Old Roommates

The Puzzler

RAY: How did I do it? Well, I will confess: there were obfuscations here; the fact, the Midwest thing was an obfuscation.

TOM: Yeah. A red herring.

RAY: Red, complete red herring.

TOM: Completely red, yeah.

RAY: Blazing red herring.

TOM: Blazing red.

RAY: And then when I say I find him--I didn't find him. He found me.

TOM: Exactly.

RAY: Because I went to the customer service desk...

TOM: The white phone.

RAY: The white phone, and I paged myself.

TOM: Exactly.

RAY: And he says, "That nu..."

TOM: "I'm going to go collect that 200 bucks that sleazeball hasn't paid me for 20 years!" And there he was.

RAY: And there he was.

TOM: With his hands around your neck!

RAY: His hands in my wallet!

TOM: If you were given that as part of the puzzle--"and within two minutes, he had found me and had his hands around my neck"--that would have done it.

RAY: Anyway, who's our winner this week?

TOM: Winner? The winner is Susan Geyer [SP?] from Seattle, Washington.

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