WoF Recap: October 5, 2016

Dustin’s $100K loss from last night was nearly the first TOTAL TRAINWRECK since the record-worst 14 BR losing streak on their NYC road trip back in S30 (to be exact, Best Friends week was the most recent one w/ a BR shutout that had a $100K loss).


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ M _ M B E _
Y O _ _ / R _ C E I P T

Lew reminds us to REMEMBER YOUR RECEIPT. Info on him and the ladies…

Lew Ginsberg: retired teacher & bicyclist from Bartonsville, PA

Terri Miller: 10-yr. hospice worker who now works at a funeral home from Mesquite, TX; she’s also an aunt & singer

Rita Bedoyan: Ucla grad w/ Bachelor’s in Psychology who’s going back to get her Master’s in Sports Psychology from Granada Hills

$2K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ L _ _ _ Y
P _ _ _ _

Rita’s won some money for her potential HOLIDAY PARTY.

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

She calls an instant dud of R, however. Second, Lew BANKRUPTs near $650 instantaneously. Third, Terri takes a $1,400 pair of R’s, but she gets the same fate as Lew. Rita’s next w/ three S’s for the SS (this is from Caruso Affiliated), but then the sole dud vowel w/ A. Lew follows w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, five E’s, a C for that MDW, the other three good vowels, two FP L’s, and an $800 H. Board…


H I T / _ O _ I E

…he IDs theNINETIES HIT MOVIE “CLUELESS” to triple his grand.

DUDS (both by Rita): R and A
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Lew, Terri)


Mystery/Crossword Round: OUT OF THIS WORLD

Lew kicks things off w/ three R’s for the Furn. of America gift tag, three E’s, an O, two A’s, but then the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $1,750 cash & GT. Second, Terri’s got the WC w/ three S’s, but not the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ N for negative. Third, Rita tries a $2,400 T trio, a $500 M, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. We have…

(S)  /     /    / (M)(E)(T)(E)(O)(R)
(T)  /     /    / (A)
(R)  /    /   /   (S)

METEOR, ASTEROID, STAR, MARS earn her another $2,650.

SOLE DUD: N (Terri)

Rita: $4,650/Lew: $3K/Terri: WC


PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Terri’s openers are the obvious (two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, two I’s, a $500 G), and three $600 T’s, after which come two A’s, four E’s, two O’s, and the same pesky BANKRUPT to surrender $2,300 and her cardboard pieces. After Rita LaTs out, Lew lights up a $1,500 L trio…

T A _ I N G / I T
T O / A / _ _ O L E
N E _ / L E _ E L

…he’ll be TAKING IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL at the Playa Cativo Lodge in COSTA RICA worth $9,700.

SOLE LaT: Rita
SOLE BANKRUPT: Terri (also her second)

Rita: $4,650/Lew: $14,200 cash & C.R./Terri: NO LUCK


$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ _ N E Y
B _ _ _ Y

Lew knows that his HONEY BUNNY is his wife.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

Here he goes w/ a $700 R, a $1,300 pair of S’s, two E’s and the same number of A’s, followed by a $500 N, $600 D and T singles, an I, but then the S-U bell.

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

$1,650 is the Final Spin. Two L’s, a C and F later…

F L I _ S / A N D
C A R T _ _ E E L S

Rita doesn’t need to do FLIPS AND CARTWHEELS over this solve of hers.

Rita: $6,300/Lew: $17,200 cash & C.R./Terri: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $24,500
BANKRUPT TRASH (extras not included): $5,450 cash & GT


$100K Bonus Round
Lew lands on the first A in AMERICA’S.

Category: FOOD & DRINK
Stingy RSTLNE help…

_ _ _ _ _
_ L _ _

We can say the same thing for CHDA…

_ _ _ C _
_ L _ _

…there was no way he could eat through this $34K JUICY PLUM.


One thought on “WoF Recap: October 5, 2016

  1. jpgenius October 6, 2016 / 12:15 am

    Wow, that BR was tough. And Lew needed that Prize Puzzle to win this match between him and Rita.

    My rating: 5


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