NPR logo

A Tough Act To Follow

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104758715/104763458" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
A Tough Act To Follow

A Tough Act To Follow

A Tough Act To Follow

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104758715/104763458" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

 

On-Air Challenge

Each clue is a pair of words. For each pair, find a word that can follow the first word and precede the second one so that, in each case, it will complete a familiar two-word phrase. For example, given "hand" and "talk," the answer would be "jive," as in "hand jive" and "jive talk."

Challenge From Last Week

Think of a famous person whose first and last names each have seven letters. Only two different consonants appear in this full name, each used more than once. Out of the 14 letters in the name, 13 of them appear in the first half of the alphabet, A-M. Who is this person?

Answer: Galileo Galilei

Winner: Theodor Lichtmann of Denver

Next Week's Challenge

From listener Matt Jones of Portland, Ore.: Take "Indian wrestle," and rearrange the 13 letters to get three words that are all related. What are they? Hint: The word lengths are five, four and four letters, respectively.

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