WoF Recap: March 8, 2017

EPISODE #6563: BELLA ITALIA

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ O _ _ / &
_ L O _ E _ C E

Jesus locates ROME & FLORENCE. Our midweek panelists go by these names…

Jesus Castillo: plasma collection center mgr. from Wichita

Mary Warren: school district office worker from Bakersfield, CA

Christine Vigiano: insurance defense attorney in PHI from Westchester, PA (orig. from NJ)

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

W _ I T E
_ _ B _ _ _ _ _ T H

Christine gets a WHITE TABLECLOTH.

COLLETTE ITALY TRIP OF THE NIGHT: Tuscany worth $8,798

Round 1: EVENT

She starts us off w/ a $700 T, an E, but then the LaT. Second, Jesus spins up an $1,800 pair of R’s (his nametag dropped on this spin), three O’s, a $1,200 pair of N’s, two A’s, an L for the Uno Alla Volta gift tag, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $4K cash & GT. Third, Mary comes up w/ a $1,200 pair of D’s and an $800 C…

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

…a ROMANTIC GONDOLA RIDE ties her w/ the other lady for the early lead.

SOLE LaT: Christine
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jesus

 

Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Jesus instantly gets the SL bonus of four T’s on the MW near $650 and takes the $5K (good call; that was BANKRUPT). Next up are four E’s, but then H for hush. After Mary BANKRUPTs near TD, Christine puts up a $1,950 S trio, the last vowel of O, and two N’s on the other MW. She…flips it over

T O T S
T _ E E N S / &
T E E N S

…and solves TOTS, TWEENS & TEENS for $11,700.

SOLE DUD: H (Jesus)
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Mary

Christine: $13,700/Jesus: $1K/Mary: 2K

 

PP/Express Round: RHYME TIME

Mary leads off w/ a $700 T, three E’s, a $500 N, three A’s, but then R for roadblock. Second, Christine rattles off a $2,700 S trio, three I’s, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Third for Jesus are a $500 G, two U’s, two F’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, and a $1,400 C pair. We have…

S _ I _ I N G
F A C E S:
_ E A U T I F U _
_ _ A C E S

…in addition to another $2,650, he’ll see SMILING FACES (and) BEAUTIFUL PLACES at the Crocodile Bay Resort in COSTA RICA worth $9,270.

DUDS: R (Mary), O (Christine)

Christine: $13,700/Jesus: $12,920 cash & C.R./Mary: $2K

 

$3K Tossup: PLACES

_ _ _ C U _ Y
& / V _ _ _ _

These are planets, but Jesus is way off w/ TUSCANY & VIENNA.

M _ _ C U R Y
& / V E _ _ _

Christine correctly IDs MERCURY & VENUS.

Round 4: WAYD?

The next letters she’s punched in are a $1K N pair, an I, five A’s, a $1,600 pair of G’s, and a $700 M, but it’s S-U time…

M A _ I N G / A
_ _ _ A N / _ _ A _ A _

…w/ a $1,600 FS. The C is later called…

M A K I N G / A
C _ E A N / G E T A _ A _

Jesus is MAKING A CLEAN GETAWAY for the FS amount. Had he not messed up that last Tossup, he would’ve won.

SOLE AIRED DUD: S (Jesus)

FINAL SCORES
Christine: $16,700/Jesus: $14,520 cash & C.R./Mary: $2K

GT: $33,220
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4K cash & GT

 

$100K Bonus Round
Christine lands on the I of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
The right vowel is key here…

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

She’s going w/ the CAMP strategy…

_ A _ _ R _ T E
P _ _ T _

but she doesn’t have a FAVORITE PHOTO, so she isn’t the third straight FIAT 124 Spider owner.

$5K SPIN ID: EC4790516

MY RATING: 6

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: March 8, 2017

  1. jpgenius March 8, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Pretty good match between Christine and Jesus.

    My rating: 6

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    • ant0824 March 9, 2017 / 10:38 am

      We could had got our 3rd FIAT winner if Christine had an O and a F with the exception of P. But No. Luckily we already gave away 3 cars so far this week: 2 FIATs and 1 Ford

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