WoF Recap: Halloween 2017


$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ / _ _ B _ _ / _ N
_ _ E / _ _ _ _ _

Jeremy quickly gets out of A CABIN IN THE WOODS. In order, the players on this spooky day…

Jeremy Richburg: accounting consultant who collects vinyls from Chicago

Lisa Summers: customer service business worker at a bank who’s a yr. away from getting her Bachelor’s in HR mgmt. from Newark, DE

Monica Jones: co-owner of a medical marketing co. from Austin, TX

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ _ L E N T
_ G E _ _

Monica’s correct w/ TALENT AGENT.

The ShinDigZ gift tag is actually available all week long.

Round 1: PEOPLE

But she insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Jeremy calls up two T’s for the GT, five A’s and two E’s, a $1,400 S pair, an $1,800 R trio, the other three vowels, and four C’s for that WC. We have…

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

…he gets A PECULIAR CAST OF CHARACTERS for $5,950 cash & GT.


Mystery Round: BEST SELLER

But that man quickly loses his WC to the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Lisa chooses three FP E’s, a $650 T, a single A, an H as in the Halloween wedge (Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites from Destination Salem), three I’s, a $600 S, a $3,500 L, a single O, and a $650 M before she lights up a D on the MW near $650 and turns it down. Unfortunately, her very next call of P is a CRITICAL DUD, so she’ll probably give back $6,150 plus that Salem trip. Monica then picks off a $700 R, two U’s, and a $500 Z…

T H E / Z O M _ I E
S U R _ I _ A L
_ U I D E

She solves “THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE” by Max Brooks from 2003 for only the house minimum when she could’ve gone for the V’s.


Jeremy: $6,950 cash & GT/Lisa: ZIP/Monica: $3K

PP/Express Round: WAYW?

The scoreless Lisa tries to redeem herself here w/ a $1,300 pair of S’s, three A’s, but then R for roadblock. Second, Monica LaTs out. Third, Jeremy FPs four E’s to quickly clean out the vowel shop, lights up a $700 N, but then says D for dud. On Lisa’s second turn, she hits the MDW’s right side to lose $1,050 (we get a shot of Jim after Pat compliments his attire). After Monica says T for terrible, Jeremy inserts a $2,100 L trio…

A / S E A S _ E L L
N E _ _ L A _ E

…the extra $2,800 he just won can be used to buy A SEASHELL NECKLACE while he’s at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in HAWAII worth $7,687.

DUDS: R (Lisa), D (Jeremy), T (Monica)
SOLE LaT: Monica

Jeremy: $17,437 cash & prizes/Lisa: ZILCH/Monica: $3K

$3K Tossup: THING

T _ _ / M Y S _ E _ Y
M _ _ _ _ N E

This is the name of the famous vehicle in the Scooby-Doo cartoon series, and Monica knows that’s THE MYSTERY MACHINE.

Round 4: PHRASE

The T fails her again right from the get-go. Jeremy secondly picks a $550 N, a single A, a $500 S, two I’s, but then a worthless O. Third for Lisa are a $600 L, two E’s to finish off the vowels, an $800 K, a $600 C, a $500 Y, and a $1,400 pair of C’s…

I / L I K E / M Y
C _ A N C E S

…she says “I LIKE MY CHANCES” to finally score her first $3,650.

DUDS: T (Monica), O (Jeremy)

Speed-Up: WAYD?

Consonants are worth $1,650 a pop. A D is lit up midway…

_ _ T T _ N G / _
T _ _ _ S _ N D

Jeremy was definitely BATTING A THOUSAND in his performance tonight, and he’s won another $6,600.

DUDS: R (Lisa), L (Monica)

Jeremy: $24,037 cash & prizes/Lisa: $3,650/Monica: $6K

GT: $33,687
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $1,050

Jeremy’s BR category list looks like this…


He goes for ON THE MAP.

