Building On Four-Letter Words

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On-Air Challenge

You are given three four-letter words. Think of three letters that can precede each of them to complete familiar seven-letter words. For example, given "each," "rove" and "lode," the answer would be "imp" for "impeach," "improve" and "implode."

Challenge From Last Week

Think of a word starting with "T-E" and another word starting with "S-T" that are synonyms. Hint: The "T-E" word has two syllables; the "S-T" word has one.

Answer: Tempest and storm

Winner: Harley Cahen of University Park, Md.

Next Week's Challenge

From Henry Hook: Take the name Kevin Kline. The first and last names both have five letters. Written in capital letters — KEVIN KLINE — each name consists of exactly 13 straight lines and no curves.

Name a well-known TV personality with five-letter first and last names. Each name contains exactly 14 straight lines and no curves. Who is this?

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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