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Balin (Balin)
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"The sober one."
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Is 'the sober one' the verbatim answer to a question? The one who asks a question? Is WWTBAM relevant?
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Is 'the sober one' the verbatim answer to a question? Yes The one who asks a question? Could you please reword this? Is WWTBAM relevant? No, but...
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Rewording: In the solution, does someone/thing who could be identified as 'the sober one' ask a question?

Is the question asked in a casual, conversational environment? Does it concern work or business? Are game shows or other forms of entertainment involved? Is the question asked by a single person? Is the response given by a single person?
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Is it the punchline of a joke?
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Rewording: In the solution, does someone/thing who could be identified as 'the sober one' ask a question? No

Is the question asked in a casual, conversational environment? No Does it concern work or business? No Are game shows Yes! or other forms of entertainment involved? Is the question asked by a single person? Yes Is the response given by a single person? Yes

Is it the punchline of a joke? No
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Is the game show Jeopardy? Wheel of Fortune? Millionaire?
Is the asker of the question the game show host? Is the answerer a player?
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Is the game show Jeopardy? Wheel of Fortune? Millionaire? None of these
Is the asker of the question the game show host? Yes Is the answerer a player? Yes
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HINT: The question asked was part of the game show.
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Was the answer facetious? Was it correct?

Was the question asked as part of the game, or as part of the introduction of the players ("Tell us about yourself, Mr. Smith...")?
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Does the answer reveal a scrund? ditziness (or the equivalent for a guy, whatever that is)? is it in some other way really off the mark?
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Was the answer facetious? Yes Was it correct? Yes

Was the question asked as part of the game, This or as part of the introduction of the players ("Tell us about yourself, Mr. Smith...")?

Does the answer reveal a scrund? No ditziness (or the equivalent for a guy, whatever that is)? No is it in some other way really off the mark? No
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The sober "one"... is the one a person? a human creation? a drink? an animal? an object? a concept?

Is it a trivia question? Multiple choice? A hollywood-squares type situation of choosing between actual people who are present? A question of what to do next?

Is the show hollywood squares? pyramid? family feud? the price is right? the weakest link? deal or no deal? That's literally all the game shows I can think of right now.
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The sober "one"... is the one a person? a human creation? a drink? an animal? an object? a concept? None of these, really.

Is it a trivia question? Yes Multiple choice? No A hollywood-squares type situation of choosing between actual people who are present? No A question of what to do next? No

Is the show hollywood squares? pyramid? family feud? the price is right? the weakest link? deal or no deal? None of these. That's literally all the game shows I can think of right now. It's all right; I'm sure you'll come up with it soon.
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Does "sober" refer to not being drunk at a particular point in time? Not drinking in general? Not containing alcohol? Being serious?
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Does "sober" refer to not being drunk at a particular point in time? No Not drinking in general? Yopish Not containing alcohol? Noish Being serious? No
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Does the question relate to celebrity culture? Popular media? Current events? Math? Science? History? Literature? Language? Geography? Medicine? Religion? Sports?
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Does the question relate to celebrity culture? Popular media? Current events? Math? Science? History? Literature? Language? This-ish Geography? Medicine? Religion? Sports?
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Is a specific word relevant? Is "the sober one" a word? Euphemisms for being drunk relevant? Or for being sober? Or "on the wagon"?
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Is a specific word relevant? Yes! Is "the sober one" a word? Yes! Euphemisms for being drunk relevant? Not a euphemism... Or for being sober? Or "on the wagon"? No to these
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Is it a word for being drunk? For drunkenness? For something one might do while drunk? Is it a noun? Verb? Adjective?
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Is it a word for being drunk? For drunkenness? For something one might do while drunk? "The sober one"? None of these. Is it a noun? Verb? This Adjective?

CORRECTION/BLOOPER: "Euphemisms for being drunk relevant?" should be "Yope", as there are actually two words relevant, and neither of them are euphemisms, but...
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Is it a multiple choice question?
in which he is choosing the "sober" answer?
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Is it a multiple choice question? Noish...
in which he is choosing the "sober" answer? ...but Yes.
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Is the game show, er, "The $64,000 dollar question"?
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Is the game show, er, "The $64,000 dollar question"? No

HINT: The game show started out in the US.
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Is there a $64k questions in the show?
Did the show start in the 2000's?
90's?
80's?
70's?
60's?
earlier?
Is "the sober one" accepted as a correct answer?
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Is there a $64k questions in the show? No
Did the show start in the 2000's? This
90's?
80's?
70's?
60's?
earlier?
Is "the sober one" accepted as a correct answer? Yes, though the contestant did say what the "official" answer was as well.
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Is the game show still going on now?
Is it a buzzer style game, where contestants compete for the same questions?
Or is the question only directed to one person?
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Is the game show still going on now? Yes
Is it a buzzer style game, where contestants compete for the same questions? No
Or is the question only directed to one person? Yesish to Yope
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Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader?
Cash Cab?
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Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader? This one!
Cash Cab?
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Is it a true-false question?
Just a question to which he must derive an answer?
Is it on one of these subjects:
Science?
Math?
History?
Geography?
Language/Grammar?
English/Literature?
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Is it a true-false question? No
Just a question to which he must derive an answer? Yesish, if I understand what you mean by "derive an answer".
Is it on one of these subjects:
Science?
Math?
History?
Geography?
Language/Grammar? This one
English/Literature?
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Is he being asked a grammar question?
Is he given a sentence?
from which he must select a word that fits a grammatical term ("find the intransitive verb")?
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Is he being asked a grammar question? Yes
Is he given a sentence? No...
from which he must select a word that fits a grammatical term ("find the intransitive verb")? ...but Yes.
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Is he given a list of phrases?
a list of verbs?
and asked to find a certain type of verb?
transitive/intransitive?
past/present/future tense?
present/past participle?
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Is he given a list of phrases? No
a list of verbs? No
and asked to find a certain type of verb? Yes
transitive/intransitive?
past/present/future tense? Simple past tense
present/past participle?
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Is he given any framework to begin with? Or simply asked to give a verb in its past tense?
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Is he given any framework to begin with? Yope, with svv of "framework" Or simply asked to give a verb in its past tense? Yes...
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Is he asked the past tense of "drink"?
And he is choosing between "drank" and "drunk"?
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Is he asked the past tense of "drink"? Yes!
And he is choosing between "drank" and "drunk"? You know it!

**********SPOILER**********

On an episode of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, the contestant was asked to give the past tense of "drink", but wasn't sure if it was "drank" or "drunk" (which was described as "the alcoholic one"). He eventually chose "drank" (the correct answer), describing it as "the sober one."

Thanks for solving it, ISH - I had a feeling this one was going once you figured out the game show.
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It finally clicked for me there at the end. I enjoyed it!

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