WoF Recap: September 30, 2016



W _ _ _ _ _
_ H _ / _ _ _ H

Laurie gets WINNIE THE POOH and the right for her team to be interviewed first…

Laurie & Jim White (married 28 yrs.): She’s recently retired; they’re from Madera, CA

Al & Wendy Rowder: real-estate workers who’ve known each other for nine yrs. from Newaygo, MI

Tom & Diane Schenk: he’s a retired A.F. Chaplain & pastor while she’s a church organist & ES music teacher; they’re from Enid, OK

$2K Tossup: PERSON

M _ / N E _
_ I _ E K _ _ K

I don’t have anybody right now as MY NEW SIDEKICK, but Tom has solved for control.

Round 1: SAME NAME

Their first letters this evening are four $650 N’s, three A’s, a $550 D, two E’s, but then a bad O buy. Second, the Whites call up an $800 S, a $700 H, three I’s to clean out the vowels, but next is T for trouble. After the Rowders miss w/ R, the Schenks go BANKRUPT near TD to lose $2,400. The Whites follow a/ $700 G and B singles, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $2,650. The Rowders then dig up a $1,400 pair of L’s…

_ I N B A L L / A N D
S E _ I N G
_ A _ H I N E

…they get a $600 bonus on a PINBALL AND SEWING MACHINE, and everybody is now in a virtual tie for first.

DUDS: O (Schenks), T (Whites), R (Rowders)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Schenks, Whites)


Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ

From what I’ve heard, they may have stopped doing the teaser wipe of a possible Mystery Wedge gamble as of this season.

Anyway, going down the Whites’ way are a $650 T, three E’s, a $600 N, but then a bad I buy. Second in line, the Rowders pick up a $1,300 pair of H’s, five O’s, a $900 F, three $700 L’s, and a FP U, but then BANKRUPT near TD gets them to the tune of $4,050. The Schenks then put up two D’s for the Luggage Factory gift tag, and a $1,200 pair of G’s…

T H E / G O L D E N
_ G E / O F
H O L L _ _ O O D

…they recall THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD for $3,200 cash & luggage.

DUDS: I (Whites), U (Rowders)

Rowders: $2K/Schenks: $5,200 cash & luggage/Whites: $1K


PP/Express Round: EVENT

The Rowders lead off w/ a $1,400 pair of T’s, four FP A’s, but then the same BANKRUPT they got before to lose the 14 Benjamins. Second for the Schenks are three $650 N’s, a $600 C, two I’s, but then D for dud. The Whites are next w/ a $900 V, but then the D recall. The Rowders then pick off a $600 Y, two O’s, a $650 H, two E’s, a $600 R, and the last vowel of U before we finally show you…

A / V A C A T I O N
U N _ I _ E / A N Y

…they’ve won $1,100 plus A (DISNEYLAND) VACATION UNLIKE ANY OTHER worth $7,640.

SOLE DUD: D (Schenks; repeated by Whites)

Rowders: $10,740 cash & Anaheim/Schenks: $5,200 cash & luggage/Whites: $1K


$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

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

The Whites are DOING THE TANGO.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

The last FS this week is worth $1,500. They oddly call for the W at the start, and it’s not there. After they put up the R on their next turn…

_ T ‘ S / _ _ _ R
T _ _ _ / T _ / S _ _ _ _

IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE now, you two…and Laurie has solved for the $2K minimum.

INSTA-DUD: W (Whites)

Rowders: $10,740 cash & Anaheim/Schenks: $5,200 cash & luggage/Whites: $6K

GT: $21,940


$100K Bonus Round
Al has landed on the E of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Hopefully these letters will lead them in the right direction…

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

DHMA puts in besides the obvious A…

A / H E _ T _
_ H _ N _

…sadly, they lose A HEFTY CHUNK of money in the form of $45K.



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: September 30, 2016

  1. ant0824 September 30, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    It sure was a very disappointing show. Low scores and a BR loss resulting Rowders becoming the lowest winning champions of this season.

    My rating: Low 3
    Weekly rating: 6


  2. jpgenius September 30, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    [blows raspberry]. Except for the contestants.

    My rating: 5


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