WoF Recap: January 11, 2017


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ R _ T _ _ G
_ I T _ / F L _ V O R

Calvin knows that V8’s BURSTING WITH FLAVOR. Midweek panel…

Calvin Jones: composition & literature teacher who lived in Germany twice because his dad was in the military from Charlotte, NC

Paula Waw: retired systems engineer widowed after 49 yrs. and currently married to a HS running back named Bobby from Tulsa (orig. from TX)

Kristen Holland: from McKinney, TX

$2K Tossup: THING

_ _ C C _ _ S
S _ O R _

Calvin blanks this time.

_ U C C _ _ S
S _ O R _

Kristen could be writing a SUCCESS STORY of her WHEEL journey.

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

She first spins up a $1,400 pair of N’s, four A’s, a $500 D, five E’s, but then the LaT. Second, Calvin calls up a $2,700 T trio, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes the amount right back. Third, Paula takes a $1,300 L pair, a U, three C’s for that V8 gift tag, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Kristen resumes her play w/ the last vowel of I, four $700 S’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $3,950. Calvin tries again w/ a $2,100 R trio, but the LaT bites him. Paula then puts up a $1K P pair…

S P I N A C _
P A R S L E _
L E T T U C E / A N D
_ A T E R C R E S S

…she solves SPINACH, PARSLEY, LETTUCE AND WATERCRESS for her first $4,300.

SOLE DUD: O (Paula)
LaTs: 2 (everybody else)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Paula)


Crossword/Mystery Round: STAYING FIT

Calvin strikes out on TD right away w/ T for terrible. Second, Paula LaTs out instantaneously. Third, Kristen comes up w/ an S for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an E, and two N’s while on the MW near $700. Her gamble of $250 and her plate…is NO GOOD. Calvin then puts up a $1,400 pair of R’s, three I’s, a $1,200 pair of G’s, an A, a B for the other 1/2  CAR, and the last vowel of three O’s. Following the FP of three C’s…

/    /    /    /    /  (C)(_)(C)(_)(I)(N)(G)
/  /   /     /    /    /  (O)
/ (R)(O)(_)(I)(N)(G)
/   /    /      /     /  (A)(E)(R)(O)(B)(I)(C)(S)

He solves CYCLING, YOGA, ROWING and AEROBICS for $3,850.

INSTA-DUD: T (Calvin)
SOLE LaT: Paula

Kristen: $2K/Calvin: $4,850 1/2 CAR/Paula: $4,300


PP/Express Round: TV QUOTE

Paula kicks off w/ a $700 R, five E’s, a $1K pair of R’s, and two A’s, followed by a W for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an I, a $700 N, three O’s, a $500 G, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $2,400 and her plate. Kristen then gets the WC w/ two C’s…

C O _ E / A _ O A R _
W E ‘ R E
E _ _ E C T I N G / _ O _

…she solves “The Love Boat” words “COME ABOARD, WE’RE EXPECTING YOU” for a Star Clippers CARIBBEAN CRUISE worth $7,520.


Kristen: $10,520 cash & cruise WC/Calvin: $4,850/Paula: $4,300


$3K Tossup: EVENT

_ H A M _ I _ _ S H _ P
_ _ _ _

Calvin’s not in the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME right now, but he’s getting close to the lead.


$1,650 per consonant here. After three S’s show their faces…

_ _ _ S / _ _ _ _ S
& / _ _ N _ T _ _ S

Calvin nails BEES, FLEAS & MANATEES for $6,600.

SOLE DUD: R (Paula)

Kristen: $10,520 cash & cruise/Calvin: $14,450/Paula: $4,300

GT: $29,270
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plates): $9,300

$100K Bonus Round
Calvin lands on the E in GAME.

Category: THING
RSTLNE reveals…

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

The CAMP strategy gives him just the A’s…

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

and the QU- trick shoots him down to the tune of $34K. Looks like Harry & Co. are in A QUIET BREAK to cut their losses from last week.




2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 11, 2017

  1. jpgenius January 11, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Despite a surprising front game and an impressive FS solve by Calvin…sigh, the BR takes another L. Looks like we’re in budget mode.

    My rating: 6


  2. ant0824 January 12, 2017 / 12:35 am

    Another depressing finish which not only snapping a 2 week BR winning week streak, it also handed its first BR losing week in 3. Where do we go from here?

    My rating: 5


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