WoF Recap: November 6, 2015

EPISODE #6280: TAKE ME TO HAWAII

$1K Tossup: THINGS

E _ I C
W _ T _ R F A L _ S

Michelle might see some EPIC WATERFALLS somewhere in the Americas or maybe these people…

Michelle Gokey: pharmacist from Scottsdale, AZ
Brian Watkins: project mgr. for national law firm from Atlanta
Sarah Black: marine biologist from Toledo, OR

$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE

B O _ _ / T O
_ E / _ _ L _

Sarah IDs the Steppenwolf hit “BORN TO BE WILD”.

Round 1: PHRASE

Off she goes w/ three T’s for the hawaiian springs Water, two FP A’s, four $500 N’s, two $700 H’s and an E, then she wastes a FP usage w/ the A and strikes out w/ R while on the WC. Second, Michelle BANKRUPTs next to $650. Third, Brian chooses an $1,800 S trio, the leftover vowels, a $600 M, and a $1,300 pair of L’s. Board…

S L O _ / _ O _ N
T H I S / I S N ‘ T
T H E / M A I N L A N _

…I’ve never heard anybody saying “SLOW DOWN, THIS ISN’T THE MAINLAND”, but this guy’s right for his first $3,200.

SOLE DUD: R (Sarah)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Michelle
SOLE WASTED FP USAGE: Sarah’s A repeat

Brian: $3,200/Sarah: $2K/Michelle: $1K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER (two hyphens on the top)

Michelle oddly starts w/ a D while on the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, and that stands for dud. Second, Brian picks a $1,400 R pair, and buys triple A’s, one I and an E (Pat mistakenly said this was his FP vowel choice). Next up are a $500 S, the last vowel of O, but then L for loss of turn. Sarah has the same result w/ an M while on the Hawaii wedge. Michelle then spots a $3,500 B quintet…

R O _ _ – A – B _ E
B A B _
B A _ _ / R I B S

…don’t expect to hear a nursery rhyme called “ROCK-A-BYE BABY BACK RIBS”, but she’s correct anyway.

DUDS: D (Michelle), L (Brian), M (Sarah)

Brian: $3,200/Sarah: $2K/Michelle: $4,500

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

First for Brian are a $900 N, three I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Sarah puts up a $1K pair of G’s, but BANKRUPT near $650 takes it right back. Michelle thirdly spins up the same BANKRUPT Brian got, who then duds out w/ R. Sarah then uncovers a $1,200 L pair…

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

…she’ll be LIVING THE GOOD LIFE on her bedandbreakfast.com trip to the Sea-U Guest House in BARBADOS worth $6K.

SOLE DUD: R (Brian)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

Brian: $3,200/Sarah: $9,200 cash & Barbados/Michelle: $4,500

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$3K Tossup: CHARACTERS

_ _ _ _ / A R _ H U _ ‘ S
_ _ _ G _ T _

Sarah’s up over $12K w/ KING ARTHUR’S KNIGHTS.

Round 4: PERSON

At the start, the R lets her down for the second time tonight. Second, Michelle wastes a spin w/ the LaT. Third for Brian are a $2,100 S trio, two E’s, but the LaT gets him too. Next for Sarah are a $1K pair of T’s, two U’s, a $1K pair of G’s, a FP dud of A, and the BANKRUPT near $5K to clean her out of $1,750. After Michelle’s non-existing L, here comes a $1,200 D pair for Brian

D _ S T _ _ G U _ S _ E D
G U E S T

…and this DISTINGUISHED GUEST makes the $3,050 solve.

DUDS: R (Sarah), L (Michelle)
LaTs: 2 (Michelle, Brian)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah

Brian: $6,250/Sarah: $12,200 cash & Barbados/Michelle: $4,500

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Speed-Up Round: PLACE

It’s a $1,650 FS to wrap up the week. After two A’s come into view…

A D _ _ R T _ S _ N G
A G _ N _ _

Michelle solves ADVERTISING AGENCY for $3,300.

FINAL SCORES
Brian: $6,250/Sarah: $12,200 cash & Barbados/Michelle: $7,800

GT: $26,250
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,400

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$100K Bonus Round
The BW stops on the S of AMERICA’S (and as in Sarah).

Category: THING
Only the last letter to start…

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ E

PGHO is also of limited help…

_ _ _ _ _
G _ _ _ E

…it’s too bad I can’t give her a QUICK GUIDE on defeating QU- puzzles like this, so she’s the third and final $33K loser this week.

Last Sweepstakes Puzzle: CATCHING WAVES
$5K SPIN ID: PM2790291

MY RATING: 4

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: November 6, 2015

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley November 7, 2015 / 2:52 am

    A Very Terrible episode. Why? 4th Straight loss in a Bonus round resulted in a dismal week. Also 5 Bankrupts in the main game with most of came from round 3, and low scoring wins in every round.

    My rating: 1 for Today
    My weekly rating: 6($50K win in the BR on Monday prevented us from having a Shutout but 4 straaight BR losses)

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  2. JP Mackey November 7, 2015 / 4:10 am

    Three decent scores don't always make an exemplary episode…and tonight proved it.

    My rating: High 5

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  3. An English Village for Robert November 10, 2015 / 7:20 am

    This Bonus Round Puzzle was hard this time.
    Only the letter E & G has appeared after RSTLNE/GPHO.
    At this point, I solved.. well… a little bit harder.
    Wrong vowel and Tricky consonants had tricked me.
    She needed an I for the vowel. And U might have been made it. either.
    QU-trick did it again. C and K must be good consonants.
    She didn't take the QUICK GUIDE to earn $33,000 more.
    My episode rating : 3 out of 10
    Why? Because too many Bankrupts, Horrible Show, And 4-Straight BR Losses!
    And Harry is now in Budget-Saving Mode!
    Only almost $30,000 total given away today.

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