$100K Bonus Round

The S envelope from SPIN is what he needs to take. These are two cities in North Dakota…

_ _ R _ _ / _ N _
_ _ S _ _ R _ _

HCGO gives him a little more help…

_ _ R G O / _ N _
_ _ S _ _ R C _

…even though he didn’t go for the obvious A’s, he’ll still visit FARGO AND BISMARCK in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium worth $37,950, giving him a final total of $61,987 cash & treats.



WoF Recap: October 30, 2017


$1K Tossup: TITLE

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ H _ P
_ F / _ O _ _ _ _ _

Suzanne recalls “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”. First guests at the haunted SPS this week…

Suzanne Perreira: flight attendant & fitness instructor from Maple Valley, WA (orig. from Honolulu)

Frankie Mieles: from Brooklyn

Dwayne Brummett: college admin. at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo from Arroyo Grande

$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS (can also qualify as Same Letter)

_ P I D _ R S
& / _ N _ K E S

Frankie doesn’t know the last word.

S P I D _ R S
& / _ N _ K E S

Dwayne eradicates these SPIDERS & SNAKES.

Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: ShinDigZ

Round 1: 80’s SONG LYRICS

Here he goes w/ three T’s for the WC, three E’s, and two A’s, after which he uses the WC to pick up $10K worth of an R and three H’s. Next up are a $1K N pair, a single I, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to put $11,750 in the grave (the scoreboard mistakenly showed $14,750). Suzanne follows that unfortunate spin w/ a $600 D, two L’s for another $1,600, the other two vowels, a $2,100 S trio, a $600 G, and a $900 B before she tries to recite all of this…

_ I _ _ / U _
T H E / _ H O N E
A N D / _ A L L

“PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL GHOSTBUSTERS” is right for another $5,300.


Frankie: $0/Dwayne: $2K/Suzanne: $6,300

Mystery/Crossword Round: OOKY SPOOKY

All Suzanne here — she calls up a $550 N, a T for the Halloween wedge, three E’s, four S’s for $2,800 more, two O’s, an L for the 1/2 CAR near $600, a $500 K, a $650 B, a FP A, and a $1,500 M trio.

M _ M M _ E S
.       A              B
.       S               O
.    S K E L E T O N S

These MUMMIES hand her another $6,500 and a trip to the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens in Mississippi (also includes a candlelight tour of The Towers of Natchez) worth $6,092.


Frankie: NIL/Dwayne: $2K/Suzanne: $18,892 cash & MS

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Frankie gets going w/ a $700 N, three I’s, the obvious $800 G, an A, and two S’s on EXPRESS before she GOES ABOARD.

Current Bank: $3K
Next Choices: R…two T’s…three E’s…V…H…other two vowels…three M’s…L…Y…two B’s

Not only does she win her first $14,250, she’ll be…

V I S I T I N G / T H E
B O B / M A R L E Y

…near the IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach Resort in JAMAICA worth $6,100 — she just went from last to first w/ a $20,350 round.

PR #2

Frankie: $20,350 cash & Jamaica/Dwayne: $2K/Suzanne: $18,892 cash & MS

$3K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ E I G _ T
_ L _ V _ T O R

Suzanne takes a FREIGHT ELEVATOR and is back in the lead.

Speed-Up: WAYW?

Consonants are worth $1,650 apiece. Late in this round, Dwayne buys an E for free, but he flubs w/ WANDS AND A BLACK CAPE; I don’t think they go well together. A dud of M and F later….

F A N _ S / A N D
A / B L A C K / C A P E

…Frankie gets FANGS AND A BLACK CAPE for $8,250 more and the victory.

DUDS: T (Suzanne), R (Frankie), M (Suzanne)
SOLE DQ’s: Dwayne’s missolve

Frankie: $28,600 cash & Jamaica/Dwayne: $2K/Suzanne: $21,892 cash & MS

GT: $52,492
BANKRUPT TRASH (all by Dwayne): $11,750

First set of BR topics this week…


Frankie wants CHARACTER.

$100K Bonus Round

Here’s another Volkswagen on offer — a 2018 Tiguan to be exact. Frankie lands on the N of SPIN. Starting setup…

_ _ _ N T
_ _ _ L _ _ S

CDPO pretty much gives her the bottom word…

_ _ _ N T
C _ C L O P S

…she blows the top word w/ MOUNT, so the GIANT CYCLOPS tears up the $45K that she could’ve won.


