Dumb Answer of the Week
What Happens When You Speak Before You Think

November 3rd - November 10th, 2013

Text by: Jim Williams

I've said it many times over the years. Many times DAotW articles are meant to poke fun at contestants who are idiots. Sometimes, though, the dumb answers I write about are the result of simple brain farts. File this one under the latter.

The set may look like it's adorned for Halloween, but I assure you, the air date for this Dumb Answer of the Week from Wheel of Fortune occurred early in November.

We join the proceedings in the Mystery Round where the category is...

Krystin has a solid run to start things off, skirting close to hitting "Bankrupt" on a couple of spins. She even nabs a 1/2 Car Tag but surrenders control when she tries to buy an E.

With the puzzle in the above form, Syeeta gets on a roll filling the puzzle up to the point below.

And as luck would have it, Syeeta would land on...

The top dollar value in the round. She promptly calls for a...

And she gets 1...2...3 W's!

She has almost $20,000 and decides to solve.

School of What?

And boom goes the dynamite. Play passes to Josh who promptly hits "Bankrupt" allowing Krystin to swoop in and solve the puzzle.

It was such a tough loss to watch that Pat decided to console Syeeta as they headed to commercial.

Syeeta ended up in third for the half hour with $1,000 from winning the opening "Toss Up" puzzle. Sadly, she also walks away with the latest GSG Dumb Answer of the Week.

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