Well Hello, Dolly!

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer is the first name of one famous person and the last name of another, in which the names are anagrams. For example, "Dolly Lloyd" for "Dolly Parton and Christopher Lloyd." Will Shortz gives the listener the people's other names, the listener gives the names that are anagrams. For example, given "Christopher Parton," the answer would be "Dolly Lloyd."

Last Week's Challenge

From Pete Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich.: Think of a product for sale at a hardware store. It's a generic two-word name. Replace the first letter of the first word with an S, and replace the first two letters of the second word with an S. The result will be two new words that are opposites. What are they?

Answer: Saint and sinner (from "paint thinner")

Winner: Linda Colson of West Suffield, Conn.

Next Week's Challenge

Name a famous English composer with two vowels in his last name. Interchange the vowels and you'll get the last name of a famous American writer. Who are these two people?

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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