Going to the Dogs

Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from April 23: Name a boy's nickname in three letters. Name another boy's nickname in four letters. Say the names out loud, one after the other. The result, phonetically, will be a familiar two-word phrase for someone who is good looking. The phrase is an entry in Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary. What phrase is this?

Answer: Ike + Andy=Eye Candy

Winner: Steve Warner of Evanston, Illinois.

Challenge from April 30: From Merl Reagle: Take the word formaldehyde. Rearrange its 12 letters to spell two shorter words that are uncapitalized and very common. Each one has just one syllable. Not counting a slight variation, we think the answer is unique. What words are they?

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