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Mixing Up Six-Letter Words

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Mixing Up Six-Letter Words

Mixing Up Six-Letter Words

Mixing Up Six-Letter Words

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

Challenge from September 17: Name a famous person whose first and last names, together, total eleven letters. This person's first and last names each contain the consecutive letters "I-L-L" in that order. Who is it? It's a person everybody knows.

Answer: Bill O'Reilly

Winner: Sonia Kerns of Rockwell City, Iowa

Challenge from September 24: From Louis Sargent of Portland, Oregon: Think of a nine-letter word for something that is unplanned. Change the middle letter from I to U, and you'll get a new word for something that is always planned. What is it?