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Who Killed This Puzzle?

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Who Killed This Puzzle?

Who Killed This Puzzle?

Who Killed This Puzzle?

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase with the initials J.R. For example, if the clue is "going for a spin in a stolen car," the answer would be "joy ride."

Last Week's Challenge

This comes from Mike Reese, producer of The Simpsons and co-creator of The Critic. Will Shortz is looking for the full names of well-known female TV stars — one actress and one comedian. The first four letters of the actress' first name are the last four letters of the comedian's last name; and the first four letters of the comedian's first name are the last four letters of the actress' last name. Who are these well-known entertainers?

ANSWER: Teri Hatcher and Cheri Oteri

WINNER: Mike Dill of Dallas

Next Week's Challenge

Think of a common first name for a boy, starting with the letter E, two syllables. Rearrange all of the letters to form a common first name for a girl, also with two syllables. What names are these?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

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