Week 12 Stats

Total This Week: $170,966

Total for the Season: $3,032,847

BR Win Record: 23-37 (.383)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 1

-BR Car: 8

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 1 maZDA CX-5
  • 1 MINI Convertible
  • 2 Mercedes-Benz (1 CLA sedan, 1 GLA SUV)
  • 2 VW Tiguans

Prize Wedge Wins: 13

Gift Tag Wins: 16

Mystery Wedge Wins: 10

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 24-3

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 15-9

$10K MW was next to LaT: 6

$10K MW was next to $650: 18

Express was Played-Passed: 8-1

-Successes: 8

-Crashes: 0

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 8 (7 on $3,500, 1 on $5,000)

-BR: 5

FP Vowels/Consonants: 54/20

5-Round Games: 19

6-Round Games: 3

$6K FINAL SPINS: 1

Gooseegg Victims: 12

Red Winners: 21

Yellow Winners: 19

Blue Winners: 20

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $8,050

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $258,060 + 3 trips of unknown value

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

Top Winning Totals: $92,770 (Nov. 20), $79,750 (Oct. 24), $74,600 (Nov. 2)

Lowest Winning Totals: $12,600 (Sept. 18), $10,250 (Nov. 22), $11,268 (Nov. 21)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $68,520 (Nov. 20)

Season-High Week: $323,729 (Halloween Week)

Season-Low Week: $170,966 (Great Outdoors)

 

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 2
MDBRs: 6

PERSON (or PEOPLE): 4/20; 1-3
PLACE: 3/11; 2-1
THING(S): 4/16; 2-2
PHRASE: 2/13; 0-2
CHARACTER(S): 4/8; 1-3
EVENT: 5/14; 3-2
OCCUPATION: 2/5; 1-1
SHOW BIZ: 2/8; 0-2
AROUND THE HOUSE: 4/12; 3-1
ON THE MAP: 4/9; 2-2
FOOD & DRINK: 6/10; 3-3
FUN & GAMES: 3/11; 2-1
IN THE KITCHEN: 4/12; 1-3
LIVING THING(S): 3/14; 1-2
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 5/10; 1-4
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?: 5/7; 0-5

 

$35K: 12/34

$40K:

$45K: 1/3

$50K: 2/2

$100K (or $1M): 0/4

CAR: 8/17

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WoF Recap: December 1, 2017 — SKUNK THREAT #2

EPISODE #6690: GREAT OUTDOORS

$1K Tossup: WAYW?

_ _ _ _ _ G
_ O _ T S

Tony gets out a pair of HIKING BOOTS. Either he or one of these ladies will try to fend off the skunk that’s probably coming into the cabin right now…

Tony Harrison: software development mgr. for a major software security co. & L.A. Kings fan who’s done 70 escape rooms from Valencia, CA

Joanne Agregado: full-time reg. nurse at rehab facility from Vegas (orig. from the Philippines)

Veronica Wood: air traffic controller currently in traffic mgmt. from Peachtree City, GA

$2K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE

_ _ _ C H / O _
_ H _ / _ E _ _ U I N S

Veronica IDs “MARCH OF THE PENGUINS”.

Crossword Round: SOMETHING FISHY

She’s off and running w/ a $650 T, an E, and two A’s, a $500 C, a single O, but the sole dud vowel of I stops her. Second, Tony instantly LOSES A TURN. Third, Joanne calls up two R’s for the MDW, a $650 S, a single U, a $600 D, but then L for loss. Veronica then puts up a $2,500 W, a $700 P, and two FP F’s to complete the grid…

–   –                 (S)(W)(O)(R)(D)
–     –      (C)(A)(T)
–     –                (A)
(P)(U)(F)(F)(E)(R)

…and reads ’em all for $4,350.

DUDS: I (Veronica) & L (Joanne)
SOLE LaT: Tony

Mystery Round: LANDMARK

First on Tony’s radar ate a $600 T, an E, and four A’s, and two R’s on the MW near $650 before he gambles a Benjamin…$$$. After that are $700 P and K singles, and two I’s before he tries to solve…

_ _ A _ I E R

_ A T I _ _ A _
P A R K

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK is right for a PR of $11,250.

$10K SPIN ID: MG5204018

Veronica: $6,350/Tony: $12,250/Joanne: NIL

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

The scoreless Joanne has uncovered a $600 N, two E’s, a $2,400 R trio, three I’s, but then S for sorry. Veronica secondly puts up a $1,900 T trio, buys the non-A vowels, but LaTs out. Tony then inserts a $1,950 L trio…

T _ R I L L I N _
_ E L I _ O _ T E R
T O U R

…he’ll be in for a THRILLING HELICOPTER TOUR of HAWAII, because he’s won a trip to that Hilton WAIKOLOA VILLAGE.

SOLE DUD: S (Joanne)
SOLE LaT: Veronica

Veronica: $6,350/Tony: $21,214 cash & HI/Joanne: NADA

$3K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ T _ R _ L
W _ N D E _ _

Veronica makes another solve w/ NATURAL WONDERS.

