WoF Recap: Halloween 2016

EPISODE #6471: COLLEGE WEEK

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ G
_ O _ / F _ _ _ L S

Before Emily plans on STUDYING FOR FINALS soon, let’s play the game with her and…

Emily Sweet: Loyola Marymount Sr. who’s also been a professional model for five yrs. originally from the Bay area

Austin Tuttle: UNF Sr. studying finance who’s also a baseball umpire from Fleming Island, FL

Bree Casas: CSLB Sr. studying Communications & restaurant server who’s planning to graduate next fall

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

R _ _ _ _ E
T O / L _ S E

Emily says she will REFUSE TO LOSE.

TRIP WEDGE: Grand Canyon National Park
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: ticketmaster

Round 1: EVENT

Four $600 T’s get her started, followed by three E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near big money to lose $2,150. Second, Austin calls up a $600 R, a $650 S, A and U singles, and four $650 N’s. We have…

N E _ / S T U _ E N T
_ R _ E N T A T _ _ N

…he solves NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION for $3,350.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily

 

Mystery/Crossword Round: COLLEGE LIFE

The lone man gets going w/ an $1,800 R trio, three A’s, two I’s, but then D for dud. Second, Bree takes an $1,100 pair of T’s, a U, two O’s, a $900 N, and M for the 1/2 CAR near $600, and an E, but the same normal BANKRUPT spooks her to the tune of $1,750 and her plate. After Emily spins the other normal one, Austin picks a J and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…that will cost him $1,300. Bree then scoops up $7K worth of two D’s and the crossword board looks like this…

/     /    /  (_)  /    /    / (D)
/      / (T)(U)(I)(T)(I)(O)(N):
/      /   /  (A)  /   /    /  (R):
(_)(R)(A)(D)(E)  /   /   (M)(A)(J)(O)(R)

Her order of DORM, MAJOR, TUITION, GRADE & QUAD is right for the money.

SOLE DUD: D (Austin)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

Bree: $7K/Emily: $3,000/Austin: $3,350

 

PP/Express Round: PLACE

Bree first brings up two R’s for the same 1/2 CAR, two E’, four A’s, a $3,500 N, an an I, but the BANKRUPT near $650 has eradicated $3,750. Over to Emily w/ the picks of two $600 T’s, the other two vowels, three FP S’s, $900 F and H singles, and a $10,500 trio. At this point…

S _ E C T A C U _ A R
_ E A C H F R O N T
O A S I S

…in addition to another $14,200, she’s traveling to a SPECTACULAR BEACHFRONT OASIS at the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in JAMAICA worth $7,800.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Bree

Bree: $7K/Emily: $25K cash & trip/Austin: $3,350

 

$3K Tossup: THING

_ E L F I E
S _ _ C _

Emily captures another winning reaction w/ a SELFIE STICK.

Round 4: PHRASE

Next on her list are a $500 T, two E’s, two $900 R’s, the other four vowels, two $700 Y’s, but then the LaT. Austin then puts up a $650 M, two $500 S’s, and $650 C and G singles…

Y O U / C A U G _ T / M E
_ Y / S U R _ R I S E

YOU CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE w/ that $2,950 solve, sir.

SOLE LaT OF GAME: Emily

 

Speed-Up: ON THE MAP

We pay $1,700 per consonant. After the M is requested…

_ R _ N _ / R _ _ _ _ S
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

….Emily quickly pinpoints GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN for $3,400 extra.

DUDS (both by Bree): T & L

FINAL SCORES
Bree: $7K/Emily: $31,400 cash & trip/Austin: $6,300

GT: $44,700
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plates): $8,950

 

$100K Bonus Round
Our first non-SUV of the season here is a Ford C-MAX. Emily lands on the ***.

Category: PHRASE
I know this already…

T _ _ _ N _
_ R _ _ N _

GYDI are all up there…

T _ Y I N G
_ R _ _ N D

…she might not be TOYING AROUND w/ us (she first said TRYING…), but she’ll be driving back to campus in the C-MAX Energi worth $34,335! Final Total: $65,735 cash & treats.

MY RATING: 8

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Week 7 Stats

Thank goodness for our car winner on Tuesday’s show.

