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Breaking It Down

Breaking It Down

Breaking It Down

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In this week's on-air puzzle, every answer is a six-letter word that can be broken into two consecutive three-letter words to answer the clues. For example, if the question is "What body part is a number plus a boy's name," the answer would be "tendon," which includes "ten" and "don."

Challenge from Last Week: Rearrange the letters in "charades" to make two words that are synonyms. What are they?

Answer: Dash and Race

Winner: Bernadette Solano of Pacific City, Ore.

This Week's Challenge: From listener Scott Murphy of Lawrence, Kan.: Take the word "near." If you shift each of its consonants to the next consonant of the alphabet, and each of its vowels to the next vowel in the alphabet, you get the word "pies." Find a one-word title of a famous novel (also made into a film) that — if you shift each of its consonants and vowels in the same manner — gives you another one-word title of a famous novel that was also made into a film. What novels and films are these?

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