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Hugh Louis Dewey and the Last Will and Testament

The Puzzler


RAY: It's pretty clear that Jones wanted his son to receive twice as much as the wife, right?

TOM: Right.

RAY: And he also wanted the wife to receive twice as much as the daughter.

TOM: I'm still with you!

RAY: So, the son gets four-sevenths, and the wife gets two sevenths which is half as much as the son. And the daughter? She gets one seventh, which is half as much as the wife.

Four sevenths, two sevenths, one seventh add up to what? Seven sevenths.

Pretty good, eh?

TOM: That is good.

RAY: Do we have a winner?

TOM: Yah, we got a winner. The winner is Mark Conway from Methuen, Massachusetts. Hey, we got a Massachusetts winner! And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Mark is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com, with which he can get an authentic Car Talk baseball jersey. It's ash gray with black sleeves and red scripted baseball style letters across the front that say, Car Talk Plaza, Our Fair City. Do they all say Bench Warmer on the back?

RAY: No, just yours.

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