WoF Recap: January 22, 2018


$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ R _ _ ‘ _ / B E _ T
_ H O _ _ L _ _ E

Jill could eat some of the WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE if she wins the collette wedge, but these opponents might have other ideas…

Jill Tuttle-Wood: from Fall River, MA (orig. from Cape Cod)

Jay Buchalter: financial services worker from Manhattan Beach (orig. from Oahu)

Reina Lyons: pre-K teacher who also does acting & creative writing from Lewisville, TX

$2K Tossup: EVENT

P _ B L I _
A _ P _ A _ A N C E

Reina knows that she was making a PUBLIC APPEARANCE on this program.

WEEK-LONG COLLETTE WEDGE: the $8,598 tour of Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria (we saw that on Jan. 4; enter each bonus puzzle this week for your chance to win that Swiss tour)
First Gift Tag This Week: eBags

Round 1: THINGS

She opens w/ $650 S and T singles, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $1,300. Second, Jill calls up a $700 R, buys three I’s and two E’s, and picks up the collette wedge w/ two G’s. But her next purchase of O is no good. Third, Jay lights up a $500 M, buys the last vowel of two A’s, but the same normal BANKRUPT steals his other half of the $500. Reina then SPINGLES for a $600 L…

M A G _ I _ I _ E _ T
G L A _ I E R S

…should’ve gone for the C’s and N’s — she wins a $400 bonus w/ MAGNIFICENT GLACIERS.

SOLE DUD: O (Jill)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)

Mystery/Crossword Round: CHEESE _______

Jill leads off w/ a $1,200 T pair, E and I singles, but that same normal BANKRUPT nails her for $700. Jay secondly repeats the T. Reina thirdly requests a $2,100 L trio, FPs triple A’s, but that same pesky BANKRUPT strikes again. After Jill spins up the other normal one, Jay digs up a FP P, a $500 B, an $1,800 R pair, but then a CRITICAL DUD of S. Reina then spingles for the remaining $650 D…

B _ A R D
A           I
L           P L A T T E R

…she completes the grid w/ BOARD for a $350 bonus.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (ladies; Jill 2x)
SOLE DQ: Jay’s R repeat

Reina: $4K/Jill: $1K/Jay: ZIP

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Jay first says S for sorry on EXPRESS. Second for Reina are an N for the eBags GT, three FP A’s, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes away $1,500 cash & bags. Jill next uncovers a $1,300 G pair, the rest of the vowels, and a $2,700 Y trio, but the BANKRUPT near $650 cleans her out of $3K; both women each have three of those to date. After Jay LaTs out, Reina inserts a $1,950 T trio…

E A T I N G / _ Y / _ A Y
T _ _ O U G _ / I T A _ Y

I was EATING MY WAY THROUGH ITALY almost two years ago on my European cruise, but this lady will soon be doing so on this collette tour worth $10,798.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)

Reina: $16,748 cash & Italy/Jill: $1K/Jay: ZILCH


_ L _ C _ _ _ _ _ L
E _ G _ N _ _ _

Jill was speaking gibberish on the second word, but she gets ELECTRICAL ENGINEER nonetheless.


Consonants are worth $1,500 each. The frontloading D appears late…

D _ S S _ R T
T R _ _

Reina has a DESSERT TRAY for $4,500 more.

DUDS (both by Jill): N & M

Reina: $21,248 cash & Italy/Jill: $4K/Jay: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $26,248
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,850 cash & GT

Here’s Reina’s category list…


UGH, she’s picking WAYW? (and she was excited about that category, too). -_-

$100K Bonus Round

After we remind you that this week’s car is the 2018 MINI Hardtop 4dr S, Reina lands on the *. She needs to concentrate on the first two words when Vanna shows her…

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ R _
_ L _ _ E S

CHDA only adds the vowel…

_ _ _ _ _ / _ A R _
_ L _ _ E S

and she doesn’t get a pair of FUZZY WARM GLOVES for $35K.

MY RATING: 5 (thanks to all those BANKRUPTS)


9 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 22, 2018

  1. jpgenius January 22, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Fairly dull episode for my birthday.

    My rating: 5


    • andynwof January 22, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      So sorry you had to sit through this mess for your birthday, JP. I sure hope Bobby McBride gets a good one for his birthday this Friday.


      • jpgenius January 22, 2018 / 11:48 pm

        And this week better NOT be a skunk.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jpgenius January 23, 2018 / 9:22 am



  2. ant0824 January 22, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    I Agree with You JP,

    But my rating is a Low 4


  3. wheelfan January 23, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Bankrupt fest! At least Jill figured out how to say ELECTRICAL ENGINEER. I cringed when Reina picked WAYW. My rating: 5. Happy birthday JP!


  4. GeorgiaGranJan January 24, 2018 / 7:54 am

    I love this blog so much!!! As a Season 33 winner from “Girlfriend Getaways” – aired Feb 10, 2016 – I love all things Wheel.

    This was painful to watch and my heart went out to these contestants. Is this a record for bankrupts?

    Thank you and Happy Birthday JP!

    Jan of Team Jan

    Liked by 2 people

  5. jpgenius August 18, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I know this was 7 months ago, but thanks for all the birthday wishes.


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