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Fun with Four-Letter Words

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Fun with Four-Letter Words

Fun with Four-Letter Words

Fun with Four-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 December 3: In this familiar five-word saying, one of the words ends in the letter T and the other four words all start with T. What's the saying?

Answer: It takes two to tango

Winner: Althea Webb of Dallas, Texas

Challenge from December 10: From Adam Cohen of Brooklyn, New York: Take the names of two birds, four letters each. Place these names side by side, then move the first letter of the string to the end and you'll get an eight-letter word that describes where birds fly. What are the birds and where do they fly? Hint: the first bird is a common one everyone knows. The second bird is seen mainly in crossword puzzles.