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Putting 'S' and 'D' Together for Sundance

Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from Jan. 15: From Merl Reagle: Take the word carburetor, add two letters and rearrange the result to name another car part. And the answer is one word. What car part is it?

Answer: Turbocharger

Winner: Dr. Jeffrey Lee from Newport Beach, Ca.

Challenge from Jan. 22:

From listener Andrew Chaikin from San Francisco: Take the nine letters from "G" to "O". Change one of them to the following letter of the alphabet. And re-arrange the result to name a famous person. Two hints: The answer is this person's full name. And it is a person who's been in the news lately.

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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz has appeared on Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978).

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