WoF Recap: November 21, 2016

EPISODE #6486: AMERICA’S GAME

Our first extra episodes week begins on the set of “Teachers Week”.

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ _ O
_ O _ _ _ / D _ K _ T A

Mike locates FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA. You think we would have an all-teaching panel tonight, but the guy we’re interviewing first is NOT one at all…

Mike Chester: financial services co. internal auditor from L.A. (orig. from Staten Island)

Nolan Draves: Kenter Canyon ES P.E. teacher & coach from L.A.

Lori Ruedi: Van Avery Prep MS English teacher from San Diego

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

_ A T C H _ _ _
_ _ _ / B I _ / _ _ _ _

I’m sure Lori will be WATCHING THE BIG GAME (the Super Bowl, that is) like most of us.

TRIP WEDGE: Lexington at Jackson Hole

Round 1: CHARACTER

She starts w/ three T’s for $2,100, three G’s to add $1,800, but then A for awful. Second, Mike calls up a $1K pair of R’s, buys two E’s, and lights up a $1,400 pair of D’s. We have…

T H _ R

T H E / _ _ D
_ _ / T H _ _ D E R

…he IDs THOR, THE GOD OF THUNDER for $2,150.

SOLE DUD: A (Lori)

Nolan: $0/Lori: $2K/Mike: $3,150

 

Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Here goes Mike w/ a $1,400 R pair, two E’s, but then T for trouble while on the MW near $650. Second, Nolan digs up an S for the WC, an A, and three N’s while on the same MW before risking $250 and his WC…he got the wrong one. Third, Lori lights up a $650 M, two O’s, a $650 C, a $1,400 F pair, and the other two vowels. After an $1,100 pair of D’s…

_ O _ D E N
C O R N / _ R E A D
M U F F I N S

…she munches on some GOLDEN CORN BREAD MUFFINS for $3,050.

SOLE DUD: T (Mike)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nolan

Nolan: ZERO/Lori: $5,050/Mike: $3,150

 

Crossword/PP Round: WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

Nolan BANKRUPTs next to big money right out of the gate. From here, it’s all Lori — she chooses a $2,100 T trio, three FP E’s, two A’s, a $900 P, a $1,400 pair of D’s, an I, and a $700 L.

/    /  (_) /    /     /  (T)
(A)(T)(L)(A)(_)(T)(I)(_)
/    /   (_)  /   /    /  (D)
(D)(E)(E)(P) /    /  (E)

ATLANTIC, TIDE, DEEP & BLUE win her $4,600 and a trip to The Westin ST. MAARTEN Dawn Beach Resort & Spa worth $8,365. The gift tag retiring tonight was from ticketmaster.

SECOND BANKRUPT GOES TO: Nolan

Nolan: BAD LUCK/Lori: $18,015 cash & trip/Mike: $3,150

 

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

C _ _ _ _
_ ‘ B _ _ E N

Nolan IDs CONAN O’BRIEN to finally strike pay dirt.

Round 4: PHRASE

His first actions are a $900 R, three E’s, but then the R recall while on TD. Second for Lori are a $500 T, a $1,300 N pair, three A’s, and a $1K S pair before she…

E A S _ E R / S A _ _
T _ A N / _ _ N E

…admits that most games are EASIER SAID THAN DONE for $2,550.

SOLE DQ: Nolan’s R repeat

Nolan: $3K/Lori: $20,565 cash & trip/Mike: $3,150

Round 5: THINGS

Lori opens w/ an $1,300 S double, but then H for hush. Second, Mike BANKRUPTs next to big money. Third in Nolan’s direction are a $1,500 T trio, I, but then R for roadblock. Lori follows suit w/ a $500 P, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $1,800. After Mike’s $650 N to leave only vowels remaining…

P _ S T – I T

N _ T _ S

…some POST-IT NOTES say that he’s won a $350 bonus.

DUDS: H (Lori), R (Nolan)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mike, Lori)

Speed-Up: MOVIE TITLE

The FS is set at $1,600. After a B pops up (the first letter of the second word)…

_ / B _ _ _ T _ _ _ _
_ _ N _

Nolan solves “A BEAUTIFUL MIND” for $3,200.

DUDS (both by Mike): S and R

FINAL SCORES
Nolan: $6,200/Lori: $20,565 cash & trip/Mike: $4,150

GT: $30,915
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $2,050

 

$100K Bonus Round
Lori lands on the R.

Category: PHRASE
This five-letter answer begins like this…

_ / _ _ _ E / T _
_ _ / _ _ _ E

DMPI doesn’t add much besides the obvious I…

I / _ _ _ E / T _
_ _ / _ _ M E

I HAVE TO GO HOME now and this lady will be doing said solution in her own ride instead of the Ford Escape Titanium.

MY RATING: 6

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: November 21, 2016

  1. colin roley November 22, 2016 / 4:18 am

    Solving The Bonus Puzzle Could Be Tough

    Like

    • ant0824 November 22, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      We off to a Disappointing start to the BR week so far.

      Like

  2. jpgenius November 22, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Aw, it’s OK. The BR puzzle will probably be solved tomorrow.

    My rating: 7 (thanks to a R6)

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