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Which state am I?

The Puzzler


RAY: Now, because of the oil well, you might think it's got to be Texas.

TOM: Exactly.

RAY: But, it was Pennsylvania. Oil was first discovered in Pennsylvania, and according to Phil Jackness, it had the first highway. Do we have a winner?

TOM: We do! The winner this week is Spencer Simpson from Baltimore, Maryland. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Spence is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate.

RAY: Now how do you know that Spencer wants to be called Spence?

TOM: I don't know, I hope I haven't offended him. I was just trying to be friendly.

RAY: He doesn't even like you. He just wanted the gift certificate. Go ahead.

TOM: OK. So what's his name, Simpson, from Baltimore, Maryland, is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com with which he can get a Car Talk baseball shirt or a Car Talk football shirt.

RAY: You know, given what we know about the demographics of NPR listeners, wouldn't we better off with something like a Car Talk chess shirt? Or Sudoku shirt?

TOM: I guess those would look just like the regular Car Talk shirts except they'd be pre-rumpled and the coffee stains would be inked on at the factory.

RAY: Exactly.

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