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Fresh From The Bad Pun Department

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Fresh From The Bad Pun Department

Fresh From The Bad Pun Department

Fresh From The Bad Pun Department

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On-Air Challenge

Each sentence has a blank. Fill the blank with the name of a vegetable that can complete the sentence in a "punny" way. For example: Apologizing profusely, the boy said, "You don't know how sorry I _____." The answer would be "yam" ("I am").

Last Week's Challenge

This challenge comes from Ed Pegg Jr., who runs MathPuzzle.com.

Write down the digits from 2 to 7, in order. Add two mathematical symbols to get an expression equaling 2010. What symbols are these?

ANSWER: 2345*6/7 = 2010

WINNER: Tor Kingdon of Albuquerque, N.M.

Next Week's Challenge

Think of a familiar 10-letter hyphenated word that uses all seven letters of the alphabet from "F" to "L" plus three other letters of your choosing. What word is it? It's a word everyone knows, and it's in some dictionaries.

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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