Week 7 Stats

Total This Week: $311,504

Total for the Season: $1,776,517

BR Win Record: 15-20 (.43)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 1

-BR Car: 5

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 1 maZDA CX-5
  • 1 MINI Convertible
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Prize Wedge Wins: 5

Gift Tag Wins: 10

Mystery Wedge Wins: 6

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 17-1

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 10-7

$10K MW was next to LaT: 5

$10K MW was next to $650: 12

Express was Played-Passed: 5-1

-Successes: 5

-Crashes: 0

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 5 (4 on $3,500, 1 on $5,000)

-BR: 3

FP Vowels/Consonants: 27/13

5-Round Games: 11

6-Round Games: 2


Gooseegg Victims: 4

Red Winners: 11

Yellow Winners: 11

Blue Winners: 13

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $30,810

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $153,460 + 1 trip of unknown value

Biggest Bankrupt: $18,310 (Oct. 23)

Top Winning Totals: $79,750 (Oct. 24), $66,000 (Oct. 3), $65,100 (Oct. 27)

Lowest Winning Totals: $15,264 (Oct. 10), $12,600 (Sept. 18)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $53,204 (Oct. 3)

Season-High Week: $311,504 (Girlfriend Getaways)


Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 1
MDBRs: 3

$35K: 9/20


$45K: 0/1

$50K: 1/1

$100K (or $1M): 0/1

CAR: 5/12

WoF Recap: October 27, 2017



S _ _ _ _ _ I R L

Staci & Cathy ID “SUPERGIRL” (played by Melissa Benoist on the hit TV series). Last six ladies this week…

Staci Hill & Cathy Murray: Staci’s a MS math teacher from Ft. Lauderdale while  Cathy’s a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Lieutenant from Boca Raton

Sherri Boyer & Terri Rembusko: Sherri now lives in Huntington Beach (orig. from the Kansas City area) while Terri’s a physician’s assistant

Nicole & Janet: Janet’s a teacher in NYC who recently went on her first Alaskan cruise and went zip-lining while Nicole’s an assistant teacher from Brooklyn

$2K Tossup: WAYW?

_ _ _ / S H _ _ O W

Staci & Cathy know they’re wearing EYE SHADOW.

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

But they instantly dud out w/ T on The Company Store gift tag. Second, S&T oddly call up a $600 F and there is one, but the BANKRUPT near $2,500 stops them just as quick. Third, N&J waste a turn w/ the MDW’s left side. S&C try again w/ a $1,950 N trio, two I’s, the obvious $800 G, and two O’s, after which come a $500 S, an R for the WC, three E’s, an $1,800 P trio, but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to lose $4,800 and their WC. Back to S&T who put up a $700 L, buys the other two vowels, but next is B for bad on the GT. After N&J hit the other normal BANKRUPT, S&C say their second dud of the round w/ W. S&T then light up a $2,500 C…

_ A _ I N G / U P
N I C _ N A _ E S
F O R / P E O P L E

…they’re MAKING UP NICKNAMES FOR PEOPLE to score their first $2,700.

DUDS: T (S&C), B (S&T), W (S&C)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (two by N&J)

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

S&T first pick a $1,200 R pair, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Second, N&J come up w/ a $500 S, but then T for trap. Third, S&C take a $650 N, buy three E’s, but next is H for hush. S&T then get the GT this time w/ L, buy four O’s, and capture two C’s as in the caravan.com Canada tours. We have…

C _ R _ O _ S
_ E O R _ E
C L O O N E _

They’ve won $14,200 cash & prizes courtesy of CURIOUS GEORGE CLOONEY.

DUDS: A (S&T), T (N&J), H (S&C)

S&T: $16,900 cash & prizes/N&J: ZIP/S&C: $3K

PP/Express Round: THINGS

Here go the scoreless N&J w/ a $1K S pair, one E, and four A’s, but the BANKRUPT near $650 steals their $500 remainder. From here, it’s all S&C — an $800 N, an $1,800 D pair, two I’s to wipe out the vowel shop, an $1,800 R pair, a $1,950 C trio, and M as in MDW.

