WoF Recap: April 24, 2017

Let’s try to recover from last week’s trainwreck as we salute the state of Florida all week long.

EPISODE #6596: FABULOUS FLORIDA

$1K Tossup: TV TITLE

_ _ _ _ I / _ _ C E

This was previously solved as a bonus puzzle when they were in Ft. Lauderdale; Bethanie IDs the show as “MIAMI VICE”. And she’s the only female among this panel, all of whom are from Florida…

Bethanie Marquez: ES teacher for 11 yrs. and Girl Scouts leader from St. Cloud

Matt Dimick: electronics tech. in the Navy for nine yrs. and hockey player from Jacksonville

Eric Stinnett: professional musician for eight yrs. from Miami

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

S _ _ _ _ _ / G _ L

Matt goofs w/ SHAVING GEL.

S _ _ _ E _ / G _ L

Eric takes control w/ SHOWER GEL.

FIRST FL TRIP THIS WEEK: Amelia Island Plantation
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Tuga.com

Round 1: THING

He gets started w/ four N’s for the Wild Card, a $500 R, two A’s and E’s, but then M for mistake. Second, Bethanie also duds out w/ S. Third, Matt calls up four T’s for $2,400, two O’s, and two H’s for the FL trip before he…

H A N _ _ R _ T T E N
T H A N _ – _ O _ / N O T E

…writes a HANDWRITTEN THANK-YOU NOTE for a total of $9,650 cash & trip.

DUDS: M (Eric), S (Bethanie)

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Bethanie’s up to bat first w/ a $550 S, but then the LaT. Matt secondly takes four N’s for $2K, four E’s, an A, a $1K pair of T’s, and three O’s, after which he digs up two D’s for the Tuga.com gift tag, and two L’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600. Board…

_ E N _ E / _ N / A
_ O T T L E –
N O S E D / D O L _ _ _ N

Christina Aguilera would probably NOT write a song titled “GENIE IN A BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN”, but this man has solved for another $5,250 cash & GT.

SOLE LaT: Bethanie

Matt: $14,900 cash & prizes 1/2 CAR/Eric: $2K WC/Bethanie: $1K

 

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Matt gets the other 1/2 CAR right away w/ S, but he unfortunately buys the one dud vowel of this puzzle (E). Second in line, Eric’s spins all land on TD — three L’s, the other four vowels, two D’s, but then H for hush. Bethanie then SPINGLES for a B and that MDW

S _ U B A / D I _ I _ _
A L L / D A _ / L O _ _

…she’s earned the right to be SCUBA DIVING ALL DAY LONG at the Presidente InterContinental COZUMEL Resort & Spa worth $6,678.

AIRED DUDS: E (Matt), H (Eric)(there had to be a null cycle, because we DON’T see Eric’s WC on his podium)
(UN)AIRED BANKRUPT: Eric

Matt: $14,900 cash & prizes/Eric: $2K/Bethanie: $7,678 cash & Cozumel MDW

 

$3K Tossup: CHARACTER

T _ _ / C _ _ A _ _ L Y
L I _ N

Eric captures THE COWARDLY LION for a new total of $5K.

Round 4: WAYD?

There he goes w/ a $500 N, an I, the obvious $600 G, but then F for flunk. Second for Bethanie is that BANKRUPT near $650 to lose that MDW. Third in Matt’s favor are a FP E, but then L for loss. Eric then says a $500 T, two A’s and an O, a $600 S, the last vowel of U, and a $500 P. We have…

_ O _ _ I N G / U P
A / S _ E A T

…he was WORKING UP A SWEAT for $1,700, but he should’ve gone for the W’s.

DUDS: F (Eric), L (Matt)
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Bethanie

 

Speed-Up: PHRASE

$1,600’s the consonant value. Three T’s an an N in…

_ _ N ‘ T / _ _ _ _
T _ _ / _ _ _ T

DON’T ROCK THE BOAT, boys and girls, but Matt has solved for the FS value.

FINAL SCORES
Matt: $16,500 cash & prizes/Eric: $6,700/Bethanie: $7,678 cash & Cozumel

GT: $30,878
NO AIRED BANKRUPT TRASH

 

$100K Bonus Round
This next car’s perfect for driving along the Florida coastline — a 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. Matt lands on the P.

Category: THING
The last letter(s) of each word is/are…

_ _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _ T

BGMO adds…

M _ _ O R
_ M _ _ _ T

He doesn’t make a MAJOR IMPACT for the convertible, because he said MAJOR IMPORT instead.

$5K SPIN ID: MS5980719

MY RATING: 6

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4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: April 24, 2017

  1. jpgenius April 24, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Started out OK but then got shaky after the PP.

    My rating: 6

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  2. Malek Masoud April 25, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Welp, Matt’s bonus round loss tonight made our losing streak go up to six after all five BRs were lost last week. It looks as if my fears of a double-digit BR losing streak are one step closer to coming true and becoming a reality.

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  3. ant0824 April 25, 2017 / 12:27 am

    Thanks to round 3 Blow to Eric sunk my rating and a BR loss worsens

    My rating: 5

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  4. mleatherbury April 27, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    No mention of the fact that Matt’s Florida vacation to Amelia Island is literally 20 miles away from NAS Mayport, where he’s stationed? That’s something that’d happen to me – I’d win a vacation to somewhere not far from where I live.

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