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.