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Shake Off The Wintry Weather, And Warm Up With A Puzzle

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Shake Off The Wintry Weather, And Warm Up With A Puzzle

Shake Off The Wintry Weather, And Warm Up With A Puzzle

Shake Off The Wintry Weather, And Warm Up With A Puzzle

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Sunday Puzzle.
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Sunday Puzzle.
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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you a clue for a word that has two Os. Change both Os to Es to get the answer to the second clue.

For example: Sport played on horseback / Brazilian soccer legend —> POLO, PELE.

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge was an extension of my on-air puzzle. Think of a category in three letters in which the last two letters are the first two letters of something in that category. And the thing in the category has seven letters. Both names are common, uncapitalized words. What are they?

Answer: Gem —> emerald.

Winner: Josh Park of Tustin, Calif.

Next week's challenge: This may be one of the most challenging challenges I've presented. It has a very elegant answer. It's from listener Fred Piscop of Bellmore, N.Y. Take these three phrases:

Turkey breast
Ski slope
Cash drawer

What very unusual property do they have in common?

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, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. ET.