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

Challenge from July 2: From listener Philip Goodman of Binghamton, New York: Name a well-known American of the past consisting of eight letters. This is the person's full name, as he or she was known. Six of the letters are consonants, and all six of these consonants are Roman numerals. Who is this famous person?


Winner: Michael Christiano of Madison, Wisconsin.

Challenge from July 9: Think of a word meaning criminals. Think of another word for a certain crime. Read these words one after the other, and you'll get a new word for something that may be a crime. What is it? Also, the longer word is unrelated etymologically to the shorter word.