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Are You Drawing 'A' Blank?

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Are You Drawing 'A' Blank?

Are You Drawing 'A' Blank?

Are You Drawing 'A' Blank?

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

Challenge from August 6: 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?

Answer: RENAULT and NEUTRAL

Winner: Candy Wyatt of Victoria, British Columbia

Challenge from August 13: From listener Phil Jacknis of Dix Hills, New York: Name a well-known person in show business, who might be seen at an awards ceremony. Take the first letter of this person's first name, plus this person's last name, in order, from left to right. The letters will spell something this celebrity might say at an awards ceremony. Who is the celebrity and what might this person say?

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