Total this Week: $216,520

Total for the Season: $1,608,532

BR Win Record: 10-25 (.286)

Car Wins

-Ford Fiestas: 4

-BR Car: 5 (2 Ford Escapes, 1 Ford Explorer, 1 Jeep Compass, 1 FIAT 500x)

Prize Wedge Wins: 12

Gift Tag Wins: 11

Mystery Wedge Wins: 1

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 9-4

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 5-4

$10K MW was next to LaT: 5

$10K MW was next to $650: 8

Express was Played-Passed: 13-0

-Successes: 8

-Crashes: 5

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 1 (on $3,500)

-BR: 6

FP Vowels/Consonants: 21/15

5-Round Games: 7

6-Round Games: 1

$6K FINAL SPINS: 2

Gooseegg Victims: 6

Red Winners: 10

Yellow Winners: 14

Blue Winners: 11

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $15,150

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $197,750 + three trips of unknown value

Biggest Bankrupt: $13,600 + $9K+ trip (Sept. 22), $14,850 (Sept. 20), $12,000 (Sept. 13),

Season-Worst Bankrupt Trash for One Night: $32,800+ (Sept. 22), $18,700 (Sept. 20), $12,200 (Sept. 13)

Top 3 Winning Totals: $84,969 (Oct. 18), $83,960 (Sept. 14), $55,840 (Oct. 7)

Lowest Winning Totals: $14,450 (Oct. 28), $11,600 (Sept. 22), $10,740 (Sept. 30)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $55,010 (Sept. 14)

Season-High Week: $299,303 (Teachers Week)

Season-Low Week: $177,789 (National Parks)

 

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0

BR Shutouts: 1

MDBRs: 3

 

$34K: 3/14

$40K: 1/5

$45K: 0/2

$50K: 1/1

$100K (or $1M): 0/1

CAR: 5/12

WoF Recap: October 28, 2016

EPISODE #6470: GREAT ESCAPES

 $1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ ‘ _ / _ _ A D Y
T O / G O !

Matt replies “I’M READY TO GO!”. End-of-week panel…

Matt Stasio: softball coach & insurance underwriter who’s been to 27 MLB stadiums from Middletown, NJ

Brenda Struble: 2nd Grade teacher & hula hooper from Medford, OK

Angela O’Gorman: professional volunteer from Phoenix

$2K Tossup: THING

S E C O _ D
_ A T U _ E

Brenda solves SECOND NATURE for control.

TRIP WEDGE: Viva WYNDHAM V Heavens in the Dominican Republic worth $7K

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

Brenda insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Angela calls up a $1,300 pair of S’s, pairs of E’s and A’s, four $600 T’s, three $500 D’s, and an I, after which come a $1,200 pair of M’s, but then L for loss of turn. Third, Matt gets the Maui Jim gift tag w/ four C’s, three $700 R’s, two $600 H’s, and a $650 F. But after he buys the other two vowels, he LaTs out. Brenda then digs up a $500 B, and $700 P and N singles…

B U T T E R S C O T C H
P U D D I N _ / M A D E
F R O M / S C R A T C H

…she tastes some BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING MADE FROM SCRATCH for $1,900.

SOLE DUD: L (Angela)
SOLE LaT: Matt
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Brenda

Angela: $0/Matt: $1K/Brenda: $3,900

 

Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Angela opens w/ an $1,100 pair of N’s, two A’s, E, but then S for sorry. Matt secondly takes a $700 T, but the L lets somebody down again. Brenda thirdly grabs that 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ a G, and buys I and O singles, but the latter is the sole dud vowel. Angela then puts up the frontloading P…

P _ N _ _ I N G / &
T E A
_ A G

…she KOs a PUNCHING & TEA BAG for $1,250.

DUDS: S (Angela), L (Matt), O (Brenda)

Angela: $1,250/Matt: $1K/Brenda: $3,900

 

PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS

Matt gets started w/ a $600 S, a $700 T, but then a bad E buy. Brenda’s second in line w/ a $1,300 pair of L’s, but she then repeats the E. Third for Angela are a $600 D, four A’s, but then C for crud. Matt then lights up twin $700 P’s, a Y for that MDW, a U, a $700 F, but then the a critical purchase of O…

P L A Y F U L
_ _ A _ T
P A _ D A S

…and Brenda will see some PLAYFUL GIANT PANDAS at the Wyndham Grand Xian South worth $9,500.

DUDS: E (Matt; repeated by Brenda), C (Angela), O (Matt)

Angela: $1,250/Matt: $1K/Brenda: $14,450 cash & China

 

$3K Tossup: SONG LYRICS

S _ R A N G _
I N V I T _ _ I _ N

Matt’s got a “STRANGE INVITATION” from singer Beck.

Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE

It’s a $1,500 FS to wrap up the week. After somebody requests the C…

M _ T C H _ N G
_ _ T H R _ _ _ S

Angela gets a pair of MATCHING BATHROBES for $4,500.

