WoF Recap: January 16, 2018

EPISODE #6722: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ _ U N
M E _ I _ _

Safi could win a trip to CANCUN, MEXICO (I’ve seen this offered in the 2012 VG) or one of these ladies…

Safi Bughrara: account mgr. for a large food & beverage co. from Boston (orig. from MI)

Jacqui Kellogg: school volunteer from San Antonio

Joan Mazur: Univ. of KY professor for advanced learning technologies in the College of Education from Willisburg, KY

$2K Tossup: EVENT

B A _ _ L E / O F
T _ E / B _ N D _

Being a school volunteer, Jacqui should know this one, and she does w/ BATTLE OF THE BANDS.

TONIGHT’S smarTour: Greece also worth $8K
Other Gift Tag of the Week: NOVICA

Round 1: PHRASE

Here she goes w/ a $1,400 T pair, O and two E’s, but then the LaT. Second, Joan calls up an H for the gift tag, two A’s, four L’s for $2,800, a single I, a $600 F, and a U before we see…

I F / T H E _ E / _ A L L _
_ O U L _ / T A L _

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK, they would applaud her on winning her first $4,150 cash & GT.

SOLE LaT: Jacqui

Crossword/Mystery Round: TRAVEL ________

Joan leads the way w/ an $1,800 S trio, E and A singles, three T’s for the WC, two I’s, a $600 P, and two O’s before she takes a stab at this grid…

(_) –  (T)(O)(O)(T)(_)(_)(_)(_)(S)(_)
(I)  –   –    –     (I)
(S)  –   –   –     (P)
(A)(_)(E)(_)(T)(S)

TOOTHBRUSH and VISA are right, but the bottom across word is NOT ALERTS. After Safi LaTs out, Jacqui inserts a $1,200 H pair, a $550 R, and a B for the Greece trip. Now she goes for the solve…

(_) –  (T)(O)(O)(T)(H)(B)(R)(_)(S)(H)
(I)  –   –    –     (I)
(S)  –   –   –     (P)
(A)(_)(E)(_)(T)(S)

TOOTHBRUSH, AGENTS and VISA are all correct for $10,250 cash & tour.

SOLE LaT: Safi
SOLE DQ: Joan’s missolve

Safi: $1K/Jacqui: $12,250 cash & tour/Joan: $4,150 cash & GT WC

Classic Bonus Puzzle (Fall ’88): PLACE

The usual six was chosen…

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

TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA was solved.

PP/Express Round: LANDMARK

Safi first picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ a T, but BANKRUPTs near TD just as quick. Second in Jacqui’s future are a $1,200 H pair, three E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Down Joan’s path third are a $900 S, the other three good vowels, a $500 P, but then the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $650 and her WC. Back to Safi who says a $1,600 R pair, but then N for negative. After Jacqui hits the MDW’s left side to lose $700, Joan SPINGLES for a $500 L…

T H E / R O _ A L
O P E R A / H O U S E

…she may be visiting THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE on a $7K trip to LONDON sponsored by “Peter Rabbit”.

DUDS: I (Jacqui) & N (Safi)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)

Safi: $1K/Jacqui: $12,250 cash & Greece/Joan: $11,650 cash & prizes

$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

T _ R _ _ _ H
D E _ I _ _ _

Safi gets a TURKISH DELIGHT (having been to Turkey, these are candies).

Speed-Up: PERSON

Oh boy — it’s a $6K FS! The last consonant of two G’s are revealed…

R _ G G _ D
_ _ T D _ _ R S M _ N

Joan solves RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN for $24K and the win.

DUDS: L (Jacqui) & C (Safi)

FINAL SCORES
Safi: $4K/Jacqui: $12,250 cash & Greece/Joan: $35,650 cash & prizes

GT: $51,900
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus cardboard): $1,850

This is a NASTY set of subjects on offer in the BR…

-PHRASE
-THING
-WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

She reluctantly goes for WAYW? — this is one of those times I can’t blame somebody for choosing that category.

$100K Bonus Round

After we learn that Joan has a twin sister named Mary, this contestant lands on the W. Here’s 1/5 of the answer…

_ L _ _ _
_ _ _ _ S

CPFO gives her…

_ L _ C _
P _ _ P S

…I don’t know if she owns a pair of BLACK PUMPS, but I do know that she doesn’t nearly double her winnings.

MY RATING: 7

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5 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 16, 2018

  1. jpgenius January 16, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Tough BR, but Joan did all right.

    My rating: 7

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  2. wheelfan January 17, 2018 / 3:40 am

    Overall a good show. Got to snap this BR losing streak! I cringed when she picked WAYW since there has been no luck with it in the BR

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