The Long And Short Of 'I'

On-Air Challenge

This game gives clues for two words. Each of the words has two syllables. The first vowel sound in the first word is a short "I." Change it to a long "I" sound, and phonetically you'll get a new word that answers the second clue.

For example: One who breaks one of the "Ten Commandments" and John Hancock for one.

Answer: "Sinner" and "Signer."

Last Week's Challenge

Take the plural name of an animal. Take the singular name of another animal. Say the two words out loud one after the other and you'll name a country. What are the animals and what is the country?

ANSWER: Gnus-eland/New Zealand

WINNER: Jay Livingston of New York City

Next Week's Challenge

This week's challenge comes from listener Mike Reiss, a former writer and producer for The Simpsons who co-created The Critic. What six-letter word beginning with the letter "S" would be the same if it started with "TH?"

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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