Thanksgiving Puzzler for Car Talk Gearheads


#1

I “borrowed” this from one of my local newspaper puzzles.

Scene: Inside an auto repair shop, car coming down from lift.

Mechanic: Ok, your car is all ready to go sir, here’s the bill.

Customer: Oh my! This much? Just for fixing the suspension?


Complete this sentence: After seeing the bill from the mechanic, the customer was _ _ _ _ _ _ _. (7 letter word.)


#2

“shocked”


#3

unhappy . . . ?

LOL


#4

Researcher wins the prize! You got that one fast @Researcher!


#5

I went through the litany of spring, A arm, bushing, ball joint, knuckle, tie rod end, etc. Then shock was there – yielding the result.


#6

A sign outside my local Firestone shop: “We will shock, brake, and exhaust you.”


#7

Years ago when Leggs Pantyhose was introduced. You could buy them at many local gas stations.

One Mobil Gas station had a sign - “Leggs Pantyhose only $1.99 - FREE INSTALLATION.”


#8

Runners up for 7 letter words

The customer was

Charged
Balking
aframed
sleeved
jointed
wheeled
rearmed


#9

It would have been worse if the customer had transmission trouble. He would have stared at the bill transfixed.


#10

When Bob dropped his toothpaste, he stared at the floor, crestfallen…


#11

Transmission? The customer was … “Shiftless”