WoF Recap: March 8, 2016

EPISODE #6367: R & R

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

C H _ _ L I _ _ / _ _ T

Lee shouldn’t be CHILLING OUT now, because he’s scored his first grand. Info on him and the lady opponents…

Lee Spain: ER registered nurse from Tuscaloosa
Michelle Baril: worker for a  financial adviser from West Fargo
Deanna Badraun: newborn/family photographer from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ C A _ E _ G E R
H U N T

Michelle’s going on a SCAVENGER HUNT in this game of word puzzles.

FEATURED TRIP: Costa Caribbean cruise
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: MY SpaLife

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

She gets the MDW right away w/ three T’s, then she calls out an $800 S, two $650 H’s, two E’s, I, a $700 R, but then A for awful. Second, Deanna also misses w/ N. Third, Lee gets up there $600 C and L singles, a $700 P, and a $650 B…

C E L E B R I T _
P H _ T _ / S H _ _ T

…he solves CELEBRITY PHOTO SHOOT for $2,550.

DUDS: A (Michelle), N (Deanna)

Michelle: $2K/Deanna: $0/Lee: $3,550

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Deanna gets going w/ a $1,100 pair of N’s, five E’s, a $650 S, and two O’s, then she says an H for the gift tag, an I, and three C’s before gambling $2,500 cash & GT on the MW near LaT…ZERO. Lee then digs up four T’s for $3,200, the last vowel of four A’s, and $700 G and V singles. Layout now…

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

…he solves VACATION RENTAL COTTAGE CHEESE for $4,350 more.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Deanna

Michelle: $2K/Deanna: $0/Lee: $7,900

Classic Bonus Puzzle (1998): PHRASE
CDMA was no good…

_ N / T _ E
_ _ _ _

…not surprisingly, IN THE BUFF wasn’t solved.

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

S for sorry is how Lee starts. Michelle secondly spins her way to a $2,100 T trio, three A’s, but then the LaT. Deanna thirdly tries a $500 H, an I, a $700 N, two E’s to clean out the vowels and a D while on EXPRESS before going aboard.

Current Bank: $1,700
Next Choices: 2 W’s…CRASH w/ R ($3,700 gone)

After Lee squanders his turn w/ G…

E _ A _ T _ _ / W H A T
I / W A N T E D

Michelle gets “EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED” for a trip to that Hilton Waikoloa Village worth $8,864.

NON-BANKRUPT DUDS (both by Lee): S, G
SOLE LaT: Michelle
SOLE BANKRUPT: Deanna

Michelle: $10,864 cash & HI/Deanna: BAD SHAPE/Lee: $7,900

 

$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

S P O R _ S
_ _ M _ R A _ _ L I A

Michelle trades in some SPORTS MEMORABILIA for more money.

Round 4: THING

The first letters from her mouth are a $700 T, four E’s, but then R for roadblock. Second for Deanna are a $1,300 S pair, two A’s, a FP O, two $500 N’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to clean her out of $2,050 (and that’s her third and final one tonight). Lee follows suit w/ a $1,300 D pair, but then the sole dud vowel of I. After Michelle goofs w/ P, Deanna spingles for the remaining $500 F…

_ N D E F E A T E D
S E A S O N

…we’re obviously not watching an UNDEFEATED SEASON on the program, but she’s scoreless no more.

DUDS: R (Michelle), I (Lee), P (Michelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Deanna

Michelle: $13,864 cash & HI/Deanna: $1K/Lee: $7,900

Speed-Up: SONG LYRICS

$1,600 per consonant again. After two L’s pop up (first letters of each line)…

L _ _ _ / M _ / T _ N _ _ R

L _ _ _ / M _ / T R _ _

Michelle exactly recites the Elvis Presley line “LOVE ME TENDER, LOVE ME TRUE” for $4,800.

INSTA-DUD: S (Deanna)

FINAL SCORES
Michelle: $18,664 cash & HI/Deanna: $1K/Lee: $7,900

GT: $27,564
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,250 cash & GT

$100K Bonus Round
Michelle lands on the I in WIN.

Category: THINGS
These are sold at your local Home Depot…

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

PGHO pretty much gives her the first word…

L _ G H T _ N G
_ _ _ T _ R E S

and game over for her — if she had went for the obvious I’s, she might have gotten LIGHTING FIXTURES for $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: JS4738209

MY RATING: 6

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: March 8, 2016

  1. JP Genius March 9, 2016 / 5:22 am

    Most of those duds were pretty avoidable.

    My rating: High 5

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    • ant0824 March 9, 2016 / 6:46 am

      Well JP, it wasn’t a good show either. But calling an O in the BR proves a fatal mistake.

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  2. ant0824 March 9, 2016 / 6:47 am

    My Rating: Average 5.

    I couldn’t come up with the BR solution from 1998 either.

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