WoF Recap: October 20, 2016


$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


_ _ _ _ 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…

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

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


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.


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



_ 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.


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

GT: $40,250


$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.



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: October 20, 2016

  1. jpgenius October 21, 2016 / 11:49 am

    A little better episode than the previous one.

    My rating: 7


  2. Jim Treat November 2, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I didn’t know about your blog until a coworker showed it to me. I like how you lay everything out. It’s almost like watching the show (or being on it😜). I know, buying the I right after Katy called it, huge bonehead move!!!! Looking back though, I realized that I was looking at the puzzle and not the ULB. If I had just realized that, things might have been different. But hey, I left with $7K more than I walked in with.



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