WoF Recap: May 8, 2017

Next week, I’m going to be away on an Alaskan cruise, so JP Genius will fill me in and do the “Great American City” of Chicago. I will come back the following week and wrap up the “GAC” series regarding Boston.

Anyway, “Spa Getaway” is a little special since there’s nothing but moms all week long. Also, you can enter a special Mother’s Day puzzle on the show’s website to earn $1K.


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ / F E _ L
F A _ T _ S T I C

Karen rightly says “I FEEL FANTASTIC”. The first three ladies of the week…

Karen Dellinger: North Lincoln HS librarian (she’s been w/ the co. for 19 yrs.) from Iron Station, NC

Antonia Kaczmarek: bartender at steakhouse on Ocean Drive in South Beach who has lots of animals at home from Southwest Ranches, FL

Kris Green: insulation co. owner/mgr. from Denver

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

W _ R M / _ P _ _ E
T _ R _ _ _ E R


FIRST SPA TRIP THIS WEEK: Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, BC
First Gift Tag of the Week: Mario Badescu skin care

Round 1: THING

She wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Karen calls up a $650 T, two E’s, and a $700 B, but next is the LaT. Third, Antonia takes a $1,400 pair of N’s, but then C for crud. Back to Kris who FPs a single I, but then loses her turn w/ the L. Karen follows suit w/ two FP A’s, a G for the WC, and a $600 D before she tries to solve this…

_ E _ _ _ E N A T I N G
B _ D _ / _ _ A _

REJUVENATING BODY SOAP fits, but that’s incorrect. Next on Antonia’s path are a $500 W, a $1,300 pair of R’s, a FP O, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $3,200. Kris then SPINGLES for the $650 P…

R E _ _ _ E N A T I N G
B O D _ / W R A P

REJUVENATING BODY WRAP is the right one for a $350 bonus.

DUDS: C (Antonia), L (Kris)
SOLE LaT: Karen
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Kris & Antonia)
SOLE DQ: Kris’ missolve


Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Here goes Karen w/ a $550 N, an S for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $600 D, two A’s and E’s, a $500 T, but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to forfeit $1,650 and both her cardboard pieces. Antonia secondly plugs in a $1,600 pair of M’s, but the C fails her again. Third in Kris’ direction are an R for the MDW, an $800 L, two O’s and an I to clean out the vowel shop, but then a possibly fatal misstep w/ P. After Karen LaTs out, Antonia inserts the $1,400 G pair…

S T E A M / A N D
_ I G G L E

…she ties up Kris w/ STEAM AND WIGGLE ROOM (the former was one of 11 bonus puzzles that triggered a $100K loss back in S28).

DUDS: C (Antonia), P (Kris)


PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Antonia leads off w/ a $1,200 pair of T’s, a $1,600 pair of H’s, a $1K pair of N’s, and two A’s, after which come a $600 G, an $800 C, two I’s, but then S for sorry. Kris then puts up the $550 B and a $900 L…

_ L _ I N G / A / _ I T _

_ N / T H _ / B _ A C H

…she makes the $1,450 solve and will be FLYING A KITE ON THE BEACH in TORTOLA at that Long Bay Beach Club.

SOLE DUD: S (Antonia)

Kris: $11,350 cash & B.V.I./Karen: $1K/Antonia: $3K



M _ N _ _ _ U _ E
_ O _ D _ _

Antonia doubles her three grand w/ MINIATURE POODLE.

Speed-Up: WAYD?

$1,650 per consonant here. Two Y’s are lit up by Kris late, but she flubs w/ HURRYING THE DAY. A null cycle and a C call later…

C _ R R Y _ N G
T H _ / D _ Y

Karen’sCARRYING THE DAY for $3,300.

DUDS: S (Karen), B (Karen), M (Antonia), L (Kris)
SOLE DQ: Kris’ botched solve

$11,350 cash & B.V.I./Karen: $4,350/Antonia: $6K

GT: $21,700
BANKRUPT TRASH (extras withheld): $4,850


$100K Bonus Round
This week’s vehicle is a MINI Hardtop 4dr. Kris has landed on the S of SPIN.

Category: THING
Here’s 1/4 of this answer…

_ R _ _
_ _ _ N

BMDA only adds…

_ R _ M
_ _ _ N

DRUM ____ is definitely wrong. She won’t be buying a PROM GOWN w/ another $34K.

$5K SPIN ID: BM9534181


5 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 8, 2017

  1. jpgenius May 8, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Some tough puzzles –> dull episode.

    My rating: 4

    And thanks Andy.


    • Malek Masoud May 9, 2017 / 12:41 am

      Not to mention the fact that our current bonus round losing streak is now at seven; if we don’t get a Bonus Round win soon, my worries and fears of a double-digit losing streak could soon become a reality.


  2. ant0824 May 8, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Very disappoint show equals Difficult BR Puzzles.

    My rating: 1. (worse than friday)


    • ant0824 May 9, 2017 / 1:28 am

      Where do we go from here? Another BR Wipeout, or a Rebound?


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