For the Birds

NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from July 24: From listener Henry Hook: Think of a word that completes the two-word phrase "BLANK-Jump." Remove the fourth letter. The remaining letters, phonetically, make a new word that completes the phrase, "BLANK-Hop." What is it?

Answer: Bungee Jump and Bunee (Bunny) Hop

Winner: Prof. Robert Reiser, from Tallahassee, Fla.

Challenge from July 31: Think of a word with three syllables starting with the letter "A." Remove the "A" and you'll be left a new word and only one syllable. What is it? Here's a hint: The first word has three vowels, counting the A.

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