WoF Recap: May 20, 2016

EPISODE #6420: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES – PHILADELPHIA

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

I _ _ / _ _ _ _ M
_ _ _ _

Dan quickly but incorrectly responds w/ ICE CREAM CAKE (that’s what I thought too).

I _ _ / C R _ _ M
_ _ _ _

Emily’s also wrong w/ ICE CREAM CONE.

I C _ / C R E A M
_ O _ A

Todd finally gets  ICE CREAM SODA. Our last set of players of the Great American Cities series…

Todd Gardner: retail mgr. & poker player from Waterford Works, PA
Dan Ferino: environment attorney at a law firm from Medford, NJ
Emily Johnson: Assistant Dean of Students at Moore College of Art and Design from Philly

$2K Tossup: THING

V _ _ _ / _ _
C O _ _ _ _ _ N C E

Dan has a VOTE OF CONFIDENCE for that correct response.

FEATURED TRIP: PALMS Casino Resort

Round 1: STAR & ROLE

He spins his way to four S’s for the WC, three $500 L’s, and an $1,800 pair of R’s before he goes for a quick solve…

S _ L _ _ S _ _ R
S _ _ L L _ _ _
_ S / R _ _ _ _

…he KOs SYLVESTER STALLONE AS “ROCKY” for $5,300.

PR

Emily: $0/Todd: $1K/Dan: $7,300 WC

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Emily gets the Yankee Candle gift tag right away, buys five E’s, but then BANKRUPTs near $650 to have $1,250 cash & candle go up in smoke. Second, Todd digs up three FP T’s, a $650 H, two A’s, two $600 C’s, and three I’s. Following a P for the 1/2 CAR near $600..

_ E T / A / P I E C E
_ _ / T H E
A C T I _ N
_ I _ _ _ E

…he manages to GET A PIECE OF THE ACTION FIGURE for $3,350.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily

Emily: NIL/Todd: $4,350 1/2 CAR/Dan: $7,300 WC

 

PP/Express Round: PLACES

Todd‘s first actions are a $3,500 T, an E buy, but then the BANKRUPT next door to hand over $3,250 and his plate. Second, Dan lights up four $3,500 N’s and three D’s courtesy of his WC; those are followed by four A’s, two I’s, but then the sole CRITICAL DUD PURCHASE of O to likely squander $23,750. Emily then hops aboard the EXPRESS after calling three G’s.

Next Choices: L…U…three S’s…two F’s…two C’s…Y…and R to complete the board

This lady wins her first $11,750 and will see…

G I A N T / S A N D
D U N E S / A N D
C R A G G Y / C L I F F S

…on an $8,290 trip to the Divi ARUBA Phoenix Beach Resort.

SOLE CRITICAL DUD: O (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Todd

Emily: $20,040 cash & Aruba/Todd: $4,350/Dan: $7,300

 

$3K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ _ _ L _ G _
_ _ _ D _ N _ S

We’ve had COLLEGE STUDENTS competing in late March and on April Fool’s Day this year, and Emily is up over $23K with that response.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

All Emily here — she picks a $1K pair of N’s, two E’s, three $650 T’s, three A’s, and a $1K pair of L’s.

_ A _ _ E T _ A L L
T _ _ _ N A _ E N T

They’ve had one of these during March Madness, and she gets BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT for another $3,450 and new overall total of $26,490.

Round 5: PHRASE

The middle man wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Following Dan‘s $500 T…

_ _ _ _ _ T
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _

…Pat spins up $1,600 per consonant. The four B’s are uncovered late in this round…

B R _ _ H T
_ N D / B _ B B L _

BRIGHT AND BUBBLY Dan solves for $8,500.

SOLE DUD (after FS): S (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Todd

FINAL SCORES
Emily: $26,490 cash & Aruba/Todd: $4,350/Dan: $15,800

GT: $46,640
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $4,500 cash & candle

 

$100K Bonus Round
We’re about to find out what the first A in AMERICA’S momentarily.

Category: PERSON
The opening layout…

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

PCGA gives her…

C _ _ R A G E _ _ S
_ _ _ A N

This COURAGEOUS WOMAN makes the $33K solve…two seconds after the buzzer; doggone it. I sincerely hope that’s the last time this season we see such a loss like that.

$5K SPIN ID: SL0886853

MY RATING: 6

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 20, 2016

  1. jpgenius May 20, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    A shame Emily couldn’t beat the buzzer. At least she only lost $33K.

    My rating: High 6

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  2. ant0824 May 20, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Round 3 was very disappointing thanks to a dud a O. Otherwise a okay show.

    My rating: 6

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