Thanksgiving to a T

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

Challenge from November 12: Name a famous person in American politics, five letters in the first name, six letters in the last. You can re-arrange this to spell the names of two countries, one of them five letters and the other six. The five letter one is the current name of a country, the six letter one is an old name for a country, but both are well known. Who is the politician and what are the countries?

Answer: The politician is Nancy Pelosi. The countries are Ceylon and Spain.

Winner: Joe Mix from Hagerstown, Md.

Challenge from Nov. 19: Name a well-known American city, with 12 letters in its name, containing the letters of THANKS in left to right order, not necessarily consecutively. A hint: This is a city of more than 100,000 people. What city is it?

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