WoF Recap: November 23, 2016


Oh dear, it’s the National Parks set.

$1K Tossup: LANDMARK

G R A _ _ _ _ N D
M A N _ I O N

Terrai IDs the GRACELAND MANSION. Info on her and everybody else…

Terrai Ross: accountant from Boerne, TX

Lawrence Olguin: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service supporter from Albuquerque

Katy Easter: preschool teacher at childcare center from Fargo

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ C _ E _
_ O U _ _ A M _ N T

Terrai triples up w/ SOCCER TOURNAMENT.

PRIZE WEDGE: DICK’s Sporting Goods

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

It’s all Terrai — she calls up three T’s for $1,650, four E’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, a $700 W, two O’s and A’s to wipe out the vowels, and a $700 P.

_ A _ E _ / S W E E T


You can eat these for Thanksgiving, and Terrai knows that’s BAKED SWEET POTATOES for $3,600 and a new total of $6,600.



Crossword/Mystery Round: CAR TALK

Lawrence wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Katy picks off three S’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ three S’s, two E’s, an A, two N’s for the DICK’s SS, and three I’s before she lights up two L’s and SURPRISINGLY risks $7,750 cash & SS for that’s under the MW near $650$$$! Next up are three O’s to clean out the vowels, a $500 T, a $650 R, a $650 M…but then P for PAINFUL DUD to throw away $19,300 cash & SS. Terrai then SPINGLES for the $600 H…

/  (_)(E)(H)(I)(_)(L)(E)
/    /    /  (O)  /    /     /    /   /  (O)
/   /    /    (_)  /    /     /   /   /  (L)

…and adds a $400 bonus w/ VEHICLE, HONK, TRANSMISSION, OIL.


Terrai: $7,600/Everybody else: $0 each


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Trying to soften the blow of that late blunder, Katy leads off w/ a $1,200 pair of L’s, three I’s, an $1,100 N pair, five E’s, an $800 B, a $900 G, but then A for awful. Terrai’s second in line w/ a $700 T, two $900 H’s, the last vowel of O, but then M for mistake…

I ‘ L L / B E:
_ H E _ _ I N G / I N
_ O _ / T H E / _ E E _

…and Lawrence says “I’LL BE CHECKING IN FOR THE WEEK” for a trip to The Verandah in ANTIGUA worth $7,060.

DUDS: A (Katy), M (Terrai)

Katy: BAD SHAPE/Terrai: $7,600/Lawrence: $7,060 trip


$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ _ U _ / &
P _ _ _ D

Terrai says the answer LOUD & PROUD for the Tossup sweep.

Round 4: SHOW BIZ

Coming out of her mouth are a $550 T, a $500 N, two O’s, but then S for sorry. Second for Lawrence are two FP A’s, but then C for crud. Both women then BANKRUPT back-to-back (the former near TD, the latter next to $650 to lose $800). After Lawrence misses again w/ D, Katy lights up a $500 R and the other non-U vowels…

_ O _ I E
_ A R A T _ O N

…she solves MOVIE MARATHON for the house minimum.

DUDS: S (Terrai), C (Lawrence)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Speed-Up: WAYD?

$1,500 per consonant here. Lawrence buys the E’s for free, but only gets the first line. One D and two L’s later…

R E _ D _ N G / T H E
S _ _ L L / _ R _ N T

Terrai’sREADING THE SMALL PRINT to hold on w/ four Benjamins shy of 20 grand.

Katy: $1K/Terrai: $19,600/Lawrence: $7,060 trip

GT: $27,660


$100K Bonus Round
Terrai lands on the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: PERSON
Beethoven was one example of this…

_ _ S _ _ _ L
_ R _ _ _ _ _

CHPO gives her…

_ _ S _ C _ L
P R O _ _ _ _

Don’t tell me we have another late BR solve…no, she gets MUSICAL PRODIGY w/ about two seconds left to leave w/ $53,600.


4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: November 23, 2016

  1. colin roley November 24, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    I,m Not Surprised That Terrai Solve The Puzzle With Less Than A Second


  2. ant0824 November 24, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    This resulted in snapping a 5 day skid thanks to Terrai.

    My rating: 7


  3. jpgenius November 24, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Hmm…I thought Terrai solved it with 2-3 seconds left, but she did a pretty good job.

    My rating: 7

    Happy 🦃! This week’s episodes are airing the day after in my area, strangely.


  4. jpgenius December 4, 2016 / 1:06 am

    And I think Terrai may be from Forney instead of Boerne. Her featured blog post on the show’s site says it.


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