Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home. This week's winner is Douglas Hoy from New Orleans, La. He listens to Weekend Edition on member station WWNO in New Orleans.
Challenge from June 18: From listener Magdalen Braden, from Philadelphia and Harford, Pa., Think of a certain country in the world. Change its first letter to name a well-known 20th century world leader. Or change its third letter to name another well known 20th century world leader. What is the country and who are the leaders.
ANSWER: Benin to Lenin and Begin.
WINNER: Douglas Hoy in New Orleans, La.
Challenge from June 25: Think of a boy's first name in six letters. Move the first two letters to the end, and you'll get a word meaning a bird. Then, move the first two letters of that to the end, to name a well-known english writer of the past. What words are these?
This weeks game offers clues to two words, six letters each. Move the first two letters of the first word, to the end to get a new word that answers the second clue. For example, the name of eight english kings. And the second clue is fended off. The answer would be Edward, and warded. Moving the ed of Edward to the end.