RAY: Hah! We're back. You're listening to Car Talk with us, Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, and we're here to discuss cars, car repair and whatever. Ah! The new Puzzler!
TOM: I can hardly wait.
RAY: Well, like I said, I have a huge--as my brother knows--an enormous selection of potentially crummy Puzzlers.
TOM: And this is in the least-crummy pile? Do you put them in piles? Do you have piles?
RAY: I had piles once, but I took medication.
TOM: Yeah. So?
RAY: You guys may...you may not like this, and if you don't, tough.
TOM: We'll have to live with anything.
RAY: And I don't know who sent this, because I lost the last page of the letter.
TOM: Wow! It's long.
RAY: Oh, it's handwritten.
RAY: I like the handwritten ones.
RAY: Here it is. You get a letter in the mail predicting the winner of a heavyweight championship match a few weeks before the event.
RAY: There's no other information in the letter, just the prediction.
TOM: Yeah. This is like the Dempsey-Firpal fight.
RAY: Firpal's going to win.
TOM: Firpal's going to win.
RAY: You don't take it seriously, thinking it's a prank from a friend. Nevertheless, the prediction is correct.
TOM: Oh, man! I love it already!
RAY: You receive subsequent letters predicting the winners of events a few days before they happen. The letters correctly predict the winners of, like I said, a heavyweight championship bout, the World Series...
RAY: The NBA finals, the presidential election, the world chess championship.
TOM: I got it. I know the question, and I know the answer.
RAY: The NCAA basketball finals.
RAY: The Rose Bowl.
RAY: You are amazed these letters are always correct in their predictions.
RAY: Even though some are upsets.
RAY: Shortly after the Rose Bowl, you receive a letter stating that after you send--you knew this was coming--10 grand to a certain address...
RAY: One week before the Super Bowl, you'll receive a letter with the winner of that event.
TOM: I've got it, yeah.RAY: Should you? And why? Now, if you think you know the answer...
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