Sunday Puzzle: For Those With A Preference For A Preface, This Is Your Puzzle For each six-letter word given this week, add two letters at the start to complete a common eight-letter word. The answer never involves adding a regular prefix like RE- or UN-.
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For Those With A Preference For Prefaces, This Is Your Puzzle

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For Those With A Preference For Prefaces, This Is Your Puzzle

For Those With A Preference For Prefaces, This Is Your Puzzle

For Those With A Preference For Prefaces, This Is Your Puzzle

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On-air challenge: For each six-letter word given, add two letters at the start to complete a common eight-letter word. The answer never involves adding a regular prefix like RE- or UN-.

For example: berate --> liberate.

Last week's challenge, from Mike Reiss: Name a famous Greek person from history. Rearrange the letters of the name to get the title of a famous Italian person from history. Who are these two people?

Answer: Euclid, Il Duce.

Winner: Linda Shacklock of Gilbert, Ariz.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Dave Shukan of Los Angeles. Think of a two-word term for someone who might be working at a nightclub. The second letter of the first word is a consonant. Move that letter so it's the second letter of the second word, and phonetically you'll get a made-up, two-word term for someone else who might work at a nightclub. What persons are these?

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