publication date: Saturday, January 22, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: I hope you manage to weed out the correct answer, otherwise your chances of winning could go up in smoke.
explanation: Chong starred with Cheech Marin in a series of movies and comedy albums as Cheech & Chong, a pair of marijuana-obsessed losers. The word "weed" refers to his comedy material (and the related cause for his brushes with the law). The phrase "up in smoke" refers to his film of the same name. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., John Pierpoint, Marc Kelley, and Enrique Padilla