To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Daniel Rosenblum and NPR's Rachel Martin to a celebrity quiz in this week's puzzle.
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To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

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To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

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On-air challenge: For each word given, name a famous person, past or present, whose name contains it. In each case, the word will bridge the first and last names. The dividing point is for you to discover.

For example: SWILL —> Venus Williams

Last week's challenge: Name a common household item in six letters, change the middle two letters to a P, as in Peter, and you'll get the five-letter last name of a famous person who professionally used that item. What's the item, and who's the person? So again, a common household item, six letters, change the middle two letters to a P and you'll get the five-letter last name of a famous person who professionally used that item. What's the item and who's the person?

Answer: Camera —> (Frank) Capra

Winner: Daniel Rosenblum of Teaneck, N.J.

Next week's challenge from listener Harry Hillson of Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.: What is the most consecutive points a tennis player can lose and still win a best-of-five-sets match? There's no trick. It's a straightforward question. The modern tennis tiebreaker rule does not come into play.

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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 Thursday, June 2, at 3 p.m. ET.