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Jailbreak

The Puzzler


RAY: In 1918 a man was arrested for a crime and sentenced to life in prison. Thirty years later -- with the help of a lifelong friend -- the prisoner comes up with an escape plan. The friend was to leave a get-away car in a nearby field.

The escape goes like clockwork. The convict finds the car just where his friend said it would be and all he has to do is get in the car and drive away.

TOM: He doesn't make it.

RAY: Duh! He can't start the car yet there is nothing wrong with the car and when he finally figures it out --

TOM: The guards have got him.

RAY: The question is, why couldn't he start the car?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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