WoF Recap: January 11, 2016

“European Vacation” is back, and the trips this week are of course provided by Collette.


$1K Tossup: THING

O _ D – W _ R L D
_ H _ R _

Pamela solves OLD-WORLD CHARM. Lead-off players this week…

Pamela Valfer: teacher at several art colleges from L.A. (orig. from Minneapolis)
Carmen Bolden-Day: state worker and Army vet from Danville, IL
Chris Davies: electrician on fire trucks and Marine vet from L.A.

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ N E _ K
P _ _ _

We are gonna get a SNEAK PEEK of what tonight’s featured trip is after Chris makes the solve.

Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: TravelSmith

Round 1: PLACES

He gets into LaT trouble right off the bat. Second, Pamela calls up four T’s for $2,400, a $650 R, four E’s, three $900 S’s, and the other four vowels. After a $1,400 pair of N’s…

_ U A I N T

_ O _ _ _ E S T O N E


…she solves QUAINT COBBLESTONE STREETS for $5,900.

SOLE LaT: Chris

Chris: $2K/Pamela: $6,900/Carmen: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Pamela’s up first w/ a $600 T, an R for that France tour, four E’s, two A’s, a $650 N, and two I’s to clean out the vowels, followed by a FP S, three G’s for the WC, a $600 B, but then the BANKRUPT near TOP DOLLAR to have $15,698 cash & trip plus her WC revoked. Second, Carmen picks two D’s for $1,200 and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT after an M call…oops. After, Chris runs into the other normal BANKRUPT, Pamela selects a $1K pair of K’s…

M _ / B I G

_ A T / G R E E K

_ E D D I N G

_ A K E

…she imagines a movie titled “MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING CAKE”.

SOLE DUD: S (Pamela)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

Chris: $2K/Pamela: $7,900/Carmen: NIL

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Carmen‘s got her second straight BANKRUPT, this time w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Chris says a dud of R. Third, Pamela rounds up two FP A’s, two $500 N’s, two E’s, a $600 T, two $800 H’s, an I, and a G while on EXPRESS. She goes aboard…only to CRASH on her next call w/ L and lose $3,700. Carmen tries again w/ two $600 D’s, an O to clean out the vowels, two $500 P’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TOP DOLLAR to toss aside $1,950. Chris then SPINGLES for a $500 Y…

D O I N G / T H E

H A P P Y / D A N _ E

…he’s DOING THE HAPPY DANCE over winning this trip to COSTA RICA worth $7,478.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (Carmen 2x, Pamela)

Chris: $9,978 cash & trip/Pamela: $7,900/Carmen: NO LUCK

$3K Tossup: PHRASE

P _ _ _ I N G / T _ E

E N _ _ L O _ _

Carmen is wrong w/ PULLING THE ENVELOPE.

P _ S _ I N G / T H E

E N _ _ L O P E

Pamela’s PUSHING THE ENVELOPE to take back the lead.

Speed-Up: WAYD?:

Consonants each pay off at $1,500. Carmen puts up the Y’s to leave only vowels remainig, but she still can’t solve for $7,500. Chris then puts up two E’s..

E _ T I N G

F _ M I L Y / S T Y L E

…he’s EATING FAMILY STYLE for $3K and the win.

DUDS: R (Chris), D (Pamela)

Chris: $12,978 cash & trip/Pamela: $10,900/Carmen: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $24,878
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $22,548 cash & trip


$100K Bonus Round
Enter each of this week’s bonus puzzle for your chance to win a European trip this week. And the in-studio car here is a MINI Cooper Countryman. Chris lands on the second A of AMEIRCA’S.

Category: PLACE
Here’s 1/5 of the puzzle…

_ _ _ _ _ E
_ _ R _

Most of CKHA are all there…

_ _ _ _ C E
_ A R K

…the first word of OFFICE PARK stumps him, so he’s the second $50K loser this season.

$5K SPIN ID: AI6497911




2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 11, 2016

  1. ant0824 January 12, 2016 / 2:14 am

    It sure was a very disappointing show. Mostly led by Carmen who bankrupted the most causing to lose over $20K, and if that wasn’t terrible enough, $50K loss made it worse.

    My rating: 1
    (We need to stop this BR slump)


  2. JP Genius January 12, 2016 / 4:17 am

    Man, this episode was ug-LY.

    My rating: 4.5


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