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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home. Last week's challenge: Name a well-known person in politics, first and last names. In this person's first name, change the short "o" sound to a long "I." The result phonetically will name a feature of many live TV broadcasts. What is it? THE ANSWER: TOM DELAY and TIME DELAY.

This week's winner is Rabbi Joshua Waxman from Fort Washington, PA. He listens to Weekend Edition on member station WHYY in Philadelphia.

Next Week's Challenge

The challenge for next week's show comes from listener Kevin Connors from Colorado Springs, Colo. Think of a seven-letter word that names a much-admired person. The first letter is "p." Replace the "p" with an "r", rearrange the result, and you'll name a person who is despised. Both words are uncapitalized. Who is it?

Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play in next week's on-air puzzle with Will Shortz.



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