Opportunity Comes Knocking

On-Air Challenge

You are given a word and must provide a second word to complete a familiar two-word phrase. The first letter of the word must be the last letter of the word given, and the last letter of the word must be the first letter of the word given. For example, given the clue "photo," the answer would be "op."

Last Week's Challenge

From Michael Arkelian, of Sacramento, Calif.: Name a creature in six letters. Move the first three letters to the end and read the result backward to name another creature. Clue: If you break either six-letter word in half, each pair of three letters will themselves spell a word.

Answer: Parrot, raptor (par, rot, rap, tor)

Winner: Bill Dey of Champaign, Ill.

Next Week's Challenge

From the 2011 calendar "Mensa 365 Brain Puzzlers" by Mark Danna and Fraser Simpson: Write out the 26 letters of the alphabet. Take a sequence of seven letters, change one letter in that sequence to a U, and rearrange the result to name something you might find in your refrigerator. Hint: The answer is a two-word phrase.

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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