Testy Wordplay

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On-Air Challenge

Today's puzzle is called "test." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the first word starts with "T-E" and the second word starts with "S-T." For example, if the clue is "cut of beef that is often grilled or barbecued," the answer would be "tenderloin steak."

Challenge From Last Week

From listener Doug Heller of Flourtown, Pa.: Think of a famous TV personality with five letters in the first name and four letters in the last name. Change the first letter of this celebrity's first name to M. Drop the first letter of the last name. Read the result in order, and it will spell something this person is famously known for doing many times. Who is this person?

Answer: Larry King, who is famous for marrying (he's been married eight times)

Winner: Connie Soucy of Coral Springs, Fla.

Next Week's Challenge

Think of one word that starts with "T-E" and another word that starts with "S-T" — and they're synonyms. Hint: The "T-E" word has two syllables; the "S-T" word has one.

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.

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