Fill in the Blanks: Going Up, Anyone? In this week's on-air puzzle, you are given two sentences. Each sentence has two blanks. A word starting with "UP" goes in the first blank. Move the "UP" to the end, and you'll get a familiar two-word phrase that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence.
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Fill in the Blanks: Going Up, Anyone?

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Fill in the Blanks: Going Up, Anyone?

Fill in the Blanks: Going Up, Anyone?

Fill in the Blanks: Going Up, Anyone?

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In this week's on-air puzzle, you are given two sentences. Each sentence has two blanks. A word starting with "UP" goes in the first blank. Move the "UP" to the end, and you'll get a familiar two-word phrase that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence.

For example: "These are important principles to ___________ , so don't __________ the march of progress."

The answer would be: "These are important principles to "UPHOLD", so don't "HOLD UP the march of progress."

Challenge from Last Week:

The challenge came from Leonette Morrison of Marin County, Calif. Think of a seven-letter word meaning "entrance." Switch the second and fourth letters and you'll get another seven-letter word meaning "exit." What words are these?

The answer: Gateway and Getaway

The winner: Erin Gray of Eugene, Ore.

Next Week's Challenge: Think of a well-known person on TV who has eight letters in their first name and four letters in their last. The last name consists of: consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant. If you change the vowel in the last name to an "a," the result will be a word that is defined by the first name.