WoF Recap: March 20, 2017


$1K Tossup: WAYD?

A D D _ _ _ / _
_ E _ _ O _ _ L / T O _ _ H

Joanna’s ADDING A PERSONAL TOUCH and she’ll be greeted first…

Joanna Duesler: worker at a mental health agency from Garden Grove, CA

Lanett Grant: married to a sailor for almost thirteen yrs. from Spring Valley, CA; also, she was in Belgium while her dad was in the Army

Devin Carroll: key account mgr. for a large consumer products co. from Montclair, NJ

$2K Tossup: THINGS

L I _ _ T I C K
& / _ A S _ _ R A

Joanna’s already got her LIPSTICK & MASCARA.

Round 1: TITLE

The letter search begins w/ two T’s for $1,100, two H’s for the Southern Charm wedge, and five E’s, after which she picks a $700 S, an O, an $1,100 pair of F’s, and the other three vowels. Board…

A _ _ E _ T U _ E S / O F
H U _ _ _ E _ E _ _ _
F I _ _

…she solves “THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN” for $2,650 and a trip to the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens in Mississippi worth $6,052; her total after three puzzles is now $11,702 cash & trip.



Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Lanett’s up first w/ an $1,800 T trio, but then S for sorry on the WC. Second, Devin calls up two R’s and an N at $700 each, an A, and two E’s, a $650 L, and the other three vowels, but the MDW’s left side forces him to give up $1,500. Afterwards…

_ A T T L E
_ R I _ E –
T _ R O U _ _
_ I N _ O _

Joanna zips by a CATTLE DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW for another grand.

SOLE DUD: S (Lanett)


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Devin opens w/ a $650 S, but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second for our big leader Joanna are three T’s for $1,800, two A’s, a $2,100 H trio, two I’s, a $900 W, and an O before she tries to claim another trip…

I / _ O _ _ / I T / W H _ _
T H A T / H A _ _ _ _ S

I LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS — you see a player liker her on a roll and she’s won her second trip to the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts in JAMAICA worth $7,053.


Unclaimed $ GT for Most of the Week: Southern Living

Joanna: $23,805 cash & trips/Everybody Else: ZERO a head


$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ S _
_ _ _ _ _ E S

Devin denies the maingame sweep bid w/ HUSH PUPPIES.

Round 4: PEOPLE

Next on his rundown are a $500 R, a $600 S, E, A, O , and the last vowel of I via FP, but the same normal BANKRUPT takes away the $350 remainder. Joanna then puts up an $1,100 pair of T’s, a $1,300 L pair, and a $700 N…

T A L _ I N _
T O _ _ L E R S

…these TALKING TODDLERS will cheer at her latest solve worth another $3,100; she now has $26,905 to her credit.



All Joanna here — four R’s for $2,800, three E’s and two A’s, a $5K N, and the leftover vowels of I and O.

R E _ R I _ E R A _ O R
_ A _ N E _ _

She gets REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS for $6,800 and her subtotal stands at $33,705.

PR #2


Speed-Up: EVENT

$6K per consonant to start this week! Joanna puts up two N’s early on, but she goofs w/ MAKING BRUNCH. Lanett next inserts the D, but she also whiffs w/ SECOND BRUNCH. A dud of P and a C later…

_ _ _ _ _ N D
_ R _ N C _

Joanna probably doesn’t need a WEEKEND BRUNCH, because she’s won another $18K!

AIRED DUDS: T (Lanett), P (Devin)
DQs: 2 (missolves by the ladies)

Lanett: $1K GOOSEEGG/Devin: $3K/Joanna: $51,705 cash & trips

GT: $55,705


$100K Bonus Round
The sedan that could be won this week is a Ford Fusion. Joanna lands on the S of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
The last letter of the second and third words are…

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ R
_ _ _ S

MPCO gives her at least the top line…

P _ C _ / _ O _ R
_ _ _ S

PACK YOUR BAGS, ma’am, and don’t spend the $34K you just won in one place; her final total is $85,705 cash & trips!

(We’ve also learned that she has TIED THE ONE-EPISODE PUZZLE SOLVE RECORD OF NINE.)

$5K SPIN ID: SB7359513



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: March 20, 2017

  1. jpgenius March 20, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    OH MY – Joanna’s one of the best players I’ve ever seen! She ROCKS!

    My rating: 9


  2. ant0824 March 21, 2017 / 1:34 am

    This Contestant Joanna posted one of its best performance ever in this game. $6K Final Spin and a Bonus Round Win catapulted to a Great Start this week.

    My rating: 9.5


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