Getting in the Swing 'of' Things

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In this week's puzzle, every answer is a familiar three-word phrase in the form of "______ of ______." The first word starts with M, and you are given the third word. For example, given "production" the answer would be "means" for "means of production."

Challenge from Last Week: From listener Dan Asimov of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Name a well known historical figure with a one-word six-letter name. The first and fourth letters are the same, the second and fifth letters are the same, and the third letter is one letter before the sixth, alphabetically. Who is it?

The answer: Xerxes

The winner: Laura Spaan of Anchorage

Next Week's Challenge: Think of an adjective starting with "over." What follows "over" is a word that has a homophone — that is, a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently. For example, in "overcast," "cast" is a homophone of "caste." Think of an adjective starting with "over" that is frequently used with the homophone of the word that follows. What is it?



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