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Five Answers Cover the Coast

Five Answers Cover the Coast

Five Answers Cover the Coast

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Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from April 29: Think of a six-letter plural word naming a certain category of foods. Change the first letter to a "C," then re-arrange the result to get an adjective that describes many of these foods. What is it?

Answer: Fruits, Citrus

Winner: Dave Steele from Decatur, Ill.

Challenge for May 6: Think of two countries whose names start with the same three letters. Set these names side by side, drop the first three letters from each of the names, the remaining letters, in order, will spell the name of one of the longest rivers in the world. What are the countries and what is the river?