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So Simple It's a Shame If You're Stumped

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So Simple It's a Shame If You're Stumped

So Simple It's a Shame If You're Stumped

So Simple It's a Shame If You're Stumped

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

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 words.

Answer: CONS + PIRACY = CONSPIRACY

Winner: Joni Cordell of Tensed, Idaho.

Challenge from July 16: Name a well-known figure in Greek mythology, whose name consists of two consecutive pronouns. Who is it?