Round 4: PHRASE (w/ a ? at the end)

All Veronica here — she picks a $1,950 T trio, two I’s and A’s, an $1,800 D trio, an $800 H, the remaining non-E vowels, and a $600 S. She then asks this question…

D I D / I / S A _ / T H A T
O U T / _ O U D ?

“DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD?” Yes, you did for another $4,150 and PR #2.

Veronica: $13,500/Tony: $21,214 cash & HI/Joanne: GOOSEEGG ALERT

Speed-Up: WAYD?

It’s a $1,500 FS. Two E’s are bought for free midway…

G _ _ _ N G / H E L _ _ _ L
_ D _ _ _ E

There’s no need to be GIVING HELPFUL ADVICE to Tony, because he’s solved for $4,500 more.

SOLE AIRED DUD: T (Veronica)

FINAL SCORES
Veronica: $13,500/Tony: $25,714 cash & HI/Joanne: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $40,214
NO BANKRUPTS

Uh oh, this is a NASTY set of categories Tony’s getting…

-THING
-PHRASE
-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

He’s going for the rarely picked PHRASE.

$100K Bonus Round

His stopping point will be the I in WIN. He needs some good help in the bottom word…

_ N / T _ E
_ _ _ _ _ _ _

GPBO doesn’t add a whole lot more…

O N / T _ E
_ _ G _ _ _ _

he will NOT be getting the $35K that was left ON THE HIGHWAY, and we have our SECOND SKUNKING this season.

UNCLAIMED GREAT OUTDOORS TRIP: American Cruise Line

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: November 30, 2017

EPISODE #6689: GREAT OUTDOORS

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

B _ I _ D I _ _ / A
C _ M _ F _ _ E

Stephanie’s BUILDING A CAMPFIRE. Thursday’s contesti…

Stephanie Weyant: exec. assistant for a turnaround & restructuring co. for a CEO who’s also a filmmaker from NYC

Kerri Parker: juvenile law attorney who loves jigsaw puzzles from Birmingham, AL

Joe Stuckey: farm chemical wholesaler in Zionsville from Indianapolis (orig. from Auburn, IN)

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ M _ _ D / _ I _ K

I love the taste of ALMOND MILK, and so does Joe.

FEATURED TRIP: Palm Springs sponsored by the movie “Just Getting STARTED” (premieres Dec. 8) worth $6K

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

But he wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Stephanie calls up three N’s for $1,650, buys an I, but then falls for the G trap. Third, Kerri takes a $600 R, buys two O’s, and gets the P.S. trip w/ four S’s. But her next call of T isn’t there. Joe next picks up the VICTORINOX gift tag w/ two H’s, but gives that and a grand right back to the MDW’s right side. Stephanie then buys the remaining vowels of two E’s and U’s, and lights up a $500 Y before she recites these lyrics…

S U N S H I N E / O N
_ Y / S H O U _ _ E R S

“SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS” from John Denver is right for $1,400.

DUDS: G (Stephanie) & T (Kerri)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Joe)

Mystery/Crossword Round: UP IN THE AIR

It’s all Stephanie — she puts up three L’s for $1,650, a single A, a $650 N, two O’s, two B’s for that MDW, the other three vowels, and a $1K T pair. Grid…

–    –   (_)  –     (B)(A)(L)(L)(O)(O)(N)
–    –   (I)   –     (I)
(B)(U)(T)(T)(E)(_)(_)(L)(_)
–    –  (E)  –     (_)

BUTTERFLY, KITE & BIRD are the other flying objects for $2,050 more — PR.

Joe: $2K/Stephanie: $4,450 MDW/Kerri: ZIP

PP/Express Round: THING

Kerri leads off this crucial round w/ a $1,200 pair of T’s, two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, four E’s, a $500 R, and three A’s, but next is L for loss of turn. Second in Joe’s future are two FP O’s to clean out the vowels, a $500 S, an F for the WC, but then a trap in P (he was thinking SHAPE). Stephanie then puts up a $500 D and a $650 N…

T H E / S H A D E / O F
A / _ A N _ O / T R E E

…she’ll relax under THE SHADE OF A MANGO TREE on her trip to the SuperClubs Breezes Resort in the BAHAMAS worth $6,400.

DUDS: L (Kerri) and P (Joe)

Joe: $2K WC/Stephanie: $12K cash & trip MDW/Kerri: ZILCH

$3K Tossup: 80’s WAYW?

_ _ _ _ _ _ U T E
P _ N T S

Stephanie recalls PARACHUTE PANTS.

Speed-Up: RHYME TIME

Good news for Steph — it’s a $1,500 FS. An H is lit up midway…

C _ N _ _ S / _ N D
S N _ _ S H _ _ S

Kerri finally gets her only three grand on the night w/ CANOES AND SNOWSHOES.

DUDS: T (Stephanie), R (Kerri), L (Joe)

FINAL SCORES
Joe: $2K/Stephanie: $15K cash & trip MDW/Kerri: $3K

GT: $20K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2K cash & GT

That last MDBR playing was extremely painful, but let’s hope we have a win after Steph picks from these categories…

-SHOW BIZ
-FUN & GAMES
-WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

Glad she didn’t go for WAYW? — she’s doing F&G.