D R A M A _ I C
C _ I _ _ S
A N D / A R C _ E S

They’ve won $6,100 and will soon be seeing DRAMATIC CLIFFS AND ARCHES on their trips to the Rincon Beach Resort in PUERTO RICO worth $11,600 (remember, this week was taped just before Hurricane Maria struck).


S&T: $16,900 cash & prizes/N&J: ZILCH/S&C: $20,700 cash & P.R. MDW


O _ / W E _ N E S _ _ _ S
_ E / _ _ _ _ / _ I _ _

Staci nails “ON WEDNESDAYS, WE WEAR PINK” (from “Mean Girls”) to be at $23,700.


The last FS of the week is $1,600. Late in this round, S&T put up a V, but they flub w/ BACON ROAST AVOCADO TOAST even w/o the &. Four A’s and a Y next…

_ _ _ C Y / R _ A S T / &
A V _ C A D _ / T _ A S T

Cathy just makes it in time w/ JUICY ROAST & AVOCADO TOAST for $6,400.

SOLE DQ: S&T’s solve faux pas

S&T: $16,900 cash & prizes/N&J: $2K GOOSEEGG/S&C: $30,100 cash & P.R. MDW

GT: $49,000 even
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not included): $5,900

One of these topics could make S&C’s the first-ever team millionaires…


They go for “What the heck are you doing?”.


Holding their MDW is Staci’s husband Trevor (her partner’s husband Chris couldn’t make it, but we do see a picture of him behind it). Staci spins up the N of WIN. Now, on last Friday, we landed on that same spot and the million was actually under the I of SPIN. Hopefully, that’s not the case this time. Opening layout…

_ _ L _ _ N _ / _ _ _ N
_ _ _ _ E E

BCHO gives them…

_ _ L _ _ N _ / _ O _ N
C O _ _ E E

With one second to spare, they’re GULPING DOWN COFFEE




































…but wouldn’t you know it, that million was under that same I like before. They’ll have to settle for the $35K and a final total of  $65,100 cash & trips.


WoF Recap: October 26, 2017


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ E ‘ R _ / _
_ _ _ K A _ E / _ E _ L

Katie & Jessica rightly say “WE’RE A PACKAGE DEAL”. Playing on Pat’s 71st birthday are…

Katie McWalters & Jessica Falcone: Katie’s a Spanish teacher at Levittown Schools while Jessica from Long Island is a 3rd Grade teacher

Maxine Marstrand & Liz Brown: Liz is from Houston and married 33 yrs. to Roger

Monique Juniel & Sierra Whitaker: Monique’s a worker at one of L.A.’s best sports/entertainment venues from Compton while Sierra’s from  Long Beach

$2K Tossup: WAYW?

_ L A T _ _ R M
_ _ _ _ _ _

Maxine & Liz make the careless mistake of saying PLATFORM SHOES.

_ L A T _ _ R M
_ E D G _ _

Monique & Sierra have PLATFORM WEDGES.

Round 1: WAYD?

Here they go w/ a $1,200 N pair, two FP I’s, two obvious G’s for another grand, two E’s, a $1,950 R trio, but then S for sorry. Second, K&J call up a $500 T, a single A, M as in MDW, an $800 P, and two U’s. We have…

_ A R M I N G / U P
_ E _ _ R E
_ _ R _ I N G / _ U T

…could’ve gone for the W’s, but they were WARMING UP BEFORE WORKING OUT to triple their money.


Crossword/Mystery Round: LIP ______

I can tell you that one of the words was used as a bonus puzzle and was solved in late S26.

K&J’s first letters are a $700 S and a T on the MW near LaT before they obviously decline. Next up are a $1,200 pair of C’s, two I’s, but then a bad vowel of O. L&M secondly get the LaT. M&S thirdly uncover a $600 K, a $600 N, a single A, and a $650 L. Grid…

_    S T I C K
A   _
L I N _ _
_    C

BALM (that was the one from S26), SYNC and LINER are the remaining words to double their two grand.


