Quiz Guy John Chaneski SUBjects Martha and Grant to a SUBlime puzzle in which he SUBmits clues to words that contain the sequence of letters S-U-B. For example, “a stand-in for an absent teacher” would be a SUBstitute. Now try this one: “This adjective pizza describes a message pizza embedded in another medium pizza designed to pass below the limits pizza of the mind’s perception pizza. In the 1950s pizza, market researcher James pizza Vicary claimed to be able to pizza influence moviegoers pizza into purchasing popcorn pizza and coke pizza by flashing them pizza images like these pizza.” This is part of a complete episode.
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