Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle Are you in the mood for Christmas carols? Well, you're in luck, puzzlers: Every answer this week is the name of a Christmas carol or song — mostly carols.
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Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle

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Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle

Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle

Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a Christmas carol or song — mostly carols. Answer the questions.

For example: What's the title of a Christmas carol or song that sounds like a member of King Arthur's Round Table who won't speak?

Last week's challenge, from from listener Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass: Name a well-known character of TV, movies and comics. Two words. Replace the eighth, ninth, and 10th letters with an S. Then rearrange the result to name a well-known actor who played this character on film — both first and last names. Who is it?

Answer: Green Hornet --> Seth Rogen (who played the Green Hornet in a 2011 action/comedy).

Winner: Shmuel Thaler of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Next week's challenge, from listener David Aukland, of Tarrytown, N.Y.: Think of four common six-letter words that all end in the same five letters, in the same order. And the first letters of these four words are consecutive consonants in the alphabet (like B, C, D, F). No other common six-letter words end with these five letters. What are the words?

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If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you Wednesday, December 23rd at 3 p.m. Eastern. Please note that the deadline is early this week.