WoF Recap: January 31, 2017

EPISODE #6537: LEAVE WINTER BEHIND

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

T U _ _ / U P / _ _ E
_ E M _ E R _ T U _ _

Bani could TURN UP THE TEMPERATURE if she can defeat these men…

Bani Singh: advertising worker in media agency from Chicago (born in England, worked in Australia and studied abroad in Hungary)

Ray Frisbee (orig. from Long Island): tax consultant who also plays drums/percussion, sometimes for a circus’ hippopotamus from L.A. (orig. from Long Island)

Matthew Joss: attorney whose kids are competitive Irish folk dancers from Richmond, VA

$2K Tossup: THING

C O M _ _ N _
L E T _ E R _ E A D

Matthew solves COMPANY LETTERHEAD.

Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Maui Jim

Round 1: WAYD?

He opens w/ a $700 T, three $600 N’s, three I’s, a G for the M.J. gift tag, O, but then F for flunk. Bani secondly also misses w/ L. Third, Ray comes up w/ a $1,300 S pair, two E’s, a $1,200 R pair, and a $650 W…

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

…he ain’t gonna be RENEWING MY SUBSCRIPTION, but he’s $2,900 richer and everybody’s on the board.

DUDS: F (Matthew), L (Bani)

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: ________ RING

All Bani here — she picks a $600 T, five E’s, a $650 R, three O’s, four $700 N’s, an I, two $800 G’s, two A’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and a $1,300 pair of M’s.

(E)(N)(G)(A)(G)(E)(M)(E)(N)(T)
/      /    /    /     /    /   (O)
/      /   /     /    /     /   (O)(N)(I)(O)(N)
(E)(M)(E)(R)(A)(_)(_)

EMERALD & MOOD are the missing rings for $5,950 — PR.

Bani: $6,950/Ray: $2,900/Matthew: $2K

 

PP/Express Round: PLACE

Ray leads off w/ a $1,300 T pair, a $600 N, an E, a $550 S, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $1,950. Matthew secondly FPs a G but LaTs out just as quick. After Bani hits the other normal BANKRUPT, Ray uncovers two R’s and goes aboard the EXPRESS.

Next Choices: two P’s…two O’s…F…two C’s

A / G R E A T / S P O T
F O R / A / P _ C N _ C

In addition to another $6,750, he’s found A GREAT SPOT FOR A PICNIC — the Wyndham V Samana in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $7,280.

SOLE LaT: Matthew
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Bani and Ray)

Bani: $6,950/Ray: $16,930 cash & D.R./Matthew: $2K

 

$3K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ _ M _ U S
C _ U _ L _ S

Bani’s $50 shy of 10 grand after solving FAMOUS COUPLES.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

But she and Ray strike out right away w/ T and S, respectively. Matthew then calls up four $900 R’s, a $5K M, and a $1,300 pair of G’s. We have…

R _ _ _ _ G / _
M _ R R _ – G _ – R _ _ _ _

…he’s RIDING A MERRY-GO-ROUND for $9,900.

INSTA-DUDS: T (Bani), S (Ray)

Bani: $9,950/Ray: $16,930 cash & D.R./Matthew: $11,900

 

Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE

After Ray’s initial pick of a $700 S, it’s S-U time…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ S

…w/ a $1,550 FS. The B is later put up to leave only vowels remaining…

_ M B R _ _ D _ R _ D
T _ W _ L S

…that man in the middle solves EMBROIDERED TOWELS for another $6,900.

DUDS: N (Bani), G (Ray), H (Matthew)

FINAL SCORES
Bani: $9,950/Ray: $23,830 cash & D.R./Matthew: $11,900

GT: $45,680
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,950

 

$100K Bonus Round
The second A of AMERICA’S is where we stop on.

Category: PHRASE
Here are the end letters off all four words…

_ N / _ _ _ _ T
_ N / _ _ _ R

DMHO gives him…

_ N / _ _ O _ T
_ N / H O _ R

…he blows the second word w/ SHORT and SPORT, so he won’t be getting the $34K IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

$5K SPIN ID: TW6815880

UNCLAIMED TRIP WEDGE: Ker & Downey Aftican safari courtesy of Let’s Go Travel

MY RATING: 6

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 31, 2017

  1. jpgenius February 1, 2017 / 12:11 am

    I thought Ray had that BR. Oh well.

    My rating: 7

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  2. ant0824 February 1, 2017 / 12:15 am

    And now the BR streak worsens to its new Season worst at 9. And the BR loss resulted in its WORST. JANUARY. EVER.

    Rating: 6

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