Week 4 Stats

Total This Week: $260,358

Total for the Season: $998,637

BR Win Record: 10-10 (.5)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 1

-BR Car: 4

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 1 maZDA CX-5
  • 1 MINI Convertible

Prize Wedge Wins: 1

Gift Tag Wins: 5

Mystery Wedge Wins: 2

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 11-0

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 6-5

$10K MW was next to LaT: 3

$10K MW was next to $650: 8

Express was Played-Passed: 4-0

-Successes: 4

-Crashes: 0

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 2 (1 on $3,500, 1 on $5,000)

-BR: 1

FP Vowels/Consonants: 14/8

5-Round Games: 7

6-Round Games: 2


Gooseegg Victims: 1

Red Winners: 7

Yellow Winners: 8

Blue Winners: 5

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $23,700

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $97,850 + 1 trip of unknown value

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

Top Winning Totals: $66,000 (Oct. 3), $61,230 (Sept. 22), $59,150 (Sept. 27)

Lowest Winning Totals: $15,292 (Sept. 11), $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: 0
MDBRs: 1

$35K: 6/11




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

CAR: 4/8


WoF Recap: October 6, 2017


$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE

_ I T _ / _ _
_ _ T _ _ _ _ / _ _ U

Doug solves U2’s monster hit “WITH OR WITHOUT YOU”. Last panelists this week…

Doug Tepper: editor w/ a science educational publishing co. who’s been painting his face for Univ. of Arizona basketball games and ran w/ the bulls w/ his dad back in ’96 from Tucson

Louise Henry: ES principal for 35 yrs. who’s also done work w/ Make a Wish and has a daughter Rachel who’s a 6th Grade teacher from Chardon, OH

Britt Sanborn: reg. nurse for a decade from L.A. (orig. from Chicago)

$2K Tossup: PERSON

_ R A _ _ _ U S

Britt knows that Pat is a GRACIOUS HOST.

Round 1: WAYD?

But she and Doug instantly go BANKRUPT (her on the MDW’s right side, him next to $650). From here, it’s all Louise — four N’s for $2,400, an A, four G’s for another $2,600, three I’s, a $600 D, three O’s, a $1,400 pair of R’s, three E’s to clean out the vowels, a $1,200 pair of B’s, and four $800 T’s.

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

We’re MOVING ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS later this season, and this lady’s on the board w/ $10,400.

INSTANT BANKRUPTS: 2 (Louise’s opponents)


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Doug hits the MW near $650 right away and calls up two T’s before he gambles…$$$. But next is S for sorry. Second, Louise gets the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Britt takes a $650 N, two E’s, a $2K pair of R’s, four A’s, and a $600 W, but the BANKRUPT near $650 steals $2,750. After Doug LaTs out, Louise fills in a $1,200 pair of B’s, two O’s, a $900 C, a $600 D, and the last vowel of U before we see…

B U _ _ A _ O

…she captures a CARBONATED WATER BUFFALO for $2,200 more.

SOLE DUD: S (Doug)
SOLE LaT: Doug
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Britt: $2K/Doug: $1K/Louise: $12,600

(NOTE: A classic Bonus Puzzle was actually used tonight instead of the usual Tues. or Thurs. The one we saw was DEPOSIT SLIP from ’96, which went unsolved.)


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Our big leader gets going w/ a $1,400 pair of T’s, four E’s, a $1,300 pair of R’s, but then N for negative. Second, Britt captures a $10,500 trio, buys an I (she almost got buzzed out here), picks up the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ two S’s, and buys three O’s before she sacrifices her Versa opportunity…

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

THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO HERE — to be exact, the V SAMANA Resort in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $6,780.

SOLE DUD: N (Louise)

Britt: $19,780 cash & D.R./Doug: $1K/Louise: $12,600


$3K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ O D
_ E _ T I _ _ L

Britt’s closing in on $23K+ w/ FOOD FESTIVAL.

Round 4: THINGS

First up are a $500 S, but then the LaT. Second for Doug are a $1K pair of T’s, a single E, but then R for roadblock. After Louise gets the same fate as the other lady, said red player puts up a $2,700 N trio, buys two A’s, but it’s S-U time…

_ A _ _ _ _ N S
A N _ / _ _ N _ E T T _

…w/ a $1,600 FS. One D and two L’s later…

_ A L L _ _ N S
A N D / _ _ N _ E T T _

Should you win the virtual $100K or $1M on their most recent video games, they drop both BALLOONS AND CONFETTI, and Doug has solved for $3,950.