SOLE DUD: L (Brenda)

FINAL SCORES
Angela: $5,750/Matt: $4K/Brenda: $14,450 cash & China

GT: $24,200
NO BANKRUPT TRASH

 

$100K Bonus Round
Brenda lands on the N of WIN.

Category: THING
She needs some good help up top…

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ R N _ N _

HPCI is NOT gonna do it…

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ R N I N _

…this gets left behind on a FOGGY MORNING — $40K.

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: October 27, 2016

EPISODE #6469: GREAT ESCAPES

 $1K Tossup: THING

P _ _ _ P O R T
_ I _ _ U R _

Annie may need her PASSPORT PICTURE after this night’s done. Thursday trio…

Annie Sims: singer/songwriter married for 26 yrs. from L.A. (orig. from Nashville)

Bobbie Burks: relationship mgr. at financial institution from Fresno

Terrell Norton: business analyst by day & DJ/bartender at night from Herndon, VA

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

L O _ F / _ _
F R E N C _ / _ _ E _ D

Annie grabs a LOAF OF FRENCH BREAD.

TRIP WEDGE: WYNDHAM Midtown 45 in NYC worth $7K

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

She leads the way w/ a $1K pair of T’s, two E’s and A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near big bucks. Second, Bobbie calls up an $1,100 pair of R’s, buys three O’s, but then duds out w/ S. The same goes for Terrell w/ an H call. Annie tries again w/ a $500 N, two I’s to finish off the vowels, three M’s for that WC, and two $700 Y’s.

M Y / _ A _ O R I T E
R O M A N T I _
_ O M E _ Y

I don’t have MY FAVORITE ROMANTIC COMEDY, but she’s solves for $3,150 and $6,150 overall.

DUDS: S (Bobbie), H (Terrell)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Annie

Crossword/Mystery Round: WEATHER ALERT!

Bobbie’s up first w/ an $1,100 pair of T’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Second in Terrell’s direction are a $600 R, two A’s, but then S for sorry. Third, Annie calls up three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, buys the other two good vowels, and gets the other 1/2 CAR w/ D.  We have…

(T)(_)(U)(N)(D)(E)(R)
/  (A)   /   /    /     / (A)
(_)(I)(_)(_)(T)(N)(I)(N)(_)
/  (_)  /   /    /    /  (N)

…she makes it through THUNDER, LIGHTNING, HAIL & RAIN for $16,240 in cash & Ford Fiesta!

DUDS: O (Bobbie), S (Terrell)

Annie: $22,390 cash & prizes WC/Others: $0 each

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Terrell kicks off w/ a $2,700 T trio, three O’s, but then a baddie of G. Second for Annie are two R’s for the NOVICA gift tag, four E’s, A, two $500 N’s, two $550 H’s, and the last vowel of three I’s, but the same BANKRUPT nails her for $3,350 cash & GT plus her WC…

N O / O T H E R
_ _ A _ E / _ I _ E / I T
I N / T H E / _ O R _ _

There’s NO OTHER PLACE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD and Bobbie’s going to the Dolce Hotel and Resort Sitges in BARCELONA worth $9,500.

SOLE DUD: G (Terrell)
HER SECOND BANKRUPT: Annie

 

$3K Tossup: CHARACTERS

D O _ _ _ H Y
& / _ O T O

Terrell spots DOROTHY & TOTO to finally score.

Speed-Up: WAYD?

$1,600 per consonant here. Two C’s are said by Annie late in this round, but she flubs w/ CONDUCTING AN TOURNAMENT; that makes no grammatical sense at all. She gets another shot after buying three E’s…

C O N D U _ C T _ N G
_ N / E _ P E R _ M E N T

…while the producers CONDUCTING AN EXPERIMENT, she solves for $11,200 more.

DUDS: S (Annie), H (Bobbie), L (Terrell), B (Bobbie)
BOTCHED SOLVE: Annie

FINAL SCORES
Annie: $33,590 cash & prizes/Bobbie: $9,500/Terrell: $3K

GT: $46,090

BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,850 cash & GT

$100K Bonus Round
Annie lands on the &.

Category: THINGS
RSTLNE reveals…

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

Here we go again w/ CDMA…

D A _ L _
_ _ D A T E S

Here’s the latest in our DAILY UPDATES — she NEVER gets the bottom word and loses $34K.

MY RATING: 7

 

WoF Recap: October 26, 2016

EPISODE #6468: GREAT ESCAPES

After the hosts come out, the puzzleboard reads “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!” because he just turned the big 7-0 today.

