WoF Recap: January 6, 2017

EPISODE #6520: WEEKEND GETAWAYS

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

L E _ V _ N G / _ H _
O _ F I C E / _ A R _ Y

Esme could be LEAVING THE OFFICE EARLY if she can defeat these opponents…

Esme Taylor: grad student at Claremont Graduate Univ. from Pasadena

Mary Beth Adkins: retired in systems from a major manufacturing facility from Chester, VA

Michael Screws: registration mgr. at a hospital from Plano, TX

$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ I _ G _ T _ _ N

Esme blows it this time w/ GEORGE WASHINGTON.

_ R U _ E
_ _ _ I _ G _ T _ E N

Michael IDs rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

WG WEDGE: Bernerhof Inn B&B in NH

Crossword Round: COTTON _____

He gets started w/ an $1,800 S pair, a $900 T, two A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $2,450. Second, Esme calls up a $500 H, buys O and I, but the latter is a dud. Third, Mary Beth gets the exact same fate as Michael. Said male player puts up an $1,800 pair of B’s, two $650 L’s, the last vowel of two E’s, and a $700 N. We have…

(S)(H)(E)(E)(T)(S)   /    /  (B)
/    /     /    /    /  (_)  /  (_)(A)(N)(_)(_)
/   /     /    /    /  (A)   /    /  (L)
/   /     /     /    /  (B)(O)(_)(L)

…he solves SHEETS, SWAB, BOWL, BALL, and CANDY for $3,550.

SOLE DUD: I (Esme)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Michael, Mary Beth)

Michael: $5,550/Esme: $1K/Mary Beth: $0

 

Mystery Round: HEADLINE

Esme oddly starts w/ an F, and it’s not there. Second, Mary Beth digs up a $1,300 T pair, two N’s to double up, an A, four E’s, two I’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to hand over $1,850. Third in line, Michael spins up a $1,300 R pair, the other two vowels, but then the LaT. Esme next says a $700 B and an H while on the MW near LaT. She risks the 7 Benjamins for…ZIPPO. Mary Beth then takes the $2,100 S trio…

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

…and solves “BRIGHTEST SUPERMOON IN DECADES” to keep that amount.

INSTA-DUD: F (Esme)
SOLE LaT: Michael
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Michael: $5,550/Esme: $1K/Mary Beth: $2,100

 

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

First on Mary Beth’s radar are a $1,200 T pair, but then the LaT. Second for Michael are an $800 H, an E, four A’s, and a $7K pair of R’s before he goes for a quick solve…

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ R _ _
T H E / _ A T A _ A R A _

…he nails it for $7,300 and he’ll be DIVING FROM THE CATAMARAN on a trip to the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA worth $8,920.

SOLE LaT: Mary Beth

Michael: $21,770 cash & trip/Esme: $1K/Mary Beth: $2,100

 

$3K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE

D _ C _ _ R
S _ R _ _ _ E

Esme solves “DOCTOR STRANGE”.

Round 4: PHRASE

Next on her list are an $1,100 T pair, an A and two I’s, three $500 R’s, a U, a $600 Y, but then the BANKRUPT near big money to forfeit $2,450. Second for Mary Beth are a $1,200 pair of H’s, an $800 D, and a $600 F…

Y _ U / H _ A R D / I T
H _ R _ / F I R _ T

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST — she makes the $2,600 solve.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Esme

Michael: $21,770 cash & trip/Esme: $4K/Mary Beth: $4,700

 

Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK

$1,500 per consonant to end the week. After somebody requests the G…

_ _ S _ _ _ _ S
_ N D / G R _ _ _

Michael eats up BISCUITS AND GRAVY for $3K more.

FINAL SCORES
Michael: $21,770 cash & trip/Esme: $4K/Mary Beth: $4,700

GT: $30,470
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,450

 

$100K Bonus Round
We’re about to find out if Suzanne from Wednesday did cost us a PBRW (and maybe blame Vanna for the jinxing). The & envelope is what Michael needs to get.

Category: THINGS
Should know the second word already…

_ _ _ E _
R E _ _ E _ S

CDMA gives him…

M _ _ E D
R E _ _ E _ S

…there’s gonna be plenty of MIXED REVIEWS for this episode (and the new music cues; I HATED them), but he makes the $34K solve to leave w/ $58,770 cash & vacay. Thanks a lot, Vanna…

MY RATING: 7

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 6, 2017

  1. jpgenius January 6, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Slow start, but this game picked up steam.

    My rating: 8

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  2. colin roley January 7, 2017 / 9:02 am

    JPGENIUS 4 Of 5 Wins But I Felt Like Perfect Bonus Round Week Should Do By Now But That’s The Luck Of The Draw With The Bonus Round Solve & Win

    Like

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