Getting to 100
RAY: As far as I know this is the only answer, and I'm going to go out on a limb and say, this is the only answer. I defy anyone to come up with a different answer.
RAY: There'll be 500 emails before the show ends, and here's the answer I got. 123 minus 45 minus 67 plus 89.
TOM: Really? That adds up to 100?
RAY: Well, 99 anyway. It's close enough. Do we have a winner?
TOM: Yah. Our winner is Joan Crawford.
RAY: Joan Crawford.
TOM: From Mendham, New Jersey. And for having her answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, both of them, Joan gets a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com with which she can get a copy of our most recent CD, which features funny stories we've told on the air over the years. It's called, 'Once Upon a Car Fire,' and it's yours if you want it, Joan, for being this week's puzzler winner, and a fabulous actress besides, I might add.
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