RAY: I guess you didn't like the hint? I don't think. And at the end of the school year, what's often done is some kind of graduation photographs are taken, and so that they can figure out whose picture goes with what name, they ask the kids to line up in alphabetical order. That's what E-I-L-N-P...well, it was the only hint that I could give that wouldn't have given it away.
TOM: Well, no, if you had said they were going to take a picture, that would have been a real hint!
RAY: That would have been too easy!
TOM: Ah, the idea.
RAY: In my never-ending quest to complicate and obfuscate, I felt that that was good enough.
TOM: Well, we got a winner! The winner is James Dawson from Dawson's Creek! No, from Crane, Texas.
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