WoF Recap: May 3, 2016

EPISODE #6407: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES – SEATTLE

$1K Tossup: THING

_ P E C T _ C U _ A R
_ K _ L I N E

Tony blanks, but Emily has seen the SPECTACULAR SKYLINE. Trio for this Tuesday…

Emily Bratkewicz: commercial underwriter from Seattle (orig. from West Des Moines and Chicago)
DeLaine Tyner: Shoreline Community College admin. assistant from Lynwood, WA
Tony Miller: photo journalist from Tacoma

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ R I G I _ A _
_ C R _ E _ P L _ Y

Emily is two for two w/ ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY.

TRIP WEDGE: Si Como No in Costa Rica
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Pendleton

Round 1: RHYME TIME

She calls up a $600 R, four E’s, two T’s for the Costa Rica trip, a $700 H, and six A’s, after which she says a $600 N, the last vowel of two O’s, but then M for mistake. Second, DeLaine spins her way to an $1,800 P trio, a $650 L, but then the MDW’s right side to lose $2,450. After Tony spins the other BANKRUPT of that MDW, Emily puts up a $1,600 pair of D’s…

A N / A P P L E / A
D A _ / _ E E P _ / T H E
D O _ T O R / A _ A _

…and says AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY for a total of $10,678 cash & C.R. that round.

SOLE DUD: M (Emily)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (others)

Tony: $0/Emily: $13,678 cash & C.R./DeLaine: $0

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

DeLaine insta-BANKRUPTs near $650. Second, Tony picks up the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ two T’s, buys three E’s and A, and lights up an R while on the MW near LaT before risking $500 and his plate…bad move. Third, Emily takes a $3K trio of L’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT gets her too. DeLaine‘s next w/ a $1,200 pair of C’s, but then a bad O buy. She does get her turn back following N and H duds by the other players (Tony was on the other MW). She then lights up $700 B and $650 G singles, and we have…

E L E C T R _ C
B _ L L
G A T E _

…I’d rather not play with some toy called an ELECTRIC BILL GATES; she’s solved for her first $2,300.

DUDS: O (DeLaine), N (Tony), H (Emily)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)

Tony: ZIP/Emily: $13,678 cash & C.R./DeLaine: $2,300

 

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

The scoreless Tony leads the way w/ four N’s for $2,600, four I’s, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Emily secondly selects two FP O’s, a $900 G, an A, a T for the Pendleton gift tag, two FP U’s, but then S for sorry while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. DeLaine thirdly uncovers an L for the 1/2 CAR that was picked up in the last round, but nothing else w/ R. Tony next picks four P’s for the WC, but here comes the other normal BANKRUPT to take away $4,100 and his WC. After Emily flubs w/ M…

P O P P I N G
I N T O / A / P U _
I N / _ U _ L I N

DeLaine will be POPPING INTO A PUB IN DUBLIN for $6,500 cash & trip to IRELAND (airfare provided by Aer Lingus).

DUDS: E (Tony), S (Emily), R (DeLaine)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tony

Tony: ZILCH/Emily: $13,678 cash & C.R./DeLaine: $8,8,00 cash & Ireland

 

$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

_ A R B _ R
S _ A L S

Emily spots these HARBOR SEALS for the Tossup sweep.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

$1,600 per consonant here. Midway in the round, DeLaine requests the T but goofs w/ FREAK OF NATURE (that sounded like a PERSON to me). Two F’s and a C later to leave only vowels remaining…

F _ R _ _ / _ F
N _ T _ R _

Emily defies this FORCE OF NATURE for $4,800 extra.

SOLE DUD: S (Tony)
DQs: 2 (Emily’s N repeat, Delaine’s solve faux pas)

FINAL SCORES
Tony: $1K GOOSEEGG/Emily: $21,478 cash & C.R./DeLaine: $8,800 cash & Ireland

GT: $31,278
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. cardboard): $10,050

 

$100K Bonus Round
Emily lands on the M of GAME.

Category: THING
Looks easy to me…

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

PGHO pretty much gives her the second word…

_ _ N _ L
_ P P R O _ _ L

…but we give her the FINAL APPROVAL for that $33K solve; she leaves w/ $54,478 cash & trip.

$5K SPIN ID: HV8200531
MY RATING: 7
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One thought on “WoF Recap: May 3, 2016

  1. jpgenius May 4, 2016 / 12:17 am

    Humdrum episode, but Emily’s our winnah. Tony…just couldn’t catch a break. BTW the Ireland trip came from Aer Lingus.

    My rating: 7

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