WoF Recap: April 13, 2016

EPISODE #6393: AMERICA’S GAME

We’re on the “Wish You Were Here!” set.

$1K Tossup: LANDMARK

H _ O V _ R
D _ M

Chris locates HOOVER DAM. Introducing these people in order…

Chris Olson: attorney about to go to PHX to work for a legal services co. from San Diego
Connie Giroux: real-estate agent from Loveland, CO
Porchia Wilson: forensic technician and R&B songwriter who does karaoke on Wednesdays from Philly

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

T _ _ T _ ‘ _ / T H E
S _ _ _ I T

Now THAT’S THE SPIRIT, Chris — you’re 2 for 2.

FEATURED SS: Choxi

Round 1: WAYD?

He gets the WC right away w/ four N’s, buys two I’s, A and O, lights up a $600 G plus four T’s to add $2,800, and buys the other two vowels before BANKRUPTing near $650 to forfeit $4,150 and the WC. After Connie craps out w/ C, Porchia picks a $700 H and a $500 P…

P U T T I N G / _ I N N E _
O N / T H E / T A _ _ E

…while you were PUTTING DINNER ON THE TABLE, she’s on the board w/ 12 Benjamins.

INSTA-DUD: C (Connie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Connie leads off w/ a pair of R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, buys two E’s and A’s, but runs into the other normal BANKRUPT to hand over $500 and the plate. Porchia secondly strikes out w/ N. Chris thirdly uncovers an $1,100 pair of S’s, buys two I’s, and hits the SL Bonus of four T’s while on the MW near LaT. He takes the $5K for those letters and goes for the solve…

T E R R I _ I _
T E _ A S
T _ A S T

…he takes a bite of some TERRIFIC TEXAS TOAST for $5,850…but it could’ve been $10,850 had he went for it.

SOLE DUD: N (Porchia)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Connie

Chris: $8,850/Connie: $0/Porchia: $1,200

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PP/Express Round: PLACE

Porchia gets both halves for the Fiesta right away w/ two S’s and N (the one she landed on first was from the same location), then she buys A and I, picks up the MDW w/ two L’s, lights up a $1,300 pair of T’s, and buys the other three vowels. Following a $1,500 R trio, here’s the big solve attempt…

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

…not only do we have another Fiesta winner, she’s off to a SECLUDED TRANQUIL RESORT like the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA worth $8,820; that was a $26,835 round for her!

MAJOR PR!

Chris: $8,850/Connie: NADA/Porchia: $28,035 cash & prizes MDW

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

F E A _ _ E R
_ U S _ _ R

Porchia uncovers the answer w/ a FEATHER DUSTER.

Round 4: ON THE MAP

First on her radar are a $650 S, two A’s, two $500 L’s, a U, but then N for no. Second for Chris are a $600 R, two $500 T’s, E, but then the sole dud vowel of O. After Connie goofs w/ M, Porchia inserts a $2,700 P trio…

P _ _ L A _ E L P _ _ A
& / P _ T T S _ U R _ _

…she IDs the Pennsylvania cities of PHILADELPHIA & PITTSBURGH for $3,850.

DUDS: N (Porchia), O (Chris), M (Connie)

Chris: $8,850/Connie: BAD SHAPE/Porchia: $34,885 cash & prizes MDW

Round 5: THING

Chris opens w/ a $5K R, five E’s, a $1,300 pair of N’s, but here’s the S-U bell..

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

…and it’s another $1,500 FS. Two C’s are chosen on his next turn…

S C _ E N C E
E _ _ E R _ M E N _

…he just completes a $10,550 SCIENCE EXPERIMENT.

DUDS (both during S-U): L (Connie), M (Porchia)

FINAL SCORES
Chris: $19,400/Connie: $1K GOOSEEGG/Porchia: $34,885 cash & prizes MDW

GT: $55,285
BANKRUPT TRASH (w/o plate and WC): $4,650

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MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #8
Her cousin Damian is holding the MDW and she lands on the I of AMERICA’S.

Category: PERSON
Three letters on the bottom to start…

_ _ _
_ _ _ L _ _ _ N T

MCHA gives her at least the second word…

_ _ _
A _ _ L _ C A N T

but no help on top dooms her; it was JOB APPLICANT. Did she just miss out on dethroning Autumn Erhard…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

well, almost — she actually loses the MINI Cooper 4-dr Countryman S. The super big one was ONE SPACE DOWN in the R.

$5K SPIN ID: SB9724286

MY RATING: 7

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: April 13, 2016

  1. jpgenius April 14, 2016 / 3:25 am

    It’s a good thing Porchia didn’t land on the big one – BTW the dud in the Final Spin was actually an L from Connie.

    My rating: 8

    Liked by 1 person

  2. colin roley August 21, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    JPGenius Missing Out On The Million Dollar Envelope By One Space Really Hurts

    Like

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