Get Ready to Go 'Pro'

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

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?

Answer: Tom Hanks... "Thanks"

Winner: Mary Modica of Watertown, South Dakota

Challenge from August 20: Name a well-known company in U.S. history, still in existence today. There are three words in its name. Each word contains the letter pair T and E. What company is it?



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