WoF Recap: November 17, 2016

EPISODE #6484: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

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

We sometimes do this on our road trips, and Nicole knows that’s STOPPING AT A REST AREA. Thursday’s trio…

Nicole DeSousa: billing specialist for orthopedic practice & poker player from Port Jefferson Station, NY

Bianca Dozier: just went back to the Univ. of TX (her one-yr.-old daughter Erin watches this program to learn the alphabet) from Arlington, TX (orig. from Detroit)

Wes Bossard: national Guard vet from Summerfield, FL

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

C R U _ _ _ Y
_ _ _ A T _ / C _ _ _ S

The other lady munches on some CRUNCHY POTATO CHIPS. And the $10K prize wedge from “WoF Slots” is in play tonight.

Round 1: PLACES

All Bianca here — she calls up a $650 R, a $600 S, two E’s, three O’s, an $800 T, four I’s, an N for the WC, and a $1,200 pair of L’s.

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

She’s too consonative, though, because she solves CLIFFS OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC for $3K and $5K overall.

PR

Crossword/Mystery Round: YOU LITTLE ANIMAL!

Wes gets going w/ a $700 T, but then H for hush. Nicole secondly gets the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ three L’s, buys two A’s, but strikes out w/ D. Bianca thirdly wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Wes next gets the $10K prize wedge w/ a B, buys E and I, lights up $600 G and M singles, and picks a P while on the MW near LaT before he obviously declines (and rightfully so — that’s the BANKRUPT one). After a $900 C…

/   /     /     /    / (C)(A)(L)(_)
/   /     /     /   /  (_)
/   /    /     /    /  (L)(A)(M)(B)
(P)(I)(G)(L)(E)(T)

…he solves CALF, COLT, LAMB, PIGLET for $13,800!

DUDS: H (Wes), D (Nicole)
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Bianca

Bianca: $5K WC/Wes: $13,800/Nicole: $1K

Classic Bonus Puzzle (early 1997): THING
CDMI only gave this man…

C _ L _ _ N E

…but he still got COLOGNE.

 

PP/Express Round: THINGS

Nicole starts the search w/ a $1,200 pair of S’s, three T’s to add $1,500, two A’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT nails her to the tune of $2,450. Second for Bianca are a $2,100 R trio, four E’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT snatches her $1,850 and WC. Wes follows w/ a $1,400 pair of M’s, two FP I’s, and a $3,500 H before we see…

M E M _ R I E S
T H A T / _ I _ _
_ A S T / _ _ R E _ E R

…he has another $4,900 and MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER on his trip to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in HAWAII worth $7,587.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Bianca: $5K/Wes: $26,287 cash & HI/Nicole: $1K

 

$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ _ _ _ / C _ T Y
N _ V _ _ _

Bianca pinpoints CARSON CITY, NEVADA.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

$1,600 per consonant here. Nicole puts up the twin P’s midway, but she flubs w/ “ADD IT TO MY SHOPPING LIST” not counting the S’s. Bianca then lights up the H…

_ D D / _ T / T _ / M _
S H _ P P _ N G / _ _ _ T

…”ADD IT TO MY SHOPPING CART” is right for eight grand.

SOLE DUD: L (Nicole)
DQs: 2 (Wes’ M repeat, Nicole’s missolve)

 

FINAL SCORES
Bianca: $16K/Wes: $26,287 cash & HI/Nicole: $1K

GT: $43,287
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not counted): $4,300

$100K Bonus Round
Wes had landed on the I of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Opening layout…

_ _ N N _
_ _ _ T _ _ N

CMHA adds a couple at the bottom…

_ _ N N _
C A _ T _ _ N

say goodbye to our PBRW bid — he says FUNNY CARTOON instead of the right one of FUNNY CAPTION, and he is not the fourth straight $34K winner.

MY RATING: 6

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One thought on “WoF Recap: November 17, 2016

  1. jpgenius November 18, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Wes may not have gotten that BR puzzle, but 30+ years of trying to get on this show has paid dividends for him. His message: never give up.

    My rating: 7

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