Rhyming Compound Words

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On-Air Challenge

You are given a compound word and a clue. The answer is another compound word whose halves rhyme, respectively, with the halves of the original compound word. For example, given "lamplight," with the clue "a place to sleep outdoors," the answer would be "campsite."

Last Week's Challenge

From Eric Iverson of Eagan, Minn.: What is the longest common word in which all the letters rhyme with E?

Answer: Detected

Winner: Matt Pallai of Denver

Next Week's Challenge

Think of a common compound word in which each half starts with the letter C. Change both C's to B's, and you'll get the names of two related objects. What objects are they?

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