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #6

Holding her MDW are parents Dawn & George and stepmom Joy. The first A in AMERICA’S is where she stops. I’ve been to one of these on every cruise ship that I’ve been on…

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

PCDI doesn’t sound good to us…

_ _ R _ _ _ E
P _ R T _

…she won’t be throwing a KARAOKE PARTY w/ $35K.

$1M HIDEOUT: that I in SPIN again

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: November 29, 2017

EPISODE #6688: GREAT OUTDOORS

$1K Tossup: THING

M _ U _ _ A I N
_ T _ E A M

Scott’s the first to solve MOUNTAIN STREAM. Interviews on him and the ladies…

Scott Epstein: from Eatontown, NJ

Chrystal Davis-Evans: water lover from Houston

Ashley Patterson: HS math teacher from Huntington Beach

$2K Tossup: CHARACTER

K _ R _ _ _ / _ _ E
_ _ _ G

KERMIT THE FROG gave Scott two more grand.

Round 1: SAME NAME

But his first call of T is no good. Second, Chrystal calls up a $550 L, an R for the WC, and a couple E’s, before she hits LaT. Third, Ashley picks up the Cabela’s gift tag w/ an N, buys an I, but also LaTs out. Scott tries again w/ two B’s for the SS wedge (it’s DICK’S SPORTING GOODS), two A’s, to clean out the vowels, but then D for dud. Chrystal then puts up the frontloading $600 S…

S L E E _ I N _ / &
_ R A B
B A _

…I wish she said the G’s instead, but her solve of SLEEPING & GRAB BAG nets her $1400.

DUDS: T & D (both by Scott)
LaTs: 2 (ladies)

Mystery Round: PHRASE

Chrystal strikes out right away w/ R. Second, Ashley BANKRUPTs next to TD. Third, Scott tries an $1,800 T trio, three E’s, a $1,400 pair of H’s, a $650 N, but then A for awful. After Chrystal misses w/ F, Ashley puts up an $1,800 S trio, and the remaining vowels of I’s and O’s before we see…

H O N E S T _ / I S
T H E / _ E S T
_ O _ I _ _

She knows HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY (Y’s left behind) for $1,300.

DUDS: R (Chrystal), A (Scott), F (Chrystal)
INSTANT BANKRUPT: Ashley

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Sources say this was NOT the original puzzle; it was actually ROCK CLIMBING AND RAPPELLING. Pat mistakenly thought Chrystal chose the leftover P’s when she actually said T, and that’s when things had to be reset.)

PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Ashley first gets the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ an N, a $900 R, a single E, but then S for sorry. Scott secondly picks a $600 T, but the other normal BANKRUPT takes that amount right back. Chrystal thirdly selects a D to take the Fiesta out of play, a $1K pair of L’s, an $1,800 pair of H’s, a $550 G, and the remaining vowels of I and three U’s. She then uses her WC on $3,500 to call F and P singles before we finally show you…

D E L I G H T F U L
R U _ / P U N _ H

…she’s won another $10,350 and will probably sample some DELIGHTFUL RUM PUNCH at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in BARBADOS worth $6,050.

SOLE DUD: S (Ashley)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Scott

Chrystal: $17,800 cash & Barbados/Ashley: $1,300/Scott: $3K

$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

Y E _ _ _ W
J _ C _ E _ S

Chrystal eradicates these YELLOW JACKETS, and she’s over $20K now.

Round 4: WAYD?

Her next rundown is made up of a $600 H, three T’s for another $1,500, a single E, a $500 F, but then L for loss. Second for Ashley are a $700 N, two I’s, but then the LaT. Third in Scott’s direction are a $900 G, two O’s, a $500 K, and a $10K pair of M’s.

M _ K I N G / T H E
M O _ T / O F / I T

He was MAKING THE MOST OF IT for $11,150.

SOLE DUD: L (Chrystal)
SOLE LaT: Ashley

Chrystal: $20,800 cash & Barbados/Ashley: $1,300/Scott: $14,150

Speed-Up: PHRASE

Consonants are worth $1,500 each. The remaining C’s are said late…

T H E / C _ _ S T
_ S / C L E _ R

THE COAST IS CLEAR for Ashley to solve for $7,500.

DUDS: N (Scott), W (Chrystal), F (Chrystal)

FINAL SCORES
Chrystal: $20,800 cash & Barbados/Ashley: $8,800/Scott: $14,150

GT: $43,750
BANKRUPT TRASH: $600

Chrystal has these categories to consider…

-PERSON
-LIVING THING
-AROUND THE HOUSE

LIVING THING is her selection.

$100K Bonus Round

Chrystal has landed on the ***. Lead-offs…

_ _ _ S _
_ _ T _

CHGA gives her another pair of letters…

G _ _ S _
_ _ T H

…but she couldn’t catch this GYPSY MOTH for the Grand Cherokee.

