WoF Recap: September 27, 2016



_ _ _ B I / &
T H U M _ _ R

Steve & Pattie ID BAMBI & THUMPER. Meeting the next six contestants now…

Steve & Pattie Blair(married for 10 yrs. and together for 15): he’s a general contractor while she’s a physical therapy assistant in Exeter; they’re from Hampton, NH

Michael & Jeanette Carter (married 34 yrs.): She’s a retired postal service worker of 32 yrs. who’s currently a model & fashion consultant (also a 15-yr. breast cancer survivor)

Roger & Derby Jones (married 36 yrs.): retired for two yrs. & have just taken up Pickleball; they’re from Wichita

$2K Tossup: PERSON

L I _ T _ E
S _ S _ _ _

Derby solves LITTLE SISTER.

Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Maui Jim


They call up a $650 R to start, but they and the Blairs BANKRUPT back-to-back (former next to $650, latter next to TD). Third in line already, the Carters call up a $1,950 trio of S’s, two I’s and A’s, a $1,300 pair of T’s, five E’s, a $650 Y, and an O to clean out the vowels. But after quad N’s for $2,400, the BANKRUPT near $650 bites them to the tune of $5,300. The Joneses then come up w/ two FP G’s and a $1,200 pair of B’s to complete the board…

I T ‘ S / N O T
E A S Y / B E I N G

…and solve for $2,200, giving them $4,200 overall.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (all spinners)


Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

The Blairs get the MJ gift tag w/ two R’s, buy three E’s, but BANKRUPT near $650 again to lose $1,750 cash & shades that time. Second in line, the Carters rattle off a $1,600 H pair, a $2,700 T trio, an I and two A’s before they call three S’s on the MW near $650 and gamble $3,800…$$$. Following a $1K pair of D’s, they buy the other two vowels, but LaT to leave $14,300 on the table. The Joneses then pick up the WDW trip w/ a Y…

T A S T Y / D I S H E S
_ R O _ / A R O U _ D
T H E / _ _ O _ E

…they can have TASTY DISHES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE on that trip they just won.

SOLE LaT: Carters

Joneses: $14,121 cash & WDW/Blairs: $1K/Carters: NO LUCK


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Trying to redeem themselves from that heartbreaker last round, the Carters lead off w/ a $550 S, three $500 T’s, three I’s, a $900 H, a $600 M, but then a worthless E buy. Second for the Joneses are a FP N, an A, a TD G, two O’s to clean out the vowels, but then D for dummy. The Blairs then put up a $1,500 L trio and a V for that WC

I ‘ M / T O T A L L _
L O V I N G / T H I S

…either one of them could be saying “I’M TOTALLY LOVING THIS” on their trip $6,540 trip to DISNEYLAND.

DUDS: E (Carters), D (Derbys)

Joneses: $14,121 cash & WDW/Blairs: $9,540 cash & Anaheim WC/Carters: GOOSEEGG ALERT


$3K Tossup: PLACES

C _ _ _ _ _ _ S

Steve solves STATE CAPITALS to get even closer to the lead.

Speed-Up: FUN & GAMES

$1,700 per consonant this time. The D’s chosen late in this round…

C _ M P _ N G / _ N
T H _ / _ _ A _ _ _ R D

Pattie gets CAMPING IN THE BACKYARD for $6,800 and the win.

SOLE DUD: S (Carters)

Joneses: $14,121 cash & WDW/Blairs: $19,340 cash & Disneyland WC/Carters: $2K IN BAD LUCK

GT: $35,461
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,700 cash and shades


$100K Bonus Round
Steve takes the BW to the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
Stingy RSTLNE help in this one-liner…

_ _ _ _ E _ / _ _

GDPA and M don’t add much else…

_ _ _ _ E D / _ P

I’ll be CHOKED UP if they pull off a miracle…doesn’t happen for $40K.




One thought on “WoF Recap: September 27, 2016

  1. jpgenius September 28, 2016 / 12:25 am

    Good news: A battle between the Smiths and the Blairs.

    Bad news: Bad luck for the Carters and a tough BR puzzle.

    My rating: 6


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