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On Sundays, Weekend Edition combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. With a nod to traditional Sunday habits, the program offers a fix for diehard crossword addicts-word games and brainteasers with The Puzzlemaster, a.k.a. Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times. With Hansen on the sidelines, a caller plays the latest word game on the air while listeners compete silently at home. The NPR mailbag is proof that the competition to go head-to-head with Shortz is rather vigorous.

Another trademark of Sunday's program is "Voices in the News," a montage of sound bites from the past week, poignant in its simplicity. Hansen also engages listeners in her discussions with regular contributors, who cover a wide range of national and international issues.

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Now, your reaction to last week's program.

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While the ability to recall obscure couplets of iambic pentameter might be considered an enviable asset for writing articles in literary journals, it's not the most effective child-rearing tool. In The Weird Sisters, a new novel by Eleanor Brown, three daughters of an overzealous Shakspearean academic live with a father who continuously recites poetry as a form of parental advice.

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We have a series of reports now on how three states are dealing with this budget crisis, starting with NPR's Robert Smith in New York.

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And, Frank, boy, why was this vote so decisive? Did you expect that?

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Welcome to the program, Mark.

MARK BITTMAN: Well, thanks. It's great to be here.

HANSEN: All right. The Minimalist makes its exit. Why are you stopping?

BITTMAN: The Minimalist dies.

HANSEN: No.

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Liane Hansen.

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Time now for your letters. On last week's show, we had a conversation about the largest minority group in the agriculture industry - women. We spoke with farmers Barbara Armstrong and Carol Keiser-Long.

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