$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS

_ O O K _ N _ / F O R
A _ V _ N T _ _ E

Tammy or one of these people are “…LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE”

Tammy Arnette: public relations specialist who advocates for road safety from Colonial Heights, VA

Marc Hinkley: artist & graphic designer from Santa Fe

Kelly Sacharczyk: activity & wellness coord. for senior living co. in NJ who graduated from Penn St. from Langhorne, PA

$2K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ / W _ _ _ O W
S E _ _

Kelly saw this answer from THE WINDOW SEAT.

TRIP WEDGE: Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort worth $7K

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

First on her list are a $550 T, three $500 N’s, an E, three I’s, an S for that MDW, but then the LaT. Second, Tammy calls up a $1,300 pair of H’s, but then buys the sole dud vowel of A. Third, Marc takes a $500 F, a $1,300 pair of R’s, a $700 D, but gets the same fate as Kelly

_ H _ T _
F I N I S H
_ _ _ R / D I N N E R

…and that same woman says “PHOTO FINISH YOUR DINNER” for $1,550 and $3,550 overall.

SOLE DUD: A (Tammy)
LaTs: 2 (Kelly and Marc)

 

Mystery Round: PHRASE

All Tammy here — she picks an $1,100 pair of N’s, three E’s, two S’s for the Orlando trip, three I’s, a $1,950 T trio and three A’s.

A / _ A S E / _ _
_ I S T A _ E N
I _ E N T I T _

This is NOT A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY — she’s the one who has solved for $10,300 cash & Orlando

PR

Kelly: $3,550 MDW/Tammy: $11,300 cash & Orlando/Marc: $0

 

PP/Express Round: EVENT

Marc’s going aboard the EXPRESS right away after starting w/ four T’s.

Next Choices: three N’s…three R’s…two L’s…four I’s…two O’s…two F’s…solve attempt (huh?)

O _ R / F _ R _ T
I N T _ R N _ T I O N _ L
F L I _ _ T

He and a companion will write about “OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT”, because he’s solved for $13,500 and a trip to the Dolce CampoReal Lisboa in PORTUGAL worth $9,500.

PR #2

Kelly: $3,550 MDW/Tammy: $11,300 cash & Orlando/Marc: $23K cash & Portugal

 

$3K Tossup: THING

D E S _ G N E R
P _ _ _ _

Kelly’s got some more money from a DESIGNER PURSE.

Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE

R for roadblock is how she starts. Second for Tammy are a $650 N, an I, three O’s, a $500 T, but then P for phooey. Going Marc’s way third are a $500 D, two C’s to triple up, but then the BANKRUPT near big money. Kelly then comes up w/ four L’s for $2,400…

D O L L
C O L L _ C T I O N

…she solves DOLL COLLECTION to move to $8,950.

DUDS: R (Kelly), P (Tammy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Marc

Speed-Up: RHYME TIME

$1,550 per consonant here. Early on, Tammy picks off the twin L’s, but gives us a WORST SOLVE OF THE SEASON nominee w/ RIDDLE-DIDDLE. Fast forward to the buying of two A’s…

R A _ _ L E –
D A _ _ L E

…Tammy mercifully replies “RAZZLE-DAZZLE” for $4,650.

AIRED DUDS: S (Marc), B (Marc), G (Kelly), F (Marc), H (Kelly)
SOLE DQ: Tammy’s botched solve

FINAL SCORES
Kelly: $8,950/Tammy: $15,950 cash & Orlando/Marc: $23K cash & Portugal

GT: $47,900
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,500

$100K Bonus Round
Marc lands on the I of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
Reveal the RSTLNE legend…

_ N / _
_ _ _ _ E T

He too goes w/ CDMA…

_ N / A
_ _ D _ E T

Harry & Co. are always ON A BUDGET…and lucky for them, Marc is not the second straight owner of the 500X Easy.

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: October 25, 2016

EPISODE #6467: GREAT ESCAPES

$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS

_ _ K _ / _ / R O L L I _ G
S _ _ _ _

Kelly solves Bob Dylan’s  “LIKE A ROLLING STONE”. The lady at the end is interviewed first…

Kelly Flesch: medical device sales rep who was just married to a guy in the A.F. from Rosamond, CA (orig. from Stillwater, MN and Fort Worth)

Angie Morrison: mental health therapist from Yates Center, KS

Adam Edelman: competitive soccer coach from Plano, TX

$2K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE

_ T A R / T R E K:
_ E Y O _ _

She might not have seen it, but Kelly has solved “STAR TREK: BEYOND”.

