WoF Recap: November 23, 2015

EPISODE #6291: AMERICA’S GAME

The first set of what I think may be a potentially big week is the Teachers one.

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ U _ A _ _ O
C O _ _ R A _ O

We’ve seen a trip to this place offered on the show, but Cari blows it w/ BUFFALO, COLORADO.

_ U _ A _ _ O
C O _ O R A _ O

Beth solves DURANGO, COLORADO. Here are those educators…

Beth Abramowitz: 3rd Grade teacher at Alvin Dunn ES & spin instructor (has also lived in NYC pursuing musical theatre) from S.D.
Cari Pittleman (Arlington, VA): Teaches 4th Grade from Arlington, VA
Shane Triano: math teacher & former engineer of 25 yrs. from Staten Island

$2K Tossup: THINGS

V _ _ E L S / &
C _ _ _ O N _ N _ S

Cari knows that this game is all about VOWELS & CONSONANTS.

TONIGHT’S SS: choxi
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Beef Bucks

Round 1: PHRASE

She gets going w/ three $600 T’s, five O’s, but then LaT. Shane secondly calls out three $500 N’s, four A’s, two U’s, and a $900 F, then he buys the remaining two vowels and lights up a $2,700 M trio before we see…

_ O N ‘ T / M A _ E / A
M O U N T A I N / O U T
O F / A / M O _ E _ I _ _

…he says “DON’T MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL” to take the early lead at $4,100.

SOLE LaT: Cari

Beth: $1K/Cari: $2K/Shane: $4,100

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

That same man gets to work here w/ a $900 T, two E’s, an A, and two I’s, followed by a $1,300 pair of N’s, the last vowels of two O’s and a U, but then a baddie of V. After Beth LaTs out, Cari uncovers a $700 B, two R’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, an $800 S, a $900 M, a $600 X, and a P for that SS…

B R U N O
M A R S
E X P E _ I T I O N

…she solves BRUNO MARS EXPEDITION for $10,500 cash & SS.

SOLE DUD: V (Shane)
SOLE LaT: Beth

Beth: $1K/Cari: $12,500 cash & SS 1/2 CAR/Shane: $4,100

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Beth’s first letters are the obvious $900 G, two I’s, and two N’s while on EXPRESS before she GOES ABOARD.

Current Bank: $2,650
Next Choices: R…S…2 T’s…4 E’s…CRASH w/ M (she loses $6,400)

Cari secondly misses w/ H. Third, Shane picks off a $700 L, buys an A, but everybody now has gotten their taste of LaT. Beth then chooses a D while on the same 1/2 CAR, and exchanges the $500 for those last two vowels…

_ E E L I N G / _ U I T E
A D _ E N T U R O U S

…she should be FEELING QUITE ADVENTUROUS for that CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR from caravan.com.

SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: H (Cari)
SOLE LaT: Shane
SOLE BANKRUPT: Beth

Beth: $7K cash & tour/Cari: $12,500 cash & SS/Shane: $4,100

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$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ _ _ _ Y
B U _ _ _

Shane is way off w/ WOOLY BULLY.

S T _ _ Y
B U _ _ Y

Beth knows her STUDY BUDDY.

Round 4: PERSON

She opens w/ a $500 T, three E’s, but then S for sorry. Second for Cari are a $1K pair of R’s, but then her second LaT of the game. Third for Shane are a $900 G, an A, but then a bad I buy. Beth continues on w/ two $900 L, but the other dud vowel of U stops her. After Cari’s non-existing N call, Shane spins once more for a $650 M…

G R E A T
R _ L E / M _ _ E L

…he solves GREAT ROLE MODEL for $1,050.

DUDS: S (Beth), I (Shane), U (Beth), N (Cari)
LaT: Cari

Beth: $10K cash & tour/Cari: $12,500 cash & SS/Shane: $5,150

Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK

Consonants are worth $1,550 apiece. Midway in the round, Beth requests the two C’s…

C _ _ C _ L _ T _
_ R _ S T _ N _

…she may very well have given up the match, because she blows the $4,650 solve w/ CHOCOLATE CROISSANT and CHOCOLATE  ICING. Cari then says the H…

C H _ C _ L _ T _
_ R _ S T _ N _

Cari seals the deal w/ her $6,200 solve of CHOCOLATE FROSTING.

BLOWN SOLVES: 2 (Beth)

FINAL SCORES
Beth: $10K cash & tour/Cari: $18,700 cash & SS/Shane: $5,150

GT: $33,850
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,400

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$100K Bonus Round
Cari lands on the G.

Category: THING
This one-wordy is about promoting the welfare of others…

_ _ _ L _ N T _ R _ _ _

DGCA only adds the vowel…

_ _ _ L A N T _ R _ _ _

…but she still gets PHILANTHROPY to leave w/ $51,700 cash & SS.

$5K SPIN ID: AG7858467

MY RATING: 6

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: November 23, 2015

  1. JP Mackey November 25, 2015 / 4:41 am

    This episode was decent, with all three teachers winning good amounts…but the BR was the nail-biter. WTG Cari!

    My rating: 7

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  2. PriceRight89 November 26, 2015 / 12:31 am

    At least Harry did one thing right. That terrible animated America's Game intro is finally gone.

    Nice BR solve! It's not often I get stumped on those.

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