Oh My, A Relaxing Game


On-Air Challenge

This puzzle involves meditation. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase that starts with the initials "O-M." For example: protection for the hand while cooking? Answer: oven mitt.

Last 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?

Answer: The waitress brought coffee to everyone but the fifth logician. If the first logician had not wanted coffee, he could have answered, "No." But since he did want coffee, he had to say, "I don't know," because he didn't know whether his breakfast companions wanted coffee. The same applies to the second, third and fourth logicians.

Winner: Nita Bowen of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Next Week's Challenge

Think of a common street sign with three words: four letters in the first word, four letters in the second word and three letters in the last. Drop the last letter of the first word in the sign and you'll get a new word that is a synonym of the last word in the sign. What is the sign?

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