WoF Recap: May 24, 2017

EPISODE #6618: GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (BOSTON)

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ I C _ E D
A _ _ S _ _ E

Steve’s solve is WICKED AWESOME. Next three Massachusettsans go by these names…

Steve Ahern: research PM in a Boston hospital & disc golfer from Duxbury

Emily Benjamin: 5th Grade science teacher at Major Edwards ES & youth soccer coach who formerly played that sport from Shrewsbury

Gayle Coy: member of two bands from Boston

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ P _ N _ _ G
_ _ E _ _ T S

After we see the OPENING CREDITS, Gayle takes control of the wheel.

TRIP WEDGE: Marriott Marquis in San Francisco

Round 1: EVENT

All Gayle here — she calls up a $1,200 pair of T’s, a $1,600 pair of H’s, five E’s and an O, a $600 G, three I’s, and a $550 M…

T H E / M I _ _ I G H T
_ I _ E / O _
_ _ _ _ / _ E _ E _ E

Though she left some multiples (especially the R’s) in this PR, she correctly responds w/ THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE for $3,200 and a new total of $5,200.

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: _________ WEATHER

Here goes Steve w/ a $700 T, two N’s to triple up, two A’s, a $600 L, but then S for sorry on the WC. Second, Emily uncovers three D’s on the MW near $650 and turns down the $3K buyout for…$$$. But the BANKRUPT near $650 takes it all right back. After Gayle lands on the other normal BANKRUPT, Steve gets the WC this time w/ R, buys two I’s, and lights up a $500 W. Following his U and O purchases…

–   –   –   ( W )(I)(N)(D)(_)  –   – (_)
—   —     (A) –   –    –   –   –   – (O)
(U)(N)(_)(R)(_)(D)(I)(_)(T)(A)(_)(L)(_)
—  —    (_)  –    –    –   –   –   –  (D)

…he solves WINDY, WARM, UNPREDICTABLE (and) COLD for $2,700.

SOLE DUD: S (Steve)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)

Emily: ZILCH/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $3,700 WC

 

PP/Express Round: RHYME TIME

T for terrible is how Emily starts. Gayle secondly LaTs out. Steve’s third in line w/ a $650 N, a D for the 1/2 CAR near $900, two A’s, and three E’s, followed by a $500 S, an $1,800 pair of S’s, but then a bad I buy. Emily then says a $500 L, a $600 P and the last vowel of three O’s…

_ O / A S _ O R E
A N D / E _ P L O R E

She’s won her first $850 and will GO ASHORE AND EXPLORE ST. CROIX at the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino worth $6,028.

DUDS: T (Emily), I (Steve)
SOLE LaT: Gayle

Emily: $6,878 cash & vacay/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $3,700 WC

 

$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ R I _ P Y
P _ R K / _ _ _ _ Y

Emily gets a piece of some CRISPY PORK BELLY to be close to $10K.

Round 4: SONG LYRICS

Her next moves are a $1,400 pair of N’s, the purchase of two A’s, but then the LaT. Gayle secondly strikes out w/ the S. Third in Steve’s direction are a $600 T, an $1,100 pair of H’s, three E’s, an $1,100 pair of C’s and a $500 D before he recites…

_ E / C A N / C H A N _ E
T H E / _ _ _ _ D

“WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” for $3,050.

SOLE DUD: S (Gayle)
SOLE LaT: Emily

Emily: $9,878 cash & vacay/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $6,750 WC

Speed-Up: FUN & GAMES

$1,600 for every consonant here. The S is lit up early…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
S _ T

Emily nails BACKGAMMON SET.

SOLE DUD: R (Gayle)

FINAL SCORES
Emily: $11,478 cash & vacay/Gayle: $5,200/Steve: $6,750 WC

GT: $23,428
BANKRUPT TRASH: $10K

 

$100K Bonus Round
We landed on that W last night…and Emily lands on the I next to it.

Category: THING
I have an idea…

_ E R _ / T _ _ _ _
_ _ _

DHMO adds these two letters (there goes my first thought of VERY TOUGH JOB)…

_ E R _ / T H _ _ _
_ O _

This was lost in a VERY THICK FOG…the Camaro.

$5K SPIN ID: LI9334290

MY RATING: 4

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 24, 2017

  1. ant0824 May 25, 2017 / 12:36 am

    This sure wasn’t one of the good shows. Emily won the maingame but didn’t win the Car resulting in its 4th BR loss in a row.

    My rating: 4

    Like

  2. jpgenius May 25, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Fairly tight match, but Emily’s impressive FS solve was the highlight.

    My rating: 5

    Like

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