NPR logo

First And Last Rhymes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106010994/106020641" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
First And Last Rhymes

First And Last Rhymes

First And Last Rhymes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106010994/106020641" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript



On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar three-word phrase. The clues are two-word phrases. The first word of each phrase rhymes with the first word of the answer. The last word of the phrase rhymes with the last word of the answer. For example, if the clue is, "Split this," the answer would be, "Hit or miss."

Last 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?

Answer: VANNA WHITE

Winner: Kathy Gurtowsky of Bristol, Conn.

Next Week's Challenge

Take "tire" and "exhaust." They're both things a car has. But as verbs, in a noncar sense, they're synonyms. The challenge is to name two articles of apparel — things to wear — each with four letters; and as verbs, in a nonapparel sense, the two words are synonyms. What words are they?

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.

NPR thanks our sponsors