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'Mix And Match' These Word Ensembles

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'Mix And Match' These Word Ensembles

'Mix And Match' These Word Ensembles

'Mix And Match' These Word Ensembles

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On-Air Challenge

This puzzle is called "Mix and Match." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the first word starts with M-I and the second word starts with M-A, as in "Mix and Match." For example, for the clue "a day before St. Patrick's Day," you would say "mid-March."

Last Week's Challenge

This challenge comes from listener Adam Cohen of Brooklyn, N.Y. Take the name of the singer Bonnie Raitt, and rearrange those 11 letters to be two words that are loosely synonyms. What are they?

ANSWER: "Tribe" and "nation"

WINNER: Joel Courtney of Las Cruces, N.M.

Next Week's Challenge

Take the name "Boris Karloff." It contains the letters of "Oslo" in left-to-right order (although not consecutively). Now write down these three names: Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Sinatra, Stephen Douglas. Each conceals the name of another world capital in left-to-right order, although not in consecutive letters. What capitals are these?

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. Eastern.

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