WoF Recap: April 5, 2016


$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ H E M E
R _ S T A U R A N T

Amber comes up w/ THEME RESTAURANT just in time. Tuesday’s trio…

Amber Crawford: works for group of plaintiff trial attorneys from Birmingham, AL
Bahareh Golbahar: optometrist from L.A.
J.P. Dooley: stagehand for popular acrobatics show & former Shakespeare teacher from Vegas

$2K Tossup: THING

_ E M _ _ I _ G
_ F _ E _

J.P. takes the TEMPTING OFFER of guessing now and has earned control.

PRIZE WEDGE: Beaches in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos worth $6K (it’ll be used Thursday; the Sandals wedge is used tomorrow and Friday)
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: eBags

Round 1: WAYD?

He leads off w/ a $1K pair of N’s, a G for the WC, a single I, but then a bad O buy. Second, Amber calls up a $1,300 pair of T’s, four E’s, a $500 H, two A’s, two $500 S’s and a single $500 R…

T A _ I N G / T H E
E _ _ R E S S / _ A N E

…she’s TAKING THE EXPRESS LANE to $2,800.


J.P.: $2K WC/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Amber instantly BANKRUPTs near $650. Second, Bahareh picks an R and goes for that’s under the MW near $650…ZERO. Third, J.P. finds a $1K pair of T’s, but E fails him. Amber tries again w/ a $650 N, but she then buys the other dud vowel of the board (A). Bahareh follows w/ an S for the eBags gift tag, two $650 H’s, four O’s, and three U’s…

_ O U _ H N U T
S H O _
T _ _ _ / _ O U / _ R O _

…she solves DOUGHNUT SHOP TILL YOU DROP for $2,300 cash & GT.

DUDS: E (J.P.), A (Amber)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

J.P.: $2K WC/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $2,300 cash & GT


PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

It’s all Bahareh — she picks a FP E, two $650 R’s, four A’s, an $800 N, an I, a $700 T, and the last vowel of U…

_ A T A _ A R A N
_ R U I _ E

…this doesn’t qualify as a Same Letter puzzle, but she’s won $2,050 and the chance to go on a CATAMARAN CRUISE at Sandals Ocho Rios in JAMAICA.


J.P.: $2K WC/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $10,350 cash & gifts


$3K Tossup: PHRASE

N _ E D / _
_ _ _ / M _ R E ?

Amber  blows the top line w/ “NEED A”; that allows J.P to move into second place — NEED I SAY MORE?


He uses the WC right away on TD and lights up a pair of T’s and an H, then he buys three E’s, picks up another $10K w/ two R’s, buys an O, but then makes a possibly fatal purchase of A to leave $24,250 on the table. Amber secondly FPs the other dud vowel of I, lights up a $500 S, but it’s S-U time…

T H E / _ R _ E
T O / S _ _ _ R _ E

…and the three remaining consonants are worth $1,550 apiece. Both women strike out w/ C and D, respectively. J.P. then digs up the twin G’s…

T H E / _ R G E
T O / S _ _ _ R G E

…he has THE URGE TO SPLURGE and become champion for $27,350!

DUDS BEFORE FS: A (J.P.), I (Amber)
DUDS AFTER FS: C (Amber), D (Bahareh)

J.P.: $32,350/Amber: $3,800/Bahareh: $10,350 cash & gifts

GT: $46,500


$100K Bonus Round
J.P. takes the E envelope from AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
He needs some help on top, I think…

_ _ _ _ _ N _
_ R _ _ _ L E

DMVA adds a couple on top…

_ _ M _ A N _
_ R _ _ _ L E

…but he has no guess for $33K; it was COMPANY PROFILE.

$5K SPIN ID: KK4600095



One thought on “WoF Recap: April 5, 2016

  1. jpgenius April 6, 2016 / 4:53 am

    J.P. made me proud tonight. REAL proud.

    My rating: Low 7


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