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Keep It Short

Keep It Short

Keep It Short

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, in which each word has a short "A" vowel sound. For example, given the clue "A pest weed in lawns," the answer would be "crab grass."

Challenge From Last Week

From listener Louis Sergeant of Portland, Ore.: Name a country somewhere in the world. Insert a "Z." The result can be broken up into three consecutive words. The first word is a popular brand name. The second word is something this product uses, and the third word is the kind of product it is.

What's the country?

Answer: Madagascar; Mazda, gas, car

Winner: Gay Joyce Engelhaupt of Madison, Ala.

Next Week's Challenge

Think of a four-letter word with a short "A" sound, and specifically the "A" is the second letter. Switch the third and fourth letters and you'll get a new word, also with a short "A" sound. The two words go together to make a phrase that names something that existed from 1982 to 2000. What is it?

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.