Accentuate The Positive

On-Air Challenge

A "dactyl" is a metrical foot in three syllables, accented on the first syllable, like "Anderson." Every answer is the name of a famous person whose full name is a double dactyl, like "Pamela Anderson."

Last Week's Challenge

Name a country in six letters. Change two consecutive letters in it to one letter to get the name of another country. What countries are these?

Answer: Guyana and Ghana

Winner: Jim Lofe of Pelham, Ala.

Next Week's Challenge

From listener Doug Heller of Flourtown, Pa.: Name a famous person whose first name is seven letters long and ends with the name of a bird, and whose last name is also seven letters but starts with the name of a bird. Hint: One of these birds is the general name for the bird, and the other is a specific type of bird. Who 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.

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