Rites Of Spring


On-Air Challenge

For each category, name five items, each one beginning with a different letter in the word "Aries," the first Zodiac sign in spring. For example, given the category "elements on the periodic table," the answers could be "argon, radium, iron, einsteinium and silicon."

Challenge From Last Week

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?

Answer: At a loss for words

Winner: Mary Jo Vivian of Ames, Iowa

Next Week's Challenge

From Adam Cohen of Brooklyn, N.Y.: Name a female host of a popular TV program. Rearrange the letters of her first name to name a god in mythology. Rearrange the letters in her last name to name a type of god that this god is not. Who is the TV host and what are the anagrams?

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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