Two Words Come from Two Clues

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

Challenge from Last Week: Name two outdoor sports, or games, in seven letters. The first two letters of the first sport's name are the same as the first two letters in the second sport's name. And the last two letters of first sport's name, are the same as the last two letters in the second sport's name. And here's a hint: The names do not end in NG. What sports, or outdoor games, are these?

Answer: Cricket and Croquet

Winner: Kevin Stevens from Williamsville, N.Y.

This Week's Challenge: Take the two-word name of a well known city in Michigan, and its not Ann Arbor. Add the letter "E" to the first world and rearrange the letters, you'll name something people try to avoid. Add the letter "E" to the second world and rearrange the letters, you'll name something else people try to avoid. And here's a hint: Both words start with the same letter, and both words end with the same letter. What's the city and what are the words?

This challenge comes from Dan Katz of the National Puzzlers League.

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