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'Wheel Of Fortune' Fans Complain That This $100,000 Puzzle Was Too Obscure

Wheel of Fortune” watchers complained that the answer to a puzzle on Thursday’s episode wasn’t common enough ― and it cost one contestant a pretty penny.

The category was “Phrase,” and Cesar Redaja faced these blanks with just 10 seconds to answer:

Contestant Cesar Redaja had just 10 seconds to solve this puzzle. Could you?
Contestant Cesar Redaja had just 10 seconds to solve this puzzle. Could you?

Contestant Cesar Redaja had just 10 seconds to solve this puzzle. Could you?

Redaja didn’t even hazard a full guess as the buzzer sounded.

The answer? “THAT WAS A PIVOTAL FACTOR.”

“That was a toughie,” host Pat Sajak acknowledged. Redaja’s mouth was agape when he got a peek of the bonus prize that he would have won: $100,000.

“Yeah, I know,” Sajak said.

The contestant still went home with $26,398.

Online, outraged viewers said that the phrase’s obscurity was a pivotal factor in Redaja not winning the extra cash.

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