Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.
In this week's on-air puzzle every answer is the name of a musical instrument. See if you can get it through its anagram. For example, if the clue was MUD plus R, you would rearrange those letters to get DRUM.
Challenge from Last Week: Think of a pair of words that commonly go together. They're part of a larger group, but this pair of words is commonly said together. The first word contains a "W" sound without the letter "W" being in it. And the second word contains a "W" that is silent. (The pronunciation of the word wouldn't be changed if you remove the "W.") Name this pair of words. Hint: These words are probably said multiple times during the course of this program.
Answer: one / two
Winner: Shaya French from Middleboro, Mass.
This Week's Challenge: Rearrange the letters of NITROGEN to get a familiar word everyone knows, that did not exist 10 years ago. What is it?