A Port Of Call

On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a word or name that contains the syllable "port." For example, given the clue "consequential," the answer would be "important."

Last Week's Challenge

Write down the following five names: Christian Dior, Anne Boleyn, Edna Ferber, Indiana Jones and Richard Simmons. The first four names have something unusual in common that the fifth name does not. What is it? Hint: It's a property that only a few names have. To show that you have the right answer, think of another name that shares the same property. Any name that shares the property will be considered correct.

Answer: The first two letters of the first and last name are in alphabetical order. For example, Christian Dior, C-D, H-I. Of the five names given, only Richard Simmons did not have this quality.

Winner: Rick Lubens of Dedham, Mass.

Next Week's Challenge

From Pete Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich.: Think of a product for sale at a hardware store. It's a generic two-word name. Replace the first letter of the first word with an S, and replace the first two letters of the second word with an S. The result will be two new words that are opposites. What are they?

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