Solve That Puzzle

We present another in our occasional series: Shortlists. They're little radio word puzzles. See if you can figure out what connects all the items in the list.

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MADELEINE BRAND, host:

Here's something we haven't done in a while, a Shortlist. Our shortlists are sort of like little radio puzzles. See if you can figure out how all the items on the list are related before we reveal the answer at the end. And there's a warning with this one: it's a tough one, a really tough one.

Here's our senior producer, Steve Proffitt.

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STEVE PROFFITT: Sugar sifters. Hors d'oeuvre plates. Turtle soup dishes and matching spoons. Beanie Babies and Cabbage Patch dolls. American Sterling peacocks. Big Little books. Bowling shoes. Dog paintings. Erotic figurines. Silver birds and pheasants with movable wings. Miniature sewing machines. Dresden butter pats. Mah jong sets.

These are just some of the items Candy Spelling collects, as she describes in an upcoming autobiography, "Stories from Candyland."

BRAND: That Shortlist created by NPR's Steve Proffitt.

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