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Initially, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Initially, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Initially, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Initially, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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On-Air Challenge

This week's puzzle is in honor of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Because U.P. is short for Upper Peninsula, each answer has "U" and "P" in it. The first clue is: "U" and "P" are the initials of a common two-word phrase naming something holding a street lamp. What is it?

Last Week's Challenge

Name a well-known university. Move the last letter three places earlier in the name. The result will be a phrase meaning "represent." What's the university and what's the phrase?

ANSWER: Stanford and "stand for"

WINNER: Joe Gregory of Windsor, Colo.

Next Week's Challenge

From listener Ron Aldridge of New Jersey: Take the family name of a famous world leader in history. Drop the last letter, then switch the last two letters that remain. The result will name the country that this leader led. Who is it and what is the country?

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 Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

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