Coming in Second and Third

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

Challenge from Last Week: Each answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which each word has four letters. The middle two letters of the first word are "hi" and the middle two letters of the second word are "ho." Two different phrases have this pattern. What are they?

Answer: Chip shot and ship ahoy

Winner: Kit Keller from Lincoln, Neb.

This Week's Challenge: Name a European nationality, drop the first letter, insert a "b" somewhere later in this string of letters and the result will name a group of people found mainly in Asia. What groups of people are these?

This challenge comes from Gary Lederman of New Haven, Conn.

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