The License Plate Series, Part III

Oct 17, 2005

RAY: This next puzzler is from my license plate series.

TOM: Over the years you've had a puzzler from just about every possible series you could imagine!

RAY: I would credit somebody with this, but I lost his e-mail. If he catches us, we'll send him a shirt. In the past, we've asked people to identify the kind of car that would be sporting a particular license plate.

I'll give you some examples that we've already used:

One was "tan 270" and the car that was affixed to was an Infiniti: the tangent of 270 is infinity.

Here's another one: 4x4x8. It was an Accord. A cord of wood is 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet.

So here's today's puzzler: the license plate has four letters on it: "i-n-m-y." "I" like in India, "N" as in November, "M" as in Mike, and "Y" as in Yankee.

What's the car to which it's attached?
TOM: I know the answer.

RAY: You do?

TOM: I do. In my... Element.

RAY: In my element. Exactly right. The car is a Honda Element.

TOM: That's pretty good.

RAY: Cute, huh? So, who's our winner?

TOM: The winner this week is Edward B. Kennedy from Helsinki, Finland. For having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers we got, Edward is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at, where he can get a lovely ash gray Dewey, Cheatham and Howe T-shirt featuring an exact replica of our window in Harvard Square, minus the air conditioning you know.

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