Everything's Coming Up Roses

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On-Air Challenge: You are given an item in an unnamed category and must name something else in the category. The answer must start with the first two letters in the clue, only reversed. For example, given "orchid," the answer would be "rose" (the category being flowers).

Last Week's Challenge: Create a 4-by-4 crossword square with four four-letter words reading across and four different four-letter words reading down. Use the word "nags" at 1 across and the word "newt" at 1 down. All eight words must be common, uncapitalized words, and all 16 letters must be different.

Answer:

N A G S

E C R U

W H I M

T Y P O

Winner: Irene Downing of Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Next Week's Challenge: Think of two five-letter words that are exact opposites, in which the first two letters of each word are the same as the first two letters of the other, only reversed. Hint: The fourth letter of each word is A. What two words are these?

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