WoF Recap: June 6, 2017


$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

B _ I L D _ N _ / A
T _ E _ / _ O U S _

John’s BUILDING A TREE HOUSE. Again, going in order in meeting the contesti…

John Major: radiology student, musician & occasional skydiver from Palatine, IL

Sheila Hubbard: attorney for civil rights organization from Boston

Lara Dates: special events mgr. who was once crowned Miss Belly Dance from Tucson

$2K Tossup: PERSON

S _ T I _ _ I E D
_ U _ T _ M _ R

John the SATISFIED CUSTOMER is now three grand richer.

TRIP WEDGE (sponsored by “Spider-Man Homecoming”): NYC worth $6,500
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: SWIMOUTLET.com


He strikes out right away w/ T. Second, Sheila calls up a $1,300 pair of R’s, buys six O’s and three E’s, lights up a $650 L, but buys the A for awful. Third, Lara takes an $1,800 pair of M’s, three N’s for $1,950 more, and the last vowel of I. But after a $1,200 pair of S’s is D for dud on the NY trip. John then picks off a $600 P, a $650 C, and a B for that MDW

N O / M O R E
N O / M O R E
B O O _ S

…he exactly recites “NO MORE PENCILS, NO MORE BOOKS” (from Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”) for $1,250 and a new total of $4,250.

DUDS: T (John), A (Sheila), D (Lara)


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Sheila’s first picks here are an S as in SWIMOUTLET, a $650 R, four O’s and two E’s, but next is L for loss on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Lara secondly tries a $500 N, a single A, a $650 T, a $900 C, and an I. But after a $500 M is the LaT. John thirdly gets the 1/2 CAR near $600, buys the last vowel of U, but next is P for phooey. Sheila then gets the WC w/ a D…

O N E / S M A R T
D O U _ _

…this ONE SMART COOKIE DOUGH is on the board w/ $2,150 cash & GT.

DUDS: L (Sheila), P (John)
SOLE LaT: Lara

John: $4,250 MDW/Sheila: $2,150 cash & GT/Lara: $0

Classic Bonus Puzzle (Fall 2005): LIVING THINGS
CDBO gave this man…

B E _ O N _ _ S

…he solved BEGONIAS for a Land Rover Freelander.


PP/Express Round: PLACES

Lara leads off this crucial round w/ a $500 N, a $2,700 S trio, two E’s, a $650 G, three A’s, but then T for terrible. John then decides to just solve for the trip (I wouldn’t have done that)…

S _ _ _ _ E _ _ N G
A _ _ A / S E A S

…he’ll see SHIMMERING AQUA SEAS during his stay at the Tamarijn ARUBA worth $7,616

SOLE DUD: T (Lara)

John: $11,866 cash & Aruba MDW/Sheila: $2,150 cash & GT/Lara: HARD LUCK


$3K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ T T _ _ G
P R E _ _ Y

Sheila’s off by two letters w/ GETTING PRETTY.

S _ T T I N G

Lara’s off the gooseegg bench; whatever the case may be, John should not be SITTING PRETTY.

Round 4: PHRASE

Her next moves are an $1,100 pair of N’s, two O’s, but the LaT gets her for the other time tonight and here come the final bells…

_ _ _ / _ _ O O _ / _ _
_ N / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ N _

Consonants are worth $1,650 apiece. Two T’s and an R later…

T _ _ / _ R O O _ / _ _
_ N / T _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ N _

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING Sheila has solved for the FS amount.

SOLE LaT: Lara

John: $11,866 cash & Aruba MDW/Sheila: $3,800 cash & GT/Lara: $3K

GT: a pitiful $18,666


MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #11 (possibly final of S34)
After we see his parents (Diane and Phillip) holding the MDW and his girlfriend Cat, John lands on the N in WIN.

Category: THING
Here’s the last letter of each word…

_ _ _ E
_ _ _ _ R

DPGO adds another pair…

_ _ G E
_ _ _ O R

Do me a HUGE FAVOR and solve this puzzle, sir…he does, but do we finally have the first-ever male millionaire on the program?…










































































NOT AT ALL — he’ll have to settle for a final total of $45,866 cash & trip. The history maker was under the *.

$5K SPIN ID: DR6317547



One thought on “WoF Recap: June 6, 2017

  1. jpgenius June 6, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    This episode was a little messy, but at least John solved the BR.

    My rating: 6

    Also, it’s been a year since our first Crossword puzzle. Surprised we didn’t have one tonight.


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