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One Letter at a Time

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One Letter at a Time

One Letter at a Time

One Letter at a Time

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

Challenge from May 21: From JoMarie Privitera of Marietta, Georgia: Think of a five-letter name of a company that is often seen while driving on the highway. You can drop the first letter, and re-arrange the four remaining letters to name a dance. Or you can go back to the company's name and drop the second letter, then re-arrange the four remaining letters to name an event where the dance may be performed. What is it?

Answer: U-haul... hula... luau.

Winner: Tina Nelson of Billings, Montana.

Challenge from May 28: From Doug Heller of Flourtown, Pennsylvania: Name two people who have been in the news together recently. One of them has a three-letter last name. The other has an eight-letter last name. Move the first letter of the eight-letter name to the start of the three-letter name. The result will be two words that are synonyms. Who are the people and what are the synonyms?