Brain Game: Corduroy Pillows Make Headlines

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You're the editor of a newspaper, and trouble's brewing. The owner's inept nephew, Zeke, has been hired on to typeset the headlines. You like your job, so you want to take it easy on the boss's kin. Zeke has trouble centering the headlines exactly... especially after having a few drinks with his lunch. To make things as easy as possible for Zeke, you set up a template with three four-letter words:

XXXX XXXX XXXX

And since Zeke doesn't know the whole alphabet, you promise him that you'll never use more than four different letters of the alphabet in any headline. (So each word in the headline is an anagram of the other words.)

So you're sorting through the headlines from the upcoming issue, and try to convert them to meet the new requirements. The first one comes to you quickly: The story titled FELINE MUSICAL TROUPE PERFORMS would become CATS CAST ACTS.

How about these five?

RED PLANET MOBILIZES SHEEP

THREE PAPARAZZI RUSH SPELLING

LUNCH FOR GUYS: BAD

U2 GAINING YOUNG FANS

BECKHAM PATRONIZES NEW STORE

Here are the SOLUTIONS.

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February 23, 2009 - 2:30am
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