Yes We Can In this final round, every answer will contain the letters C-A-N, in that order, somewhere in the answer. As in, "Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now we're going to crown this week's big winner. Let's bring back Emily, Adam, Bronson, Denise and Ronak.

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EISENBERG: They'll be playing our final round. Puzzle guru Art Chung, take take it away.

ART CHUNG: This final round is called Yes, We Can. Every answer will contain the letters C-A-N in that order somewhere in the answer, as in leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

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CHUNG: Remember, the letters C-A-N may appear anywhere in the answer, and they may or may not be pronounced can. We're going to play 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 big winner.

Your prize is an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube, an autographed copy of the "Hamilton" soundtrack and - oh, yeah, two standing room tickets to see "Hamilton."

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CHUNG: So stakes are high.

JONATHAN COULTON: Don't blow it, you guys.

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CHUNG: Here we go.

Emily, Mount St. Helens and Vesuvius are examples of these.

EMILY GILMORE: Volcanoes.

CHUNG: That is right.

Adam, the Froot Loops mascot Sam is this type of colorful bird.

ADAM MARTIN: A toucan.

CHUNG: That is correct.

Bronson, a Shonda Rhimes show starrring Kerry Washington.

BRONSON TAYLOR: "Scandal."

CHUNG: That's correct.

Denise, a nut from a tree native to the southern United States, popular in pie.

ST. PIERRE: Pecan.

CHUNG: You got it.

Ronak, the engineering feat that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific, bypassing South America.

Three seconds.

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CHUNG: I'm sorry. Step aside.

RONAK SHAH: Oh.

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CHUNG: The agony. Emily, do you know the answer?

GILMORE: The Panama Canal.

CHUNG: That is correct. I'm sorry, Ronak. We have to say goodbye to you.

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CHUNG: Adam, someone or something that eats members of its own species.

MARTIN: A cannibal.

CHUNG: You got it.

Bronson, a small melon with orange flesh.

TAYLOR: Cantaloupe.

CHUNG: That's correct.

Denise, on "Star Trek," Mr. Spock is half human, half what?

PIERRE: Vulcan.

CHUNG: You got it.

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CHUNG: Back to Emily, the only sign of the zodiac that fits this game.

GILMORE: Cancer.

CHUNG: Wow, good pull.

(LAUGHTER)

CHUNG: Adam, a fancy name for a wolfman.

MARTIN: Lycanthrope.

CHUNG: You got it.

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CHUNG: Bronson, unoccupied space, particularly at a hotel.

TAYLOR: Vacancy.

CHUNG: That's right.

Denise, a classic TV show created by Alan Funt where people are secretly filmed being pranked.

PIERRE: "Candid Camera"?

CHUNG: That's right.

Emily, a vessel for wine or other spirits.

GILMORE: Decanter.

CHUNG: That's right.

Adam, "Beauty And The Beast's" Lumiere.

MARTIN: Candlestick. Candelabra?

CHUNG: We'll take candelabra. That's correct.

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CHUNG: Yeah, he's the whole package. It's not just a candle.

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COULTON: He's the whole package.

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EISENBERG: Puzzle guru.

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CHUNG: Close your eyes. Imagine Lumiere.

COULTON: No, I know. I get it.

CHUNG: It's not - it's not just a candle.

COULTON: Yeah, I agree with you.

(LAUGHTER)

CHUNG: Bronson, it's a 1993 film starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington based on a book by John Grisham.

Three seconds.

TAYLOR: No.

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CHUNG: Sorry. Step aside.

Let's see if Denise knows. Shaking her head no. I'm sorry. Step aside.

Emily?

GILMORE: "Pelican Brief."

CHUNG: That is correct.

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CHUNG: We have to say goodbye to Bronson and Denise.

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CHUNG: We are down to two players, Adam and Emily.

Adam, the country which makes up the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispanola.

We need an answer.

MARTIN: Madagas-can?

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CHUNG: That is incorrect.

Emily, if you know the answer, you're our grand winner.

GILMORE: Dominican Republic.

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CHUNG: That is correct.

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EISENBERG: Congratulations, Emily. You an ASK ME ANOTHER big winner. Enjoy your Rubik's Cube. Enjoy your signed soundtrack...

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EISENBERG: And those tickets, you know?

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EISENBERG: That is our show. Thank you so much for playing. Check out our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, and you can find us on Facebook or Twitter at @NPRAskMeAnother. And come see us live or be a contestant. Go to amatickets.org. ASK ME ANOTHER's puzzle guru is Art Chung.

CHUNG: Hey, my name anagrams to narc thug.

EISENBERG: Our house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

COULTON: Thou jolt a canon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Anabel Bacon, Carol Lee (ph), Greg Leitman (ph), Natasha Lake (ph), Scott Ross and senior writer Kyle Beakley (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Kiana Fitzgerald, Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Julia Melfi, Denny Shin, and our intern, Alejandra Vasquez, along with Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whitmore (ph), Kristin Mueller (ph) and Jeff O'Neill (ph). ASK ME ANOTHER was created by Eric Nuzum and Jesse Baker. We'd like to thank our home in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House.

CHUNG: Hot heel 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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