WoF Recap: October 20, 2015


$1K Tossup: WAYD? 

B A _ _ N G / _ O _
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / S _ L E

Mitch solves BAKING FOR THE BAKE SALE. Again, meeting the contesti in order…

Mitch Wilson: Univ. of AZ math teacher who watches corny movies from Tucson, AZ
Jennifer Stewart: sr. administrative assistant for accounting firm from Oakwood, IL
Candace Bounds: from Baton Rouge

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

D O _ _ _ E
F E A _ _ _ E

Mitch triples w/ a DOUBLE FEATURE.

TRIP WEDGE: Hudson Valley river cruise from Blount Small Ship Adventures worth $9,500
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Pendleton

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

He starts w/ a $600 N, but then the MDW’s left side. Second, Jennifer LOSES A TURN right out of the gate (she looked at the wrong arrow and tried to say E thinking she was on FP). Third, Candace picks three T’s for $2,100, two E’s, four H’s for the cruise, two A’s, and three $600 R’s. We have…

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

…she’s not taking A HAYRIDE THROUGH THE COUNTRY, but rather cruising and she’s in the lead just like that w/ $14,900 cash & cruise.

SOLE LaT: Jennifer


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Jennifer’s first moves are a $1,400 pair of N’s, three E’s, but then her second LaT of the game. Candace secondly says S for sorry. Third, Mitch takes a $1,200 pair of L’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. After Jennifer BANKRUPTs near TD to give back $1,150, Candace craps out again w/ C. Mitch follows w/ three FP A’s, two $650 Y’s, a D for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, and an H for the WC. Board…

H E A _ E N L Y
_ _ D Y
L A N _ _ A _ E

…he solves HEAVENLY BODY LANGUAGE for $3,250.

DUDS: S (Candace), I (Mitch), C (Candace)
SOLE LaT: Jennifer

Mitch: $6,250 WC/Jennifer: BAD LUCK/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise

Classic Bonus Puzzle (1999 Puerto Rico Week): PERSON
This man chose DPMA…

_ _ S T _ R _ A N

…and solved HISTORIAN (the contestant window was much larger than usual)



Candace first FPs two E’s, but duds out w/ T. Second for Mitch are a $1,300 pair of S’s but then A for awful. Jennifer thirdly spots a $700 R, but then repeats said dud vowel. Candace then picks up the Pendleton gift tag w/ an N, buys and O, and lights up an $800 D, but she then says a critical dud of L…

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

…and Mitch will see some SPIDER MONKEYS on the $6K COSTA RICA TOUR; he’s also pocketed another $1,050.

DUDS: T (Candace), A (Mitch; duplicated by Jennifer), L (Candace)

Mitch: $13,300 cash & tour WC/Jennifer: NO LUCK/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise


$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

R _ A _ _ E D
_ E G _ T A _ _ _ S

Mitch has taken the lead w/ ROASTED VEGETABLES.

Round 4: THING

His pickings are a $1,500 T trio, a $1,300 H double, three E’s, A and O singles, $600 F and B singles, and a FP U to wipe out the vowels…

T H E / B E A T
O F / T H E / _ _ U _

…he hears THE BEAT OF THE DRUM for $3,250.


Mitch: $19,550 cash & tour WC/Jennifer: ZILCH/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise

Speed-Up Round: PHRASE

Following two straight null cycles early on, here come a D and two K’s on Vanna’s board…

K N _ _ K
_ N / _ _ _ D

Mitch is able to KNOCK ON WOOD for $3,800 extra.

DUDS: S (Candace), T (Mitch), L (Jennifer), R (Candace), E (Mitch), M (Jennifer)

Mitch: $23,550 cash & tour WC/Jennifer: $1K GOOSEEGG/Candace: $14,900 cash & cruise

GT: $39,450


$100K Bonus Round
Mitch’s envelope of destiny is the C.

Category: PHRASE
I think I know this one already…

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

GPDA and B give him…

_ / P L A _ E D
A / _ _ N _ _

I PLAYED A HUNCH and I nailed it…but he gets the last word wrong w/ BANJO, VIOLA, MONEY and CYNIC. Without the H’s, he’s the first $50K loser of the season.

: PS0871911



5 thoughts on “WoF Recap: October 20, 2015

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley October 21, 2015 / 4:24 am

    A Terrible episode to say first. You cannot call a repeated A which in a puzzle and what was Jennifer thinking calling a E looking at the wrong arrow realizing that she's on the Lose a Turn, Candace Critical Dud and sadly $50,000 went down the drain.

    My rating: 2


  2. JP Mackey October 21, 2015 / 4:24 am

    Boy, was Mitch a darn good player. Too bad the H's shot his chances of winning $50K down. (I can see why you put a $50K loss in red…it's the worst BR loss aside from a $100K/$1M loss.)

    My rating: 7


  3. Unknown October 21, 2015 / 9:15 am

    I am actually friends with Mitch in Tucson Arizona and play pub trivia with him. We auditioned together when the Wheel Mobile came out to Tucson a few months ago. He didn't get picked the first day he came out, and I talked him into coming out the second day as I got picked and we ended up auditioning together as a friend team. He was able to solve the puzzles quicker than me and so made it though to the next mock game and eventually made it onto the show. Way to go Mitch!


  4. yohan sur October 23, 2015 / 12:30 am

    mitch is great player, but he definitely H needed from BR.
    oh, two straight episodes, speed-up puzzle is retro BR puzzle.(5/11/2010, 11/25/2012)

    ep.rating : 5.5


  5. yohan sur October 23, 2015 / 12:31 am

    also, round 2 B&A used BR.(9/24/2010 and 2005, 5/15/2014)


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