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

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: October 24, 2016

  1. jpgenius October 24, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    When all you need is the PP…sometimes, this happens.

    My rating: 6

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  2. colin roley October 25, 2016 / 4:34 am

    It’s Actually Dissapointing For Danny To Miss Out On $34,000 On The Million Dollar Bonus Round And He Could’ve Been The 1st Male Million Dollar Winner But There Will Be One On Wheel of Fortune

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  3. ant0824 October 25, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    A very disappointing show. Still chances to enter BR solutions for a Chance to win a Trip to Australia.

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