Seeing Double

The Puzzler

RAY: And the word is --

TOM AND RAY: Bookkeeper.

RAY: Or bookkeep, or bookkeeping, B-O-O-K-K-E-E. Pretty good, eh?

TOM: Very, very good.

RAY: Someone sent in good deed. But that's not one word. And the Scrabble crowd sent us heelloop, hooffooted and veneerroom, but bookkeeper is our answer.

TOM: That's right and it's better than any of those stupid other words.

RAY: Yeah, and by the way, I mean, you can't go using the Internet to solve these puzzles. It's like sitting down and doing a crossword puzzle with a crossword puzzle dictionary sitting next to you.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: It's like you've given up on life, you might as well as start wearing sweatpants.

TOM: We're asking you to think.

RAY: Bingo. Do we have a winner?

TOM: Yeah, the winner this week is Bruce Kinsey from Beaufort, South Carolina. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Bruce is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at, with which he can get one of our Car Talk Lackeys T-shirts.

We have so many lackeys that we had to make up four different lackey shirts to put their names and titles on it.

RAY: These are the lackeys that we list at the end of the show, like the head of our working mothers support group, Erasmus B. Dragon.

TOM: Right. And our meteorologist from the New Delhi office, Luke Outovwindow. Congratulations Bruce for being this week's puzzler winner.

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