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A Lincoln In Winter

The Puzzler


RAY: Now you've got to remember all the facts.

TOM: What are the facts?

RAY: Just go back and revisit --

TOM: Late model Cadillac; run for a few days; it was winter; the --

RAY: The dealership didn't find anything wrong with it because--

TOM: Because snow is the key.

RAY: There you go.

TOM: The snow is the key --

RAY: The snow is the key, Minnesota; snow. Druggist. Pharmacist.

TOM: The pharmacist.

RAY: Grouchy.

TOM: Looks out-- Ah hah. I've got it. His rear window defogger.

RAY: So close, but yet so far.

TOM: No?

RAY: What the pharmacist noticed was that there was snow on the roof of the car -- he had just started it and driven over there. There was probably even snow on the hood. But, there was no snow on the trunk because the trunk light was staying on; and that bulb, believe it or not, was generating enough heat to keep the snow from accumulating -- -- Can we play the tape from last week's show --

TOM: When I said, "What a great puzzler."

RAY: When he said, "Wow, what a puzzler!" What did you think it was going to be, Martians? You knew all the facts, what did you think the answer was going to be?

TOM: Well....

RAY: Give me a better answer than this.

TOM: Well, actually it's not bad. It's really not that bad, because it would mean that the light had been on for days, and that's why the trunk would have been really hot in there. Sure, I think it's fine. I'll go with it. Ha Ha.

RAY: It is rather disconcerting to get such a vote of confidence one week, and then the Bronx cheer --

TOM: I take it back. I take back the Bronx cheer; I think it's a great puzzler.

RAY: No you don't, not really.

TOM: No.

RAY: Anyway --

TOM: But we do have a winner?

RAY: Yes. The winner is Nathaniel Klumb. That's K-L-U-M-B, Nat, from Red Stick, Louisiana. You know where that is?

TOM: Yep. Baton Rouge --

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