SOLE DUD (before FS): R (Doug)
LaTs: 2 (ladies)

Britt: $22,780 cash & D.R./Doug: $4,950/Louise: $12,600

GT: $40,330

Last set of BR topics this week…


Finally, we have somebody going for ON THE MAP.


$100K Bonus Round

Britt gets the A envelope from GAME. This is a place I visited on my most recent cruise to Alaska…

_ L _ _ _ E R
_ _ _

PCGO is good for…

G L _ C _ E R
_ _ _

only the first word of GLACIER BAY, and she doesn’t win $35K.

LAST WE OF THE WEEK: Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville


WoF Recap: October 5, 2017


$1K Tossup: WAYD?

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

Jenna’s TAKING IT ALL IN, as do her opposition…

Jenna Giacomo: exec. assistant for a private equity firm & baker in Manhattan w/ her boyfriend Paul and has been wanting to be like Vanna since she was five from Queens, NY

Lorraine Grossi: flight attendant who used to work on a small cruise ship from Tucson, AZ

Darrell Jenkins: science writer in astronomy & piano teacher from Spring, TX!


C _ M _ _ R C _ A L
_ I L O _

Does Lorraine beat the competition and say COMMERCIAL PILOTyes on both counts.

Crossword Round: FOOTBALL _______

She opens w/ a $600 T, three A’s, a $500 S, and three E’s to clean out the vowels, after which she spins her way to two R’s and a J at $700 apiece, a G for the WC, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to give back that WC and $3,200. Darrell then fills in a $1,200 pair of Y’s, a $700 P, an an $800 L before he tries to complete the grid…

–   –    –   –      (G)  –     (T)
–  –   –    –   (J)(E)(R)(S)(E)(Y)
–   –   –  –        (A)  –      (A)
(P)(L)(A)(Y)(E)(R)  –      (_)

TEAM is correct for his first $2,700 and everybody is on the board.



Mystery Round: PHRASE

I no-lettered this one! Anyway, here goes Darrell w/ a $2,100 R trio, six E’s, a $1,400 pair of T’s, but then the one dud vowel of this board (I). Jenna also misses w/ L. Lorraine then puts up a $1,200 pair of M’s and the same number of C’s for $1,600 more…

C _ M E / _ _ T
C _ M E / _ _ T
_ _ E R E _ E R
_ _ _ / _ R E

…she says to Pat “COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE” for $2,800.

DUDS: I (Darrell), L (Jenna)

Darrell: $2,700/Jenna: $1K/Lorraine: $4,800


PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Jenna kicks off a crucial round w/ an $1,800 N trio, two E’s and four I’s, but then an unfortunate dud of R on TD. Lorraine secondly picks off a $600 S, two U’s, and a $2,700 C trio…

_ U _ _ E N _ I C
_ _ _ _ I C _ N

…I’m afraid she’s gonna say AUTHENTIC AMERICAN CUISINEand she does, so that will probably cost her at least $3,050. Darrell then puts up two T’s on the 1/2 CAR near $900 and an H on EXPRESS before he GOES ABOARD.

Next Choices: four A’s…J…and M

He’s won $3,750 and will soon be eating…


…at the Sunset at the Palms Resort worth $8,500 .

SOLE DUD: R (Jenna)
SOLE DQ: Lorraine’s blown solve

Darrell: $14,950 cash & Jamaica/Jenna: $1K/Lorraine: $4,800


$3K Tossup: THING

_ H E / _ I _ _ _ N G
_ _ _ K _ T

Jenna got THE WINNING TICKET to x4 her total.

Round 4: RHYME TIME (a rather short one)

First up are a $600 N, a $1K pair of R’s, but then a bad U buy. But we get back to her quickly after the other players hit the BANKRUPT near $650. She next tries three O’s (that’s the only good vowel of this puzzle), a $600 Y, and $500 M before getting that same BANKRUPT to hand over $2,200. After the other players then strike out w/ H and S, respectively, Jenna inserts a $1K pair of K’s, but then W for worthless. Lorraine’s third turn sees her hitting the other normal BANKRUPT. Darrell then requests the last consonants of a $900 P and a $700 F…

P O R K / O N
M Y / F O R K

…never heard of that phrase, but he’s added another $1,600.

