WoF Recap: January 5, 2016


$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ H O O T I N G
_ A S _ E _ S

Len’s SHOOTING BASKETS just in the nick of time. Tuesday’s players…

Len Legotte: Brandman Univ. professor & entrepreneur who lost about 50 lbs. a few yrs. ago from La Mesa, CA
Kendell Evans: from Santa Clarita, CA Married to Casey
Nadera Yancey: Curtain Intermediate School 6th Grade teacher who recently got engaged from Williamsport, PA

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ T E _ _ _ D
B R O C _ _ _ I

Kendell has some STEAMED BROCCOLI.

TRIP WEDGE: The Westin Ka’anapali

Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Cabela’s

Round 1: WAYD?

Her openers are three $550 N,s two I’s, but then a bad E buy. Second, Nadera calls up a $500 G, two T’s for the gift tag, but then S for sorry. Third, Len has the same fate w/ an L call. Kendell then puts in three $700 R’s and a $650 M…

T R _ I N I N G / _ _ R
_ / M _ R _ T _ _ N

…whether she’s TRAINING FOR A MARATHON or not, she’s $3,900 richer.

DUDS: E (Kendell), S (Nadera), L (Len)

Kendell: $5,900/Nadera: $0/Len: $1K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Nadera wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Len calls his second straight dud of T. Third, Kendell spins up a $1,300 pair of N’s, three A’s, but then the other MDW BANKRUPT to lose the $1,050 remainder. Nadera next chooses an $800 D, an E, and two M’s while on the MW near $650. Under that is…$$$. But after buying two I’s, she BANKRUPTs near $650 to forfeit $10,300. Len then puts up a $1,600 pair of H’s…

H A M M E _ / A N D
N A I _
_ _ _ I _ H

…he solves HAMMER AND NAIL POLISH to keep that amount.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (Nadera 2x, Kendell)

Kendell: $5,900/Nadera: NOTHING/Len: $2,600 

Repeating Classic BP: HOLD THE MAYO


PP/Express Round: ON THE MAP

Len leads off w/ a $1,200 T trio, four E’s, but then A for awful. Kendell secondly plugs in two $550 H’s, two I’s to quickly clean out the vowels, a $900 R, two $550 S’s, two $900 N’s, a C for the 1/2 CAR near pink $600, and a $900 D. She then gives up her Fiesta opportunity to solve this…

T H E / _ R E N C H
_ E S T / I N D I E S

…she’s won $6,050 and a trip to THE FRENCH WEST INDIES at the La Creole Beach Hotel & Spa worth $8K.


Kendell: $19,950 cash & trip/Nadera: NIL/Len: $2,600



G I _ _ T
_ N _ E A _ _ R

Nadera’s scoreless no more w/ a GIANT ANTEATER.

Round 4: THING

It’s all Nadera — she picks a $600 N, three E’s, two $500 D’s, an I, and three $500 L’s…

_ E L L – _ _ L _ N _ E D
D I E _

…here’s a $2,600 WELL-BALANCED DIET for her.


Kendell: $19,950 cash & trip/Nadera: $5,600/Len: $2,600

Round 5: SHOW BIZ

First from Len’s mouth are a $1K pair of T’s, an E, two FP O’s, but then R for roadblock. Second for Kendell are a $5K S, but then the S-U signal…

S _ T _ _ T O _
_ O _ E _ _

…and the five leftover consonants each have a $1,600 bounty. She then calls up that N…

S _ T _ _ T _ O N
_ O _ E _ _

…and solves  SITUATION COMEDY for $6,600.

SOLE DUD (before S-U): R (Len)

Kendell: $26,550 cash & trip/Nadera: $5,600/Len: $2,600

GT: $34,750  


$100K Bonus Round
Kendell gets the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
The second word’s important…

_ _ S _ _ _ L _ N E _
_ _ _ R _ _ _ _

HMPO should do it…

_ _ S _ _ P L _ N E _
_ P P R O _ _ H

…and she takes the DISCIPLINED APPROACH to win $33K for a final total of $59,550 cash & trip.

$5K SPIN ID: TJ8758985 


4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 5, 2016

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley January 6, 2016 / 5:44 am

    What's the way to end a 2 Day slump? A BR win and we got it in a Great Episode. Nadera got bad luck in Round 2 thanks to a Bankrupt, But Kendell won almost $60K with a BR win snapping a 2 day BR skid.

    My rating: High 7


  2. JP Mackey January 6, 2016 / 5:50 am

    Good work by all, but Kendell comes out on top.

    My rating: 7.5


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