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: November 28, 2017

EPISODE #6687: GREAT OUTDOORS

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

L O V _ _ Y / _ _ _ _ _ E R
W E ‘ R E / H _ V _ N _

Oh, what LOVELY WEATHER WE’VE HAVING in our neck of the woods (unless you’re living in the north), and Phil’s the first to score among this panel…

Phil Bennett: former Univ. of KS mascot who now works in fundraising w/ fraternities & sororities from Overland Park, KS

Eudora Linde: technical project manager for a software co. from Fuquay-Varina, NC (orig. from Westtown, PA)

Leila Scrivner: physical therapist for 13 yrs. who graduated from Texas Women’s Univ. from Arlington, TX

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

_ O _ N E C T _ N G
T _ _ / _ O T _

Leila’s CONNECTING THE DOTS to start the first round.

Other Gift Tag of the Week: VICTORINOX

Round 1: THINGS

She opens w/ an $1,100 pair of T’s, two E’s, but then the LaT. From here, it’s all Phil — he calls up an $800 N, two A’s, four O’s, two H’s for the WC, a $700 F, a $650 S, a $1,500 L trio, and a $1,300 pair of R’s.

A L L / T H E
_ O L O R S / O F
T H E / R A _ N _ O _

He sees ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW for $5,450.

SOLE LaT: Leila

Mystery/Crossword Round: _______ BEAR

But that man quickly loses his WC to the MDW’s left side. Eudora secondly spins her way to two G’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $1,200 pair of Z’s (it’s very rare that one was called early), two I’s, a $1K pair of R’s, and a $550 B. Grid right now…

–        (_)
(B)(R)(_)(_)(N)
(I)  –  (G)
(G)(R)(I)(Z)(Z)(_)(_)

She gets the other bears of BROWN, GRIZZLY, and YOGI for her first $3,500.

INSTA-BANKRUPT: Phil

Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: FLY-FISHING

Phil: $6,450/Eudora: $3,500 1/2 CAR/Leila: $2K

PP/Express Round: PLACE

Eudora first gets her second 1/2 CAR from the same spot w/ three N’s, buys three A’s, lights up a $3,500 R, but then says P for phooey to leave $4,750 and her car on the table. Second in Lelia’s future are a $1K pair of D’s while on the last remaining worthless 1/2 CAR, three O’s and two E’s, three L’s and a W at $650 apiece, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $3,100 and the plate. Phil then puts up a $7K C pair…

A N / E C O L O _ _ C A L
W O N D E R L A N D

…and wins a trip to AN ECOLOGICAL WONDERLAND — the RIU Republica in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $6,287.

SOLE DUD: P (Eudora)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Leila

Phil: $19,737 cash & D.R./Eudora: $3,500/Leila: $2K

$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

F E _ R _
C A _ T _ _ N

Leila says hello to a FERRY CAPTAIN.

Round 4: LIVING THINGS

Next on her hit list are a $1,200 pair of S’s, three E’s, a $1,600 pair of R’s, a $600 T, but then E duplication when she meant to say I. Second for Phil are a $1,200 pair of D’s, but then A for awful. After Eudora misses w/ N, Leila inserts a $1,200 pair of L’s, and buys the I she wanted to go for. Now we have…

D E S E R T
_ I L D _ L _ _ E R S

…she gathers some DESERT WILDFLOWERS for $3,850.

DUDS: A (Phil) & N (Eudora)
SOLE DQ: Leila’s E repeat

Phil: $19,737 cash & D.R./Eudora: $3,500/Leila: $8,850

Speed-Up: IN THE KITCHEN

Consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. After the frontloading L appears (the last of the consonants)…

L _ S _ G N _
P _ N

Leila gets LASAGNA PAN for said FS amount.

DUDS: D (Leila), R (Eudora), T (Leila), Y (Eudora)

FINAL SCORES
Phil: $19,737 cash & D.R./Eudora: $3,500/Leila: $10,350

GT: $33,587
BANKRUPT TRASH (extras withheld): $3,100

Take your pick from these categories, Phil…

-PLACE
-THING
-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

He’s going for WAYD?

$100K Bonus Round

His envelope will be from the R. Not much RSTLNE help in this one…

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

GFMI gives him besides the obvious…

_ _ R M I N G / _ _
M _ / _ _ I _ E

I’m WARMING UP MY VOICE to tell you that he’s stumped on the last word, and he also loses the $35K.

FEATURED G.O. TRIP: caravan.com tour (most likely the Canadian one)

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: November 27, 2017

EPISODE #6686: GREAT OUTDOORS

$1K Tossup: CHARACTER

_ O _ _ E R
N _ T U _ E

Linda knows about MOTHER NATURE. First panel this week…

Linda Shea: retired teacher who does community theater from Pawcatuck, CT

Suzanne Dailey: Central Bucks School District teacher from Doylestown, PA

Daniel Young: truck driver and a thrill junkie from Brunswick, OH

$2K Tossup: THINGS

L A _ _ S T
_ E V E _ O P M _ _ _ S

Suzanne gets the answer in these LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

FEATURED G.O. TRIP: Voyagaire Lodge & Houseboats in MN
First Gift Tag This Week: Cabela’s

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

Here she goes w/ four FP E’s, a $600 S, one A and two I’s, two N’s for the WC, but then B for bad while on TD. Second, Daniel calls up a $1,500 D trio, buys two O’s to clean out the vowels, but BANKRUPTs near $2,500 to lose the $1,250 remainder. Third, Linda takes three L’s for $1,950, two F’s to add $1,200 more, a $700 G, but then P for phooey. After Suzanne hits the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $1,100 and the WC, Daniel gets the G.O. wedge w/ three W’s…

W _ E N / W E
W A L _ E D / I N
F I E L D S
O F / G O L D

…and recites “WHEN WE WALKED IN FIELDS OF GOLD” from Sting for $8,895 cash & MN.

