Take Hold And Make A Hole

On-Air Challenge

You are given two sentences, each with two blanks. The word that goes in the first blank ends with the letter D. Drop the D, and phonetically, you'll get a new word that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence. For example, answers might be "field" to "feel" or "beard" to "beer."

Last 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.

Answer: NPR station

Winner: James Steffen of Germantown, Tenn.

Next Week's Challenge

Name a famous person whose first name has six letters and last name has eight. In this person's first name, the first two letters are the same as the last two letters. And, these two letters also start the last name. The first two letters of the last name are pronounced differently from how they're pronounced in the first name. Who is this person?

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