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

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: October 26, 2016

  1. jpgenius October 26, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Happy birthday Pat! And nice episode for the occasion. If only Marc went with BGHO…

    My rating: 7

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  2. Jimmy Ruska October 27, 2016 / 7:52 am

    And what would possess anyone to solve an express without calling all the consonants? He lost $3,000 by leaving those three consonants. If you’re a future contestant reading this, don’t even think about solving an express with consonants left on the board, as that’s throwing away $1,000 for each one left.

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    • jpgenius October 28, 2016 / 10:57 pm

      I agree that he should’ve gone on for the remaining consonants, but I completely understand why he didn’t. He seemed pretty shaky and probably didn’t wanna get buzzed out.

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