WoF Recap: January 19, 2016


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

L O _ _ / O F
L I T _ L E / E _ T R A S

Kaidren would love to win LOTS OF LITTLE EXTRAS in addition to all the money like we all do. Interviews begin at the end of the line…

Kaidren Serglenko: communication studies teacher who also quilts/knits from Olympia, WA
Jerry Fry: state benefits operations supervisor from Stowe, VT (born/raised in Chicago)
Sigi Tremeau-Cayel: meetings/special events worker from Atlanta

$2K Tossup: PERSON

N A _ U _ E
L O _ _ _

Kaidren triples up w/ NATURE LOVER.

FEATURED B&B TRIP: Azienda Agricola Alarciano in Italy

The bedandbreakfast.com gift tag is in play all week long.

Round 1: PLACES

The letter search begins w/ her calling a $600 S, two E’s, three A’s, four $650 R’s, an I and two O’s to clean out the vowels. But after a $600 M is the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,800. Second, Jerry LOSES A TURN right out of the gate. Third, Sigi picks up the WC w/ two T’s, lights up a $1K pair of H’s, and gets the Italy trip w/ two C’s. Board…

R O O M S / _ I T H
R E A _ / C H A R A C T E R

…there will be ROOMS WITH REAL CHARACTER for her to see in Italy, as she solves this puzzle for $9,985 cash & trip.


Jerry: $0/Sigi: $9,985 cash & Italy WC/Kaidren: $3K


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Jerry picks up the gift tag right away w/ a T, but loses a turn just as quick w/ the R. Sigi secondly picks off a $10,500 trio of T’s (she declined Pat’s offer to use the WC), buys the E, A, and two O’s, calls up a $1K pair of N’s, and buys the leftover vowels (three I’s and U’s)…

_ E _ I _ I O U S
_ A N I S _ / &
_ O U _ _ N U T S

…don’t blow the $10,250 you’ve just won on DELICIOUS DANISH & DOUGHNUTS, ma’am.

SOLE DUD: R (Jerry)

Jerry: ZERO/Sigi: $20,235 cash & Italy WC/Kaidren: $3K


PP/Express Round: THING

A $700 N gets Sigi started, but she’s gonna regret using her WC in the last round, because she’s BANKRUPTed near $650 to lose that and the 7 Benjamins. Second, Kaidren can’t capitalize on TD w/ an S. Third, Jerry takes a $600 T, buys three E’s, and picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, but he then buys a worthless I. Sigi then picks a $500 R, buys three A’s, but she strikes out w/ the other dud vowel of the board (O)…

_ N P A R A _ _ E _ E _
_ E A _ T _

…and Kaidren will see the UNPARALLELED BEAUTY of Sandals Emerald Bay in the BAHAMAS worth $7,900.

DUDS: S (Kaidren), I (Jerry), O (Sigi)

Jerry: ZIP/Sigi: $20,235 cash & Italy/Kaidren: $10,900 cash & Bahamas



U P / H _ R _
_ _ / C L O _ D / _ _ _ E

Kaidren’s“UP HERE ON CLOUD NINE” like the Temptations, so she’s got the Tossup sweep.


Next to come from her mouth are a $600 R, buys of E and two A’s, but then N for no. Second, Jerry runs into the other normal BANKRUPT. Third for Sigi are a $500 T, an O buy, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Kaidren then says two $500 F’s and a $700 B…

_ A T E R
B _ F F A _ O

…she captures a WATER BUFFALO worth $1,800.

DUDS: N (Kaidren), I (Sigi)

Jerry: NO LUCK/Sigi: $20,235 cash & Italy/Kaidren: $15,700 cash & Bahamas

Speed-Up: SHOW BIZ

Consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. Kaidren inserts the twin P’s late in this round, but blows it right away w/ PEEKING ON. One C and S later…

P _ S I N G / _ N
T H _ / R _ D / C A R P _ T

Sigi’sPOSING ON THE RED CARPET for $4,800 more.

SOLE DQ: Kaidren’s blown solve

Jerry: $1K GOOSEEGG/Sigi: $25,035 cash & Italy/Kaidren: $15,700 cash & Bahamas

GT: $41,735
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $3,500


$100K Bonus Round
The *** envelope is what Sigi must take.

Category: THING
Decent head start in this one-wordy…

_ _ _ E _ N _ _ L E

CPGA gives her two key letters at the front…

P _ G E _ N _ _ L E

…but no guess from her, so the $33K gets left behind in a PIGEONHOLE.

$5K SPIN ID: SS9629846



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 19, 2016

  1. JP Genius January 20, 2016 / 4:03 am

    I’m surprised Sigi didn’t get the BR puzzle, but $25K+ cash/Italy isn’t too bad. I wonder how this week will go, considering she’s the featured blogger.

    My rating: High 6


    • ant0824 January 20, 2016 / 6:07 am

      I agree with it JP.

      My rating: Average 5.

      But I still can’t get over the triple $0 from Monday’s Jeopardy


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