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What's That Puzzling Toy Under The Christmas Tree?

On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a kid's toy that one might give for Christmas. Some are brand names, some are generic. Identify them from their anagrams. Ex. GEL + O --> LEGO

Last week's challenge: Think of a common exclamation in 4 letters. Move the last letter to the start, and then add a new letter to the end to get another well-known exclamation. What is it?

Answer: AHOY!, YAHOO!

Winner: Martin Spritzer, Pittsboro, N.C.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Peter Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich. Take the first and last names of a well-known actress. Her first name has two vowels. Change them both to new vowels, and the result names part of a common Christmas decoration. What 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 Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

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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).