Sunday Puzzle: Finished Puzzlers And Overachievers Share This In Common: They Both Exceed Every answer this week is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in "X" and the second starts with "C" (as in XC, the Roman numeral for 90).
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Finish This Puzzle, And You'll Be Just Like Overachievers: You Both Exceed

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Finish This Puzzle, And You'll Be Just Like Overachievers: You Both Exceed

Finish This Puzzle, And You'll Be Just Like Overachievers: You Both Exceed

Finish This Puzzle, And You'll Be Just Like Overachievers: You Both Exceed

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in "X" and the second starts with "C" (as in XC, the Roman numeral for 90). A friend of mine recently turned 90, and I made this as a birthday gift.

For example: Tailless feline --> MANX CAT.

Last week's challenge, from Sandy Weisz of Chicago: Take the name of a famous musical. Write it in upper- and lowercase letters, as you usually would.

Now, turn one of the characters upside-down and move it to another place in the title. The result will be the last name of a well-known stage performer. What is the musical, and who is the performer?

Answer: Oliver! --> Olivier.

Winner: Ernie Scheuer of Los Angeles, Calif.

Next week's Name a famous singer — first and last names. The last four letters of the first name spelled backward plus the first four letters of the last name spelled forward ... read together, in order, name a section of products in a drugstore. What is it?

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