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State the Answer

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

Challenge from February 25: Take the 13-letter word "Melancholiacs," add the letter "R," then re-arrange all the letters to name a famous actress. Who is it?

Answer: Cloris Leachman

Winner: Jeffrey Vieira from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Challenge for March 4: Name something to eat in two words, with seven letters in each word. All the letters in the first word are in the first half of the alphabet, A to M. All the letters in the second word are in the second half of the alphabet, N to Z.

It's something good to eat, and the answer is plural. And here's a hint: the initials of the two words are A.S.