WoF Recap: September 26, 2016

EPISODE #6446: DISNEY GRAND ADVENTURES

VTR: August 25th

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

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

Pamela & Bill say “ADVENTURE AWAITS!”. Our first grand couples this week…

Pamela & Bill Estes(married 43 yrs.; the latter recently retired): from Denton, TX

Barbara & Brian Wooldridge: met in dart league from Port St. Lucie, FL (orig. from Pittsburgh)

Richard & Carol Poppoff (married 50 yrs.): met while they were serving in the Navy from Menifee, CA

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ E _ _ B A L L
_ _ N _ W _ C H

The Poppoffs order a MEATBALL SANDWICH.

PRESUMED TRIP WEDGE ALL WK. LONG: Walt Disney World parks worth $9,421
Gift Tag: Luggage Factory.com

Like the last Disney weeks, there are NO CARS at all in the front game nor the bonus round.

R1: WAYD?

They get us started w/ a $600 N, a $900 G, three I’s, A, but then T for trap. Second, the Esteses call up a $650 S, a FP L, $1,400 pairs of D’s and B’s, and an R for the trip. Board…

B  _ I L D I N G / A
B I R D _ _ _ S _

…they’re BUILDING A BIRDHOUSE for a total of $14,071 cash & Disney World that round.

SOLE DUD: T (Poppoffs)

Wooldridges: $0/Poppoffs: $2K/Esteses: $15,071 cash & Disney World

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: FAMILY REUNION

Our early leaders call up four S’s and go for what’s under the MW near $650…$$$. But their next call of T is no good. Second, the Woolridges light up a $700 R, but the BANKRUPT near $650 strikes. Third, the Poppoffs come up w/ a $700 L, but the sole dud vowel of E stops them. The Esteses then say three D’s for that MDW and C for crud. After the Woolridges BANKRUPT the same way they did before, the Poppoffs proceed to pick a $1,200 pair of G’s, buy three A’s, but then get the exact same fate to give up $1,400. With another chance to capitalize, the Esteses then rattle off an $800 N, a $500 K, an H for the WC, the other three good vowels, but then painfully strike out w/ P while on the luggage. The Woolridges then complete the crossword board w/ an $1,100 pair of M’s…

(L)(A)(U)(G)(H)(S)  /   /   (D)
/    /    /    /   (U)   /   /   /    (A)
/   /    /    /    (G)(R)(A)(N)(D)(K)(I)(D)(S)
/   (K)(I)(D)(S)   /   /    /     (S)

…and earn a $900 bonus.

DUDS: T (Esteses), E (Poppoffs), C (Esteses), P (Esteses)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Woolridges 2x, Poppoffs)

Wooldridges: $2K/Poppoffs: $2K/Esteses: $15,071 cash & Disney World WC

 

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Here go the Woolridges w/ five $650 T’s, a $500 H, three E’s, but then LaT. The Poppoffs secondly collect a $1,950 trio of S’s, but LaT gets them too. The Esteses then put up an $1,800 R pair…

T H E / _ E S T / R _ _ E S
& / _ T T R _ _ T _ _ _ S

…they’ll see THE BEST RIDES & ATTRACTIONS at DISNEYLAND worth $6,840.

LaTs: 2 (other couples)

Wooldridges: $2K/Poppoffs: $2K/Esteses: $23,711 cash & Disney trips

 

$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

C L A I M
T _ / _ _ _ E

The WoolridgesCLAIM TO FAME is going up to $5K.

Speed-Up: THING

$1,500’s the consonant payoff. After the frontloading L appears…

L _ S T _ N _
_ _ _ R _ S S _ _ N

…the Poppoffs give us a LASTING IMPRESSION for three grand and a tie for second place.

FINAL SCORES
Esteses: $23,711 cash & Disney trips WC/Others: $5K each

GT: $33,711
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,100

 

$100K Bonus Round
Enter each of the bonus puzzles this week for your chance to win a trip to the WDW Resort. The Esteses have spun the second A of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
The first letters that go up…

_ _ _ _ L _
_ _ _ R S

PCHO and D won’t do much…

H _ _ _ L _
_ O _ R S

…a person sometimes could end a letter w/ “HUMBLY YOURS”, but they don’t know it for $34K.

MY RATING: 6

 

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One thought on “WoF Recap: September 26, 2016

  1. jpgenius September 26, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Other than the Esteses winning 2 Disney trips and Bill literally running off with the $10K MW and the MDW (LMBO!), this episode was…meh.

    My rating: 6

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