Sunday Puzzle: If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Pay Off Every five-letter answer in this week's puzzle must complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

## If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

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If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

# If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

## If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you three 5-letter words. You tell me a 5-letter word that can precede each of mine to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

Ex. DRAFT HOUSE RIDER —> Rough (rough draft, rough-house, Rough Rider)

1. GLASS SLIDE MELON
2. TIGER TRAIL TOWEL
3. COUNT DONOR SPORT
4. SENSE POWER LAUGH
5. GIANT PEACE THUMB
6. SHIFT SHIRT STAND
8. TEASE POKER STEAK
9. STORY ORDER RANGE
10. SAUCE CIDER STORE
11. BLANK GUARD TAKEN

Last week's challenge: Think of an article of apparel in 5 letters. Change one letter in it to name another article of apparel. Change one letter in that to name a third article of apparel. Then change one letter in that to name a fourth article of apparel. The position of the letters you change are different each time. What articles are these?

Puzzle answer: SKORT —> SKIRT —> SHIRT —> SHIFT

Puzzle winner: Ed Roberts of Spring Prairie, Texas

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Mark Maravetz of Albuquerque, N.M. Take five consecutive letters of the alphabet. Write them in left-to-right order. Insert five letters at certain spots. These will all go between the first and last given letters. The result will be a famous actor — first and last names. Who is it?