WoF Quickcap: 1/2/2023


First theme of the new year: ❄️Winter Hideaway❄️

Two men kicking off 2023
Chelsea Carr, a 3rd grade teacher at Westernport by day and rock band singer on the weekend for six years engaged to Michael for four years who’s also played professional horseshoes for about eight years (her nickname is “Little Sixer”) from Cumberland, MD
Matthew Warren, an IT worker and vinyl record collector (he has over 600 of them) married to Katie for over a decade from Charleston, SC (he appeared on JEOPARDY! on Nov. 25, 2010 and finished in 2nd place; he is itsmwar on BAV)
Khalid Hart, a content creator who used to be the mascot (Ekho the Dolphin) at California State Univ. Channel Islands and collects wrestling belts & hockey jerseys from L.A.

Final Scores: Khalid: $3,750/Chelsea: $3K/Matthew$23,700 cash & Riviera Maya WC

GT: $30,450
Khalid’s Bankrupt Trash: $1,350

Scary moments

-Things got off to a BAD START on the opening toss-up…

S N _ W
F L _ R _ _ _ S

Khalid blows it w/ SNOW FLOWERS — this ain’t LIVING THINGS, dude! -__- If it weren’t for him solving the R2 puzzle, I probably would’ve given him an INSTANT DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG award to start ’23 just for that.

-In R1…

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

THINGS ARE (NOT) STARTING TO LOOK GOOD here, because Chelsea blows the $5,650 solve for not counting the O’s carefully.

-In R3…

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

Chelsea FLUNKS OUT on the next pick of M, so we got a $0 prize puzzle win as a result and at that point I thought we were about to have a repeat of last Thursday’s debacle.


First SUV on offer for 2023: maZDa CX-9 Grand Touring

$100K Bonus Round: Matthew shows that he was WORKING HARD to turn this episode around for $40K.

Matthew’s Final Total: $63,700 cash & Riviera Maya

New GT: $70,450

My Rating: 6 (D+)

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

Unfortunately, that is our twentieth car shutout of the season.


J! Quickcap: 1/2/2023

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First Challengers of 2023
-Chris Blair, a development operations manager from Newbury Park, CA
-Denise Carlon, an attorney from Seaside Heights, NJ

Hoping to Start 2023 with win #13: Ray Lalonde (12-day $354,300)

Correct/Incorrect: 55/6
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/3

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 0 ($0)

Coryat Score: $44,000
Lach Trash: $3,000 from 3 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

Daily Double Correct Answers: 1

Pre-FJ! Scores: Ray: $16,100/Denise: $16K/Kristin: $8,200 (Combined: $40,300)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2

Winner: Ray ($32,100 (13-day $386,400))

Ray will have his hands full Tomorrow when he battles Claire Theoret from Essex, VT and Lloyd Sy orig. from Rockford, IL

My Rating: 7 (Ray & Denise made it an exciting Match)

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-) (Denise played too conservatively)

LMaD Quickcap: 1/2/2023

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Perfect Deals: 1

Car Wins?: No

Zonk Victims: Chris, Maka(Who Dodged a Zonk but Failed), Karis(Who Dodged a Zonk but Failed)
Zonk Survivor: Tim

BD revealed reverse door number order and increasing values (Tim – gives up $2,500):
SD (#3): 55″ outdoor HDTV, DISRUPT custom ping-pong table & DISRUPT inflatable spa ($4,848)
MD (#2): Kitchen incl. Cuisinart appliances & cookware ($9,097)- M.O.
BD (#1): EVERYTHING incl. 5n in Penang, Malaysia ($12,993)

$500 QD (Mercedes): Bottle cork (Jonathan)- $

My Rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D-)

25 Words Quickcap: 1/2/2023


Challengers w/ Melissa Peterman: Faith & Harrison (finance firm coworkers who are into puns)
Champs w/ Cedric Yarbrough: Matt & Koin (high school friends & video gamers) – 1 day Prize: Trip so far

Turn #1 answers: TEASE, BARISTA, BAT, ACUPUNCTURE & RYAN; Bid: 13 (Melissa)- Strikes First For Challengers
Turn #2 answers (Faith v. Matt): NERF, PAT, KNUCKLE, DISHWASHER & NICKEL; Bid: 16 (Matt)- Misses NERF & DISHWASHER

Superfan of the Day: Lisa (FOX 11)

Turn #3 answers: SEAGULL, SILK, NEW ENGLAND, NUGGET & BREAD; Bid: 17 (Harrison)- Goes 3-3 (Challengers 750 – Champs 0)

Round 2
Green Words (250): LIT(Cedric), FASTEST, UNCLE(Melissa), CALM, VASE(Melissa)
Yellow Words (500): BOOKMARK(Melissa), CADDY(Cedric), OLIVE GARDEN(Cedric), LILY PAD(Melissa – Slotomania), KRYPTON

On the line: 3250 For the Champs & Cedric; 2500 for Challengers & Melissa

Champs: Much Needed Sweep (4250)
Challengers (Needs All 5 to tie): Success
SD: Faith v. Matt: Matt Misses with Sprite (A: 7UP)(Champs are dismissed with a Trip & Buttercloth)

Money Round: Faith made 9 right missing AIRPLANE – Going to Wyndham Grand Rio Mar

My rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

TPiR Quickcap: 1/2/2023

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First Four to Start 2023: Angela Barber, Elisabet Romo, Raymond Alvizu & Mirela Muftarevic
Bargain Game: Mirela ($1,590) Locates the Bigger Bargain for Both Trips (GT: $16,779)

Followed By: Nedrolyn White
Let em’ Roll: Elisabet ($982) Bails with $3,500 (GT: $4,482)

Up Next: Alexander Kaufman
Take Two: Angela ($1,900) Gets No Prizes at all

SCSD #1 Winner: Mirela (Adds $1K – $17,779)

Coming on in: Deborah Powell
Cover Up: Alexander ($725) Fails to Cover the Cost resulting in a Car Wipeout

Now Entering: Frank Robinson
Flip-Flop: Deborah ($1,199) Flips to a win (GT: $9,848)

Coming Up Next: Adrion Alamo (girl)
Back to ’72 ’73: Adrion ($2,799) Returns from 1973 with a Big Win (GT: $28,133)

First on the 2023 Booted List
: Raymond

SCSD #2 Winner: Adrion

Showcase Winner: Adrion ($55,883)

Total Games won: 3 out of 6 (1 Partial) – Total Winnings: $90,617

My rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Raymond gets an Unhappy Booting