K&J: $3K MDW/L&M: ZIP/M&S: $4K

PP/Express Round: THINGS

The scoreless L&M start this crucial round w/ four R’s for $2,600, four A’s and E’s, and the same number of T’s on EXPRESS, but they don’t hop aboard. Next up are a $2,100 G trio…a single I…but then a CRITICAL DUD of L to leave $7,950 on the table (they were probably thinking LIFE for the last word). M&S then decide to solve for the trip…

G R E A T / A R T
G R E A T / _ _ _ _
G R E A T/ _ I _ E

…they’ll enjoy GREAT ART, GREAT FOOD (and) GREAT WINE in ITALY on a trip to the La Chiusa Restaurant & Guest House worth $14K.


K&J: $3K MDW/L&M: ZILCH/M&S: $18K cash & Italy


_ I _ O _ _ / R _ D _ R

Monique & Sierra ID WINONA RYDER to up their lead to $21K.

Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK

Consonants are worth…$1,500 apiece, so K&J will have to give back that MDW. Two C’s are said midway (one to start each line)…

C _ _ P S / _ N D
C _ _ _ S _ / D _ P

M&L get some CHIPS AND CHEESE DIP to earn their first and only $3K.


M&S: $21K cash & Italy/Other teams: $3K each

GT: $27K

M&S are offered these categories…


They go for PERSON.

$100K Bonus Round

Monique takes the BW to the G. Not much RSTLNE help in this big one…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ L
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _ E R

CDMI gives them…

_ _ _ I C I _ L
_ I _ _ R _ _ _ E R

…they can’t get OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHER for $35K.

PRIZE WEDGE: Viva Wyndham V Samana in the Dominican Republic


WoF Recap: October 25, 2017


$1K Tossup: WAYD?

C _ _ _ T _ _ G
O N _ I _ _

Beth & Melissa foul up w/ CUTTING ONIONS.

C _ _ T T _ N G
O N _ I _ _

Theresa & Shanta’ don’t know it.

O N L I _ E

I bet you are CHATTING ONLINE about this show like we are as Charlotte & Didi finally get this answer and will be interviewed first…

Charlotte Carroll & Didi Ryall: these two ladies from Sequim, WA have known each other for 55 yrs.

Shanta’ & Theresa Breda: Shanta’ is an entrepreneur from Linden, NJ while Theresa’s a law firm worker studying to be a real estate agent from Maplewood, NJ

Melissa Creamer & Beth Galpa: Melissa is from Hopkinsville, KY


_ _ _ L M A
& / _ O U _ _ E

Theresa solves “THELMA & LOUISE”.

FEATURED TRIP: Cambria Hotel & Suites in Chicago

Crossword Round: BRIDAL ______

The middle ladies kick off w/ a $550 T, two E’s, but then T for trap on the Chicago trip. Second, M&B call up three N’s for $1,950, two O’s, a $650 S, an $1,800 pair of H’s, two W’s for the The Company Store gift tag, a U, and a $900 L. We have…

.      _       _
.      W     _
.      N      L U N _ H E O N

LUNCHEON, GOWN and VEIL are the remaining entries for their first $6,800.


Mystery Round: 80’s SHOW BIZ

M&B are first w/ a $1,200 N pair, but the T fails a team again. Second, C&D uncover three R’s and go for the MW near $650…no good. S&T are third in line w/ a $650 S, an E, a $7K D pair, but then the T recall. M&B try again w/ four A’s, a $1,300 M pair, two I’s, $650 L and P singles, but then the LaT. C&D then SPINGLE for the $600 C…

C _ N D I / L A _ P E R
_ I N S / _ R A M M _
A _ A R D

…they recall CYNDI LAUPER WINS GRAMMY AWARD in 1985 for Best New Artist.

