Vowel Swapping

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In the on-air puzzle, you are given clues to two words, each with two syllables. The vowel sound in the first syllable of the first word is a long A. Change that vowel to a short I, and phonetically you will get a new word that answers the second clue. For example, given "president after Polk" and "part of a boat," the answer would be "Taylor" and "Tiller."

Challenge From Last Week: Re-arrange the letters in the word "egomaniac" to spell a sign seen in many stores.

The answer: Come again

The winner: Mike Konczewski of Havertown, Pa.

Next Week's Challenge: From Gary Alvstad of Tustin, Calif. Start with an eight-letter mathematics term. Remove the first, fourth and eighth letters to produce a synonym of the original word. What is it?



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