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Sunday Puzzle: Prest-o, Change-o

NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from June 12

From Paul Doering of Rochester, New York: Name two fruits, and say their names out loud. They sound like a two-word phrase meaning "today." What is the phrase?


Winner: Edward Galloway of Seattle, Washington.

Challenge for June 19

From Marek Penszko, of Warsaw, Poland: If the word finite is represented by the number 5910, what six-letter word is represented by 0930?

Hint: There are only two common six-letter words in English which have this unusual property.

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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).