SOLE DUD: T (M&B; repeated by S&T)

C&D: $3K/S&T: $2K/M&B: $6,800

PP/Express Round: PLACES

C&D strike out right away w/ S. S&T secondly pick off a $1,300 pair of R’s, but then repeat the S (that’s their second DQ tonight). M&B thirdly FP five E’s, but the BANKRUPT near TD nails them. C&D next get the MDW w/ two T’s, but that could be going by the wayside w/ another dud of W. S&T follow w/ a $1,500 H trio, five A’s to wipe out the vowels, but then say a FATAL DUD of L…

_ E A _ H / A _ T E R
_ E A _ H / A _ T E R
_ E A _ H

…and Melissa & Beth will see BEACH AFTER BEACH AFTER BEACH while at the bolongo Bay Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $11,758.

DUDS: S (C&D), W (C&D), L (S&T)
SOLE DQ: S&T’s S repeat

C&D: $3K/S&T: $2K/M&B: $18,558 cash & prizes

$3K Tossup: WAYW?

B _ L _ E D
T _ _ _ _ _ / C O _ T

Charlotte & Didi get a BELTED TRENCH COAT to double their money.

Speed-Up: PERSON

$1,500’s the FS amount. A T is put up early on, but M&B goof w/ YOUR CLOSEST PAL. One Y and a B later, S&B don’t do any better w/ YOUR BESTEST PAL. They get another shot after putting up two G’s, but they blow it again w/ YOUR BIGGEST DAY, which doesn’t even fit the topic. M&B then put up the N…

Y _ _ R / B _ G G E S T
_ _ N

This was used as a bonus puzzle in late S31, and they’ve solved YOUR BIGGEST FAN for $3K more.

DQs: 3 blown solves (two by S&T, M&B)

C&D: $6K/S&T: $2K/M&B: $21,558 cash & prizes

GT: $29,558
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MW risk): ZERO

M&B’s BR topic list…


They go for F&D.

$100K Bonus Round

The second A of AMERICA’S comes up for Melissa. A pair of E’s to start this 10-letter answer…

_ _ _ E _
_ _ _ _ E

CDPA only adds this…

_ _ _ E _
_ _ D _ E

…they can’t eat up this GOOEY FUDGE for $45K.


WoF Recap: October 24, 2017


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ N / _ / B _ R _ _ W
T _ _ S ?

Elizabeth & Sharon correctly ask “CAN I BORROW THIS?”. Tuesday’s ladies…

Elizabeth Delucia-Rogers & Sharon Martin: Sharon has a financial services co. in Westlake Village & is a volunteer w/ the Ventura Animal Shelter who’s been in a relationship w/ a man in Thousand Oaks for about 20 yrs.

Brandy & Cheree (last names unknown): Brandy’s from Birmingham while Cheree’s from Tuscaloosa

Valerie Mitchell & Donna Frunk: the former’s from Portland, OR

$2K Tossup: THING

_ _ S _ _ E
J _ K E

Brandy & Cheree have an INSIDE JOKE.

FEATURED PRIZE: trips to Vegas plus a director’s extended edition of “DREAMGIRLS” worth $12,080

Other Gift Tag of the Week: PERFUMANIA

Round 1: PEOPLE

It’s all B&C — they call up three R’s for $1,500, four E’s, a $2,500 T, and a $1,200 pair of F’s.

_ E _ T
F R _ E _ _ _
F _ R E _ E R

They say they’re BEST FRIENDS FOREVER for $4,950 and $6,950 overall — PR.


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

V&D first FP a single E, put up a $1,200 T pair, but the BANKRUPT near $650 takes that amount right back. Second, E&S take a $650 N, buy an I, but the MDW’s left side snatches their $400 remainder. Third, B&C strike out w/ S. V&D try again w/ a $1,200 R pair, two O’s, three A’s, but then D for dud on TD. E&S follow w/ an M for the PERFUMANIA gift tag, an $800 K, and a Q on the MW near $650 before they gamble $2,300 cash & perfume…$$$. Next up are a single U, a FP dud of V and a $600 L before they try to solve…

_ A _ L _ E R _

..QUOTATION MARK WAHLBERG is right for another $12,650 cash & perfume.