TRIP WEDGE: Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley worth $7,250
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: NOVICA

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

She starts us off w/ a $600 N, three A’s, but then S for sorry. Second, Angie gets the WC w/ three R’s, buys four E’s, but then BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose $1,250 and the WC. Third, Adam picks $700 M and C singles, but LaTs out. Back to Kelly w/ the next choices of a $600 T, O, two $650 L’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Angie then picks up the Wyndham Rewards wedge w/ H and a D for the Novica gift tag. We have…

H A _ E L N _ T –

_ L A _ O R E D
C R E A M E R

…she tastes a HAZELNUT-FLAVORED CREAMER for $9,250 cash & prizes.

DUDS (both by Kelly): S & I
SOLE LaT: Adam
SOLE BANKRUPT: Angie

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: HAPPY ______

Angie opens up w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, two A’s, a $1,300 pair of R’s, three E’s and the last vowel of I, followed by a $1K pair of S’s and two F’s while on the MW near LaT. She declines a $2,750 gamble (she would have had it, though). Next up are a $3,500 T, a $600 C, and a $1K pair of Y’s before we finally show you…

(F)  /     /    /    /   (F)  /   /   (_)
(A)(N)(N)(I)(_)(E)(R)(S)(A)(R)(Y)
(C)  /    /     /   /  (E)   /    /  (Y)
(E)  /   /     /   /   (T)  /     /   (S)

…she solves ANNIVERSARY, FACE, “FEET” & DAYS for $9,850.

PR

Angie: $19,100 cash & prizes/Adam: $0/Kelly: $3K

 

PP/Express Round: THINGS

Here goes Adam w/ the calling of a $7K pair of S’s, six A’s, a $500 T, but then a baddie of E. Kelly secondly takes an N for the 1/2 CAR near $600, a $650 L, but then a baddie of I. Third, Angie tries a $1K pair of D’s, two O’s to clean out the vowels, a $1,500 R trio, and an $1,800 F double, but the MDW’s left side strikes to the tune of $4,050. Adam then puts up a $500 W, a $900 M, a Y for that MDW, but then H for HORRIBLE. Afterwards…

_ O S T _ A R D S
F R O M / A
F A R A W A Y / L A N D

Kelly capitalizes for $900 and she’ll be sending POSTCARDS FROM A FARAWAY LAND at the Sea Pearl Resort Phuket in THAILAND worth $10,500.

DUDS: E (Adam), I (Kelly), H (Adam)
HER SECOND BANKRUPT: Angie

Angie: $19,100 cash & prizes/Adam: BAD SHAPE/Kelly: $14,400 cash & Thailand

 

$3K Tossup: TITLE

L _ _ / _ N G _ L _ S
_ I M E _

Kelly IDs the “LOS ANGELES TIMES” to be $1,700 off the lead.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

$1,500 per consonant here. Two L’s are called late in this round…

_ _ / _ L _ S _
_ N D / _ _ R S _ N _ L

Kelly will see her final puzzle UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL after solving for another $6K.

DUDS: T (Kelly), M (Adam)

FINAL SCORES
Angie: $19,100 cash & prizes/Adam: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Kelly: $23,400 cash & Thailand

GT: $43,500
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $5,300

 

$100K Bonus Round
Kelly’s envelope will be from the first A of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
Opening layout…

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

CDMA brings her…

_ / _ A _ E
N _ / _ D E A

I HAVE NO IDEA why some people like her are conservative in letter picking, but she’s solved it for the FIAT 500X Easy worth $25,330. Final Total: $48,730 cash & prizes.

MY RATING: 7

WoF Recap: October 24, 2016

This season’s “Great Escapes” week is sponsored by Wyndham Resorts. Enter each bonus puzzle for your chance to win a trip to the Wyndham Brisbane Fortitude Valley hotel in Brisbane, Australia plus $1,500 in spending money.

EPISODE #6466: GREAT ESCAPES

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

M Y / _ U I T _ A _ E
_ S / P A _ _ E D

Katie says “MY SUITCASE IS PACKED”. First players this week…

Katie Crow: 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at Truesdell MS who’s also a part of a bowling league & blogs about movies from Wichita, KS

Danny Grunwald: sales exec. & yoga teacher from L.A. (orig. from Coral Springs, FL)

Devonn Skaggs: receptionist & Navy vet for four yrs. who worked on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz as a fuelee from Bonnylake, WA

$2K Tossup: ON THE MAP

O _ / _ H _ / R _ _ D

We’’l be “ON THE ROAD” after Danny solves this puzzle.

