The Hidden 'Arms' Hold 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 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.

Answer: Alfalfa Sprouts

Winner: Marcy Howard from Austin, Texas

Challenge for March 11: Take a six-letter word used in a certain sport. Add the letter "I." Re-arrange the resulting seven letters to spell the first name of a famous actress.

This actress's last name, in five letters, identifies the place where the sport is played.

Who is the actress and what is the sports term?

This challenge comes from renowned crossword constructor Henry Hook.



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