WoF Recap: May 18, 2016

EPISODE #6418: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES – PHILADELPHIA

$1K Tossup: THINGS

N A _ I _ N A _
_ R E A S U _ _ S

Some NATIONAL TREASURES can be found in Philly, and Ryan has scored first among this group…

Ryan Kerney: bar owner who should be selling it soon from Philly
Melanie Bowen: HS math teacher & grillbilly from Phoenixville
India Trani: foster care case mgr. and pro dancer for sports teams from Philly

$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

W H _ T _ – T _ I L E D
D E E _

India captures a WHITE-TAILED DEER.

FEATURED TOUR: Rocky Mountaineer

Round 1: WAYD?

She strikes out on the spot w/ R while on the Yankee Candle gift tag. Second, Ryan calls up a $2,100 N trio, but he’s BANKRUPTed near TD. Third, Melanie takes a $700 G, two I’s, a FP A, but then L for loss. Fourth, India spins up a $600 S, two E’s and three O’s, five $550 T’s, but then the LaT. Ryan follows w/ a FP U, two $600 H’s, and a $700 Z…

H I T T I N G / T H E
S N O O Z E / _ U T T O N

…he shouldn’t be HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON, because he’s won $1,900 and the right to start the next round.

DUDS: R (India), A (Melanie), L (Melanie)
SOLE LaT: India
SOLE BANKRUPT: Ryan

India: $2K/Ryan: $2,900/Melanie: $0

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

That man’s first moves are a $650 S, but then the LaT. Melanie secondly gets the WC w/ two T’s, a single O, but the L fails her again. India thirdly hits the other normal BANKRUPT. Back to Ryan who puts up two $550 N’s, three E’s, three $700 R’s, two I’s, a $650 P, three A’s, and two C’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600. Now he’s facing…

S _ P E R _ A R _ E T
C _ A I N
R E A C T I O N

…he solves SUPERMARKET CHAIN REACTION” for $4,750.

SOLE DUD: L (Melanie)
SOLE LaT: Ryan
INSTA-BANKRUPT: India

India: $2K/Ryan: $7,650 1/2 CAR/Melanie: WC

 

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

The scoreless Melanie starts this important round w/ an $1,100 pair of T’s, a $500 N, and three A’s, followed by two $900 L’s, two I’s, the same number of O’s, but then the MDW’s right side to forfeit $2,650. India secondly wastes another turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Ryan makes it three in a row w/ the same MDW BANKRUPT, costing him his plate. Back to Melanie w/ the calling of a FP E, a C for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a U, a $600 Q, an F for the other 1/2 CAR, and three $500 S’s. Here we go…

A L L / _ I N _ S / O F
A Q U A T I C / S _ O _ T S

…she just won her first $2850, the Ford Fiesta, and a trip to where she’ll enjoy ALL KINDS OF AQUATIC SPORTS — the IBEROSTAR Hacienda Dominicus in the DOMINICAN REPUBLICA; that was a $24,244 round for her!

SOLE DUD: E (Melanie)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everyone)

India: $2K/Ryan: $7,650/Melanie: $24,244

 

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

B _ _ D _ _ Y
C _ _ _ _ _

Ryan IDs the hunky BRADLEY COOPER.

Speed-Up: PERSON

$1,600 per consonant here. After an F request…

_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ / _ F
T H _ / _ _ N T H

Melanie‘s fellow workers could name her EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH after she’s won another $6,400.

DUDS: R (India), S (Ryan), C (India)

FINAL SCORES
India: $2K/Ryan: $10,650/Melanie: $30,644 cash & prizes

GT: $43,294
BANKRUPT TRASH (not counting extras): $4,750

 

$100K Bonus Round
Melanie’s landed on the G.

Category: PHRASE
RSTLNE reveals…

_ _ _ _
_ N / _ _ L L

FCHA gives her…

_ A _ _
_ N / F _ L L

…as of right now, she’ll be PAID IN FULL the $33K for a final total of $63,644 cash & prizes.

$5K SPIN ID: KM2726188

MY RATING: 8

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One thought on “WoF Recap: May 18, 2016

  1. jpgenius May 19, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Ryan may have solved the most puzzles, but thanks to the car win, this was Melanie’s game. Good job!

    My rating: 8

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