WoF Recap: February 17, 2017 — SKUNK THREAT #5

EPISODE #6550: DISNEY SEA & SHORE WEEK

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

O _ / _ H _
_ I _ _ / S _ _ S

Who could be sailing ON THE HIGH SEAS? Brooke & Mark? Or maybe these other couples…

Brooke & Mark White (about to celebrate 20 yrs. of marriage): he’s a screwdriver designer who also does service at church while she’s a homeschooling mom who also sings at church; they’re from Hickory, NC

Melonie & Baron Grier: he’s a payroll professional & full-time student while she works for the state of SC (they have a dog named Michael Jackson)

Sarah & Brian Small: owner of a puppy named Durbin from Jacksonville, FL

$5K SPIN ID: LW0015867

$2K Tossup: CHARACTER

_ _ _ _
S K Y _ _ _ _ E R

The force is with Brooke, because she’s also solved LUKE SKYWALKER.

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

The opening letters for the Whites are a $700 R, but then T for trouble. Second, the Griers pick up the Luggage Factory gift tag w/ S, but then give that and the $500 right back to the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, the Smalls strike out w/ N. Back to the Whites who say a $500 L, an E, four A’s, two $600 P’s, and two $700 H’s before they…

H A P P _ / A S / A
_ L A _
_ H _ _ _ E R

…blow the $3,300 solve w/ HAPPY AS A CLAM SHUCKER, because there was just one S on top. The Griers then dig up a $700 M, a $1K C pair, an $800 Y, an O, and a $700 W…

H A P P Y / A S / A
C L A M
C H O W _ E R

…they’re HAPPY AS A CLAM CHOWDER for making the $2,950 solve.

DUDS: T (Whites), N (Smalls)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Griers
SOLE DQ: Whites’ blown solve

 

Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ

Getting the Griers started are an $800 R, but then S for sorry. The Smalls secondly find a $550 T, an E, four I’s, but then N for no. The Whites are third in line w/ four L’s before they turn down the $4K buyout for what’s under the MW near $650…it’s BAD NEWS. The Griers then put up four C’s for another $2,600…

C R I T I C _ L L _
_ C C L _ I _ E _
_ I L _

…but they blow the $3,400 solve w/ CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BILL, which doesn’t even fit the category; the Smalls then say CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM for the $2K minimum.

DUDS: S (Griers), N (Smalls)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Whites
SOLE DQ: Griers’ blown solve

 

PP/Express Round: PLACES

The Smalls go aboard the EXPRESS right away after an S request.

Next Choices: T…E…three N’s…G…I…C…two H’s…two A’s…O (NMV)…CRASH w/ L (they lose $8K)

The Whites then put up a $1,300 R pair…

E N C H A N T I N G
H A R _ O R S

…they’ll be seeing some ENCHANTING HARBORS on their DANUBE RIVER CRUISE from Adventures by Disney worth a whopping $14K.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Smalls

Whites: $18,300 cash & cruise/Griers: $2,950/Smalls: $2K

 

$3K Tossup: LIVING THING

L A U _ _ _ N G
H _ E _ A

The Whites silence a LAUGHING HYENA for the Tossup sweep.

Speed-Up: WAYD?

Consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. After three M’s show their faces…

M _ _ I N G
M _ M _ R I _ S

…the Griers will be MAKING MEMORIES w/ another $8,500.

DUDS: L (Smalls), T (Whites)

FINAL SCORES
Whites: $21,300 cash & cruise/Griers: $11,450/Smalls: $2K

GT: $34,750
BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,500 cash & luggage

 

$100K Bonus Round
The W’s landed on again.

Category: PHRASE
I know it already…

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

CDYO only gives them the vowel…

_ _ R / _ R O _
O _ E R

but this week is FAR FROM OVER when they’ve solved for $34K and a final total of $55,300 cash & cruise.

MY RATING: 6

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: February 17, 2017 — SKUNK THREAT #5

  1. ant0824 February 17, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    The shutout is not gonna happen and it was all thanks to the Whites winning the BR.

    My rating: 7.5

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  2. jpgenius February 17, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Well, after a fairly messy front game, I’m glad the reds came through in the BR. No skunk!

    My rating: 7

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  3. jpgenius July 21, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Also, exactly 11 years prior, we avoided a skunk. In Fort Lauderdale.

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