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Two Words Linked in Reverse

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Two Words Linked in Reverse

Two Words Linked in Reverse

Two Words Linked in Reverse

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Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home. This week's winner is Lisa Palmer of Baltimore, Md.

Challenge from August 27: Last week's challenge comes from from Merle Reagle. Take the phrase, "A Correspondent." Change one letter in it to a new letter and rearrange to get the name of a famous correspondent who is currently working today. Who is it?

Answer: Anderson Cooper

Winner: Lisa Palmer from Baltimore, Md.

Challenge for September 3: In most words containing the letter "O" between two consonants, the O is either pronounced as a long O or a short O. Can you name a common word in which O appears between two consonants and the O is pronounced like a short "i"?