WoF Recap: January 12, 2016

EPISODE #6327: EUROPEAN VACATION

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ D _ P E _ T
_ U N _ _ _ _

Michael locates BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Tuesday trio…

Michael Carney: restaurant supervisor for nonprofit & concession stand manager at sports venue from Carlstadt, NJ
Monica Smearman: momtepreneur from Glen Burnie, MD
Robin Clay: paralegal who does estates work and has 200 pairs of shoes from Philly

$2K Tossup: Thing

_ A N
F A V O _ _ _ E

Robin rightly says that this show is a FAN FAVORITE.

FEATURED EUROPEAN TRIP: Spain worth $9,998
Thurs./Thurs. Gift Tag: RICARDO Luggage

Round 1: LANDMARK

She gets the gift tag right away w/ two T’s, calls up two $650 H’s, and buys three E’s, after which she picks a $900 N, two $650 S’s, two O’s, a U, a $600 F, two A’s, and an R for the Spanish trip…

T H E / H O U S E S
O F / _ A R _ _ A _ E N T

THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT are actually located in the UK, but she’s solved it for $15,598 cash & Spain!

PR!

Monica: $0/Robin: $17,598 cash & trip/Michael: $1K

 

Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Michael insta-BANKRUPTs next to TOP DOLLAR. Second, Monica calls up a $500 R, three E’s, a $700 T, two $600 H’s, and three A’s, followed by two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, two $650 B’s, the last vowels of I and U, and three FP C’s. Board…

T H E / C _ E C H / &
B A N A N A
R E _ U B _ I C

…she solves the CZECH & BANANA REPUBLIC for $5,200.

INSTA-BANKRUPT: Michael

Monica: $5,200 1/2 CAR/Robin: $17,598 cash & trip/Michael: $1K

Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: PANT CUFFS

 

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Monica’s first moves are a $650 S, an A buy, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose the $400 remainder and her plate. Second, Robin captures two N’s for the same 1/2 CAR, two I’s and an O, a $600 Q, and the leftover vowels. After an R for the other 1/2 CAR (she almost got buzzed out there)…

A / U N I Q U E
E _ _ U R S I O N

…she’s won $1,100, the Fiesta, and A UNIQUE EXCURSION to ALASKA worth $11,198, all totaling $27,263 in that round alone!

SOLE BANKRUPT: Monica

Monica: $5,200/Robin: $44,861 cash & prizes/Michael: $1K

 

$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

S _ _ S S
C _ _ E _ E

Monica takes a bite of some SWISS CHEESE.

Speed-Up: OCCUPATION

Consonants are worth $1,600 each. After two E’s are purchased for free…

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

…she solves NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST for said FS amount.

FINAL SCORES
Monica: $9,800/Robin: $44,861 cash & prizes/Michael: $1K

GT: $55,661
BANKRUPT TRASH(excl. plate): $400

 

$100K Bonus Round
Robin has landed on the N of SPIN.

Category: THING
The end letters are…

_ _ _ E
_ _ _ _ T

HMGI gives her…

H _ G E
_ _ _ H T

…she strikes out w/ HUGE FIGHT and HUGE SIGHT since there was only one G up top, so she doesn’t win $33K towards buying a HUGE YACHT.

$5K SPIN ID: LG1732604

MY RATING: 7

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 12, 2016

  1. ant0824 January 13, 2016 / 8:01 am

    A much better episode than a terrible yesterday. Robin won a Car and two trip with $44,861 even though we have a 5th BR loss in a row. And who needs $33K when she won more than that?

    My rating: 7.5

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  2. JP Genius January 13, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Robin really cleaned up last night! If only she called the A in the BR…

    My rating: 8

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