DUDS: U (Jenna), H (Lorraine), S (Darrell), W (Jenna)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (everybody including two by Lorraine)

Darrell: $16,550 cash & Jamaica/Jenna: $4K/Lorraine: $4,800



It’s a $1,500 FS. The D is lit up on top…

_ _ R D _ R
C _ L L _ _

Jenna solves BORDER COLLIE (BTW, that’s one of the answers on the most recent WoF video game) for said FS amount.

DUDS: P (Jenna), M (Jenna)

Darrell: $16,550 cash & Jamaica/Jenna: $5,500/Lorraine: $4,800

GT: $26,850
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $5,400

I hope you pick the right path to a BR victory, Darrell…


He’s going for SHOW BIZ.


$100K Bonus Round

Darrell sees the *** in his future. Here’s the ending letter(s) of both words…

_ _ _ _ _ R E
_ _ _ _ E

HGCA only adds the vowel…

_ A _ _ _ R E
_ _ _ _ E

Looks like he hasn’t seen a VAMPIRE MOVIE, so he loses $35K. But he still made the Houston area proud.

Thursday’s WE: SENZA Hotel in Napa Valley


WoF Recap: October 4, 2017


$1K Tossup: EVENT

A / _ _ T _ L _
A D V _ _ T _ R E

Shannon’s prepared for A LITTLE ADVENTURE in this game and so are her opponents…

Shannon Kimmel: production mgr. for husband Brian’s documentary film co. who’s also an independent consultant for a major skincare line from Portland, OR

Mike Rae: retired federal law enforcement agent who does charity events and has been w/ girlfriend Martha Uller for 32 yrs.  from Mentor, OH (his mom’s 85-yrs.-old)

Cathy McDonald: HS assistant principal & Univ. of MI football fan who has an identical twin named Sally from Canton, MI

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ P U R / _ _
_ H _ / _ O M E _ T

In the SPUR OF THE MOMENT, Cathy solves for control.

Round 1: THE 80’s

Away she goes w/ two FP O’s, an $1,800 T trio, a single U, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose the $1,550 remainder. Second, Shannon calls up a $1K pair of H’s, but she loses that amount right back to the MDW’s right side. Third, Mike takes three Y’s for the WC, six E’s, two R’s for that MDW, a $1,300 pair of B’s, and two A’s. But after a $500 K is a CRITICAL DUD of S to likely give back $2,800 and the MDW. Cathy then inserts an $800 P, an L for the eBags, and a $700 C before we see this…

E _ E R Y / B R E A T H
Y O U / T A K E
B Y / T H E / P O L _ C E

…she solves the 1983 chart-topping song “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE” BY THE POLICE for $3K cash & bags.

SOLE DUD: S (Mike)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Shannon: $1K/Mike: WC/Cathy: $5K cash & GT


Mystery/Crossword Round: FALL FUN!

Both Shannon and Mike strike out right away w/ L and T, respectively. From here, it’s all Cathy — an $1,100 pair of S’s, two E’s, an R for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $600 N, A and O singles, a $500 M, a $600 K, a $500 D, three I’s and two U’s, and a $1,500 P trio. Grid…

–   –   –  –   (_)(A)(_)(R)(I)(D)(E)(S)
–   –   –  –    (I)                  –   –   (O)
(P)(U)(M)(P)(K)(I)(N)(S)    –  –   (U)
–                   (E)                         (P)

…she gets the two H words of HAYRIDES and HIKE for $4,050.

INSTA-DUDS: L (Shannon), T (Mike)

Shannon: $1K/Mike: WC/Cathy: $9,050 cash & GT 1/2 CAR


PP/Express Round: PLACES

Mike’s next chance to get on the board begins w/ a $700 T, a $650 R, three E’s and an A, an $1,800 pair of D’s, a $1,950 S trio, but then the same BANKRUPT to forfeit $4,600 and his WC. Cathy then goes aboard the EXPRESS after putting up two N’s.

Next Choices: H…U…two F’s…three O’s…C two L’s…and the last consonant of M

H U N D R E D S / O F
M _ L E S / O F
C O A S T L _ N E

In addition to another $8,500, she’ll see HUNDREDS OF MILES OF COASTLINE at the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Marine Reserve in COSTA RICA worth $6,294.


