WoF Recap: April 28, 2017

EPISODE #6600: FABULOUS FLORIDA

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

T _ E
_ _ E _ G L _ _ _ S

Brandon spots THE EVERGLADES. These Floridians will wrap up April with us…

Brandon Holt: Algebra teacher who raps on occasion & is also a wedding officiant from Homestead

Michelle Kramers: real estate agent & part-time marketing consultant for an apparel co. that promotes up and coming artists from Delray Beach (born in Miami and moved to NY)

Alyssa LaBlanc: 3rd Grade teacher at Kipp Voice ES from Jacksonville

$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION

P _ R S O _ _ L
T R _ _ _ _ _

Brandon’s two for two w/ PERSONAL TRAINER.

FINAL FL TRIP THIS WEEK: Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

He starts w/ T as in Tuga.com gift tag, two E’s, but then A for awful. Second, Michelle calls up three S’s for $1,800, buys two I’s, but BANKRUPTs near $2,500 to lose $1,550. Third, Alyssa takes a $550 R, the last vowel of two O’s, a $2,100 H trio, and a $600 C. We have…

_ I T C H I _ _
H O R S E S H O E S

…she’s PITCHING HORSESHOES to tie the man for the early lead.

SOLE DUD: A (Brandon)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Michelle

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: THE EYES HAVE IT

Off Michelle goes w/ three S’s for $1,800, two A’s and an E, an H for the 1/2 CAR near $900, an $1,100 L pair, and two I’s. But after a $900 D is the sole dud vowel of O. Alyssa secondly tries a $1,200 P pair, the last vowel of U, but then R for roadblock on the FL trip. After Brandon strikes out w/ N on the WC, Michelle lights up a $550 B and a $650 G to complete the grid…

(P)(U)(P)(I)(L)(S)     (B)
–    –    –     (I)          (A)
–    –    –    (D)         (G)
–   –  (L)(A)(S)(H)(E)(S)

…and win her first $4,500.

DUDS: O (Michelle), R (Alyssa), N (Brandon)

Michelle: $4,500 1/2 CAR/Others: $3K apiece

 

PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Alyssa wastes her turn w/ the MDW’s right side. From here, it’s all Brandon — he picks three T’s for $1,950, E and three O’s, a $1,600 R pair, three I’s, and a $900 M.

T R O _ I _ _ _
_ R _ I T
_ M O O T _ I E

He makes the $3,700 solve and will try a TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIE on a trip to the Napili Kai Beach Resort in MAUI (includes a Trilogy sailing excursion) worth $8,668.

INSTA-BANKRUPT: Alyssa

Michelle: $4,500/Alyssa: $3K/Brandon: $15,368 cash & HI

 

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

E R N _ _ T
H _ _ _ _ _ _ A Y

Michelle IDs author ERNEST HEMINGWAY.

Round 4: THINGS

Her next set of letters is made up of a $700 S, three E’s, a $2,400 N trio, one I, a $500 D, an A, but then the LaT. Alyssa then puts up an $1,800 C trio, the last vowel of two O’s, and a $600 T before she…

S C I E N C E / A N D
T E C _ N O _ O _ _

…solves SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY for another $2,150.

SOLE LaT: Michelle

Michelle: $7,500/Alyssa: $5,150/Brandon: $15,368 cash & HI

Speed-Up: PHRASE

The last FS of the month is $1,500. Three E’s are bought for free…

L E T ‘ S
_ _ _ P E R _ T E

LET’S COOPERATE on seeing Brandon go for more in Bonusland after he solves for another $4,500.

DUDS: N (Michelle), H (Alyssa)

FINAL SCORES
Michelle: $7,500/Alyssa: $5,150/Brandon: $19,868 cash & HI

GT: $32,518
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,550

 

$100K Bonus Round
Brandon gets the G envelope.

Category: PHRASE
Lead-offs…

_ _ _ S E _
T _ / _ _ N

HDFO doesn’t add much besides the obvious D and O…

_ O _ S E D
T O / _ _ N

…he was all around it…and was not POISED TO WIN the Beetle Convertible.

$5K SPIN ID: TN5684410

MY RATING: 6

I’m not sure if next week’s Hawaii shows will be a technical “Great American State” week just like this one.

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One thought on “WoF Recap: April 28, 2017

  1. jpgenius April 28, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Decent episode…should’ve ended with a BR win, but nope.

    My rating: 6

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