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Thursday, March 14, 2013

WOF Recap: March 14, 2013

EPISODE #5784: SANDALS RESORTS WEEK

$1,000 Tossup: PLACE

W _ _ _ _ / _ A _ D
B E A C _

This puzzle was last used on Sept. 19, 2007 (but w/ GLEAMING in front) when Becki Burrell added and unnecessary -ES at the end and lost $39,746 cash and Caribbean. As for tonight, a woman w/ the same-sounding first name solves WHITE SAND BEACH -- it's Becky! And she's the only female among the following...

Becky LaProwse: fitness instructor from Tacoma, WA 
Shawn Bausinger: guest services coordinator, tour guide and a Philadelphia sports fan from Westchester, PA
Kevin Chaney: camper and Bengal/Indians fan from Huntington, WV (orig. from Fostoria, OH)

$2,000 Tossup: PHRASE

_ I N G / _ _ / T _ E
_ U _ G _ E

Shawn knows that Tarzan's the KING OF THE JUNGLE.

Jackpot Round: FOOD & AND DRINK

Shawn's first w/ an S but then the LAT. Second, Kevin calls for a $700 T and two A's, but then comes the BANKRUPT next to $650 to take away the $450 remainder. Third, Becky tries an N while on $2,500, but it's not there. Shawn resumes his play w/ three E's, an L but then M for mistake while on the $5,670 Beaches Resort wedge. After Kevin also falls victim to LAT, Becky follows w/ two D's and another baddie of G. Shawn then inserts two R's and I's...

_ R _ I T - _ L A _ _ R E D
S _ A _ E D / I _ E

...and solves FRUIT-FLAVORED SHAVED ICE for $1,950.

DUDS: N (Becky), M (Shawn), G (Becky)
BANKRUPT: Kevin
LATs: 2 (both men)
LEFT ON JACKPOT BOAT: $11,500

Scores after R1
Shawn: $3,950
Kevin: $0
Becky: $1K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Early on, Kevin says a dud of H while on the MW next to LAT. Second, Becky BANKRUPTS on the MDW's right side. Third, Shawn selects an S but then L for loss of turn. Kevin next lands on the WC, but he strikes out w/ M. Becky then takes an R but then E for error. Following his A purchase, Shawn picks up the h20+ gift tag w/ twin N's, Some letters later, he misses again w/ G. Kevin then picks up the 1/2 CAR next to $900 w/ a D...

F A I R Y
D _ S T
_ _ N N Y

...and solves FAIRY DUST BUNNY for the house minimum. Surprisingly, there was no null cycle occurrence for this fairly short puzzle.

DUDS: H (Kevin), L (Shawn), M (Kevin), E (Becky), G (Shawn)
BANKRUPT: Becky

Scores after R2
Shawn: $3,950
Kevin: $1K + 1/2 CAR
Becky: $1K

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PRIZE PUZZLE Round: THINGS

Becky does some work, only to get nailed by the LAT. As for Shawn...

_ _ _ O R _ _ S
T O / _ A S T / A
_ _ _ _ T _ _ _

...he'll have MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME during his $5,500 stay at the Grand Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in JAMAICA.

LAT: Becky

Scores after R3
Shawn: $9,450 cash and Jamaica
Kevin and Becky: $1K each

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$3,000 Tossup: MOVIE TITLE

P _ E _ _ Y
W _ M A N

Kevin gets "PRETTY WOMAN" to quadruple his money.

Round 4: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Kevin strikes out right away w/ S. Secondly, Becky does a little work, but we hear the bell for Speed-up Mode...

_ _ _ _ _ N G / _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ / T H E / _ _ _ _

...and the leftover consonants each yield $1,500. Kevin faces the following w/ $3K in his bank...

P _ L L _ N G / _ _ _ _
_ R _ _ / T H E / P _ _ _

...PULLING HAIR FROM THE PIE is a terrible guess. The A's get called later on...

P _ L L _ N G / A _ A _
F R _ M / T H E / P A _ _

...and Shawn's PULLING AWAY FROM THE PACK for his own $3K.

SOLE DUD BEFORE FINAL SPIN: S (Kevin)
DUDS AFTER THE BELL: D (Shawn), B (Becky)
DQ: Kevin's blown solve

FINAL SCORES
Shawn: $12,450 cash and Jamaica
Kevin: $4K
Becky: $1K

CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $17,450 (second-lowest of season) 
BANKRUPT TRASH: $450

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$100,000 Bonus Round
Shawn lands on the M of GAME.

Category: THING
He should know what the second word is already...

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

PFGA gives him some key letters in the top word...

F _ _ L P R _ _ F
S _ _ E _ E


His FOOLPROOF SCHEME for winning the BR is a success, so he wins the $50K and leaves w/ $62,450 cash and trip!

$5K SPIN ID: RS1244985

MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10 (the maingame was mostly bad luck, but the BR win made up for it)

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