TRIP WEDGE: Viva Wyndham Maya in Mexico worth $8K
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Maui Jim

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

He opens things w/ a T for the WC, four E’s, three $600 R’s, an A, and three I’s, then he calls up a $1,200 pair of N’s, two O’s to clean out the vowels and a $650 P before he tries to solve…

_ I _ _ / A N _
T E _ E _ I _ I O N
P E R _ O R _ E R _

…unfortunately, he leaves out the S at the end of FILM AND TELEVISION PERFORMERS, so that will cost him $3,150. Devonn then puts up a $1K pair of M’s, and two F’s to double up…

F I _ M / A N _
T E _ E _ I _ I O N
P E R F O R M E R _

…she adds the necessary S to tie the man for the early lead.

SOLE DQ: Danny’s S omission in solve

 

Mystery Round: FUN & GAMES

Devonn goes first w/ an $1,100 pair of N’s, three $650 S’s, two E’s, three T’s for the MJ gift tag, and two A’s, after which she says a FP H, a $500 C, two I’s, but then M for mistake. Katie follows w/ a $650 R, a $500 X, four O’s, a FP U, two $500 D’s, and two $550 L’s. We have…

T O U C H D O _ N S
_ I E L D / _ O A L S / &
E X T R A / _ O I N T S

…she knows that TOUCHDOWNS, FIELD GOALS & EXTRA POINTS are all a part of American football for three grand.

SOLE DUD: M (Devonn)

D’s: $2K each/Katie: $4K

 

PP/Crossword Round: BON APPETIT

Katie leads off w/ a T for the 1/2 CAR near $600, five $900 S’s, an A, three E’s, but then the MDW’s left side to forfeit $4,500 and her plate. Second, Danny comes up w/ a $1,300 pair of C’s, an I, an R for the MDW, the last vowel of O, two $500 N’s, and a $600 H. Here’s the crossword board…

   /     /     /  (_)
(C)(R)(O)(I)(S)(S)(A)(N)(T)(S)
/    /     /   (N)
(C)(H)(E)(E)(S)(E)(S)

CROISSANTS, CHEESES, (and) WINE await him at the Dolce Chantilly in FRANCE worth $9,500. He’s also won another $2,400 in spending money

SOLE BANKRUPT: Katie

Danny: $13,900 cash & France MDW WC/Devonn: $2K/Katie: $4K

 

$3K Tossup: PLACE

M _ _ _ T A I _ O _ S
T _ _ _ _ I N

Devonn solves MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK

$1,650 per consonant here. The four S’s are called by a lady…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S
_ _ S S _ R T S

Devonn quickly gets DELICIOUS DESSERTS for $6,600.

INSTA-DUD: N (Devonn)

FINAL SCORES
Danny: $13,900 cash & France MDW WC/Devonn: $11,600/Katie: $4K

GT: $29,500
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $4,500

 

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #3
If Danny doesn’t win the whole lot, he could still drive off in a FIAT 500X. Vanna has his MDW and he lands on the R.

Category: PERSON
The third letter is…

_ _ N _ _
_ _ _

WDCI and M are of limited help…

_ _ N D _
_ _ _

…he isn’t a very HANDY GUY whatsoever, so he loses $34K.

$1M LOCATION: I of SPIN

MY RATING: 4

Week 6 Stats

Total this Week: $255,084

Total for the Season: $1,392,012

BR Win Record: 9-21 (.300)

Car Wins

-Ford Fiestas: 3

-BR Car: 4 (2 Ford Escapes, 1 Ford Explorer, 1 Jeep Compass)

Prize Wedge Wins: 10

Gift Tag Wins: 10

Mystery Wedge Wins: 1

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 9-3

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 5-4

$10K MW was next to LaT: 4

$10K MW was next to $650: 8

Express was Played-Passed: 12-0

-Successes: 7

-Crashes: 5

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 1 (on $3,500)

-BR: 5

FP Vowels/Consonants: 20/14

5-Round Games: 6

6-Round Games: 1

$6K FINAL SPINS: 2

Gooseegg Victims: 6

Red Winners: 8

Yellow Winners: 14

Blue Winners: 8

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $30,200

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $182,600 + three trips of unknown value

Biggest Bankrupt: $13,600 + $9K+ trip (Sept. 22), $14,850 (Sept. 20), $12,000 (Sept. 13),

Season-Worst Bankrupt Trash for One Night: $32,800+ (Sept. 22), $18,700 (Sept. 20), $12,200 (Sept. 13)

Top 3 Winning Totals: $84,969 (Oct. 18), $83,960 (Sept. 14), $55,840 (Oct. 7)

Lowest Winning Totals: $15,150 (Oct. 14), $11,600 (Sept. 22), $10,740 (Sept. 30)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $55,010 (Sept. 14)

Season-High Week: $299,303 (Teachers Week)

Season-Low Week: $177,789 (National Parks)

