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In this week's on-air puzzle, we start with a clue in a category, then name something else in the same category that starts with the second and third letters of the original clue. For example, if the clue was Minnesota, the answer would be Indiana — because the second and third letters of Minnesota are "I-N," which begin Indiana — and both Minnesota and Indiana are states.

Challenge from Last Week: From Jeffery Harris of Nashville, Tennessee: Think of a word that can follow the word "peanut" to form a familiar two-word phrase. If you take the first letter and move it to the next-to-the-last position, you get another word that can also follow "peanut" to form another familiar two-word phrase. What are the words?

The answer: Peanut GALLERY and Peanut ALLERGY

The winner: Rabbi Barbara Penzner of West Newton, Massachusetts

This Week's Challenge: Name something you might wear in the summer. The answer will have two words, with five letters in the first word and three letters in the second. Remove the next-to-last letter and read the result backward and you'll get a word that means "blocks." What words are these?

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