WoF Recap: February 1, 2017


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

S P R I N _
H _ S / S _ R U N G

SPRING HAS (not yet) SPRUNG, but Sara’s on the board. In order, meet…

Sara Bean: nurse from Petersburg, MI

Debi Tennenbaum: admin. assistant for small accounting firm from Pacific Palisades, CA

Mark Presses: pharmacy tech. who also does archery and owns a cat that has six toes (Pat also did so in Ireland) from Vancouver, WA

$2K Tossup: THING

O _ F I C _ A L
_ _ _ / _ L U B

Mark agrees with me that this show should have an OFFICIAL FAN CLUB.

Crossword Round: THAT’S GREAT

He BANKRUPTs near $2,500 right out of the gate. Second, Sara calls up an R for the WC, a $550 T, two E’s, an $800 S, and four A’s to clean out the vowels, after which come $1,200 pairs of N’s and D’s, two L’s for a Wine Country wedge, a $650 X, a $700 B, a $600 Y, and a $650 W. We have…

(W)  /    /    /    /    /   (D)
(_)(A)(T)(S)(B)(Y)  /   (A)
/  (L)   /    /    /    /    /   (N)

She IDs GATSBY to win $7,250 and a $6,250 trip to the Gingerbread Man Inn in California’s Wine Country for a total of $13,500 that round and $14,500 overall.



Mystery Round: WAYD?

Our big leader begins w/ three $650 N’s, two I’s, four O’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $1,450 and her WC. Second, Debi strikes out w/ S. Third, Mark comes up w/ a $2,100 G trio, an E, a $500 T, two $3,500 H’s, but then C for crud to likely squander $9,350. Sara then puts up a $1,400 pair of R’s and four L’s to add $2,600…

O N / T H E
_ L O O R
L _ _ G H I N G

…some of you people are probably ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING, but she makes the $4K solve and is now at $18,500.

DUDS: S (Debi), C (Mark)


PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Debi’s next attempt to get on the board is made up of a $1,200 pair of S’s, an E, a $3,500 R, two A’s, a $550 T, a $900 P, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Mark then digs up a $1,600 pair of L’s, three FP U’s, and $1,200 pairs of N’s and D’s. Board…

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

…in addition to another $4K, he’ll be BUILDING A SAND SCULPTURE at Sandals Ochi Beach in JAMAICA worth $7,800.

SOLE DUD: O (Debi)

Sara: $18,500 cash & Napa/Debi: HARD LUCK/Mark: $13,800 cash & Jamaica


$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME (but also SONG TITLE)

_ _ T T I –
F R _ _ _ I

Sara solves Little Richard’s “TUTTI-FRUTTI”.

Speed-Up: EVENT

Bad news for Sara — it’s a $6K Final Spin! After the frontloading B appears…

B R E _ _ _ N G
_ / R E _ _ R D

Sara could be BREAKING A RECORD for the most by a non-millionaire on the program, because she has solved for $30K more!

DUDS: L (Mark), S (Debi), T (Sara), W (Debi)

Sara: $51,500 cash & Napa/Debi: $1K GOOSEEGG/Mark: $13,800 cash & Jamaica

GT: $66,300
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $1,450


$100K Bonus Round
Sara lands on the I of SPIN.

Category: THING
At the lead-off portion…

_ L _ _ / _ _
_ _ _ N T

Ugh, she’s going w/ CDMA…

_ L _ _ / _ _
_ A _ N T

…looks like her money hopes have been drenched by a GLOB OF PAINTOR HAVE THEY?!?!?! This lady shocks all of us by solving for $34K to leave w/ $85,500 cash & trip!

$5K SPIN ID: MD5366805

At the end, Pat says this is the secnd puzzle ever to have the word GLOB in it.



6 thoughts on “WoF Recap: February 1, 2017

  1. jpgenius February 2, 2017 / 12:07 am

    WHOA. How Sara got that BR puzzle is beyond me – but I would’ve come close with BLOB. She did FANTASTIC tonight!

    My rating: 9


  2. jpgenius February 2, 2017 / 12:08 am

    Why does the WordPress symbol keep showing up when you type a W Andy?


    • andynwof February 2, 2017 / 11:48 pm

      I really don’t know — maybe it’s the font? Maybe I should space out the brackets and the letter W.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. colin roley February 2, 2017 / 5:46 am

    Thank God The Bonus Round Losing Streak Has Found A Stopping Point Just Like Irene Foster Did


  4. ant0824 February 2, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    The Weekly Total is now $183,630 thanks to Wednesday’s Great Maingame and a Bonus Round win snapping the 9 game losing streak.

    My rating: 9


  5. Ryan McClelland April 12, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Sad to see Debi get the gooseegg prize but sometimes things just don’t seem to work out well for the wheel


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