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Eno's storied aria was once soloed by Judge Lance Ito on the alto oboe at Ohio's AirAsia Arena.
Title text: Eno's storied aria was once soloed by Judge Lance Ito on the alto oboe at Ohio's AirAsia Arena.

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This is another comic where Randall presents his hobby to fool on other people. Cueball knows that Megan is a word game enthusiast and - while both are probably at a party - he presents a complex sentence rather than just doing small talk. And he is successful as we can see that she is just thinking about the proper solution to that puzzle.

The dialog, caption, and title text contain many words that appear frequently in crossword puzzle answers because they fit well with intersecting words, in part because they have a high density of vowels. Some of the terms (parts of, start of) are also commonly used in cryptic crossword clues to indicate that nearby words should be combined or split to create an answer.

Transcript

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[Cueball and Megan standing together. He makes some gestures with his hand and some musical notes are above him while Megan holds her first before her mouth.]
Cueball: Parts of this aria were composed by Brian Eno's Opera Star au pair at the start of his post-live era.
Megan (thinking): ...parts...start...eno...aria...
[Caption below the frame:]
My hobby: Messing with word game enthusiasts by using words that make them sure there's a puzzle to solve


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