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Amen to Gag Men

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Amen to Gag Men

Amen to Gag Men

Amen to Gag Men

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In this week's puzzle, clues are given for two words. The first word has two or more G's in it. Remove all the G's and the remaining letters, in order, will spell the answer to the second clue. For example, given "joke writers" and "prayer ending," the answer would be "gag men" and "amen."

Challenge from Last Week: From Jeffery Harris of Nashville, Tenn. Think of a six-letter hyphenated word meaning "eager." Change the fourth and the sixth letters to get another hyphenated word meaning "less than eager." What are the words?

The answer: Gung-ho, gun-shy

The winner: Jody McPeak of Seattle

Next Week's Challenge: From Ruth Warren of Albany, N.Y. Name some places where people eat, add one letter at the end of the word, and you'll get an adjective that may describe the places' food. What are the words?