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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

WOF Recap: January 15, 2013

EPISODE #5742: GREAT ADVENTURES

Opening Flashback Clip (Nov. 24, 2009): David Drake wears a pair of sunglasses during his interview

$1,000 Tossup: QUOTATION

U _ / _ P / A N D
_ _ _ Y !

Christina says "UP, UP AND AWAY!". Tuesday's trio...

Christina Morehouse: culinary department worker for their independent school district from Houston!
Terry Scott: tax attorney and amateur photographer from Pittsburgh
Tiffany Higginbotham: social worker for the elderly/disabled from Knoxville, TN

$2,000 Tossup: THING

W _ _ E L E _ S
M O U _ _

We use this in today's technology world, and Terry knows that's a WIRELESS MOUSE.

FEATURED GA: Greece from g adventures worth $8,856

Jackpot Round: PLACE

Terry gets going w/ four T's for $1,200 and three H's for the 1/2 CAR next to $300. But after buying a couple vowels, he BANKRUPTS next to top dollar to lose the $2,200 remainder and his plate. Second, Tiffany picks up the TravelSmith gift tag w/ two N's and buys the rest of the vowels before LOSING A TURN. Third, Christina BANKRUPTS on the MDW's right side. Two spins later, Terry's got that MDW w/ an R. Soon enough...

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

...he figures that Earth is THE THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN for $3,300.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Terry, Christina)
LAT: Tiffany
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,700

Scores after R1
Terry: $5,300 + MDW
Tiffany: $0
Christina: $1K

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Mystery Round: HUSBAND AND WIFE

Tiffany's up first w/ three N's and most of this puzzle's valid vowels before she LATs out for the second time tonight. Christina secondly calls for three D's and a dud of H while on the Greece trip. Terry also strikes out w/ S. Back to Tiffany who lights up a C and the last vowel of O while on FP, but she then gives back $1,150 to the BANKRUPT next to top dollar. Christina then picks up the other available 1/2 CAR w/ a P and lights up two M's...

P R I N C E
_ I _ _ I A M / A N D
_ A _ E
M I D D _ E _ O N

...before solving the English couple PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON (the latter's expecting a baby in July) for $3,750.

DUDS: H (Christina), S (Terry)
BANKRUPT: Tiffany
LAT: Tiffany

Scores after R2
Terry: $5,300 + MDW
Tiffany: $0
Christina: $4,750 + 1/2 CAR

Bonus Puzzle Flashback (1992 from Disneyworld): THING
A woman chose CHKO...

_ _ R
C O N _ _ T _ O N _ N _

...but she doesn't turn on this AIR CONDITIONING.

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PRIZE PUZZLE Round: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Christina first fills in the usual -ING ending. Later, she FPs triple E's and cashes in $10,500 w/ three T's. After buying the leftover vowels of U and A, she gets a second 1/2 CAR from the same location she landed on before w/ triple H's, and here we go...

H E A _ I N G
S O U T H / F O R
T H E / _ I N T E R

She'll be HEADING SOUTH FOR THE WINTER, because she's won $15,600, the Chevy Sonic, and the $5,500 caravan.com PANAMA TOUR for a total of $35,760 in that round alone!

MAJOR PERFECT ROUND!

Scores after R3
Terry: $5,300 + MDW
Tiffany: $0
Christina: $40,510 cash and prizes

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$3,000 Tossup: FUN AND GAMES

_ I L L Y
_ U T _ _

Terry solves SILLY PUTTY.

Round 4: OCCUPATION (full $1,900 speed-up)

Terry starts w/ the T on this short puzzle...

_ _ _ T _ _
_ _ _ _

...but he goes way off the mark w/ GUTTER PIPE. Tiffany later tries to avoid being gooseegged...

_ _ S T R _
C _ _ _

...she does w/ PASTRY CHEF.

SOLE DUD: N (Tiffany)
DQ: Terry's goofy answer

FINAL SCORES
Terry: $8,300
Tiffany: $1,900
Christina: $40,510 cash and prizes

TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $50,710
TOTAL BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $3,350

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$100,000 Bonus Round
Here's the ' envelope for Christina.

Category: PHRASE
30% of this puzzle to start...

_ _ _ S T
_ _ / E _ _ 


She's going w/ my preferred combo of BGHO...actually, she's replacing the O w/ the A...

B _ _ S T
_ _ / E G _ 


Well, she's able to BOOST MY EGO w/ a $35K win, giving her a final total of $75,510 cash and prizes!

$5K SPIN ID: EK8429185

MY EP. RATING: 8 out of 10

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