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On-Air Challenge

Every clue is an anagram for the name of a Shakespeare character. For example, given, "real," the answer would be "Lear."

Challenge From Last Week

From Rich Silvestri of Valley Stream, N.Y.: Name an item often found on a desk. It's a hyphenated word. Add an "S" to the beginning of each part, and you'll get two synonyms. What's the item?

Answer: In-tray (sin and stray)

Winner: Jeremy Sicking of Cincinnati

Next Week's Challenge

From crossword constructor Merl Reagle: Take the phrase "atlas of the world," change the "E" to an "R," and rearrange all the letters to name two cities that are closely related.

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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