Shannon: $1K/Mike: WC/Cathy: $23,844 cash & prizes


$3K Tossup: WAYW?

_ / S _ _ _ _
_ N D / _ W _ _ _ E R

These two articles of clothing go great together for fall, but Shannon flubs w/ A SKIRT AND SWEATER. Mike then finally strikes pay dirt w/ A SCARF AND SWEATER.

Speed-Up: THING

Consonants are worth $1,600 like Monday’s FS. The Y is put up late…

M _ N D – B L _ _ _ N G
T E _ H N _ L _ G Y

…don’t blow all of the $11,200 you just won on MIND-BLOWING TECHNOLOGY, Shannon.

DUDS: S (Cathy), R (Mike)

Shannon: $12,200/Mike: $3K/Cathy: $23,844 cash & prizes

GT: $39,044
BANKRUPT TRASH (w/o WC): $7,150

What will Cathy choose from this list?


She would like F&D.


$100K Bonus Round

Cathy’s captured the I envelope from SPIN. Even though I don’t eat this kind of food, I know it already…

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

GMPO adds two pairs of key letters…

O R G _ N _ _
_ O G _ R T

She can store plenty of ORGANIC YOGURT in the back of her new MINI Convertible worth $32,730. Her final cash & prizes total is $56,574.

UNCLAIMED WE TRIP: Smugglers’ Notch in VT


WoF Recap: October 3, 2017


$1K Tossup: PERSON

T R _ V _ L
P _ R T _ _ R

Joseph blanks out.

T R A V _ L
P _ R T _ _ R

Christina brought her TRAVEL PARTNER. Meeting the contest in order…

Christina Alva: full-time programmer and author of an advancement in the workplace which she co-wrote w/ her sister from Elkridge, MD

Joseph Pugh: quality assurance specialist out of Tinker Air Force Base and is also a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who spent six yrs. in the Navy from Oklahoma City

Julie Canales: PTA vice president of sponsorship from Cumming, GA

$2K Tossup: WAYW?

_ K _ _ N Y
_ _ _ _ _

Julie quickly gets a pair of SKINNY JEANS.

FEATURED WE: Beacon Hotel in Miami
Other Gift Tag of the Week: Maui Jim


She begins the proceeding w/ a $1K pair of T’s, two E’s, the SL bonus of three $900 S’s, three A’s, but then N for negative. Second, Christina wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, Joseph spins his way to a $700 R (we got a shot of the nearby MW by mistake), but then the LaT. Back to Julie who says a $600 C, an O, two C’s for the WC, the last vowel of U, and a $600 G before she tries to solve all of this…

S P E C T A C U _ A R
S _ O _

SPECTACULAR STAGE SHOW is correct for $5,900.

SOLE DUD: N (Julie)
SOLE LaT: Joseph

Christina: $1K/Joseph: $0/Julie: $7,900 WC


Mystery Round: QUOTATION

Here goes Christina w/ three T’s an an R at $650 apiece, a couple E’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $2,350. From here, it’s all Joseph — four $700 H’s, two I’s, a $1,200 pair of W’s, four A’s, an $1,800 N trio, and a $1K pair of S’s. Board…

A N _ / T H E / _ I S H
R A N / A W A _ / W I T H
T H E / S _ _ _ N

He exactly recites “AND THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON” (from “Hey Diddle Diddle) for $6,300.


Christina: $1K/Joseph: $6,300/Julie: $7,900 WC


PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

But the man instantly spins the same BANKRUPT Christina got in the last round. Second in Julie’s future are an $1,100 T pair, four E’s, but then A for awful. Christina thirdly FPs a single H, but that same pesky BANKRUPT strikes again. Joseph then picks off a $1K pair of S’s, two R’s to double up, and a $650 F. We have at this moment…

T H E / _ E S T
S _ R F _ _ _ / E _ E R

…he’s about to experience THE BEST SURFING EVER at the Mauna Lani Bay in HAWAII worth $7,054..

SOLE DUD: A (Julie)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Joseph, Christina)

Christina: $1K/Joseph: $16,804 cash & HI/Julie: $7,900 WC


$3K Tossup: THING

_ O R _ _ – D R _ W N
_ A R _ _ A G _

Julie takes some more money from a HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE.

Round 4: WAYD?

