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Of Subways, Tokens, and Silent Transactions

The Puzzler


TOM: Is the dog involved?

RAY: The dog is not involved.

TOM: Is the fact that he is blind involved?

RAY: Only tangentially.

TOM: Oh!

RAY: That was in the way of a hint.

TOM: Oh!

RAY: A very small hint.

TOM: Everything counts.

RAY: Yeah. Very small hint. And the answer, very simply, is that he didn't give her a dollar bill, he gave her, in fact, four quarters.

TOM: So simple.

RAY: So simple. Of course if he had given her four quarters he'd wanted two tokens otherwise he would have given her two quarters for which he would have received one token and a dime change.

TOM: Right. What if he had given her like three quarters? She would have given him a dope slap.

RAY: No. She would have given him a dime change and token.

TOM: Here you are sir!

RAY: Who's our winner?

TOM: The winner is Rebecca Dodson from Hawkins, Texas.

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