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

Challenge from July 30: From Doug Heller: Take the last name of a well-known 20th century world leader. Seven letters. Write these letters in a circle reading clockwise. Then, starting with the fourth letter of the name and reading counter clockwise, you'll name an important period in human history. What is it?

Answer: Noriega = Iron Age

Winner: Robert Berretta of Houston.

Challenge from August 5: Name a make of car containing the letter "N." Rearrange the letters to get a new word starting with "N" that names something you might put a car in. What is it?

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