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Familiar Phrases Starting With 'T'

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Familiar Phrases Starting With 'T'

Familiar Phrases Starting With 'T'

Familiar Phrases Starting With 'T'

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer in today's puzzle is a familiar phrase in the form BLANK of BLANK, where the first word starts with the letter T. Given the last word of the phrase, the player must give the first word. Example: For "departure," the answer would be "time," as in TIME of DEPARTURE.

Last Week's Challenge

If you write "WOW" in capital letters and hold up a mirror at the side of the word, you'll see "WOW" perfectly reflected in the mirror. Here's the puzzle: Think of a nationality and write it in capital letters. If you remove one stroke from the first letter, and one stroke from the last letter, and hold up a mirror at the side, the name of the nationality will be perfectly reflected in the mirror. What nationality is it?

ANSWER: HAITIAN

WINNER: Nathan Heslink of Alexandria, Va.

Next Week's Challenge

This comes from Henry Hook of Brooklyn, one of the country's top crossword constructors, and it's a rather tricky puzzle: Name an auto manufacturer and a telecommunications company, both well-known companies, whose names are exact opposites of each other.

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.