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Keeping It on the 'DL'

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Keeping It on the 'DL'

Keeping It on the 'DL'

Keeping It on the 'DL'

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

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.

Answer: The birds are the dove and the rhea. They fly OVERHEAD.

Winner: Rachel Poller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Challenge from Dec. 17: Think of a five-letter word starting with T. The word is plural. Add an S at the end, and you'll get a six-letter word that is also plural. What words are these?