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The 'Pen' Is Mighty In This Game

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The 'Pen' Is Mighty In This Game

The 'Pen' Is Mighty In This Game

The 'Pen' Is Mighty In This Game

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a word whose second syllable is "pen." For example, given the clue, "a child, say, on one's tax return," the answer is, "de-pen-dent."

Last Week's Challenge

From Dave Talby of Eugene, Ore.: The nickname of a well-known queen is an anagram of the name of a well-known king. What are their names?

ANSWER: "Cleo" and "Cole"

WINNER: Holly Mollo of State Collge, Pa.

Next Week's Challenge

Take the name "Proust," as in Marcel Proust. Using these six letters, repeating them as often as necessary, spell a familiar bumper sticker with three words, 16 letters altogether. What bumper sticker is it?

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.