WoF Recap: March 23, 2017



_ _ O W E R _
_ N / _ / _ _ S E

Amie finds some FLOWERS IN A VASE. The Thursday trio…

Amie Brenner: reg. nurse for 18 yrs. and also volunteers for an animal shelter (hubby Kevin of 17 yrs. have a rescue dog & cat) from San Diego

Lenny Cataudella: Naval reservist who went to Afghanistan as a drone pilot and volunteered for the Gary Sinise Foundation and his hometown’s police dept. from Hermosa Beach

Jeanne Miele: mgr. for health info dept. at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance from Edmonds, WA

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ U M _ _ / I N
_ Y / _ _ _ _ Y

Amie also solves YUMMY IN MY TUMMY.

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

She begins the proceedings w/ a $1K T pair, five E’s, an N for the Southern Charm wedge (Green Palm Inn in Savannah), a $1,300 pair of H’s, and an A, followed by a $650 S, a  $1,500 B trio, but then L for loss to leave $10,450 cash & trip on the table. Second, Lenny calls up a $650 R, buys an I, but the sole dud vowel of O stops him. Jeanne then inserts a $1,500 C trio…

T H E / B E S T
B A R B E C _ E
C H I C _ E N

…I’m not sure where you can eat THE BEST BARBECUE CHICKEN is in America, but she’s on the board anyway.

DUDS: L (Amie), O (Lenny)


Crossword/Mystery Round: ON MY DESK

Lenny strikes out right away w/ T. Second, Jeanne FPs a pair of E’s, but she repeats that dud consonant. Third, Amie finds a $1,200 pair of L’s, but then buys the one dud vowel of A. After Lenny wastes another turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $650, Jeanne puts up a $1,400 pair of N’s, two I’s, an I, a FP U, a $700 M, two FP S’s, and a $700 P. Grid…

/    /     /    /   (P)(_)(O)(N)(E)
/     /     /    /  (N)
(_) (I)  (L)(L)(S)

PHONE and BILLS are the leftover words for $3,300; she now has $4,800.

DUDS: T (Lenny; repeated by Jeanne), A (Amie)


PP/Express Round: THINGS

Jeanne gets started w/ a $600 T, an E, but the sole dud vowel of A fails a lady again. Amie secondly duds out w/ N. Down Lenny’s road third are a $500 S, two I’s and three O’s for his five Benjamins, and a D on EXPRESS before he goes aboard.

Next Choices: V…F…three R’s…M…P (NMC)

V I D E O S / F R O M
O _ R / T R I P

He solves VIDEOS FROM OUR TRIP for $8K and the caravan.com COSTA RICA TOUR, so he’s finally on the board w/ $14K.

DUDS: A (Jeanne), N (Amie)


$3K Tossup: PERSON

_ _ _ _ _ / H _ S T

Lenny’s one letter short w/ SHOW HOST.

P A R _ _ / H O S T

Jeanne capitalizes PARTY HOST.

Round 4: PHRASE

Her next rundown is made up of a $1,200 T pair, a $1,600 H pair, three E’s and O’s, a $700 S, but then N for nada. Second for Amie are a $10K pair of T’s, but the K ends her turn almost immediately. After Lenny goofs w/ R…

T _ _ _ / T H E / _ O _ S
_ O M E / H O M E

Jeanne says “TILL THE COWS COME HOME” for three more grand.

Lenny: $14K cash & tour/Jeanne: $10,800/Amie: $3K


$1,500’s the FS value. Amie starts w/ twin R’s, but is incorrect w/ TRUCK ENGINEER. Lenny’s next w/ two T’s, but he flubs three times w/ TRAIN ENGINEER, TRUCK OPERATOR and TRAIN OPERATOR. A dud of P and two N’s later…

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

Amie solves TRAIN CONDUCTOR for $6K.

SOLE DUD: P (Jeanne)
DQs: 4 missolves (Lenny 3x, Amie)

Lenny: $14K cash & tour/Jeanne: $10,800/Amie: $9K

GT: $33,800


$100K Bonus Round
The * is what Lenny needs to take.

Category: THING
Leading him off…

_ _ T _
_ _ R _ _ L _

PGHO gives him…

_ _ T H
_ O R _ _ L _

He doesn’t use this MATH FORMULA to his advantage (I would’ve been one letter off w/ BATH), so he loses $45K.

$5K SPIN ID: EP2145032



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: March 23, 2017

  1. jpgenius March 23, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    I also would’ve said BATH. At least everyone did fine tonight.

    My rating: 6


  2. ant0824 March 24, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Not a Good week for the BR.

    My rating: 5


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