Two-Letter, Two-Word Tango

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

Challenge from 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?

Answer: Horse Sense / Horn

Winner: Diane Miller from Appomattox, Va.

Challenge for April 15: Name something commonly found in an office. It is two words, with five letters in the first word and four letters in the last. Both words are the last names of famous singers. What is the office item, and who are the singers?

This challenge comes from listener Smatt Read of Missoula, Mont.



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