Calculated Risks

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This week's on-air puzzle is about CARS. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, in which the first word starts with C-A and the second word starts with R. For example, given "basis for computing insurance rates," the answer would be, "calculated risk."

Challenge from Last Week: Take the phrase, Yeshiva Center, a place of Jewish studies, rearrange these 13 letters to name a well-known movie. It has three words in its name. What movie is it?

The answer: Seven Year Itch

The winner: Lauren Zentz of Tucson, Ariz.

This Week's Challenge: From listener Larisa Kuhar of Colorado Springs, Colo. Name a famous American novelist whose last name contains nine letters. Drop the first and last letters, and rearrange the remaining seven letters to name another famous American novelist. Who are these authors? Hint: The first novelist is male, and the second one is female.



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