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Barking Up The Right Tree

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Barking Up The Right Tree

Barking Up The Right Tree

Barking Up The Right Tree

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase that contains the consecutive letters "E-L-M." Specifically, the first word will end in "E-L," and the second word will start with "M." For example, given "publication that a person with wanderlust might read," the answer would be "travel magazine."

Challenge From Last Week

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.

Answer: Dallas, Fort Worth

Winner: Leslie Garcia of Richardson, Texas

Next Week's Challenge

Think of a familiar phrase in five words that means "tongue-tied." One word in it has one letter, one word has two letters, one has three, one has four and one has five — though not necessarily in that order. What is the phrase?

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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