The Nouveau-Fame Name Game

Will Shortz names people who became famous during the past twelve months, whom you probably never heard of before 2007. The player tells why they're famous. This puzzle was prepared with the help of Tim Goodman and Kathy Baker, who played this game in previous years.

Challenge from Last Week: Name a mountain range somewhere in the world, move the third letter to the front, and you'll name a nationality that does not live near that range. Name the mountain and name the people.

The answer: Andes — Danes

The winner: Paul Thompson from North Hollywood, Calif.

This Week's Challenge: From listener Scott Gardener of Edwardsville, Ill. Take the equation 5 + 5 + 5 = 550. Make this equation true by adding a single line. Hint: The answer is not to put a slash through the equal sign to make it "not equal."

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