Down-Under Wonder

The Puzzler

TOM: You said it was a quasi-automotive --

RAY: And yet there was no mention of a car anywhere.

TOM: Neither on the slopes nor at the pool.

RAY: So if that is in fact the clue --

TOM: This is great!

RAY: There must be something peculiar about Australians.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: Well, the only peculiar about Australians is that they drive --

TOM: They eat vegemite? That's what's peculiar.

RAY: They drink warm beer and they drive on the other side of the road.

TOM: Yes, they do.

RAY: And when he saw the four of them walking toward us after admiring the two cute blonde girls that were in front of their parents, he noticed that the father's right arm was tan.

TOM: Wait a minute. How come he knew, how'd he know they weren't Japanese?

RAY: There you go.

TOM: Yeah, and how did he know that the wife doesn't do all the driving?

RAY: It was an educated guess.

TOM: What's brilliant about it is the clue.

RAY: The clue.

TOM: The clue makes the puzzler worth it. Martin Gardner would be proud of you. Of course, he would turn over in his grave if he heard you.

RAY: He wouldn't.

TOM: What? No.

RAY: All right. I guess nobody liked it.

TOM: Excellent. I loved it.

RAY: OK. Who's our winner.

TOM: The winner is Delores. Wow. Delores Mikorelli. Hey. Delores Mikorelli from Gotian, Ohio.

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