Don't Draw A Blank

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On-Air Challenge

You are given a sentence with two blanks. The word that goes in the first blank contains an "oy" sound. Change this to an "oo" sound, and phonetically, you'll get a new word that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence. For example, given, "Anyone who thinks ground chuck tastes better than ____ is clearly a ____," the answer would be "loin" and "loon."

Last Week's Challenge

From the 2011 calendar "Mensa 365 Brain Puzzlers" by Mark Danna and Fraser Simpson: Write out the 26 letters of the alphabet. Take a sequence of seven letters, change one letter in that sequence to a U, and rearrange the result to name something you might find in your refrigerator. Hint: The answer is a two-word phrase.

Answer: Milk jug (GHIJKLM)

Winner: Sam Shannon of Madison, Wis.

Next Week's Challenge

What is the longest familiar phrase, title or name in which the only consonants are N and T, repeated as often as necessary? The other letters are vowels. Try to think of an answer with at least 18 letters.

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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