WoF Recap: December 29, 2015

EPISODE #6317: AMERICA’S GAME

Let’s see how much good we can do on this extra episode from “Great Escapes”.

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ N / _ _ _ _ _ _ O
T E _ A _

Kevin locates SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. Info on him and the ladies…

Kevin Bovino: graphic designer for a local newspaper, active member at Zarephath Christian Church and animal rescue person who’s watched this program ever since Chuck hosted it from North Brunswick, NJ
Diana Salsone: meatball specialist & volunteer at one of her daughters’ schools from Dix Hills, NY
Anita Smith: church choir singer from Pflugerville, TX

$2K Tossup: PERSON

M _ / _ A V _ R _ _ E
_ _ A _ H _ R

MY FAVORITE TEACHER from HS works in the Math department, and Anita has gained control w/ that solve.

TRIP WEDGE: Marriott Marquis in S.F.
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Gas cards

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

Her first call of T is no good while she’s on the gas cards (CONOCO logo used). Second, Kevin calls up two R’s for $1,200, five E’s, a $700 N, two O’s, and S for the S.F. trip, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Third, Diana takes a $600 H, two C’s to go to $1,900, two U’s, and three $700 B’s. On the menu is…

_ O U B _ E / B _ C O N
C H E E S E B U R _ E R

…a DOUBLE BACON CHEESEBURGER good for $3750.

DUDS: T (Anita), I (Kevin)

Anita: $2K/Kevin: $1K/Diana: $3,750

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Kevin’s next chance for redemption starts w/ six N’s for $3,900, three A’s, two $650 D’s, six E’s and three I’s before he lights up an R while on the MW near LaT. He gambles the remaining $4,250…$$$. Unfortunately, he then BANKRUPTs near $3,500 to have $14,250 torn to pieces. Moving on to Diana who puts in four L’s for $2,400, two $3,500 T’s, three C’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, and three $900 G’s (almost landed on the other 1/2 CAR there)…

C E N T R A L
I N T E L L I G E N C E
A N D / _ _ D E L I N G
A G E N C _

…she solves CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AND MODELING AGENCY for $13,600.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Kevin

Anita: $2K/Kevin: $1K/Diana: $17,350 1/2 CAR 

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PP/Express Round: THING

1/2 CAR holder Diana is gonna have to give up that plate right away to the BANKRUPT near $650. Second in Anita’s future are a $1,300 pair of N’s, an I, a $600 G, buys of E and two A’s, but then the MDW’s right side to forfeit $1,150. Third, Kevin spins up a $1K pair of L’s, a $900 P, a single U, but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to hand over $1,650. Diana then semi-spingles for a $900 M and the last vowel of O…

M O _ N I N G
_ A _ E – U P / _ A L L

…ina ddition to the $650 remainder, she’ll get a MORNING WAKE-UP CALL at the IBEROSTAR Dominicana in the D.R. worth $6,429.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)

Anita: $2K/Kevin: $1K/Diana: $24,429 cash & D.R.

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$3K Tossup: QUOTATION

_ _ / _ _ / _ R
_ _ _ / _ _ / B E

“TO BE OR NOT TO BE”, that is the question Kevin just got.

Round 4: WAYD?

A $700 N sends him on his way, followed by two I’s and A’s, but then his third BANKRUPT of the game (this one next to $650) to lose the 2 Benjamins. Second, Diana lights up a $600 G, but nothing more w/ an E buy. Third for Anita are a $1K pair of T’s, three FP R’s, the last vowel of O, and a $500 D…

D R I _ I N G
A / T R A _ T O R

…she’s DRIVING A TRACTOR for $2,750.

SOLE DUD: E (Diana)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kevin

Anita: $4,750/Kevin: $4K/Diana: $24,429 cash & D.R.

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Speed-Up: PHRASE

Look out, folks — it’s a $6K FS! After an N request…

_ / N _ _ _ T / T _
R _ _ _ _ _ _ R

…this is certainly A NIGHT TO REMEMBER for Diana — she’s sealed the deal w/ another $18K!

SOLE DUD: S (Diana)

Anita: $4,750/Kevin: $4K/Diana: $42,429 cash & D.R.

GT: $51,179
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $17,250

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$100K Bonus Round
Diana needs to get that ** envelope.

Category: THING
Not much in this very long one…

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

PHGO does her…

_ / P _ _ _ _ G E / _ N
_ O _ R / _ _ _ L _ O _

…so sorry, Diana, but there won’t be A PACKAGE IN YOUR MAILBOX containing $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: JB7644522

MY RATING: 7

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One thought on “WoF Recap: December 29, 2015

  1. JP Mackey December 30, 2015 / 5:38 am

    Why such a large BR puzzle? But Diana did a great job!

    My rating: 8

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