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IT's Not What You Think

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IT's Not What You Think

IT's Not What You Think

IT's Not What You Think

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On-Air Challenge

Nowadays, the letters IT stand for information technology. But they're also the initials of some other familiar two-word phrases and names. You name them from the clues.

Challenge from Last Week

Think of a famous TV personality whose last name has six letters. Drop the last letter, reverse the order of the remaining five letters, and you will get the name of another famous TV personality. Who are they?

Answer: Trebek and Ebert

Winner: Sue Welsh, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.

Next Week's Challenge

From a 19th century trade card advertising Bassetts Horehound Troches, a remedy for coughs and colds: A man buys 20 pencils for 20 cents and gets three kinds of pencils in return. Some of the pencils cost 4 cents each, some are two for a penny and the rest are four for a penny. How many pencils of each type does the man get?

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