Race Against Time

The Puzzler

RAY: But how could he do that without the use of a clock or a watch? And this has nothing to do with a string and a lighter, but I said it's close.

TOM: It's close.

RAY: And that was the hint.

TOM: It's close.

RAY: It would not allow any timepieces, per se.

TOM: Per se. But it doesn't mean you couldn't measure time somehow, if it weren't with a timepiece.

RAY: Right. I mean, you could use the sun. And I'm sure people were trying to think of how to use the odometer, or singing a song. You could do that. They could sing the "Star Spangled Banner."

TOM: Ah! Ouch! That's good!

RAY: That would be pretty good, huh?

TOM: I hadn't thought of that.

RAY: But better than all of those is you turn on the windshield wipers.

TOM: Oh.

RAY: And you count the swipes.

TOM: Wow!

RAY: And you can't get a better timepiece than that.

TOM: That's a good time, unless...

RAY: You got a watch.

TOM: You're in the MG.

RAY: Right. Who's our winner?

TOM: That's very good! And the prize this week goes to Julie Johnson from Washington, D.C.

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