DUDS: B (Suzanne), P (Linda)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Daniel, Suzanne)

Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Daniel’s up first w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, four E’s and two A’s, three S’s for the Cabela’s gift tag, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Linda secondly requests four T’s for $2,600, but then repeats the I. Suzanne thirdly catches a $1,200 pair of R’s, an O, a $500 P, a $650 H, and six B’s (the SL Bonus) on the MW near $650 and wisely turns it down. Board…

B _ T T E R _ _ P S
B _ _ E B O N N E T S / &
B A B _ ‘ S / B R E A T H

…she solves the plants of BUTTERCUPS, BLUEBONNETS & BABY’S BREATH for $9,100. IMO, I wish they would make Suzanne reveal what the MW was for fun.

SOLE DUD: I (Daniel)
SOLE DQ: Linda’s I repeat

Daniel: $8,895 cash & MN/Linda: $1K/Suzanne: $11,100

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Linda opens an important round w/ a $1,200 pair of T’s, three A’s, two E’s, and a single I, followed by a $500 N, two O’s wipe out the vowel shop, but then L for loss of turn. Over to Suzanne who puts up a $600 G, only to LaT out. After Daniel misses w/ S, Linda inserts a $2,100 R trio, and a $500 B before we see…

_ _ A R T E R I N G
A / _ O _ E R B O A T

…she was going to say CHARTERING A MOTORBOAT, and realizes that her answer won’t work before she gets buzzed. Next from Suzanne are a C for the 1/2 CAR (Ford Fiesta), a $500 H, a FP dud of M, but then a fatal dud of D. Daniel then puts up the remaining P and W singles at $500 a pop, and he’ll be doing this activity…

C H A R T E R I N G
A / P O W E R B O A T

…at the Pineapple Beach Club in ANTIGUA.

DUDS: L (Linda), S (Daniel), M (Suzanne), D (Suzanne)
SOLE LaT: Suzanne
SOLE DQ: Linda’s blown solve

Daniel: $16,815 cash & trips/Linda: $1K/Suzanne: $11,100

$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN

_ O B _ T _ R
P _ T

Linda gets LOBSTER POT to x4 her total.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

Consonants are worth $1,500 each. An H is lit up midway…

_ N / M _ / H _ M _ L _
_ _ _ N _ _ N

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, Suzanne should’ve waited another turn, but she makes the solve anyway.

DUDS: T (Linda; repeated by Daniel), S (Suzanne), R (Suzanne)

FINAL SCORES
Daniel: $16,815 cash & trips/Linda: $4K/Suzanne: $12,600

GT: $33,415
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $2,350

Daniel will be picking from the following…

-PHRASE
-PEOPLE
-ON THE MAP

He’d like OtM.

$100K Bonus Round

The SUV that could be won this week is a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude. Daniel lands on the N of SPIN. Here’s 1/5 of the answer…

_ _ _ T _
_ _ _ _ N

DMPO gives him…

_ _ O T O
_ _ P _ N

…he doesn’t pinpoint KYOTO, JAPAN for $35K.

MY RATING: 5

Week 11 Stats

Total This Week: $309,286

Total for the Season: $2,861,881

BR Win Record: 23-32 (.412)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 1

-BR Car: 8

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 1 maZDA CX-5
  • 1 MINI Convertible
  • 2 Mercedes-Benz (1 CLA sedan, 1 GLA SUV)
  • 2 VW Tiguans

Prize Wedge Wins: 12

Gift Tag Wins: 16

Mystery Wedge Wins: 9

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 23-3

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 14-9

$10K MW was next to LaT: 6

$10K MW was next to $650: 17

Express was Played-Passed: 8-1

-Successes: 8

-Crashes: 0

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 7 (6 on $3,500, 1 on $5,000)

-BR: 5

FP Vowels/Consonants: 52/18

5-Round Games: 16

6-Round Games: 3

$6K FINAL SPINS: 1

Gooseegg Victims: 11

Red Winners: 18

Yellow Winners: 17

Blue Winners: 20

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $20,750

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $250,010 + 3 trips of unknown value

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

Top Winning Totals: $92,770 (Nov. 20), $79,750 (Oct. 24), $74,600 (Nov. 2)

Lowest Winning Totals: $12,600 (Sept. 18), $10,250 (Nov. 22), $11,268 (Nov. 21)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $68,520 (Nov. 20)

