WoF Recap: October 13, 2015

EPISODE #6262: GREAT ESCAPES

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ T _ _ N G / _ U T
_ _ / T _ _ _

Catherine buzzes in prematurely.

G _ T T I N G / O U T
_ _ / T _ _ _

Dan might be GETTING OUT OF TOWN or maybe these women…

Dan Foster: works for a nonprofit (Story Pirates) that makes shows out of children’s stories, teaches creative writing, and does freestyle rap from Silver Lake, CA
Catherine Braun: exec. assistant for large privately-owned financial services co. from Centreville, VA
Jessie Davis: online advertising worker who owns 100+ PEZ dispensers from Phoenix

$2K Tossup: PLACE

C A _ _ _ G E
P _ _ _ _

Dan triples up w/ a CABBAGE PATCH (last used as a MDBR on the Fri. episode of Teachers Week in S26).

TONIGHT’S GE: Lexington at Jackson Hole in Wyoming
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: h2o+ skin care

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

His first call of T spells trouble. Second, Catherine BANKRUPTs near $650. Third, Jessie calls up a $600 S, three $650 N’s, six A’s, and an M for the WC, followed by two E’s, three $600 R’s, but then a bad O buy. Dan’s second turn sees him saying a $650 L, two I’s to finish off the vowels, three $900 W’s, and two $650 Y’s before we see…

A _ A _ E M Y
A W A R _ / W I N N E R
_ I L A R Y / S W A N _

…him solving ACADEMY AWARD WINNER HILARY SWANK for $4,400 (could’ve gone on for the D’s).

DUDS: T (Dan), O (Jessie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Catherine

Dan: $7,400/Catherine: $0/Jessie: WC

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

At the start, Catherine gets her second straight BANKRUPT, this time w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Jessie picks up the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ a T, two $600 S’s, but then a baddie of E. Third, Dan duds out while on the other 1/2 CAR w/ R. Catherine’s next moves are a $900 N, a G for the h2o+ gift tag, two I’s, a $650 H, but then BANKRUPTing near TD to forfeit $2,800 cash & skin care; that’s her third one of the night. Jessie then hits the one near $650 to give up $1,450 and her cardboard pieces. After Dan’s dud of D while on the MW near LaT, Catherine picks two F’s for a grand and a $600 L before LOSING A TURN. Jessie then tries to get this over w/…

F L _ I N G
F I S H
T _ _ _ S

…but she blows the solve w/ FLYING FISH TANKS, since there was just one N. Dan SEMI-SPINGLES for a $900 Y and the O…

F L Y I N G
F I S H
T _ _ O S

…he has a serving of FLYING FISH TACOS for the house minimum.

DUDS: E (Jessie), R (Dan), D (Dan)
SOLE LaT: Catherine
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Catherine 2x, Jessie)
SOLE DQ: Jessie’s blown solve

Dan: $8,400/Catherine & Jessie: $0 apiece

This is starting to go ugly already…

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PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

S for sorry is how Jessie starts. Second, Dan FPs a dud of O, but strikes out w/ T while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Third, Catherine takes a $1,500 trio of N’s, the other dud vowel of E while on FP, but then R for roadblock. Jessie next picks up the 1/2 CAR Dan didn’t get w/ an L, only to have the BANKRUPT near TD strike. Dan then lights up a $900 G, buys three I’s and five A’s…

_ A _ A I I A N
_ _ L A / _ A N _ I N G

…he adds only another $400 because he didn’t go for the H’s, but he’ll do some HAWAIIAN HULA DANCING at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in HAWAII worth $7,387.

DUDS: S (Jessie), O (Dan), T (Dan), E (Catherine), R (Catherine)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jessie

Dan: $16,187 cash & HI/Catherine & Jessie: $0 apiece

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$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

S _ _ _ _ E R _ A _ D

Dan’s still perfect by locating SWITZERLAND.

Speed-Up Round: PHRASE

$1,500 in the consonant department on this Tuesday. Two N’s and two L’s in…

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

Catherine thankfully spoils Dan’s maingame sweep bid w/ YOLO, short for “YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE”, for $3K. 

DUDS (an intact null cycle at the start): T (Dan), R (Catherine), S (Jessie)

FINAL SCORES
Dan: $19,187 cash & HI/Catherine: $3K/Jessie: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $23,187
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. extras): $4,750 cash & skin care

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$100K Bonus Round
Dan’s landed on the N of SPIN.

Category: PHRASE
Generous RSTLNE serving…

_ _ _ E N
T _ _ E T _ E R

PGHO fills in all but two blanks…

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

…this answer was literally WOVEN TOGETHER for him, but he still doesn’t know the first word and he just blew the Camaro (the envelopes this week say “COUPE”).

$5K SPIN ID: LW5658144

EP. RATING
: 4

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4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: October 13, 2015

  1. JP Mackey October 14, 2015 / 4:30 am

    Fairly ugly episode. Dan played conservatively in 3 main rounds, but he was a pretty good puzzle solver. Too bad his sweep got spoiled by Catherine – but who can complain when she and Jessie were struck by some real bad luck?

    TBH that BR looked like a real toughie to me.

    My rating: 5

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  2. An English Village for Robert October 16, 2015 / 3:58 am

    Dan needs V or W consonant letter to get this Bonus Puzzle!
    Dan didn't solve easy puzzle in the bonus round!
    Looks like Harry must be in budget-saving mode! Really hard or tricky puzzles to make contestants does not solve some easy puzzles!
    This week so far only $100,000 plus given away! (so far until Thursday!)

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