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104: The Paper

1. Where does the name Mr Gaboom come from?
a. Gary tries to explain to workers at Chinese Restaurant that their kitchen is going to explode *very soon*, to “go boom,” and they misunderstand him and think he’s looking for Mr Gaboom.

2. What is the name of the restaurant?
a. Woo Ling’s

3. What does Gary smell like?
a. Moo goo gui pan

4. What is the name of the missing labor leader?
a. Red Cooper

5. Where does Gary say they’ll find him
a. in the trunk of a Volvo over on Grant St

6. What book is Gary reading?
a. Lost Chicago

7. What does Gary find in the book?
a. A 1946 picture of a typesetter of Chicago Phoenix - with a cat

8. What happened to the Chicago Phoenix?
a. Merged with the Sun

9. What is the reporter’s name?
a. Meredith Carson

10. What is the Editor’s name?
a. Harry Hawks

11. What leads Meredith to think that Gary is involved in Red Cooper’s disappearance?
a. He knows about the Jersey plates that she’s just writing about today

12. Who is the man in the archives?
a. Mr. Morris

13. What is the old typesetter’s name?
a. Lucius Snow

14. Why does Morris go to Meredith’s desk and what happens to him?
a. he goes for cigarettes and gets injured by a bomb in her bottom right desk drawer

15. What room is Morris in at the hospital?
a. 623

16. How does Gary explain that he knew the plates on the green Volvo were Jersey plates?
a. he guessed, and when in doubt you guess New Jersey

17. How does Gary distract Meredith in the archives room and what does he do to her?
a. He drops some files, then locks her in the archives room while she’s picking them up

18. What do we get to read in Snow’s personnel file?
a. Facility/Unit: Times Co; Address: Brown Hotel, 117 Atwater, Chicago, IL; Home Phone: CA6-5500; Emer

Phone: KL-7-9536; Seniority Date: 7/7/50
19. What else does Gary say is in the file?

a. a claim ticket; employee stuff - Mr Lucius Snow, height 5’7”, weight 155 lbs, blue eyes, date of birth: 19__ (and
there’s a blank there), died 1996 - September 28

20. What is significant about Snow’s date of death?
a. Its the day before the paper started coming to Gary

21. What does Meredith call Gary after Gary tells her to leave his apartment?
a. Good lookin’ muscle

22. Who is Meredith’s informant?
a. Richie O’Brien

23. Where and when is she to meet him?
a. Motel 9, near the fairgrounds in Oak Park, tomorrow morning 8 o’clock

24. What happens to Gary at the Motel?
a. Meredith smashes his hand in the door

25. Why won’t Gary’s car start?
a. as he tells Meredith, “the car won’t start without your seatbelt on”

26. Why does Gary chase after Meredith at his hotel?
a. She takes his “Lost Chicago” book

27. Where does Meredith spend the night?
a. On Gary’s couch

28. How does Gary like his coffee?
a. Black

29. What’s unusual about Gary’s socks?
a. They mysteriously disappear from his feet from one scene to the next

30. What does Gary yell when he throws the paper over the balcony
a. “I don’t want it anymore, do you hear me?”

31. What does the paper say will happen to Meredith?
a. She and an unidentified man will be found slain in Sun-Times basement

32. How does Meredith know about Gary’s unusual paper?
a. She read in Gary’s paper that the budget bill was passed, but according to the paper on her desk, the budget bill doesn’t even get voted on until that night, and sources say it doesn’t even have a chance of being passed

33. Where do Gary and Meredith hide out?
a. behind a fire door in the basement

34. Who is the unidentified man that is to be found slain with Meredith
a. Gary

35. How doe Gary and Meredith escape?
a. Gary uses the lighter in Meredith’s pocket to set the paper on fire, setting off the smoke alarms

36. Where did Snow live the last year of his life?
a. at the Blackstone

37. What is the claim ticket for?
a. an old trunk stored at the Blackstone

38. What is in the trunk?
a. a folded up torn piece of paper with the words “Live your Life”

39. What does Gary bring to Meredith?
a. Moo goo gui pan from Woo Ling’s


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