Season-High Week: $323,729 (Halloween Week)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 1
MDBRs: 5

PERSON (or PEOPLE): 4/18; 1-3
PLACE: 3/10; 2-1
THING(S): 4/14; 2-2
PHRASE: 1/11; 0-1
CHARACTER(S): 4/8; 1-3
EVENT: 5/14; 3-2
OCCUPATION: 2/5; 1-1
SHOW BIZ: 2/7; 0-2
AROUND THE HOUSE: 4/11; 3-1
ON THE MAP: 3/8; 2-1
FOOD & DRINK: 6/10; 3-3
FUN & GAMES: 2/10; 2-0
IN THE KITCHEN: 4/12; 1-3
LIVING THING(S): 2/13; 1-1
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 4/8; 1-3
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?: 5/6; 0-5

$35K: 12/30

$40K:

$45K: 1/3

$50K: 2/2

$100K (or $1M): 0/4

CAR: 8/16

WoF Recap: Black Friday 2017

For any of you on the East Coast that have been pre-empted by Black Friday football on ABC, I’m here to save you.

EPISODE #6685: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. #1)

We wrap up the first AG Week on the set of B&B.

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ O R K I _ _
_ O G E T _ E R

Marquis isn’t WORKING TOGETHER, but he’s on the board first and is not the only man on this panel…

Marquis Williams: paraprofessional and mental health counselor at MacNeal hospital who’s also a member of Phi Beta Sigma from Chicago

Kailey McCaw: bookkeeper from Tyler, TX

Jay Reynolds: runs a marketing agency and writes poetry (he even recites a poem on the air of hoping to win big on this program) from Long Beach (originally from Toronto, Canada)

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ O _ / _ F _
T H _ / G _ _ _ L

Jay’s got the cash that’s HOT OFF THE GRILL.

Round 1: PLACES

He picks up the WC right away w/ a T, calls up a $500 H, and buys all four of the non-U vowels in one fell swoop. But after a $1K pair of F’s is D for dud on $2,500. Marquis is next w/ a two $600 R’s, and a $1,500 S trio before he tries to solve this (and JP Genius might like this)…

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

THE PIERS OF SAN FRANCISCO are the places for $2,700 and a new total of $3,700.

UNFORTUNATE DUD: D (Jay)

Mystery/Crossword Round: LET’S TALK TURKEY

Marquis wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Kailey can’t find any R’s on the France wedge. Third, Jay has to give back the WC to the BANKRUPT near $3,500. Marquis’ second turn sees him putting up a $500 T, but then repeats the R while on the Furniture of America gift tag. After Kailey LaTs out, Jay proceeds to light up a $650 L, a single E, a $1,300 pair of G’s, two I’s, and a $2,700 H trio. But he then says A for awful. Marquis follows w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, the last vowel of O, but then a dud of K on the 1/2 CAR near $600 (he was thinking KING, which doesn’t associate w/ turkeys). Kailey then gets the France trip this time w/ twin W’s…

–  –    –  ( W )  –                 (L)
–  –   (W)(I)(_)(H)(_)(O)(N)(E)
–            (N)                        (G)
(T)(H)(I)(G)(H)

…she gets the remaining turkey part of WISHBONE for a Viking River Cruise of the country worth $8,898.

DUDS: R (Kailey), A (Jay), K (Marquis)
SOLE LaT: Kailey
BANKRUPTS: 2 (men)
SOLE DQ: Marquis’ R repeat

Marquis: $3,700/Kailey: $9,898 cash & France/Jay: $2K

PP/Express Round: THING

It’s all Kailey this round — she uncovers a $700 N, two E’s, two FP A’s, a $2,700 R trio, two I’s, a $1,300 pair of T’s, the remaining vowels of two U’s and four O’s, and four C’s to add $2,200. Board…

C O _ O R _ U _
C O _ O N I A _
A R C _ I T E C T U R E

She’s won $5,900 and will see the COLORFUL COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE of NICARAGUA at the Pelican Eyes Resort — PR.

Marquis: $3,700/Kailey: $23,498 cash & trips/Jay: $2K

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

P _ T R I _ K
H E _ R _

He’s famous for the quote “Give me liberty, or give me death!”, and Marquis knows that’s PATRICK HENRY.

Round 4: 80’s FUN & GAMES

Next on his hit list are a $500 T, two E’s, a $1,300 pair of S’s, three O’s, a single A, and a $650 R before we go into S-U mode…

_ O _ / T O / S O _ _ E
A / R _ _ _ _ ‘ S / _ _ _ E

…w/ a $1,700 FS. He strikes out w/ N while Kailey requests those B’s…

_ O _ / T O / S O _ _ E
A / R _ B _ _ ‘ S / _ _ B E

I wonder if she knows HOW TO SOLVE A RUBIK’S CUBE, but she’s won $3,400 worth of icing on her cake.