 

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0

BR Shutouts: 1

MDBRs: 2

 

$34K: 3/12

$40K: 1/4

$45K: 0/2

$50K: 1/1

$100K (or $1M): 0/1

CAR: 4/10

WoF Recap: October 21, 2016

EPISODE #6465: BED & BREAKFAST

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ F
_ C E _ / T _ A

Guillermo helps himself to a PITCHER OF ICED TEA. Last players this week…

Guillermo Guerrero: works in the ticket office for the Inland Empire 66ers baseball team from Rialto, CA

Sheryl Cruchfield: part-time commercial real estate consultant from Plano, TX

Ross Altenbaugh (female): dir. of homeless shelter from Flagstaff, AZ

$2K Tossup: PLACE

W A _ _ – I N
_ L _ _ _ _

Guillermo gets out of this WALK-IN CLOSET.

FINAL B&B TRIP: Woods Hole Inn in MA

Round 1: WAYD?

He’s off to a nice $5K start w/ two R’s, then he buys three A’s and an I, picks an $1,800 N trio, but then gets into trouble w/ the MDW’s left side to lose $6,300. Sheryl then puts up a $1,600 pair of R’s, three O’s, and a $1,950 trio of L’s…

T A _ I N _ / A
_ T R O L L / _ O _ N
_ _ _ O R _ / L A N _

…they should be TAKING A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE for next season; in the meantime, she’s on the board w/ a $300 lead over the man.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Guillermo

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

All Sheryl here — she picks off a $550 T, three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an E, four A’s, three S’s for the gift tag, and two O’s to clean out the vowels.

S O A _ / O _ E R A
S T A R
_ A R S

Imagine a TV series about the daily lives and events of the Jedis, as she solves SOAP OPERA “STAR WARS” for $3,800 cash & GT.

PR

Guillermo: $3K/Sheryl: $7,100 cash & GT/Ross: $0

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Now that we finally get to hear from Ross, she’s off and running w/ a $1K pair of T’s, an A, seven E’s, an $1,100 R pair, and two I’s, followed by a $1,400 pair of N’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $2,750. After Guillermo gets the exact same fate…

_ _ _ ‘ _ E / N E _ E R
_ E E N / _ A T E R
_ I _ E / T _ I _

Sheryl replies “YOU’VE NEVER SEEN WATER LIKE THIS” for a trip to that St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in ANTIGUA worth $7,150.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)

Guillermo: $3K/Sheryl: $14,250 cash & prizes/Ross: NOTHING

 

$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ O R C H
_ _ I _ _

Sheryl isn’t relaxing on a PORCH SWING, but rather trying to make more money.

Round 4: EVENT

T for trouble is how she starts. The same goes for Ross w/ an S call. Third in line, Guillermo gets a hold of a $650 R, a $700 N, but then L for loss. After Sheryl misses again w/ H, Ross takes a $500 G, an E and two A’s, three $700 D’s, but that same BANKRUPT steals her 21 Benjamins. Guillermo then puts up a $5K B and a $700 C…

B A C _ _ A R D
_ E D D _ N G

…he solves BACKWARD WEDDING for $7,050.

DUDS: T (Sheryl), S (Ross), L (Guillermo), H (Sheryl)
HER SECOND BANKRUPT: Ross

Guillermo: $10,050/Sheryl: $17,250 cash & prizes/Ross: BUPKIS

Round 5: FUN & GAMES

Ross‘ next chance to score begins w/ a $1,400 pair of T’s, but that same pesky BANKRUPT nails both her and Guillermo. Sheryl next puts up a $600 R, buys three I’s and two A’s, but she too gets that same spot as everybody else. After Ross says S for sorry, Guillermo lights up a $1,200 pair of N’s, two FP P’s, and a $650 G…

P A I N T I N G
A / P I _ T _ R _

…as we’re PAINTING A PICTURE, he’s solved for $2,850 and $12,900 overall.

SOLE DUD: S (Ross)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everyone)

Speed-Up: THING

It’s a $1,500 FS to wrap up the week. Midway through, Guillermo uncovers the M but flubs the $4,500 solve w/ SURFING PERMIT when the S was already dead. A dud of F and two P’s later…

P _ R _ _ N G
P _ R M _ T

Ross gets out a PARKING PERMIT in time to win her only three grand.

DUDS: S (Ross), L (Ross), F (Sheryl)
CRITICAL DQ: Guillermo’s missolve

FINAL SCORES
Guillermo: $12,900/Sheryl: $17,250 cash & prizes/Ross: $3K

GT: $33,150
BANKRUPT TRASH: $12,650

 

$100K Bonus Round
Sheryl needs to take the E envelope from GAME.