After she says she’s married to Carl for 13 yrs., she chooses a $600 T, two S’s and R’s at $10K each (the latter courtesy of her WC), two E’s a, an an A before we see…

S _ _ E R _ A R _ E T
S _ _ _ _ _ _ _

…she can do a whole lot of SUPERMARKET SHOPPING w/ $20,100!


Christina: $1K/Joseph: $16,804 cash & HI/Julie: $31K

Round 5: ON THE MAP

Christina starts this 10-letter answer w/ a $600 T, but then R for roadblock. Joseph secondly BANKRUPTs near $650. Third for Julie are a $1,200 pair of S’s, but then a worthless E buy. Christina then inserts a $700 C…

_ _ _ S _ S
C _ T _

Home of the NFL’s Chiefs and the MLB’s Royals, she locates KANSAS CITY for $1,300.

DUDS: R (Christina), E (Julie)

Christina: $2,300/Joseph: $16,804 cash & HI/Julie: $31K


Consonants pay off at $1,550 apiece. Late in this round, Julie puts up the H, but she goofs w/ MONKEY BRANCH. Christina then uncovers the Y…

M _ N K _ Y
_ R _ N C H

…she gets MONKEY WRENCH for $3,100

DUDS: S (Julie), T (Christina), L (Julie), B (Julie), A (Christina)
SOLE DQ: Julie’s missolve

Christina: $5,400/Joseph: $16,804 cash & HI/Julie: $31K

GT: $53,204

We have these BR topics for Julie…


Well, surprise me — she’s the first player all season long to go for THING.


$100K Bonus Round

Julie has the S envelope from AMERICA’S. Opening layout…

_ _ L _
_ _ N _ E _ T

PKHO adds some more help…

_ O L _
_ O N _ E P T

She has the BOLD CONCEPT of picking the hot vowel along w/ the P (albeit she didn’t say the C’s) to leave w/ $66K.


OBIT: Tom Petty

Another sombering note to end tonight…legendary rocker Tom Petty (the frontman for his band The Heartbreakers) has died at the age off 66 after going into cardiac arrest. A line from one of his songs was used on April 9, 2010 (“THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART”).

WoF Recap: October 2, 2017

I have compiled various sources to help w/ this report.


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

I / A M / _ U T
O F / H _ R E

Joe rightly says “I AM OUT OF HERE“. We had a battle of the J’s to start this month…

Joe Proszek: sports media production coordinator at UNC Charlotte from Charlotte, NC (grew up in Tulsa, OK)

Julie Regalado: pastry chef married to James for over a year from Santa Monica

Jennifer Hedge: superintendent at the Rio Bravo-Greeley Union School district from Bakersfield, CA


_ _ _ S S U R E
_ _ _ K E _

Jennifer got control w/ PRESSURE COOKER.

TRIP WEDGE: Cambria Hotel & Suites in Chicago
First Gift Tag this Week: eBags

Round 1: THINGS

All Jennifer here — she called up a $1,200 pair of S’s, three E’s, a $2,100 T trio, and two A’s before she went for a quick solve (I would not have done that…)

_ A S T
_ _ E S E _ T
A _ _ / _ _ T _ _ E

…she looked at the PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE too quickly for $2,800 and a new total of $4,800.



Mystery/Crossword Round: IT’S IN THE CAN

Joe’s up first w/ a $700 T, a $650 R, one E and five A’s, and an N for the Chicago trip. But after he bought two U’s, he said a dud of L. Second, Julie picked up the 1/2 CAR next to $600 w/ three S’s, a $1K pair of P’s, a $700 G, and a $600 M to complete the grid…

–   (A)(S)(P)(A)(R)(A)(G)(U)(S)
–    –       (E)
–    –      (S)(P)(A)(M)

…and read them correctly for $3,800.


Joe: $1K/Julie: $3,800 1/2 CAR/Jennifer: $4,800


PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Julie led off w/ a $600 R, four E’s, a $500 S, a $1,200 pair of T, and a single A. But after a $650 H is the BANKRUPT next to TD to lose $2,450 and her plate. Jennifer secondly picked a $600 L, buys an O, but LaTs out. Joe thirdly requested an $1,800 N double, three I’s, and the obvious $650 G, but he went BANKRUPT next to $650 and lost $2,200. Julie then lit up a $3,500 P and a $600 Z…

Z I P – L I N I N G
A _ O _ E / T H E

…in addition to another $4,100, she won the right to be ZIP-LINING ABOVE THE TREES at the St. James’s Club MORGAN BAY in ST. LUCIA worth $7,700.

