WoF Recap: November 18, 2016

BTW, the exact Winnebago that has been offered this week is the Trend (not the Travato as I thought it would be) w/ a starting price of over $95K+! Here’s the link: https://winnebagoind.com/products/class-c/2016/trend/overview

EPISODE #6485: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ O _ E _ – _ _ A _ _ _ D
P E A _ U _ _

James munches on some HONEY-ROASTED PEANUTS. Final players this week…

James Neal: blackjack dealer for about a decade who also plays poker and a pilot from Oklahoma City

Nicole Strickland: part of a water-loving family whose hubby of six yrs. (Chase) flies F-18s for the Navy from Lemoore, CA

Sylvia Vella: retired operating rm. nurse from Taylor, MI

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

_ A N ‘ _ / _ _ S T
_ R I E _ D

MAN’S BEST FRIEND has tripled James’ dough.

TRIP WEDGE: Lexington at Jackson Hole in Wyoming

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

He’s off to a $5K start w/ a couple S’s, followed by three E’s, a $2,500 T, A, two $600 N’s, and the rest of the vowel shop. But after two H’s for the VISA card is the MDW’s right side to flush away $9,450 cash & VISA card. Nicole then digs up two R’s for the WY trip, and $1,300 pairs of G’s and D’s. We have…

D R I _ I N G
T H R O U G H / _ I D E
O _ E N / S _ A _ E S

…she’ll likely be DRIVING THROUGH WIDE OPEN SPACES in Jackson Hole (it’s worth $6,018), as she gets on the board w/ $9,618.

SOLE BANKRUPT: James

 

Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Nicole opens w/ a $600 T, three $650 S’s, an E, a $500 R and an M via the MW near LaT before she gambles $2,800…$$$. Following her buys of two A’s and O, here come an L for the WC, the last vowel of I, two Y’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, but then C for CRITICAL DUD to leave $13,550 and her plate on the table. Sylvia then spins up two $1K H’s, a $800 W, and the $600 G to complete board…

H I G H W A Y / &
S O L A R
S Y S T E M

…and win her first $3,400.

SOLE MAJOR DUD: C (Nicole)

Sylvia: $3,400/James: $3K/Nicole: $9,618 cash & WY

 

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Sylvia’s initial picks are four N’s for $2,400, two I’s, the obvious $900 G, O, and two A’s, followed by a $600 D, a $1,500 T trio, but then the LaT. Over to James w/ a $7K pair of H’s, a $900 C, three E’s, a $600 B, but then M for another MAJOR DUD, so goodbye $8,250. Afterwards…

D I N I N G
A T / _ U N _ E T
O N / T H E / B E A C H

Nicole will be DINING AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH of the Holiday Inn Resort in ARUBA worth $6,400.

SOLE DUD: M (James)
SOLE LaT: Sylvia

Sylvia: $3,400/James: $3K/Nicole: $16,018 cash & vacays WC

 

$3K Tossup: THING

H _ B R _ D

V _ H I C _ E

Nicole gets HYBRID VEHICLE (it was last used as a S31 bonus puzzle in January 2014 and solved for $30K).

Speed-Up: PHRASE

$1,600 per consonant to round out the week. The backloading M shows its face…

N _ T / _
_ R _ _ _ _ M

It’s NOT A PROBLEM for Sylvia to make the solve.

SOLE DUD: S (Sylvia)

FINAL SCORES
Sylvia: $5K/James: $3K/Nicole: $19,018 cash & vacays WC

GT: $27,018
BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,450 cash & VISA card

 

$100K Bonus Round
Nicole lands on the P.

Category: PLACE
Just a couple letters on the bottom to start…

_ _ _ _
_ _ N _ _ L _ _

CMDO and G are of decent help…

C O _ _
_ _ N G _ L O _

…she gets the answer of COZY BUNGALOWone second after the buzzer. But it’s NOT all that bad since we landed on $34K all this week anyway.

MY RATING: 5

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: November 18, 2016

  1. jpgenius November 18, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    After all the bumps in the road this episode…an after-the-buzzer solve. Sigh…at least it wasn’t a PBRW (given we had 2 losses), because it was all $34K.

    My rating: 5

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  2. ant0824 November 18, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    What a ride this has been from 3 critical duds in the Maingame rounds 1 thru 3 to a BR loss, but boy oh boy, James did not get any more cash in the maingame.

    My rating: Low 5

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  3. colin roley November 19, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Its Time For The $34K Sweep To Stop Next Week On Wheel of Fortune

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