WoF Recap: January 27, 2017 — SKUNK THREAT #4

You know, I’m feeling really bad for Bobby McBride — given that his 31st birthday was yesterday, a skunking w/ a $100K loss would be very disheartening. Let’s really hope this doesn’t happen.


$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

T _ _ Y _ / & / K Y O _ O
_ A P A _

Syd’s one letter off on the second city w/ KYOKO.

T _ _ Y O / & / _ Y O _ O
_ A P A _

Samantha solves TOKYO & KYOTO JAPAN. The potential heroes…

Samantha Philio: project mgr. for a co. that designs & supplies restaurants from White Center, WA

Trista Huntley: from Bixby, OK

Syd Church: overseeing all transit advertising in San Bernardino Co. (he’s also a volleyball ref) from Beaumont, CA

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

S C E N E – _ _ E A L _ R

Syd’s the SCENE-STEALER for now.

COLETTE TRIP: NYC worth $7,798

Crossword Round: ________ LIST

S for sorry is how he starts. Samantha secondly also duds out w/ T. Third, Trista puts up two $650 N’s, an E, two A’s, and an I, then come a $500 L, a $700 D, the other two vowels in singles, three FP R’s, a P for the WC, two $500 Y’s, a $650 G, and a C for the eBags gift tag. The near complete grid…

/    /     /    /  (_) / (P)
/   /     /     /  (I)   /  (L)(A)(U)(N)(D)(R)(Y)
/   /     /    /  (N)  /  (A)

…she finishes it off w/ WINE for $6,400 cash & GT.

INSTA-DUDS: S (Syd), T (Samantha)


Mystery Round: RHYME TIME

Samantha wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second in Trista’s favor are a $650 T, three E’s, two A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose the $150 remainder. Syd’s third in line w/ three $650 S’s, two I’s to clean out the vowels, an $1,800 N trio, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $3,5000. Samantha then puts up twin R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900.

S A R _ I N E S / &
T A N _ E R I N E S

SARDINES & TANGERINES gives her a tie w/ Syd.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (everyone)


PP/Express Round: THINGS

Going down Trista’s road first are three $700 S’s, four E’s, three A’s, a $650 T, three I’s to wipe out the vowels, but she’s wiped out of $2K by the BANKRUPT near TD. Second for Syd are a $650 D but then M for mistake. Third, Samantha takes a $1,600 pair of F’s, four $3,500 L’s, a $700 W, and $1,300 pairs of R’s and C’s to leave only one letter unexposed…

I C E / F I E L D S
_ L A C I E R S

but she just threw away $18,900 for leaving out the second half of WATERFALLS in her answer. That means Trista will be seeing the ICE FIELDS, WATERFALLS, and GLACIERS on a CANADIAN ROCKIES tour worth $10,998.

SOLE DQ: Samantha’s botched solve

Trista: $17,398 cash & prizes/Others: $2K a head



G _ _ _ Y / _ O _ T
A N D / L _ D _ E

Trista’s over the $20K mark w/ GRAVY BOAT AND LADLE.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

This is certainly gonna help — $6K per consonant! Midway in the round, Samantha purchases the I’s for free, but she flubs w/ RIGHT WITH THE TIME. Trista then puts up the D…

R _ _ _ / _ I T H
T H _ / T I D _

Trista’s ROLL(ing) WITH THE TIDE for $24K more.

DUDS: N (Trista), S (Syd)

SECOND (and final) DQ: Samantha

Trista: $44,398 cash & prizes/Others: $2K a head

GT: $48,398
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $5,650


$100K Bonus Round
Trista lands on the &.

Category: PHRASE
I have an idea what this might be…

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

FCDI gives her…

_ _ R / F I R S T
_ _ _ _ _ E

… so much for OUR FIRST CHOICE, we’ve beeen skunked for the second time in three weeks (also the first one w/ a $100K loss since the last NYC week in S30) and she loses the $50K. It was OUR FIRST VOYAGE.

$5K SPIN ID: AG9273722


6 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 27, 2017 — SKUNK THREAT #4

  1. jpgenius January 27, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Aw, another SKUNK. The only real highlight was Trista’s big win.

    My rating: 7


    • ant0824 January 27, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      As for Samantha, why on earth did you leave out FALLS?


      • jpgenius January 27, 2017 / 11:34 pm

        You know what, she was just nervous. I mean, she had $19K+ at the time.


  2. Starrtasia Jackson January 28, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Another rocky episode for the 2nd time in a row with losses after losses after losses. I’m very disappointed


  3. colin roley January 28, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Next Week I Think Pat And Vanna Are Gonna Give Away The Million Because Of Payback So Michael Taylor Can Get Lost And Where He Came From No Way Of What He Done To Carlos Iglesias’s $100,000 Loss


  4. Albert J. Grazevich January 30, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I would like to know why after seeing and hearing my number for the daily $5K on Friday January the 27th, I didn’t win. And why,when I first checked online, my number appeared there also. The real mysterious thing was why was the number changed after about 5 minutes. I emailed two Wheel of Fortune contacts, and neither one has replied in the 3 days since !!!


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