In a quiz that Will Shortz does every year at this time, he'll name people who became famous in 2006, and who no one had heard of before the past 12 months.
Challenge from Dec. 24: From listener Stuart Parker of Durham, N.H.: Think of two words, one starting with O, the other starting with R. Both end with ING, and they have the same number of letters. In one sense, the words are synonyms and in another sense they're antonyms. What are the words?
The answer: (Outgoing and Retiring)
Winner: Marilyn Pollack from San Antonio, Texas
Challenge from Dec. 31: Think of a familiar two-word phrase, in the form, BLANK-OIL. And another familiar two word phrase, in the form, OIL-BLANK, in which the two words in the blanks are anagrams of each other. Here's a hint: Each of the anagrams is a regular four-letter word. What phrases are these?