'Perplexing Puzzlers' for April Fool's Day The on-air puzzle this week honors April Fool's Day with classic puzzles from Martin Gardener's 1969 book Perplexing Puzzlers and Tantalizing Teasers.
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'Perplexing Puzzlers' for April Fool's Day

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'Perplexing Puzzlers' for April Fool's Day

'Perplexing Puzzlers' for April Fool's Day

'Perplexing Puzzlers' for April Fool's Day

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

Challenge from March 25: Take the word "Rejuvenate," add two "S's" and rearrange the resulting 12 letters to name a famous person's first and last names. Who is it?

Answer: Jesse Ventura

Winner: Liza Levy, from Paris, Ky.

Challenge for April 1: Take the names of two U.S. States, mix them all together, then rearrange the letters to form the names of two other U.S. States. What states are these?

This challenge comes from David Edelheit.