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Thursday, May 16, 2013

WOF Recap: May 16, 2013

EPISODE #5829: BEST FRIENDS WEEK (NYC)

$1,000 Tossup: CHARACTERS


B _ T _ _ N / A _ D
_ _ _ _ _

Jonathan solves BATMAN AND ROBIN. Now playing on this Thursday...

Kristine Ganancial & Jonathan Tavares (4 yrs.): the man is a real estate worker and they're die hard Yankees fans
Lois Shiffman & Barbara Katechis (over 2 decades): court reporters
Simon Abtalion & Chad Levy (about a decade): financial firm salesmen who first met at a New Orleans school; Simon is originally from Manhattan

$2,000 Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

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

Kristine messes up the second word, but she recovers quickly and gets FRESH FRUIT PLATE to triple her team's money.

HOTWIRE TRIP OF THE NIGHT: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel w/ a VIP tour for two of Sony Pictures Studios worth $11,160

Jackpot Round: FUN & GAMES

Kristine/Jonathan waste a spin w/ the MDW's left-side BANKRUPT. Second, Lois and Barbara take a $650 T to start, followed by five R's, some vowels and a Y for the ebags.com gift tag. But after a lot of work...

_ _ _ N _ / Y O U R
_ A R T N E R / R O U N _
A N _ / R O U N _

They blow the solve w/ TURN YOUR PARTNER ROUND AND ROUND (no sound of the buzzer, though) to throw away $6,650 cash and GT. After that bad moment, the men call for three $500 D's...

_ _ _ N _ / Y O U R
_ A R T N E R / R O U N D
A N D / R O U N D

...and solve SWING YOUR PARTNER ROUND AND ROUND for the $2K house minimum.

BANKRUPT: Kristine/Jonathan
SOLE DQ: Lois/Barbara blown solve
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,750

Scores after R1
Kristine/Jonathan: $3K
Lois/Barbara: $0
Simon/Chad: $2K

MMS Puzzle #7: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (there weren't many BR wins on the road trip there back in late Season 22)

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The all-female team begin their road to redemption w/ four T's for a $2K start, two N's for the CA trip and six E's. Later, they FP an S, buy the rest of the vowel department (two A's and a U)...but then BANKRUPT near $3,500 after all that work; that costs them $14,910 cash and trip. Afterwards, Simon/Chad insert four R's and a Y to give them $1,350...

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

...and they make another house minimum solve w/ LINGERIE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; they also start the next round.

BANKRUPT: Lois/Barbara

Scores after R2
Kristine/Jonathan: $3K
Lois/Barbara: nada
Simon/Chad: $4K

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PRIZE PUZZLE Round: SONG LYRICS
(w/ an ! at the very end)

Those men immediately run into the same normal BANKRUPT. Second, Kristine/Jonathan spot a $650 R but then hit the BANKRUP next to said amount. Third, Lois/Barbara do most of the work before hitting LAT. Simon/Chad spin once for two $450 C's (one at the very beginning)...

C E _ E _ R _ T E
_ O O _ / T I M E S
C O M E / O N !

...and solve Kool & The Gang's "CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!" to add a trip to the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI worth $10,710.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (red and blue teams)
LAT: Lois/Barbara

Scores after R3

Kristine/Jonathan: $3K
Lois/Barbara: gooseegg alert
Simon/Chad: $15,610 cash and HI

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$3,000 Tossup: OCCUPATION


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

Kristine goofs w/ MECHANICAL ENGINEER, costing her team the Tossup sweep.

_ _ E C _ R I C A L
_ N G I N _ _ _

Barbara solves ELECTRICAL ENGINEER to finally get her team on the board.

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

_ / S _ _ / _ H _ R _
T H _ S / _ S / G _ _ N G

Lois/Barbara say "I SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING" for $9,500.

SOLE DUD OF GAME: M (Kristine/Jonathan)

FINAL SCORES
Kristine/Jonathan: $3K
Lois/Barbara: $12,500
Simon/Chad: $15,610 cash and HI

CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $31,110
BANKRUPT TRASH: $15,560 cash and CA

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MMS Puzzle #8: PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN

$100,000 Bonus Round
Simon grabs that I envelope of SPIN.

Category: OCCUPATION
One-word puzzle alert...

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

ACBM only adds...

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

A VIDEOGRAPHER won't be recording footage of their $35K win, so they end up w/ $15,610 cash and trip. That means we're on SHUTOUT ALERT yet again, ladies and gentlemen.

$5K SPIN ID: DL1486340

MY EP. RATING
: 5 out of 10

2 comments:

  1. Is the MMS puzzle stand for millionaire makers sweepstakes?

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