WoF Recap: September 21, 2016


$1K Tossup: THINGS

_ E _ S E R _ / A _ D
H O T / S _ R I N G S

Guy solves GEYSERS AND HOT SPRINGS. Next three campers…

Guy Hernandez: in-home therapist w/ children & their families from Berkeley, CA

Lauren Redus: owns a one-yr.-old Pomsky puppy named Goose from Tuttle, OK

Patricia McMicheaux: baby-whisperer from Desert Hot Springs, CA

$2K Tossup: PERSON

_ R _
_ O L L E C T O R

Sorry, Patricia, but we’re not looking for IRS COLLECTOR.

_ R T
_ O L L E C T O R

Guy triples w/ ART COLLECTOR. And the national parks tour is the prize wedge all week long.

Crossword Round: IN THE GARDEN

Guy starts us off w/ a $2,500 N, two E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Second, Lauren collects three S’s for $1,650, but then T for trap. Third, Patricia picks a $900 L, the other three good vowels, an R for the Sierra Trading Post gift tag, a $700 G, and three M’s for the WC. Crossword board, please…

_ U M M I N G _ I R _ S
.      U                E         O
.      M               E          I
.      S                 S          L

She solves HUMMINGBIRDS, MUMS, BEES, SOIL for $3,850 cash & GT.

DUDS: A (Guy), T (Lauren)

Patricia: $3,850 WC/Guy: $3K/Lauren: $0

Mystery Round: WAYD?

Lauren leads off w/ three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, three I’s, two G’s for the N.P. tour, and two S’s while on the MW near $650 and declining the risk (that’s the BANKRUPT one). But her next call of T ends her turn. After Patricia LaTs out, Guy proceeds to call a $1,300 pair of L’s, three O’s, an A, two $900 H’s, two TD K’s, and a $1,200 pair of R’s. We have..

A L O N G / R O _ K _
S H O R _ L I N _ S

…he could soon be HIKING ALONG ROCKY SHORELINES w/ another $10,800.

SOLE DUD: T (Lauren)
SOLE LaT: Patricia

Patricia: $3,850 WC/Guy: $13,800/Lauren: NIL

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Patricia opens w/ two $900 V’s, six E’s, three O’s, a U and two FP A’s to clean out the vowels. Following a $3,500 Y, she uses the WC and gets another $10,500 w/ three L’s. Next up are an $1,100 pair of N’s, three $500 R’s, and four $600 T’s before she tries to solve all of this…

Y O U ‘ L L / N E V E R
_ A N T / T O / L E A V E
T _ E / R E _ O R T

YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE THE RESORT now, ma’am — the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay in MAZATLAN; this round was worth $25,650 to her!


Patricia: $29,500 cash & prizes WC/Guy: $13,800/Lauren: NADA

$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

M O U _ _
R _ _ _ _ _ R

No, Guy —  MOUNT RUSHMORE ain’t gonna fit w/ an R at the very end.

R A I _ _ _ R

Patricia locates MOUNT RAINIER in Washington to move to $32,500.

Speed-Up: Round: MOVIE TITLE

$1,600 per consonant here. After a C pick by that man…

T H _ / S _ C R _ T
L _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ T S

… he solves “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS” for $3,200.

SOLE DUD: N (Guy; duplicated by Patricia)

Patricia: $32,500 cash & prizes WC/Guy: $17K/Lauren: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $50,500

$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the ** for Patricia.

Category: PHRASE
Opening layout…

_ N / T _ E
_ _ _ _ _ R _ _ N _

HGDO are all up there (the H is a waste, though), but it’s no guarantee she’ll still get this…

_ N / T H E
_ _ _ _ G R O _ N D

…and she BLOWS IT w/ IN THE OVERGROUND, so the $34K will stay hidden IN THE BACKGROUND.



One thought on “WoF Recap: September 21, 2016

  1. jpgenius September 22, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Big PP round for Patricia, but that BR shouldn’t have been lost like that.

    My rating: 7


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