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What’s In A Name?

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
January 20, 2013

On-air challenge: You will be given the first names of two famous people, past or present. The first person’s last name, when you drop the initial letter, becomes the second person’s last name. For example, given “Harold” and “Kingsley,” the answer would be “Harold Ramis” and “Kingsley Amis.”

Last week’s challenge: Think of two familiar, unhyphenated, eight-letter words that contain the letters A, B, C, D, E and F, plus two others, in any order. What words are these?

Answer: feedback; boldface

Winner: Brian Jacokes of San Francisco

Next week’s challenge: Take the last name of a famous world leader of the past. Rearrange its letters to name a type of world leader, like czar or prime minister. What world leader is it?

Submit Your Answer

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 at 3 p.m. Eastern. [Copyright 2013 National Public Radio]

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