WoF Recap: June 8, 2017


$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ N I _ _ U R E
_ _ _ _

Amanda scores a hole in one w/ MINIATURE GOLF. For the fourth night in a row, it’s left to right in the interviewing…

Amanda Landrove: Army vet who was a medic from Burns, WY

Curtis Williams: security officer, little league football assistant coach & poet from Compton, CA

Tammy Torok: retired HS math teacher and currently an adjunct professor at Walsh Univ. from Canton, OH

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

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

Tammy takes control w/ PLANTING A GARDEN.

TRIP WEDGE: Beacon Hotel in South Beach, FL

Round 1: PHRASE

She first chooses a $600 N, but then a baddie of R. Second, Amanda can’t capitalize on $2,500 w/ C for crud. Third, Curtis calls up a $2,700 S trio, two A’s, a $700 T, three I’s, and a $500 H. We have…

H _ A _ S / I / _ I N
T A I _ S / _ _ _ / _ _ S _

He says “HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE” for $3,400.

DUDS: R (Tammy), C (Amanda)


Crossword/Mystery Round: BABY ________

Amanda gets the SWIMOUTLET gift tag right away w/ T, buys three E’s, but BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose $1,250 cash & GT. Curtis secondly gets the exact same fate. Tammy thirdly takes a $3,500 N, two A’s, a $550 L, a $650 H, and a $500 P, but next is LaT. Amanda quickly loses another turn w/ S on the FL trip. Curtis follows w/ an $800 R, the purchase of two O’s and a B via the MW near LaT but he doesn’t risk his $550 remainder (I’m pretty sure that was the big money). Next up are a $1,300 pair of M’s, the last vowel of U, and a C on the 1/2 CAR near $600 before we finally show you the grid…

(_)   —  (B)(O)(O)(M)(E)(R)
(A)  —   (U)
(C)  —   (M)

…he’s putting on a happy FACE for winning another $3,100.

SOLE DUD: S (Amanda)
SOLE LaT: Tammy
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Amanda and Curtis)

Amanda: $1K/Curtis: $6,500/Tammy: $2K

Classic Bonus Puzzle (Jan. 2, 2003 in S20): PHRASE
Betty picked an interesting combination in WHPO…

_ O _ ‘ _ E / _ O T
S P _ N _

…but she doesn’t say “YOU’VE GOT SPUNK” for $40K.


PP/Express Round: EVENT

Here goes Curtis w/ a $7K pair of S’s, three E’s, an $1,800 T pair, and two A’s, after which come a $500 H, two I’s, a $900 R, two O’s to clean out the vowels and a $1,500 C trio for the other 1/2 CAR before he goes for the big solve…

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

I’m afraid he’s gonna say SCENIC DRIVE AROUND THE COASTand he does, so he’s gonna have to give back $25,690 cash & Fiesta once this is over. Tammy then puts up a $600 L and a $1,600 pair of N’s…

S C E N I C / _ R I _ E
A L O N _ / T H E

…she’ll be taking a SCENIC DRIVE ALONG THE COAST of JAMAICA while at the Sunset at the Palms Resort worth $9K.

SOLE DQ: Curtis’ blown solve

Amanda: $1K/Curtis: $6,500/Tammy: $13,200 cash & JAM



_ O R E S T
R _ N _ _ _

Tammy makes it in time w/ her solve of FOREST RANGER.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

Next from her mouth are a $600 N, three E’s, but then R for roadblock. Amanda has the same result w/ T and we go into S-U mode…

_ _ _ – _ _ _ _ _ _ N E _
_ _ _ _ E / _ _ E

…w/ a $1,700 FS. Three P’s are lit up at the bottom…

_ L _ – _ _ S _ _ _ N E _
_ P P L E / P _ E

Tammy gets a piece of an OLD-FASHIONED APPLE PIE for $8,850.

DUDS BEFORE FS: R (Tammy; repeated by Curtis in S-U), T (Amanda)
SOLE DUD IN S-U: C (Curtis)

Amanda: $1K/Curtis: $6,500/Tammy: $25,050 cash & JAM

GT: $32,550
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,250 cash & GT


$100K Bonus Round
The second A of AMERICA’S is where Tammy lands on.

Category: THING
Should know what the second word is already…

_ _ _ _ _ R _
_ _ _ E N T

DMHO gives her the entire second word…

_ _ _ _ _ R D

but little help on the top turns out to be a literal AWKWARD MOMENT, so she loses $40K.

$5K SPIN ID: EU8092822



2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: June 8, 2017

  1. jpgenius June 8, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Poor Curtis. After his big mishap, Tammy took control.

    My rating: 6


  2. jpgenius August 14, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Sources tell me that Curtis is a rapper who goes by the stage name Spider Loc.


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