Sunday Puzzle: Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Packed With V's And E's In this week's puzzle, you'll get two clues for two words. Insert the letters V-E somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.
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Better Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Stuffed With V's And E's

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Better Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Stuffed With V's And E's

Better Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Stuffed With V's And E's

Better Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Stuffed With V's And E's

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On-air challenge: Here are two clues for two words. Insert the letters V-E somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.

For example: Abel's brother, in the Bible / danger for a spelunker --> Cain, cave-in.

Last week's challenge from listener Martin Eiger: Think of a phrase that denotes a particular major-league sports team in 12 letters. The first 6 letters are the same as the second 6 letters rearranged. What team is it?

Answer: The Miami Heat.

Winner: Amy Suarez of Albuquerque, N.M.

Next week's challenge from listener Ben Bass of Chicago: Name a prominent American politician — first and last names, 11 letters total. Rearrange these letters, and you'll get a country plus the former name of another country. Who's the politician, and what countries are these?

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