Beginnings and Endings

In the on-air puzzle, given a word, the response is a word that completes a common two-word phrase. The first two letters of a given word will be the last two letters of the player's word, reversed.

For example, given "tucker," the response would be "out" because "tucker out" is a common phrase where the first word begins with "tu" and the response word ends with "ut."

Challenge from Last Week: An opera-related challenge. Take the title Il Trovatore by Verdi. Drop one letter. Rearrange the remaining 10 letters to spell two synonyms. What are they?

Answer: Riot and Revolt

Winner: Jeanette Joy from Jamestown, N.Y.

This Week's Challenge: Think of the name of a current world leader. Taking the letters in the first half of the first name, and the letters in the first half of the last name, you can rearrange them to spell the language of this leader's country. Who's the leader and what's the language?

This challenge comes from Adam Cohen from Brooklyn, N.Y.

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