WoF Recap: February 15, 2016

Let’s try to bring back the magic for this particular theme week, shall we? As usual on Disney weeks, all cars are OUT OF PLAY. Also, don’t forget tonter each week’s bonus puzzle for your chance to win a trip to the Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii.

(And just for the record, I was pre-empted by the pre-Grammys red carpet show.)


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ M _ _ _ / F U N

Keith & Angi are wrong w/ SUMMER FUN.

F _ M _ _ _ / F U N

Jessica & Dave are having FAMILY FUN, and so are these other couples…

Jessica & Dave(10 yrs.): she’s an attorney who works for a Boston judge & is an avid cookbook collector; they’re from Belmont, MA
Natalie & Scott Reiter: she’s a mental health counselor at NDSU while he works in IT in Moorhead; they’re from Fargo, ND
Keith & Angi Chase(22 yrs.): he’s a music teacher at two ESs & choral director at Taylorville HS while she’s a music teacher at a smaller school; they’re from Taylorville, IL

$5K SPIN ID: JW0028104

$2K Tossup: PERSON

_ R A _ E Z E
_ _ _ I _ _

Jessica & Dave solve TRAPEZE ARTIST.

TRIP WEDGE ALL WEEK LONG: Aulani worth $7,533
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: RICARDO Luggage


J & D start us off w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, an A, but then the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT to lose $950. Second, the Reiters come up w/ a $600 D, but then the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, the Chases LaT out. As we start fresh again w/ J & D, they put up an R for the trip, an E, two H’s for the WC, an I, a $700 C, an O, and the last vowel of U while on FP. But after a $500 F is a critical dud of L. The Reiters then put up three $650 T’s…

T _ I _ T
A N D / _ H O U T

…they solve FRENCH TWIST AND SHOUT for the $2K house minimum when they could’ve gone for the S’s.

SOLE LaT: Chases
BANKRUPTS: 2 (D & J, Reiters)

J & D: $3K WC/Reiters: $2K/Chases: $0


Mystery Round: MOVIE TITLE

The Reiters are up first w/ a $7K pair of T’s, three E’s, four A’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $6,500. Second, the Chases light up a $550 F, three $650 S’s, and two $700 W’s…

S T A _ / W A _ S
T _ E / F _ _ _ E
A W A _ E _ S

…this just became the highest grossing film of all time and they solve “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” for $3,900 (three R’s left behind).


J & D: $3K WC/Reiters: $2K/Chases: $3,900


PP/Express Round: EVENT

Here go the Chases w/ two S’s for the luggage gift tag, a $600 R, an E, a FP T, and the other four vowels, followed by $1K pairs of F’s and C’s, and a solve attempt…

C O _ O R F U _
_ O C A _
F E S T I _ A _ S

…another $3,850 cash & luggage is theirs (five L’s, guys…) plus a trip to the COLORFUL LOCAL FESTIVALS of PERU on an Adventure by Disney worth $10,684.


J & D: $3K WC/Reiters: $2K/Chases: $18,434 cash & prizes


$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ M / F _ E _ H
E _ G _

Jessica picks up some FARM FRESH EGGS for the Tossup sweep.


Their list of letters here are a $650 N, three $650 R’s, two E’s, two A’s, a $500 T, an I, a $700 L, and four O’s to clean out the vowels. Afterwards, they say a $1K pair of S’s and questionably use their WC to call a $1K pair of H’s.

_ R O _ E S S I O N A L
_ H O T O _ R A _ H E R

…they solve PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER for another $4,800 (three P’s, you two…).

PR #2

J & D: $10,800/Reiters: $2K/Chases: $18,434 cash & prizes

Speed-Up: THINGS

Consonants are worth $1,650 apiece. We fast-forward to this…

S _ L _ R
_ _ N _ L S

…J & D solve install some SOLAR PANELS for one last $4,950 payoff.

DUDS (both by the Chases): T and M

J & D: $15,750/Reiters: $2K/Chases: $18,434 cash & prizes

GT: $36,184


$100K Bonus Round
Angi spins up the first A in AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
The last word’s important…

S _ _ _ E / _ _ _
T _ E / _ _ _ _ E _ S

MGPO only adds the vowel…

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

…they don’t SHAKE OFF THE COBWEBS for the $33K.



One thought on “WoF Recap: February 15, 2016

  1. JP Genius February 16, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Leaving off BIG multiples (especially the five L’s in Round 3) is NOT help, folks.

    My rating: Low 6


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