SOLE LaT: Jennifer
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Julie and Joe)

Joe: $1K/Julie: $15,600 cash & trip/Jennifer: $4,800



S M _ R F S : / T H E
_ O S T / V I L L A _ E

Jennifer blew it by a letter w/ “SMURFS: THE MOST VILLAGE”.

S M _ R F S : / T H E
L O S T / V I L L A _ E


Round 4: PLACE

Her next actions were a $500 T, the purchase of two E’s, but then the LaT. Second for Jennifer are a $700 H, but then S for sorry. Third in Joe’s direction were a $700 R, but then N for negative. After both ladies go BANKRUPT back-to-back (Julie lost $250 next to $650 while Jennifer gave back the 7 Benjamins next to TD), that man missed again w/ G. Julie followed w/ a $1,600 pair of L’s, but then a worthless I buy. Once Jennifer chose D for dud, Joe then uncovered a $550 T, a $650 P, and the last consonant of a $500 C. Board…

T H E / R _ Y _ L
P _ L _ C E

…he took away another $2,400 from THE ROYAL PALACE.

DUDS: S (Jennifer), N (Joe), G (Joe), I (Julie), D (Jennifer)
SOLE LaT: Julie
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)


Consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. Two R’s, two T’s, an S, and two N’s in…

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

Jennifer solved DANCE INSTRUCTOR for another $6,400.

Joe: $3,400/Julie: $18,600 cash & trip/Jennifer: $11,200

GT: $33,200
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $5,550

Julie had these topics to choose from…


She went for FOOD & DRINK.

$100K Bonus Round

We have a convertible on offer, and this one’s from Nick Alexander MINI. Julie’s envelope was the E in GAME. Here’s what she got to start…

_ _ _ E _
_ _ _ S

PDMA gave her some good help…

_ A _ E D
_ A M S

but she just missed it w/ BAKED JAMS and BAKED HAMS. They were BAKED YAMS and she didn’t win that MINI Convertible.


Tonight’s recap will very likely be preempted…

…because we unfortunately have a MASS SHOOTING in Las Vegas last night. The gunman, identified as 64 yr. old Stephen Paddock, killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 400 others. All of them were attending a Jason Aldean concert. The shooter was firing from likely two hotel rooms at the Mandalay Bay hotel. The shooting is now the LARGEST IN U.S. HISTORY, eclipsing the Pulse nightclub in Orlando just over a year ago.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.


We have officially learned that WHEEL is coming to WDW to tape three weeks of shows! They’ll be taping at EPCOT in the area next to the World Showcase Lagoon, between Future World and the World Showcase. The three weeks are as follows…

-October 10: Grandparent and Grandchild (airing the week of Nov. 13)

-October 11: Disney’s Fairytale Weddings (airing Feb. 12-16)

-Octobet 12: Single-player Disney fans (airing the week of Apr. 30, 2018)

Their fourth week of “Disney Sea & Shore” will be taped back at home and will air the week of January 8, 2018.

Read all about it HERE.



Week 3 Stats

Total This Week: $261,677

Total for the Season: $738,279

BR Win Record: 8-7 (.533)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 1

-BR Car: 3

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 1 maZDA CX-5


Prize Wedge Wins: 1

Gift Tag Wins: 4

Mystery Wedge Wins: 2

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 10-0

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 5-5

$10K MW was next to LaT: 3

$10K MW was next to $650: 7

Express was Played-Passed: 2-0

-Successes: 2

-Crashes: 0

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 1 on $3,500

-BR: 1

FP Vowels/Consonants: 13/7

5-Round Games: 5

6-Round Games: 1


Gooseegg Victims: 1

Red Winners: 5

Yellow Winners: 7

Blue Winners: 3

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $37,700

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $74,150 + 1 trip of unknown value

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

Top Winning Totals: $61,230 (Sept. 22), $59,150 (Sept. 27), $55,020 (Sept. 15)

Lowest Winning Totals: $15,292 (Sept. 11), $12,600 (Sept. 18)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $46,530 (Sept. 29)

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


Bonus Round Stats

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

$35K: 5/8




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

CAR: 3/6