Connect The Unconnected Categories

On-Air Challenge

You are given two categories and must name two things in both of them. For example, given "male singers who have No. 1 hits" and "state capitals," the answers would be John Denver (Denver is the capital of Colorado) and Michael Jackson (Jackson is the capital of Mississippi).

Last 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?

Answer: George Gershwin

Winner: Eileen Buxton of Sacramento, Calif.

Next Week's Challenge

What are the two longest rhyming words that have no letters in common? For example, "pie" and "guy" rhyme and do not share any letters. The answer words cannot start with an unaccented syllable, such as "today." The source for acceptable words is Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary.

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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