SOLE DUD (in S-U): N (Marquis)

FINAL SCORES
Marquis: $6,700/Kailey: $26,898 cash & trips/Jay: $2K

GT: $35,598
BANKRUPT TRASH (w/o WC): NOTHING

Kailey’s category list…

-THING
-SHOW BIZ
-FUN & GAMES

THING?! OK then…

$100K Bonus Round

Kailey’s got the G envelope. Generous RSTLNE help in this one, but she still needs to call the right vowel…

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

She doesn’t do it w/ CDGO, but I see her smiling…

_ N G E N _ O _ S
_ N _ E N T _ O N

…she came up w/ a winning INGENIOUS INVENTION to leave w/ $61,898 cash & trips.

MY RATING: 7

WoF Recap: Thanksgiving 2017

It’s JP Genius bringing you tonight’s recap.

EPISODE #6684: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. #1)

We celebrate Turkey Day on the Fall Foliage set.

$1K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ M _ _ Y

_ _ A D I _ I _ _ S

Kara knows this holiday is one of our favorite FAMILY TRADITIONS. Hoping to serve up some big wins are…

Kara Miller: SAHM and lifestyle/food blogger from Santa Maria, CA

Ross Clurman: marketer with small businesses and nonprofits and board member of nonprofit Ruby’s Rainbow (which grants college scholarships to adults with Down syndrome) from Austin

Julie Snyder: patient care coordinator for a hearing company who loves traveling from Corydon, IN

$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

G _ A Z _ N G

_ H E _ P

Ross spots some GRAZING SHEEP.

Featured Trip: The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa in Lake Placid, NY

Tonight’s GT: Beef Bucks

Round 1: MOVIE QUOTE

He hits an instant roadblock with the R on WC, which Julie repeats on said piece of cardboard. (Sources tell me there may have been a null cycle in between.) Kara lights up two $600 M’s, half a dozen E’s, and a negative of N. Ross FPs two O’s and LaTs out, while Julie lights up a $2,400 L quartet and the same number of P’s for $2,200…

_ E L P / M E

_ E L P / _ O _

_ E L P / M E

_ E L P / _ O _

…and shakes off her blunder with the Jerry Maguire quote “HELP ME HELP YOU, HELP ME, HELP YOU”.

DUDS: R (Ross), N (Kara)

SOLE LaT: Ross

SOLE DQ: Julie’s R repeat

Kara: $1K/Ross: $2K/Julie: $4,600

Eggland’s Best Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Julie lights up a trio of S’s for $1,650 and the same number of E’s before following up with an LaT. Kara picks up the ½-CAR near $900 with the SL bonus of 3 L’s, buys an O, calls yet another trio – $1,950 with the N’s – and buys an A before BANKRUPTING near $650 to lose $3,950 and her plate. Ross FPs the last vowel of two I’s and gets his own dose LaT (the third such hit tonight). After Julie picks an R on TD

L E A R N I N G

L I _ E

L E S S O N S

…she’s LEARNING LIFE LESSONS for another $4,900.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Kara

LaT: Kara’s opponents (one each)

Kara: $1K/Ross: $2K/Julie: $9,500

Repeating Classic BP: IN VOGUE

PP/Express Round: PEOPLE

Kara begins this crucial round by picking up the GT with two S’s, FPing four E’s, and BANKRUPTING near $900 to lose $1K and the tag almost immediately. Ross picks up the WC this time with three R’s but then buys a baddie of O. Julie lights up a $550 T before purchasing two A’s and the other bad vowel of I. After Kara hits the other normal BANKRUPT (her third of the night), Ross FPs the single leftover vowel of U but says an L for loss. Julie lights up a $900 C, a $550 F, an $800 H, and an N on the EXPRESS. With only the B remaining, she wisely hops aboard, calls that letter…

C A R E F R E E

S U N B A T H E R S

…and with another $4,300, she’ll see the above on her $6,300 trip to the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in ST. MAARTEN (we see a disclaimer about the recent hurricanes).

DUDS: O (Ross), I (Julie), L (Ross)

BANKRUPT: Kara (2x)

Kara: $1K/Ross: $2K WC/Julie: $20,100 cash & trip

$3K Tossup: PHRASE

_ ’ M / _ O T A L L Y

S _ _ F F _ D

Kara says “I’M TOTALLY STUFFED” to quadruple up.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

She begins her quest for better luck with a $1,800 R trio and an E pair before saying S for sorry. Ross lights up a $650 H, a single O, a $2,600 T quartet, a U duo, a $1,950 N trio, the last vowel of I, and a $700 G (Pat prompted him to use his WC but he wisely declined) before…

R U N N I N G / T H E

T U R _ E _ / T R O T

RUNNING THE TURKEY TROT (a marathon) for $5,150.

SOLE DUD: S (Kara)

Kara: $4K/Ross: $7,150 WC/Julie: $20,100 cash & trip

Speed-Up: SHOW BIZ

Every consonant is worth $1,500 apiece (and a BANKRUPT near TD was edited out). Late in the round, Kara lights up the last consonant of H but still can’t make the $3K solve. Ross picks an O pair but blanks…

H _ L _ R _ O _ S

C O M _ D _ _ N

…allowing Julie to solve HILARIOUS COMEDIAN for $4,500.

