WoF Recap: May 10, 2016

EPISODE #6412: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES – DENVER

$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

D _ _ _ H _ _ L
_ K _ _ _ G

Mary knows that Denver is a good place for DOWNHILL SKIING. Introducing…

Mary Hammer: fantasy football player from Morrison
Steph Burks: on-the-go mom from Westminster
Niket Sheth: software eng. from Thornton

$2K Tossup: EVENT

_ U _ _ _
F E S _ _ _ _ L

Mary’s two for two w/ MUSIC FESTIVAL.

TRIP WEDGE: PALMS Casino Resort
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Sierra Trading Post

Round 1: PHRASE

Her first letters this evening are four N’s for $2,600, two A’s, three E’s and two I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,850. Second, Steph spins her way to the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Niket takes $650 T and H singles, but he then gets the same fate as Steph. Mary then puts up a $1,400 pair of G’s…

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

…this is THE BEGINNING OF A NEW DAY to win big and she’s solved for another 14 Benjamins.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)

Niket: $0/Mary: $4,400/Steph: $0

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First for Steph are a $600 T, but then S for sorry while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Second, Niket chooses a $600 R, but then a buys a bad vowel of E. Third in Mary’s favor are a $600 N, I and A singles, three $800 P’s, and two O’s to clean out the vowels, after which she says a $600 Y, a $550 G, a $650 L, a $700 B, and a $1,200 pair of C’s. Board…

C _ O P P I N G
B L O _ _
P A R T Y

…she solves CHOPPING BLOCK PARTY for $5,950.

DUDS: S (Steph), E (Niket)

Niket: $0/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $0

 

PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Niket instantly duds out w/ T. Mary secondly spots a $1,600 pair of N’s, buys five A’s, and picks a pair of D’s before going aboard the EXPRESS.

Current Bank: $3,350
Next Choices: three E’s…three P’s…two R’s…I…Y…two S’s…CRASH w/ L (she loses $10,850)

As for Steph

R E D / P A P A Y A S
A N D / R I P E
_ A N _ _ E S

…she’ll eat some RED PAPAYAS AND RIPE MANGOES on the Costa CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: T (Niket)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Mary

Niket: ZIPPO/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $6K cruise

 

$3K Tossup: PLACES

_ A L L E R _ E S
A N D / M U S E U M S

Steph is now $1,350 off the lead w/ GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS.

Round 4: WAYD?

All Steph here — she picks a $1,200 pair of N’s, a $1K pair of G’s, three I’s, E, two $700 T’s, two A’s, and an $800 L…

G A I N I N G
A L T I T _ _ E

…she’s GAINING ALTITUDE to the tune of $3,650.

PR

Niket: BUPKIS/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $12,650

Speed-Up: OCCUPATION

$1,500 per consonant here. One T, two R’s, a D, and an S in…

_ _ _ S _ _ _ _ R
_ D _ T _ R

Niket’s local NEWSPAPER EDITOR will gladly report that he avoids being gooseegged.

FINAL SCORES
Niket: $3K/Mary: $10,350/Steph: $12,650 cash & cruise

GT: $26K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $14K

 

$100K Bonus Round
Steph has landed on the the S of SPIN.

Category: PHRASE
If it’s what I think it is, I think she’s in trouble already…

_ / _ _
_ _ _ _
L E _

GMCA isn’t gonna do much…

_ / A M
_ A _ _ L E _

…but I AM BAFFLED that she nailed this one to the tune of $45K, giving her a final total of $57,650 cash & cruise! I was thinking PUZZLED for that last word.

$5K SPIN ID: SP1894672

MY RATING: 7

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One thought on “WoF Recap: May 10, 2016

  1. jpgenius May 10, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Look at you, Steph! Making that nice comeback!

    My rating: Low 7

    Like

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