$10K SPIN ID: TS3454608

DUDS: S (B&C), D (V&D), V (E&S)

E&S: $13,650 cash & perfume/B&C: $6,950/V&D: $0

Classic Bonus Puzzle (1998): THING
This man chose PDCO…

_ _ _ R D O

…but he failed to solve HAIRDO.


PP/Express Round: ON THE MAP

It’s all E&S — they say a $1,200 pair of N’s, a $650 S, two E’s, a $1K T pair, an $800 H, a single O, a $600 M, and the rest of the vowels (two U’s included).

T H E / _ _ U E

They’ve won another $3K and trips to see THE BLUE MOUNTAINS while at the Grand Palladium JAMAICA Resort & Spa worth $13,100 — PR #2.

E&S: $29,750 cash & gifts/B&C: $6,950/V&D: HARD LUCK



L _ _ A L L Y
B _ O N _ E

Donna is “LEGALLY BLONDE” and her partner has solved to get them out of gooseegg city.

Speed-Up: WAYW?

It’s $1,500 per consonant. E&S put up two T’s early on, but flub w/ LONG-FREE SHIRT. Two M’s are later uncovered…

_ _ _ _ – T R _ M M _ _
S _ _ R T

B&C get a LACE-TRIMMED SKIRT out of nowhere for $4,500.

DUDS: N (V&D), H (E&S)
SOLE DQ: E&S’ throwaway solve

E&S: $29,750 cash & gifts/B&C: $11,450/V&D: $3K

GT: $44,200

What path will E&S take in the BR?


They’ll go for ON THE MAP.


$100K Bonus Round

Elizabeth spins up the M of GAME. These are two cities in China…

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

DMP doesn’t add much, but maybe the I’s will bail them out…

_ E I _ I N _ / _ N D
S _ _ N _ _ _ I

yes they will! And good thing too, because this will help them out if they plan to go to BEIJING AND SHANGHAI




















$50K (first bigger money payoff this season) for a final total of $79,750 cash & prizes!


WoF Recap: October 23, 2017


$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ D _ E S ‘
_ _ G _ _

The Amandas know that it’s LADIES’ NIGHT. Let’s meet the first three teams this season…

Amanda Vraja/Hogue (met at Buckeye HS in Meda, OH): Vraja on the left is their HS counselor while Hogue is a nurse and they’re both Cleveland sports fans (as well as marathon runners)

Sanam & Azita (last names unknown): from Chicago; Sanam works in financial services and they share a bucket list

Callie Cullen & Emily O’Neill: Emily’s a marketing mgr. at a financial services co.; they’re from Kansas City, MO

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

T H E _ T _ R
P _ O _ R A M

The Amandas have tripled up w/ THEATER PROGRAM.

Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: The Company Store

Crossword Round: QUEEN _______

They start us off w/ four FP E’s, a $1,400 S pair, a single I, and a FP A to wipe out the vowel shop, after which come a $650 L, two B’s for the Vermont trip (Smuggler’s Notch), but then the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT to lose $2,800 plus their $15,510 trip. The other teams then make it three in a row (S&A next to $650, C&E next to TD), so we’re right back to the Amandas. They pick off a FP T, a $600 H, but next is LaT. S&A next take a $5K Z pair, but that’s taken right back by the same BANKRUPT they got before. After the other teams then strike out w/ N and P, respectively, S&A pick up the WC w/ an M and fill in a $650 Y…

.     S    M    B
.      Z   _      E
.      E   Y      S

…they ID MARY to get on the board.

DUDS: N (C&E), P (Amandas)
SOLE LaT: Amanadas
BANKRUPTS: 4 (two by S&A)


Mystery Round: 80’s WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

S&A lead off w/ a $600 N, three R’s for $1,500 more, three E’s, the same number of S’s for the MDW, but then the sole dud vowel of O. They quickly get their turn back after everybody else whiff w/ T and D, respectively (the Amandas were on the TCS gift tag). Here come a $600 L, $3,500 M and G singles (latter courtesy of their WC), and the other three good vowels before they…

S _ R U N _ _ I E S / &
L E G / _ A R M E R S

…get SCRUNCHIES & LEG WARMERS for $8,450.

