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#0907: The Inky Shadows of the Dimly-Lit Quonset Hut

Original Air Date: 02.14.2009

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This week on Car Talk, the puzzler graduates from Creative Writing 101, with a World War II tale of intrigue worthy of John Le Carre or, maybe, Murray Le Carre. What life-saving wisdom emerges from the inky shadows of one dimly lit quonset hut? Also, a Jeep owner regrets not choosing the "Laundry Package" as an option; Charles in New York wonders how many bungee cords he can get away with using to avoid a thousand dollar brake job; and back-to-school mom Victoria goes car shopping for her three student kids. All this and lots more, on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

From Ray's WWII puzzler series: what did the Royal Air Force pilot know, that the flight operations chief didn't? See if you can guess. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Why was the GPS reading so curious? Find out. Find out!

Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray share some great (and rather dubious) bits of wisdom

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Show Review - 769

by Anonymous

I loved it

by kwannonkyo

Well I never thought my puzzler would get on the AIR!!! So I loved it. I even immediately donated to my local NPR station... You should too..

Favorite Moment: My puzzler!!!!

what's the artist's name

by mledajaks

i just listened to your 1/2/10 show and you talked to this "back to school mom" who ended up bcoming a successful artist. her name is victoria, what is her last name?...i wanted to look up her art :) thanks ps: i donated my 1997 ford escort wagon to your show. the trans failed on me after having it for only 6 months, i bought it used from a dealer with 103,000 miles. good news though i acquired a 1996 chevy cavalier from my wife's late grandmother that has a whopping 30,000 miles on it. it's kind of like going into a time warp driving this thing. thanks, miro

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Tom and Ray share questionable wisdom handed down through the ages.

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