This Puzzle Gets Cracked When Opposites Attract Every answer consists of two words that are opposites. You are given rhymes for the words, and you give the opposites.

## This Puzzle Gets Cracked When Opposites Attract

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This Puzzle Gets Cracked When Opposites Attract

# This Puzzle Gets Cracked When Opposites Attract

## This Puzzle Gets Cracked When Opposites Attract

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On-Air Challenge: Every answer consists of two words that are opposites. You are given rhymes for the words, and you give the opposites.

Last Week's Challenge from listener Toby Gottfried of Santa Ana, Calif.: Take the trees hemlock, myrtle, oak and pine. Rearrange the letters in their names to get four other trees, with one letter left over. What trees are they?

Answer: The trees are "elm," "hickory," "lemon," and "teak," with the letter P left over.

Winner: Tim Moon from Bethany, Ill.

Next Week's Challenge: The answer is a two-word name. Inside this name are the consecutive letters I-L-E-H. Remove these four letters, and the remaining letters in order will name something commonly found inside the original thing with the two-word name. What is it?