WoF Recap: December 20, 2016

EPISODE #6507: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

H _ _ E _ _ _ E
_ O _ _ _ _ S

Jona bakes some HOMEMADE COOKIES.  Bios on her and everybody else…

Jona Tuala: from Philly (orig. from Kaneohe, HI)

MichaelJoe Lombardo: printing co. owner from Palm Springs

Sharon Brannen: campus minister at St. Ignatius College Prep from S.F.

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

C _ I _
C _ _ _ E C T _ O N

Sharon gets COIN COLLECTION.

FEATURED SS: BedAndBreakfast.com
Other Gift Tag of the Week: Yankee Candle

Round 1: OCCUPATION

She wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Jona calls up an $1,800 N pair, buys two A’s and E’s, lights up a $550 R, and buys the O before striking out w/ S. Third, MichaelJoe takes a $1,950 C trio, the last vowel of four I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose the $1,700 remainder. Sharon then picks up $3,600 worth of four F’s…

C _ I E F
F I N A N C I A _
O F F I C E R

…and wins that amount w/ CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

SOLE DUD: S (Jona)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Sharon and MichaelJoe)

MichaelJoe: $0/Sharon: $5,600/Jona: $1K

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: “HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS”

Jona opens w/ a $650 T but then R for roadblock. Second, MichaelJoe digs up four L’s for the SS, two E’s, a $650 B, and two I’s, followed by a $900 G, a $500 S, but then the LaT. Sharon thirdly uncovers a $650 H, the last vowel of two O’s, and a FP J before she tries to solve…

/  (B)(L)(I)(T)(_)(E)(_)
/    /     /    / (O)
(J)(O)(L)(L)(_)
/    /     /    /  (S)(L)(E)(I)(G)(H)

…but she blows the top across word w/ BLITZER. Jona next lights up a Y as in Yankee Candle, but LaTs out. MichaelJoe then picks off the Z while on the MW next to LaT and thankfully declines to risk $9,550 cash & SS (it would’ve worked, though)…

/  (B)(L)(I)(T)(Z)(E)(_)
/    /     /    / (O)
(J)(O)(L)(L)(Y)
/    /     /    /  (S)(L)(E)(I)(G)(H)

…he gets that reindeer name right w/ BLITZEN to win $10,550 cash & SS.

SOLE DUD: R (Jona)
LaTs: 2 (MichaelJoe and Jona)
SOLE DQ: Sharon’s one letter blown solve

MichaelJoe: $10,550 cash & SS/Sharon: $5,600/Jona: $1K

 

PP/Express Round: THINGS

MichaelJoe’s off to a $2,400 start w/ three S’s, but the sole dud vowel of O stops him just as quick. Second in Sharon’s direction are a $600 T, four E’s, three A’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT takes away the remaining Benjamin. Third for Jona are a $900 D, a single I, but the same normal BANKRUPT strikes again. MichaelJoe follows w/ four N’s for $2,800, two U’s, but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to forfeit $4,700. After Sharon LaTs out, Jona fills in a $700 H and a $1K R pair…

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

…she’ll be seeing the ABUNDANT SUNSHINE & WARM BREEZES on her trip to the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Beach Resort in MAZATLAN worth $6K..

SOLE DUD: O (MichaelJoe)
SOLE LaT: Sharon
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)

MichaelJoe: $10,550 cash & SS/Sharon: $5,600/Jona: $8,700 cash & Mazatlan

 

$3K Tossup: WAYD?

S _ E E T E N I _ G
_ _ E / _ O _

MichaelJoe’sSWEETENING THE POT.

Speed-Up: EVENT

We pay ’em $1,700 per consonant this time. The P is established as the first letter of the last word of three…

_ / C _ M M _ N D
P _ R _ _ R M _ N C _

MichaelJoe gave A COMMAND PERFORMANCE for $10,200 more.

SOLE AIRED DUD: T (Sharon)

FINAL SCORES
MichaelJoe: $23,750 cash & SS/Sharon: $5,600/Jona: $8,700 cash & Mazatlan

GT: $38,050
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,150

 

$100K Bonus Round
MichaelJoe has landed on the I of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
The first letters that go up…

_ L _ _ _ S
_ _ _ T _ _ _ L

But he doesn’t prove to be ALWAYS FAITHFUL, because he bombs out w/ PMCO and loses the Toyota RAV4.

MY RATING: 6

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6 thoughts on “WoF Recap: December 20, 2016

  1. jpgenius December 20, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    I knew that combo wasn’t gonna work for MichaelJoe at all. Andy, did you RSTLNE the BR like I did?

    My rating: 6

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      • ant0824 December 21, 2016 / 1:29 am

        MichaelJoe, tsk, tsk. I felt bad for him bombing out on the BR.

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  2. colin roley December 21, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    ANT0824 It’s Time For Lauren Fritz To Win $1,000,000 On Wheel of Fortune

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    • colin roley December 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Until Thursday December 29 2016

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  3. Marvin Cohen December 22, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Maybe Sharon blew that crossword first word solve because she has heard of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer haha

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