Each word has 2 syllables. The first vowel sound in the first word is a long "E." Change this to a short "E," and phonetically you'll get a new word that answers the second clue. For example: if the clue is "slang term for an eye, and partner for salt," the answer would be: "peeper and pepper."
From Ken Marx, of Mount Vernon, NY:
Think of a 9-letter word with no repeated letters. The letters in the odd positions (the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th positions) are vowels. All five vowels, A, E, I, O and U, appear once each in some order. What word is this?
Last Week's Challenge
Think of a person's job title that contains the consecutive letters C-H. Move the C-H to the front, then take what used to be the first letter and put it where the C-H was. The result will be another person whom the first person tries to catch. What words are these?
Answer: Teacher / Cheater
Winner: Faye Taylor, Oregon City, Ore.