ T and S, respectively, Sheri plugs in an N while on EXPRESS and GOES FOR IT.

Next Letters: two R’s, all of the good vowels, three C’s, two F’s, L and Y

Not only did you add another $8,750 to your bank, ma’am, you’re gonna need to know the…

O F F I C I A L
C U R R E N C Y

…of GRENADA, because you’ve won a $7,800 trip to the Sandals La Source.

DUDS: T (Rosalyn), S (Chris)

Rosalyn: $1K/Chris: $2K/Sheri: $33,700 cash & prizes

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$3K Tossup: WAYD?

_ L O _ / _ A _ C _ N G

 Chris blanks out, whereas Sheri’s SLOW DANCING her way to $36,700.

Round 4: LIVING THINGS

This round starts the exact same way in R2 — Sheri getting the BANKRUPT near $650 and Rosalyn falling victim to LaT. Third, Chris finds a $600 T, two $550 S’s, three E’s, but nothing else w/ the sole dud vowel of A. Sheri then picks off a $10K pair of G’s…

G E E S E / _ _ _ _ _ G
S _ _ T _

…though she wanted to buy every letter even if they’re consonants, she spots the GEESE FLYING SOUTH!

SOLE DUD: A (Chris)
SOLE LaT: Rosalyn
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sheri

Rosalyn: $1K/Chris: $2K/Sheri: $46,700 cash & prizes

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Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE

Rosalyn first tries a $1K pair of N’s, but then a bad E buy. Second for Chris a $550 T, three $650 S’s, an A, but then the LaT. Third for our massive leader are a $1,500 trio of D’s, four O’s, two $700 W’s, and an I to clean out the vowels. Following a $10K pair of R’s…

S T O R _ / D O O R S
A N D / W I N D O W S

…she installs these STORM DOORS AND WINDOWS for another $12,400!

SOLE DUD: E (Rosalyn)
SOLE LaT: Chris

Rosalyn: $1K/Chris: $2K/Sheri: $59,100 cash & prizes

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Speed-Up Round: ON THE MAP

For the first time this season, we have a $6K FS! After Ms. White puts up the triple S’s early on…

_ _ _ S S _ _ S
_ _ _ _ _ _ _

SHERI JUST BECAME THE SECOND-BIGGEST (and BIGGEST FEMALE) MAINGAME WINNER OF ALL-TIME FOR MAKING THE $18K SOLVE OF BRUSSELS, BELGIUM!!! 

SOLE DUD: N (Chris)

FINAL SCORES
Rosalyn: $1K/Chris: $2K/Sheri: $77,100 cash & prizes

GT: $80,100!
BANKRUPT TRASH: NOTHING

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$100K Bonus Round
Sheri’s got the S envelope of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
The last two letters are…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ N T

CDMO brings her…

M _ _ _ M _ M
_ M O _ N T

the M’s did it for her! Now, we know she’s gonna be the new S33 leader, but does her envelope contain the MAXIMUM AMOUNT that we’re hoping for…

not at all, but she does depart w/ $110,100 cash & prizes!!!

$5K SPIN ID: LB8769754

EP. RATING: PERFECT 10!