It's All About The Wordplay

On-Air Challenge

It's a game of completing analogies. Each involves wordplay. For example, "pink" is to "pen" as "plead" is to "pencil," because by removing the "p" from "pink," you get "ink," which goes inside a pen. And by removing the "p" from "plead" you get "lead," which goes inside a pencil.

Last Week's Challenge

This comes from crossword puzzle creator Merl Reagle: Take a slang term for money. Change one of its letters to the next letter of the alphabet. Rearrange the result, and you'll get another slang term for money. What are the words?

ANSWER: do-re-mi and dinero

WINNER: Betsy Nichols of Santa Fe, N.M.

Next Week's Challenge

A waitress walks up to a breakfast table with five logicians and asks, "Does everyone here want coffee?"

The first logician says, "I don't know."

The second logician says, "I don't know."

The third logician says, "I don't know."

The fourth logician says, "I don't know."

And the fifth logician says, "No."

Who did the waitress bring coffee to — and why?

Submit Your Answer

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