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Vowel Play

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If you save time by texting in shorthand, this game will be a cinch. Art Chung is back to give contestants the ordered consonants of a word, and contestants must fill in the vowels to complete it. NDRSTND?

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Jonathan, do you know what it's time for?

JONATHAN COULTON: What is it time for?

EISENBERG: Something very exciting.

COULTON: Oh what is it, what is it?

EISENBERG: It is our final Ask Me One More round.

COULTON: Hooray.

EISENBERG: Yay.

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EISENBERG: We have our winners from our previous games and I would like to just point out, we have three women and one guy. It's quite an interesting mix.

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EISENBERG: From Interject-songs! we have Amy Prohaska. From Movies in Another Language, Maura Pine. From Silent Knight, Anagha Apte. And from Main Ingredient, Michael Silver.

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EISENBERG: We call this game Vowel Play.

AMY PROHASKA: Excellent.

EISENBERG: Art, tell us about this game

ART CHUNG: I will tell you what it means. We're going to read you a clue to a word and give you all the consonants in that word, in the right order. Your job is to put the vowels back in and tell us the word we're looking for. For example, if we gave you the clue, what spelunkers explore and the letters C V S, you would say caves. The vowels that are missing and where they go, you have to figure out.

Now we're going to play this spelling bee style, so you'll only have a few seconds to answer. If you get the question right, go back to the end of the line. One wrong answer though and you're out. Last person standing is this week's grand winner. Here we go. Amy. Like a bodybuilder's body, B F F.

PROHASKA: Buff.

CHUNG: Buff, correct.

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CHUNG: Maura. A 2008 movie nominated for best picture. M L K.

MAURA PINE: I have no idea.

CHUNG: Two seconds. Sorry that's too much time. Next. Anagha, do you need the clue. 2008 movie nominated for best picture.

ANAGHA APTE: "Milk?"

CHUNG: Correct.

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CHUNG: Michael. A major league baseball team, C B S.

MICHAEL SILVER: Cubs?

CHUNG: Cubs, correct.

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CHUNG: Amy, a slow-moving creature, S N L.

PROHASKA: Snail.

CHUNG: Snail, correct.

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CHUNG: Anagha, the title of a late night TV show, C N N.

APTE: Conan?

CHUNG: Conan, correct.

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CHUNG: Michael. An island off the coast of Italy, C P R.

SILVER: Cyprus.

CHUNG: No, that is incorrect. Amy, an island off the coast of Italy, C P R.

PROHASKA: Capri.

CHUNG: Capri, correct.

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CHUNG: Anagha. It calls itself America's number one scrubbing cleanser, C M T.

APTE: Comet?

CHUNG: Correct.

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CHUNG: Amy. A shade of purple, L L C. Two seconds. I'm sorry, you're out of time.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Oh.

CHUNG: Anagha, for the win, a shade of purple.

APTE: Lilac.

CHUNG: Correct.

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WILL HINES: Take that "Jeopardy!" take that.

EISENBERG: Anagha, you are our grand final winner. We have a great - Yeah, you took back "Jeopardy!" Look at that.

APTE: Yeah I did.

EISENBERG: Yeah and we have an amazing gift, also provided by Christina Tosi. You are in luck. You have her cookbook.

APTE: Awesome.

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EISENBERG: Some milk and also, what else is in here? Oh, oh my goodness, what is this? This is an entire pie.

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EISENBERG: You have an entire cinnamon bun pie, crack pie. You have three pies. You've got three pies in here. Do you understand me? Three pies.

APTE: Amazing, yeah.

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EISENBERG: And a cookbook. That is a good prize. Congratulations, well deserved.

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EISENBERG: Well that's it for ASK ME ANOTHER. My producer is giving me the wrap it up look. We've got more clues and games online. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. Just search for NPR ASK ME ANOTHER.

I am her right begonias.

CHUNG: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER, from NPR.

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