Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.
Challenge from November 5: Take the word lather. Rearrange the letters and repeat them as often as necessary to name a famous literary work in 16 letters. Hint: The title of this literary work has three words, one of which is hyphenated. Name this famous literary work.
Answer: The Tell-Tale Heart.
Winner: Laura Leis of Providence, R.I.
Challenge from Nov. 12: From Doug Heller of Flourtown, Pennsylvania: Name a famous person in American politics, five letters in the first name, six letters in the last. You can rearrange this to spell the names of two countries, one of them five letters and the other six. The five-letter one is the current name of a country, the six letter one is an old name for a country, but both are well known. Who is the politician and what are the countries?