DUDS: O (S&A), T (C&E), D (Amandas)

S&A: $10,450 MDW/C&E: ZIP/Amandas: $3K


PP/Express Round: THING

C&E are up first w/ a $500 R, three T’s to x4 up, a single E, but then S for sorry. The Amandas secondly pick off a $900 N, three O’s, a $500 G, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. S&A are third in line w/ two FP U’s, but then repeat the N. C&E then try a $1,300 H pair, a $500 D, and a $2,100 L trio…

D _ R E _ T / _ L _ G H T
T O / H O N O L U L U

…they’ve won their first $5,650 and will take a DIRECT FLIGHT TO HONOLULU at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort worth $14,696.

DUDS: S (C&E), A (Amandas)
SOLE DQ: S&A’s N repeat

S&A: $10,450 MDW/C&E: $20,346 cash & HI/Amandas: $3K



W _ D D _ _ G
_ R _ S _ _ _ S

The Amandas sweep the Tossups w/ “WEDDING CRASHERS”.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

Consonants are worth…$1,650 apiece. Two L’s are said by somebody…

_ / L _ _ _ / Y _ _
L _ _ _ / _ / S _ S T _ R

Callie & Emily say “I LOVE YOU LIKE A SISTER” to ice their cake by $4,950.


S&A: $10,450/C&E: $25,296 cash & HI/Amandas: $6K

GT: $41,746
BANKRUPT TRASH: $23,310 cash & VT

C&E will pick from…


They’ve selected AtH.


$100K Bonus Round

Volkswagen of Downtown L.A. is providing this week’s vehicles, and they’re a pair of Golf hatchbacks. Callie takes the BW to the E of AMERICA’S. I know this answer already (the last word was used on New Year’s Week in Vegas back in S31 and was solved for a Camaro)…

_ _ _ R / _ _
_ E _ _ _ _ _ N E S

PGHO sounds like a great combo…

P _ _ R / O _
H E _ _ P H O N E S

…they get out this PAIR OF HEADPHONES for $35K and a final total of $60,296 cash & HI trips.



Michael, you really want to fight, do you? Well, you are annoying piece of **** that needs to go away and I have deleted all your STUPID posts. I will NOT give you any soap opera ratings, because they have NOTHING to do with this show. And why the hell did you use my name and Bobby McBride’s? You are not living in a real world and are sick man that needs effing help!!! And furthermore, SHUT UP with Annie’s technical win! The loss stays as is! GET LOST!!!

Week 6 Stats

Thank you to this week’s players for making me a happy camper.

Total This Week: $253,960

Total for the Season: $1,465,013

BR Win Record: 12-18 (.4)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 1

-BR Car: 5

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 1 maZDA CX-5
  • 1 MINI Convertible
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Prize Wedge Wins: 4

Gift Tag Wins: 7

Mystery Wedge Wins: 5

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 15-0

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 9-6

$10K MW was next to LaT: 4

$10K MW was next to $650: 11

Express was Played-Passed: 5-0

-Successes: 5

-Crashes: 0

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 4 (3 on $3,500, 1 on $5,000)

-BR: 3

FP Vowels/Consonants: 21/11

5-Round Games: 11

6-Round Games: 2


Gooseegg Victims: 3

Red Winners: 10

Yellow Winners: 10

Blue Winners: 10

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $9,150

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $122,650 + 1 trip of unknown value

Biggest Bankrupt: $12,000 (Sept. 29)

Top Winning Totals: $66,000 (Oct. 3), $61,798 (Oct. 17), $61,230 (Sept. 22)

Lowest Winning Totals: $15,264 (Oct. 10), $12,600 (Sept. 18)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $53,204 (Oct. 3)

Season-High Week: $261,677 (Fall Foliage)


Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 1
MDBRs: 2

$35K: 7/17




$100K (or $1M): 0/1

CAR: 5/12