In this week's on-air puzzle, clues are given for two words. Each word has two syllables. The first syllable of the first word has a short "U" sound as in "uh." Change this to a long "O" sound and, phonetically, you'll get a new word that answers the second clue. Example: For the clue, "absolutely beautiful" and "an old style punishment," the answer would be "stunning" and "stoning."
Challenge from Last Week: From Myron Beck of University Park, Md. There's a seven-letter word for something that is a measure of wealth and power. The first four letters name an animal that is a symbol of power. And the last four letters name another animal that is a symbol of power. What's the word?
The answer: bullion / bull and lion
The winner: Lisa Gallo from Brownsburg, Ind.
This week's challenge: Take the name Seattle. The letters in the odd positions are S-A-T-E, which spell SATE. Think of another U.S. city name, in seven letters, in which the letters in the odd position spell a common four-letter exclamation. What's the city and what's the exclamation?