WoF Recap: October 7, 2015


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ E _ / U P
A _ _ / _ _

Alison will GET UP AND GO to puzzle-solving work after we talk to them…

Alison Croll: health coach from Portland, OR 
Barry Howard: registered nurse from Round Rock, TX
Shaquan Hammonds: social worker working towards becoming a DJ from the Bronx

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

R _ A D I _ _ / M Y
_ _ R O S _ _ _ E

Barry doesn’t know the last word in time.

R _ A D I N _ / M Y
_ O R O S _ _ _ E


TONIGHT’S WG: Nashville

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

Her first moves are calling three N’s for $2,400, buying two I’s, but then BANKRUPTing near $650 to lose the $2,150 remainder. Second, Alison calls out a $2,500 G, buys four A’s, but then loses the remaining $2,250 to the MDW’s left side. Third, Barry LOSES A TURN right out of the gate. As we start fresh again w/ Shaquan, she picks a $650 T, but then L for loss of turn. Alison follows w/ a $650 S, two E’s, a $500 D, a $600 Y, and the last vowel of O, but her next call of H ends her turn. Barry then inserts a $1,300 pair of F’s, only to give it right back to the other normal BANKRUPT. Shaquan then puts up a $1,200 pair of R’s…

R E N T I N G / A
_ A _ I N / F O R
A / F E _ / D A Y S

…she may be RENTING A CABIN FOR A FEW DAYS after solving this puzzle for $1,850.

DUDS: L (Shaquan), H (Alison)
SOLE LaT: Barry
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $1K/Barry: $0


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Alison initially digs up two T’s for $1,600, two E’s, one N and two L’s at $900 apiece, an A, and two I’s. She then says the semi-obvious G for the vegas.com gift tag, three O’s, four FP U’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and the big SL Bonus of three B’s for $11,500 more! We now have…

B E A U T I _ U L
B L O O _ I N G
B O U _ U E T

…a BEAUTIFUL, BLOOMING BOUQUET w/ $16,300 inside!


Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $17,300/Barry: ZERO


PP/Express Round: THINGS

Hoping for better luck, Barry starts w/ a $550 T, two E’s, a $700 S, and two A’s, then come two TD N’s, a D for that MDW, an $800 H, two $600 R’s, but then a possibly fatal dud of G while on the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 to give up that MDW and $9,750. After Shaquan BANKRUPTs near $650…

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

Alison’s won a trip to a place w/ SERENITY AND CHARM — The Buccaneer in ST. CROIX.

SOLE DUD: G (Barry)

Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $26,700 cash & St. Croix/Barry: ZILCH


$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

L _ _ T L E
I _ A L _

Alison’s won some more money towards maybe visiting LITTLE ITALY (the most popular one’s in NYC).

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

A $1K pair of T’s get her started, then come a single E and the BANKRUPT near $5K to hand over $750. Second for Barry are a $600 N, but then a bad purchase in I. Down Shaquan’s road third are a $1,400 pair of S’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 (that’s her third one tonight) and we go into S-U mode…

_ _ S _ / _ _ _ _ N
_ _ T _ T _ E S

…w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,500 apiece. After two H’s get put up by Ms. White…

H _ S H / _ R O _ N
P O T _ T O E S

Barry eats these HASH BROWN POTATOES for his only $4,850 on the night.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)

Shaquan: $3,850/Alison: $29,700 cash & St. Croix/Barry: $4,850

GT: $38,400


$100K Bonus Round
The A of GAME is where the BW stops.

Category: FOOD & DRINK
The last two letters are…

_ _ _ _
_ _ _ L E

GHPO pretty much gives her the second word…

_ _ _ _
_ P P L E

…it’s definitely not CANDY or RED. FIJI APPLE is close…but her next bite of FUJI APPLE wins her the $45K for a final total of $74,700 cash & trip! And that’s the first time all season long we’ve given away something other than that pesky $33K!
$5K SPIN ID: JG7286983



3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: October 7, 2015

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley October 8, 2015 / 2:58 am

    A great finish to show. Thanks to Alison BR win of $45K, we reach $200K.

    My rating: 8


  2. JP Mackey October 9, 2015 / 2:41 am

    Great job, Alison! And even better that $45K showed up!

    My rating: 8


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