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Winter Weather

Mar 20, 2014
Originally published on March 5, 2015 10:17 am

Puzzle guru Art Chung helps our contestants cool off in this Ask Me Another final round, in which all the answers contain the word "frost," "ice," or "snow." Bundle up, it's getting chilly in here!

Heard in Episode 312: Leggo My Lego

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now we're going to crown this week's grand champions. So let's think back from Literal TV Guide, Brian Fulton, from Fonzie Scheme, Tim Lynch, from The Something Man, Dan Bocchino, from Every End is a New Beginning, Marlene Moxness.

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EISENBERG: And let's turn to our puzzle guru, Art Chung for the final round.

ART CHUNG: Thanks, Ophira. This final round is titled, Winter Weather. Every answer will either contain the word snow, frost or ice. For example, if I said it's the George R. R. Martin book series adapted into the HBO series, "Game of Thrones," you would reply a song of ice and fire. We're playing to spelling bee style so one wrong answer and you're out. You'll only have a few seconds to give me that answer, and the last person standing will be our ASK ME ANOTHER grand winner. Remember, every answer will contain either the word snow, frost or ice.

Here we go. Brian, since 1951, Tony the Tiger has been the mascot for this Kellogg's cereal.

BRIAN FULTON: Frosted Flakes?

CHUNG: You got it.

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CHUNG: Tim, in 2013, this American intelligence contractor fled to Russia after revealing the existence of secret NSA programs.

TIM LYNCH: Edward Snowden.

CHUNG: Correct.

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CHUNG: Dan, this new England poet recited his poem, "The Gift Outright" at JFK's 1961 inauguration.

DAN BOCCHINO: Robert Frost.

CHUNG: Robert Frost. Well done.

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CHUNG: Marlene, this West Coast rapper created controversy with the song "Cop Killer" then played a cop on TVs "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."

MARLENE MOXNESS: Ice-T.

CHUNG: Ice-T. That's right.

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CHUNG: Back to Brian. In this classic Christmas song this character had a corncob pipe and a button nose and eyes made of coal.

FULTON: Frosty the Snowman?

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Tim, the solid form of carbon dioxide, it's used as a refrigerant and to make smoke on stage.

LYNCH: Dry ice.

CHUNG: That's right.

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CHUNG: Dan, Shaun White Gold medals are in this Winter Olympic sport?

BOCCHINO: Snowboarding.

CHUNG: Snowboarding. You got it.

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CHUNG: Marlene, it's a play in a 2008 film based on a series of post-Watergate TV interviews starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella.

Three seconds.

MOXNESS: It's not "All the Presidents Men?"

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry it's not. Brian, do you know the answer to that question?

FULTON: "Frost Nixon?"

CHUNG: That is correct. Marlene, thank you.

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CHUNG: Tim, it's a stage name of American rapper Robert Van Winkle.

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LYNCH: Ice-T. I'm pretty sure it's wrong.

CHUNG: No, I'm sorry. That's not the one we're looking for. Dan, do you know the answer?

BOCCHINO: Vanilla Ice?

CHUNG: That's right. Tim, thank you.

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CHUNG: We are down to Dan and Brian. Brian, in the film adaptation of "The Hunger Games," he's the villain portrayed by Donald Sutherland.

FULTON: President Snow?

CHUNG: You got it.

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CHUNG: Dan, in 2013, this female senator from Maine retired after three terms in office.

BOCCHINO: Senator Frost?

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CHUNG: That's not correct. Brian, if you know this, you'll be our grand prize winner.

FULTON: Olympia Snowe?

CHUNG: That is right.

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EISENBERG: Brian, you're our ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. Congratulations. And as you're grand prize, our VIP, Nathan Sawaya has agreed to give you your very own Hug Man.

AUDIENCE: Woo.

EISENBERG: Yeah, I know, it's a big deal.

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EISENBERG: And you're also getting tickets to Nathan's exhibit "The Art of the Bricks." So congratulations.

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EISENBERG: And that's our show. Thanks for listening. If you would like to see pictures of Nathan's Lego creations, including a Hans Solo in Carbonite sculpture that we had right here at the Bell House, just visit our page at ASK ME ANOTHER.npr.org. And if you would like to be a contestant on, find us on Facebook or Twitter. Just look around for NPR ASK ME ANOTHER. Plus, you can be a puzzle player any time, any place by downloading our podcast from iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn.

ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Art Chung.

CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to Narc Thug.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

CHUNG: Thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: With additional puzzle writing by Greg Dicostanzo, Jess Miller, Mary Tobler, Jake E. Van Stratton and senior writer Dan Schofield. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Jessie Baker, Josh Roguson(ph), John Asante (ph), Eleanor Kagan and our intern, Annabel Bacon, along with Portia Robertson Migas(ph) and Eric Newsome(ph).

We are recorded by Damien Whitamore(ph), Norico Acabe(ph) and David Herkin(ph). We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, New York, the Bell House.

CHUNG: Hot hill blues.

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EISENBERG: And our production partner WNYC. I'm Her Ripe Begonias.

CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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