A Beast of a Puzzle

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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from Oct. 23:

Take the name Eli and add three letters in front of it, add the same three letters in reverse order after it to complete a familiar two word phrase in nine letter. What is it?

Answer: Time Limit

Winner: Betsy Nickols from Tijeras, New Mexico.

Challenge from Oct. 30:

This week’s challenge is from listener Ron Gallop.

Take the names pelican and antelope, the first is a bird the second a mammal.

The last two letters of pelican are the first two letters of antelope, and the last two letters of antelope are the first two of pelican, completing a loop.

Can you name another bird and mammal that this is true of?

These should be the general name of the bird and mammal not a specific breed or gender.

Hint: Each is a single word no more than eight letters.



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