A Rhyming World Tour

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

Challenge from 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?

Answer: North Carolina and South Dakota, rearrange to South Carolina and North Dakota

Winner: William Horton from Hutchinson, Kan.

Challenge for April 8: Take the phrase "saturated fat," which contains the letter pair "AT" three times, and think of another familiar two-word phrase, this time containing the lettered pair "SE" three times. Drop the "SE's" every time they appear and the remaining letters, in order, reading left to right, will name part of a car. What is it?

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