WoF Recap: November 2, 2015

A new month begins w/ the return of the “Take Me to Hawaii” sweepstakes.


VTR: Aug. 13 (taped before Great Escapes)

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

I ‘ _ / _ A _ H E _
_ E / _ _ / _ A _ _ _ I

Jill rightly says “I’D RATHER BE IN HAWAII”. Leading off this month…

Jill Wilk: digital media mgr. from L.A. (orig. from NY)
Crystal Jones: aspiring teacher & state Air National Guard member from Harvey, LA
Steven Cahill: customer service mgr. from North Las Vegas

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

B A L L _ / A _ D
_ T _ I _ E S

The K.C. Royals have just won the World Series in the game that has BALLS AND STRIKES, and Jill triples up.

THIS WEEK’S TRIP WEDGE: Hilton Waikoloa Village worth $6,051
Mon./Wed./Fri. Cash Gift Tag: Hawaiian Springs Water


She leads off w/ three N’s for $1,650, four E’s, a couple I’s, but then T for trap. Crystal secondly has the same result w/ S. Third, Steven calls up a $600 J, three R’s for the gift tag, an O, and a $1K pair of F’s…

_ _ _ R E N _ E
_ F / _ R _ _ I _

…I wonder if there’s a girl in the world dubbed the JENNIFER LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, but he’s won his first $3,850.

DUDS: T (Jill), S (Crystal)

Steven: $3,850/Jill: $3K/Crystal: $0


Mystery Round: SONG & ARTIST

Crystal insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Steven gets up there $600 N and C singles, buys two A’s and E’s, FPs a U, and buys five O’s to finish off the vowels. Next on his list are an R for that HI trip, an F for the WC, a $650 L, a B for the 1/2 CAR near pink $600 and a T while on the MW near LaT. No way is he risking $2,600, the trip and his other cardboard pieces (that was the $10K, though). Three $900 W’s later…

_ O / _ O U R / O W N
W A _ / B _
F L E E T W O O _
_ A C

…he solves “GO YOUR OWN WAY” BY FLEETWOOD MAC for that trip and another $6,300. earns him that HI vacay & an additional $6,300, a new total of $16,201 in cash & trip.


Steven: $16,201 cash & trip WC 1/2 CAR/Jill: $3K/Crystal: NOTHING


PP/Express Round: PLACE

Fresh off his R2 victory, Steven strikes out on the spot w/ N. Jill secondly picks a $1,200 S pair, an E, but then R for roadblock while on TD. Third, Crystal spins up the same BANKRUPT as does Steven, so he loses his cardboard pieces. Jill then fills in three A’s, a $500 T, an O, and three $600 L’s…

_ O A S T A L
_ _ L L A _ E S

…in addition to another $2,750, she’ll see the COASTAL VILLAGES of PUERTO RICO on her trip to the Caribe Hilton San Juan worth $6,200.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Jill)

Steven: $16,201 cash & HI/Jill: $11,950 cash & P.R./Crystal: NIL


$3K Tossup: THING

_ _ _ O R T / C A _ D

Jill’s off by a letter w/ RESORT CARD, whereas Steven extends his lead w/ REPORT CARD.

Round 4: WAYD?

This round’s all Steven — he chooses three $500 N’s, an I, the obvious $500 G, three O’s and two E’s. Board…

_ _ _ I N G / _ _ E
_ _ _ E _ N O O N / O _ _

…another $1,250 will help him in TAKING THE AFTERNOON OFF.


Steven: $20,451 cash & HI/Jill: $11,950 cash & P.R./Crystal: GOOSEEGG ALERT

Round 5: PEOPLE

Jill’s first letters are a $550 T, three E’s, and a $500 N, but it’s S-U time…

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

…w/ a $1,600 FS. Two D’s and one M in…

E _ T E N D E D
_ _ M _ _ _

Crystal is finally off the schneid thanks to remembering her EXTENDED FAMILY.

Steven: $20,451 cash & HI/Jill: $11,950 cash & P.R./Crystal: $1,600

GT: $34,001
BANKRUPT TRASH: just the WC and a plate


$100K Bonus Round
The in-studio vehicle this week is a Jeep Wrangler Sport. BTW, the Jeeps they’re offering as of this season are provided by the Shaver Automotive Group rather than Motor Village L.A. Steven lands on the E of GAME.

Category: THING
Some letters on the bottom to start…

_ _ _ _
_ E L _ _ _ T _

PHDA adds nothing but this…

H _ _ H
_ E L _ _ _ T _

…those H’s came through for him at HIGH VELOCITY


















…and good thing too — he’s the first $50K winner of the season! His grand total is $70,451 cash & trip.

First Sweepstakes Puzzle This Wk.: HUMPBACK WHALES
$5K SPIN ID: MA7440298



4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: November 2, 2015

  1. JP Mackey November 3, 2015 / 4:01 am

    Steven must have known the 2nd word in the BR before he picked his letters.

    GREAT episode!

    My rating: 8


  2. JP Mackey November 3, 2015 / 4:01 am

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  3. Antwan Rice-McKinley November 3, 2015 / 4:16 am

    And That's the way to begin the Week with a Big $50,000 Bonus Round WIN! also there were no Bankrupt Trash

    My rating because of that: 9


  4. yohan sur November 3, 2015 / 4:52 am

    oh,boy! first second grand-prize winner this season!(& second time this year)

    ep.rating : 7.5


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