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The Body Eclectic

Jul 10, 2014
Originally published on June 4, 2015 11:06 am

Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?

Heard in Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat

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Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back the winners from all of our games - from He's Back, Jason Merrin, from Something In The Air, Ameet Kabrawala, from Nice Outfit, Nick Gorski and from Soundgarden Of Music, Joel Schwartzberg. They're all going to play our Ask Me One More final round. And our puzzle guru, Art Chung, will take us out.

ART CHUNG, BYLINE: Thanks, Ophira. This final round is called The Body Eclectic. Every answer in this round is going to be a word, phrase or proper noun that has the name of a body part in it. For instance, a quick response that is reflexive and unthinking would be a knee-jerk reaction.

We're playing this spelling bee style, so one wrong answer and you're out. You only have a few seconds to give me that answer. The last person standing is our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner.

Jason, you're up. It's the legendary giant, hairy creature also known as Sasquatch.


CHUNG: That's correct. Ameet, it's a red legume frequently used in chili con carne and named after the organ it resembles.


CHUNG: You got it. Nick, when ordering books or clothes online, you might have to pay for shipping and what other cost?

NICK GORSKI: Handling.

CHUNG: That's right - handling. Joel, it's what a married couple might share at the bank so that they can each deposit and withdraw funds.

SCHWARTZBERG: Joint checking account?

CHUNG: Joint account - that's what we're looking for. Great. Back to Jason - a two word phrase meaning sufficient space to move around in.

MERRIN: Leg room?

CHUNG: Oh, that's not what we're looking for, but I'll accept that. It was elbow room. That's right. We'll give that to you, even though legroom is technically one word. Ameet, a catchy song or melody that gets stuck in your head. Three seconds. Sorry, no answer - shakes his head. Nick, do you know the answer to that question - a catchy song or melody that gets stuck in your head?

GORSKI: Ear worm?

CHUNG: That's correct. I'm sorry, Ameet. Joel, this animated rooster with a southern accent appears in many Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons.

SCHWARTZBERG: Foghorn Leghorn.

CHUNG: That's right. You pulled it out. Jason, a high-powered tool for driving small metal spikes into wood used in place of a hammer. Shaking your head - no answer? All right, let's see if Nick knows.

GORSKI: Is it nail gun?

CHUNG: It is a nail gun. Thank you, Jason. We are down to two players, Joel and Nick.

Joel, it's a glamorous desert resort city located in southern California's Coachella Valley.


CHUNG: Yep, that's right, pulled it out. Nick, it's the process of uttering noises that sound like speech during a religious experience.

GORSKI: Speaking in tongues?

CHUNG: That's right. Joel, a forward phrase that commonly ends the expression beauty is in the...

SCHWARTZBERG: ...Eye of the beholder.

CHUNG: You got it. Nick, these skin blemishes are common in people over 50 but have nothing to do with the organ it's named after.

GORSKI: Liver spots?

CHUNG: That's right. Let's hear it for liver spots. Joel, the prolific musician and producer behind soundtrack albums such as "O Brother, Where Art Thou," "Crazy Heart" and "Inside Llewyn Davis."


CHUNG: I'll give you one more shot.

SCHWARTZBERG: T Bone Pickett? (Laughing ) Pickett?

CHUNG: No, sorry. (Laughing) Let's see if Nick knows. Nick, if you know the answer, you're our winner.

GORSKI: Is it T Bone Burnett?

CHUNG: That's right.

EISENBERG: And the crowd goes wild for our winner, Nick. Nick, you're our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. And for your prize, Doug Liman is giving you a swag bag from "Edge Of Tomorrow's" press tour which we filled with stuff we found backstage, like a bag of cough drops and some magic markers and a picture of Alyssa Milano. I have no idea why that was there but congratulations.

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