This Puzzle Is The Pits

On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, in which the first word starts with P-I and the second word starts with T. For example, given "path taken by early settlers in the West," the answer would be "pioneer trail."

Last Week's Challenge

From Judge Vic Flemming of Little Rock, Ark.: Name five countries whose names are five letters long. Using the middle letter of each country's name, spell the five-letter name of a sixth country.

Answers include: ITALY: Chile, Qatar, Ghana, Malta, Egypt. INDIA: Haiti, Congo, Sudan, China, Ghana. LIBYA: Malta, China, Gabon, Egypt, Spain.

Winner: Robert Stiene of Brooktondale, N.Y.

Next Week's Challenge

From Elizabeth Gorski: Take the phrase "patron saint," remove a letter, then rearrange the letters to create a new, familiar two-word phrase that names something important in life. Hint: The first word has three letters, the second word has seven.

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