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Whew Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Whew \Whew\ (hw[=u]), n. & interj. A sound like a half-formed whistle, expressing astonishment, scorn, or dislike. Whew duck, the European widgeon. [Prov. Eng.]
Whew Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Whew \Whew\, v. i. To whistle with a shrill pipe, like a plover. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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Whew! is an American game show that aired on CBS from April 23, 1979, until May 30, 1980. It was hosted by Tom Kennedy and announced by Rod Roddy.

The game was created by Jay Wolpert. Production was initially credited to the Bud Austin Company, then later changed to Jay Wolpert Productions in association with Burt Sugarman Inc.

The show aired at 10:30am (EST) on CBS, with the previous occupant of that time slot, The Price is Right, moving to 11:00am to make room, where it still airs to this day in many parts of the United States. Its actual run time, with commercials, was 25 minutes; the remaining time (in between the show and The Price is Right) was taken up by the five-minute CBS Mid-Morning News with Douglas Edwards.

Two contestants (or during the later half of the run, two teams of a civilian and a celebrity), were told the categories for the first two rounds of play, and were designated as either the blocker or the charger by the current challenger (or a person decided by coin toss if there was no champion). The blocker, while the charger was taken off-stage, placed six blocks on the game board, consisting of a 5×5 matrix of 25 spaces (with ascending values from $10 to $50) with an extra row of three additional spaces at the top (worth $200, $350 and $500). No more than three blocks could be put on any of the first five levels, and only one block could be put in the sixth level.

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    BESANCON, France (AP) -- Whew! After a week that included rain, fog, wind, cobblestones, crashes and nervous riders going through huge crowds at the Tour de France start in Yorkshire, England, the pack finally got a day off on Tuesday. Read more on this news related to 'Whew'
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