Linking Letters

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On-Air Challenge

Given a four-letter word, name another four-letter word that starts with the last letter of the given word. When the two words are read successively, overlapping on the shared letter, they'll spell a familiar seven-letter word. For example, given "prop," the answer would be "pose"; put together, the two words form "propose."

Challenge From Last Week

Think of a famous living woman whose first and last names are each accented on the second syllable. Say the second syllable of her last name, followed by the second syllable of her first name, and phonetically you'll get a word meaning very attractive woman. Who is it?

Answer: Michelle Obama, bombshell

Winner: Lori Stein of St. Louis.

Next Week's Challenge

From Charlie Pyne of Norfolk, Mass.: Take the name of a country, interchange two consecutive letters, and add an "e" after the fifth letter. The result will be two synonyms, one after the other. What is the country, and what are the synonyms?

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: Please include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m.



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