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Scramble The Word To Get One Like The Other

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Scramble The Word To Get One Like The Other

Scramble The Word To Get One Like The Other

Scramble The Word To Get One Like The Other

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On-Air Challenge

From two given four-letter words, rearrange the letters of one of them to get a synonym of the other. For example, given "each" and "pain," the answer is "ache," because "ache" is an anagram of "each," and it means "pain."

Last 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?

ANSWER: "Curb your dog."

WINNER: Richard Fishman of Beverly Hills, Calif.

Next Week's Challenge

From Rick Rubenstein of Sunnyvale, Calif.: Think of two words that each mean "bowler." Put them together, one after the other, and you'll name a sport in two words that is not related to bowling.

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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