In this week's on-air puzzle, every answer is a three-word phrase in the form "______ the ______." Will offers rhymes for the first and last words in the phrases. For example, given "lease the reels," the answer would be "grease the wheels."
Challenge from Last Week: Take the phrase "right lane," spoonerize it — that is, switch the initial consonant sounds — and you get "light rain." Think of a familiar two-word phrase for an activity in a riding stable, spoonerize it and you'll get another familiar two-word phrase for something a stable worker handles. What are these phrases?
The answer: Horse care, coarse hair
The winner: Jeanne Colley of Morrow, Ohio
This Week's Challenge: From Toby Gottfried of Santa Ana, Calif. Take the three bird names egret, crane and owl. Rearrange the 13 letters to spell three other bird names. They are all common names. What are they?