Reading Backward Is The Trick

On-Air Challenge

Each answer starts with a clue for a six-letter word. If you drop the first letter and read the remaining letters backward, you'll get a five-letter word that answers a second clue. For example, if the clues are "flower parts" and "roofing material," the answers would be "petals" and "slate." (Remove the "p" of "petals" and read the rest backward to get "slate.")

Last 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.

ANSWER: Roller derby

WINNER: Alice Veneziani of Riverton, N.J.

Next Week's Challenge

Name a famous leader in world history — the name by which this person is usually known. Change the first letter of the leader's name to the previous letter of the alphabet, rearrange the result, and you'll name what this person was the leader of. Who is it, and where was this person the leader?

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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