Category: THINGS
This 15-letter answer initially reads…

_ _ _ R _ _ L E
_ _ _ _ L E S

HPCO doesn’t add much…

_ _ O R _ _ L E
_ _ _ P L E S

…whether she has ADORABLE DIMPLES on her face or not, she’s the other $40K loser this week.

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: October 20, 2016

EPISODE #6464: BED & BREAKFAST

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ E / A I _
_ _ / P L E _ S E

WE AIM TO PLEASE people like Katy who solves this puzzle. Let’s meet ’em now…

Katy Bailey: HR worker at UCSF & Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly volunteer from San Francisco

Jim Treat: quality-control supervisor for food distributor & Bluebonnet Convertible Club V-P from San Antonio

Suzanne Beaird: book publishing co. worker who started watching the program when she saw her mom being a whiz at the game from Northridge, CA

$2K Tossup: CHARACTER

_ _ _ _ N
B O U R _ E

JASON BOURNE triples Katy’s money.

B&B TRIP: Marcels Creative Exchange-Boutique Hotel in Amsterdam

Round 1: PERSON

Her openers are an $1,100 pair of T’s, a $1,600 pair of N’s, but then a bad I buy. Second, Jim calls up a $1,200 pair of R’s but then repeats the I. Third, Suzanne misses w/ L. Katy then buys four A’s and lights up a $1,200 pair of M’s before we see…

A / M A N / A _ T _ R
M _ / _ _ N / _ _ A R T

I’d rather not be A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART, but she’s won $3,400 more, putting her at $6,400 overall. .

DUDS: I (Katy; duplicated by Jim) and L (Suzanne)

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: AT THE OFFICE

Jim strikes out on the spot w/ N on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Suzanne secondly selects a $600 T, two E’s, a $700 S, an A, and two R’s on the MW near LaT before declining an $800 gamble (she did the right thing). Next are two L’s for the gift tag, an O, a $650 P, the other two vowels, and an $1,100 pair of C’s. We have…

–   –   –   –    –    (_)
(C)(U)(_)(I)(C)(L)(E)
–   –   –    –    –   (S)(T)(A)(P)(L)(E)(R)
–   –    (_)(O)(R)(_)

CUBICLE, STAPLER, WORK (and) DESK are worth $5,800 cash & GT to her.

INSTA-DUD: N (Jim)

Jim: NIL/Suzanne: $5,800 cash & GT/Katy: $6,400

 

PP/Express Round: PLACES

All Suzanne here — she picks a $650 S, two E’s, a $600 T, two A’s, a $1,600 pair of R’s, two I’s, four U’s, a $1,200 pair of L’s, an O, a $3,500 Y, and a $1,300 pair of D’s. Board…

_ E A U T I _ U L L Y
_ A _ I _ U R E D
_ R O U _ D S

…another $7,600 is hers as well as a trip to the BEAUTIFULLY MANICURED GROUNDS of the Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort in MEXICO worth $7,100.

PR

Jim: NADA/Suzanne: $20,500 cash & GT/Katy: $6,400

 

$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ O G _
_ N S T _ U _ T O R

Jim gets YOGA INSTRUCTOR to finally score.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

He leads off w/ a $1,300 pair of N’s, but the I lets somebody down for the other time tonight. Second for Suzanne are a $500 L, an E, but then A for awful. Katy also duds out w/ D. Back to Jim w/ a $1K pair of M’s, a $500 P, and a $1,400 pair of Y’s…

M _ N _ P _ L Y
M _ N E Y

…he’s won $3,950 in real dough rather than MONOPOLY MONEY.

AIRED DUDS: I (Jim), A (Suzanne), D (Katy)

Jim: $6,950/Suzanne: $20,500 cash & GT/Katy: $6,400

 

Speed-Up: WAYD?

Here comes another $1,600 FS from Pat. After somebody puts up the last consonant of C…

P _ T T I N G / O N
M _ S C _ R _

Katy‘s PUTTING ON MASCARA to double her money.

SOLE AIRED DUD: H (Jim)

FINAL SCORES
Jim: $6,950/Suzanne: $20,500 cash & GT/Katy: $12,800

GT: $40,250
NO PENALTY HITS THIS EVENING!

 

$100K Bonus Round
Suzanne claims the E envleope from AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
The right vowel could make or  break her in this one…

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

PCDA adds two letters up top…

D _ _ _ _ C _ L T
T _ / _ _ N _ R E

…she doesn’t get that important last word, and this will be DIFFICULT TO IGNORE — losing $40K.

MY RATING: 6