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An Ask Me Another contestant is left scratching his head as our puzzle masters weave a tangled web of clues.
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The Puzzle Master Takes On The Puzzle Grasshopper

This week, famous works of art and literature are slapped with product placement, we honor "Weird Al" Yankovic's timeless tunes, and one of Ask Me Another's own challenges the puzzle world master, Will Shortz, in an anagram showdown for the ages.

What famous fantasy novel follows a group of rabbits in search of laundry detergent? How about Watership Downy? This week, famous works of art and literature are slapped with product placement, we honor "Weird Al" Yankovic's timeless tunes, and one of Ask Me Another's own challenges the puzzle world master, Will Shortz, in an anagram showdown for the ages.

Will Shortz, puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987, is also the crossword editor of The New York Times. Mark Mainz/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Shortz: Aging Gopher Maracas

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