WoF Recap: December 8, 2016

Don’t tell me we’re about to get SCROOGED after an outstanding first week of this sweepstakes…

EPISODE #6499: SEARS SECRET SANTA

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

W _ N _ _ _ / I S
C _ _ _ _ _

We along w/ Jamice realize that WINTER IS COMING. Bios on her and everybody else…

Jamice Lee: 1st Grade teacher at Donahoe ES married to Bruce Lee (no, not the late martial artist) who dances in her home while playing YouTube videos from Richmond, VA)

Michelle Green: retail mgr. for a co. for 14 yrs. (& 17 overall) from Clinton Township, MI

Thomas Fedorczyk: EMT & casino security officer in Atlantic City from Somers Point, NJ

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

S _ _ R I N G
P _ _ N T S

Thomas is the next one to be SCORING POINTS.

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

First letters this evening are a $1,200 pair of S’s, four O’s, a $1,400 T pair, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Second, Jamice calls up three $500 R’s, two I’s, a $550 L, three $550 H’s, a $500 N, a $550 B, and a $500 D before she…

R _ D O L _ H / _ I T H
_ O _ R / N O S _
S O / B R I _ H T

…recites “RUDOLPH WITH YOUR NOSE SO BRIGHT” for $5,050 and a new figure of $6,050.

SOLE DUD: A (Thomas)

 

Mystery/Crossword Round: IT GLITTERS

Jamice gets the WC right away w/ three S’s, buys an A and two I’s, but duds out w/ T. Second, Michelle spins her way to two FP E’s, two $900 P’s, O, and H for the gift tag, a $650 R, and a U, followed by a $900 D, a $500 G, and a $650 M. We have…

/    /     /    /     /    /   / (G)(O)(_)(D)
(S)(A)(P)(P)(H)(I)(R)(E)
/    /     /    /     /  /   /  (M)
/  (S)(E)(_)(U)(I)(_)(S)

GOLD, SAPPHIRE, GEMS and SEQUINS is right for $5,500 cash & GT

SOLE DUD: T (Jamice)

 

PP/Express Round: EVENT

Michelle leads off w/ an $1,800 S trio four A’s, two E’s, four $650 N’s, a $650 G, and the obvious four I’s, followed by a $900 L, two $550 R’s, the other two vowels, but then the LaT…

_ I S I _ I N G / A
_ O L _ N E S I A N
R E S _ A U R A N _

…and Thomas will be VISITING A POLYNESIAN RESTAURANT at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in HAWAII.

SOLE LaT: Michelle

Thomas: $9,779 cash & HI/Jamice: $6,050/Michelle: $5,500 cash & GT

 

$3K Tossup: PLACE

M _
_ _ _ _ _ O _ N

Chicago was formerly MY HOMETOWN, and Jamice has solved it to go to $9,050.

Speed-Up: LANDMARKS

$1,500 per consonant again. T as in Thomas pops up on top…

_ R _ S _ _ _ _ T _ _ _
_ _ _ R _ R _ _ S

…he nails PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES.

FINAL SCORES
Thomas: $11,279 cash & HI/Jamice: $9,050/Michelle: $5,500 cash & GT

GT: $25,829
NO BANKRUPT TRASH

Jamice SPIN ID: JH6510807 (John H.)
Michelle SPIN ID: MM6860331 (Melissa M.)

 

$100K Bonus Round
Thomas lands on the S of SPIN.

Category: PLACE
I’m not sure if he’s gonna pull this one off…

_ _ _ _ N T
_ _ T T _ _ E

Well, shut my mouth — he’s onto something after calling MCQA…

Q _ A _ N T
C _ T T A _ E

…he gets QUAINT COTTAGE to leave w/ $45,279 cash & HI.

LAST SPIN ID: GR7258911 (Geneva O.)

MY RATING: 7

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: December 8, 2016

  1. jpgenius December 8, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Thank you Thomas for your impressive solves!

    My rating: 7

    Like

  2. adamnugraha569 December 10, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    NO BANKRUPT HITS PLUS BR WIN

    MY RATING: 9 (would be 10 if it’s $100K)

    Like

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