SOLE DUD: T (Kara)

FINAL SCORES

Kara: $4K/Ross: $7,150/Julie: $24,600 cash & trip

GT: $35,750

BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $5,950 cash and beef

Julie has to choose between these three categories…

PERSON

LIVING THING

FUN & GAMES

FUN & GAMES it is.

$100K Bonus Round

Julie lands on the I in WIN. Starting setup:

L _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ L E

PMDI won’t add much…

L _ _ I _

P _ _ _ L E

…but she still nails this LOGIC PUZZLE for a well-deserved $45K! That’s a grand total of $69,600 cash & trip.

MY RATING: 8

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

WoF Recap: November 22, 2017

EPISODE #6683: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. #1)

This time, it’s “Weekend Escapes”.

$1K Tossup: THING

S T R _ N G
L _ A D _ R S H _ P

Lori shows that she has STRONG LEADERSHIP. The lady in the middle will be interviewed first…

Lori Allen: exec. assistant for a healthcare co., music lover & worship leader who used to be the lead singer of a band for 23 yrs. (she also co-wrote & produced her best friend’s CD) from Atlanta (orig. from NY)

Ian Schiffer: business development worker in music for a concert ticketing co. who’s planning a road trip & is also a Packers fan from Brooklyn (he’s soon to be moving to San Diego)

Tiffany Collins: administrative worker in a car industry from Bordentown, NJ

$2K Tossup: CHARACTER

_ _ _ / L _ N E
R _ N G _ _

Ian nabs “THE LONE RANGER”.

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

He gets that MDW right away w/ three T’s, but duds out just as quick w/ N for negative. Second, Tiffany FPs four O’s, but BANKRUPTs near TD. Third, Lori says L for loss of turn. On Ian’s second turn, he FPs triple E’s, plugs in a $1,950 S trio, but the same normal BANKRUPT forces him to give up the money as well as the MDW. Tiffany follows w/ three R’s for the WC, a $700 M, and three FP A’s to clean out the vowels. We have…

R O S E M A R _
R O A S T E _
_ O T A T O E S

…she solves ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES for the early lead over Ian by $200.

DUDS: N (Ian), L (Lori)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tiffany & Ian)

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Tiffany gets the Furniture of America gift tag right away w/ two S’s, only to give it all right back as well as her WC to the BANKRUPT near $650. Second, Lori wastes another turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Ian takes a $2,700 N trio, an E, a $1K D pair, three A’s, and a $1,400 Y pair. Board…

S _ N N Y – S _ D E
_ _
_ _ / A N D / A _ A Y

…he solves “SUNNY-SIDE UP, UP AND AWAY” for $4,600.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Tiffany: $2,200/Lori: $1K/Ian: $6,600

PP/Express Round: PLACE

Here goes Lori w/ a $700 T, five A’s, and a FP E, but the BANKRUPT near TD bites her again to the tune of $450 this time. Second in Ian’s direction are a $650 P, a $1,200 R pair, a single I, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to hand over $1,600. Tiffany’s third in line w/ a FP U to wipe out the vowel shop, a $900 N, a $650 L, and a D on the 1/2 CAR near $600 before she tries to solve this…

A / N A T U R A L
P A R A D I _ E

…she’s won $2,050 and will see A NATURAL PARADISE on her tour of GUATEMALA & HONDURAS.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Lori & Ian; everybody now has a pair of these to their credit)

Tiffany: $10,250 cash & tour/Lori: $1K/Ian: $6,600

$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

M _ Y _ E
B A _ Y

Lori quadruples up w/ MAYBE BABY.

Round 4: PHRASE

All Lori here — two T’s for $1,400, three E’s, a $1,400 H pair, and an I.

T H E / T I _ E
H _ _ / _ _ _ E

THE TIME HAS COME for maybe a game-deciding Speed-Up Round after she solves for $2,300, though she should’ve gone for the M’s — PR.

Round 5: SHOW BIZ

Ian’s initial choices here are a $900 T, E and A singles, a $600 S, and a single O, before we go into S-U mode…

S T A _ _ – _ _
_ O _ E _ _

…w/ a $1,650 FS. A dud of R, an N, and two D’s later…

S T A N D – _ _
_ O _ E D _

Lori solves STAND-UP COMEDY for $3,300 and falls $650 short of the victory.

SOLE DUD: R (Ian)

FINAL SCORES
Tiffany: $10,250 cash & tour/Lori: $9,600/Ian: $6,600

GT: $26,850
BANKRUPT TRASH (not counting extras): $6K cash & GC

Tiffany’s trio of topics are as follows…

-PLACE
-THING
-IN THE KITCHEN

She goes for ItK.

$100K Bonus Round

The ‘ will be her stopping point. This object is used to beat food like eggs…

_ _ R E
_ _ _ S _

Unfortunately, she WIPES OUT of the game w/ CDMA, and loses the MINI Convertible. That object was a WIRE WHISK, and she is now your lowest-winning champion this season.

FEATURED SS: NOVICA

MY RATING: 4 again

I will be pre-empted tomorrow night, but I will be out doing some Black Friday shopping anyway. jpgenius will be stepping in for me.