Keep Plugging Away

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On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a word, name or familiar phrase starting with K and ending with Y, as in "Kentucky." For example, given the clue "stereotypical fraternity blowout," the answer would be "keg party."

Challenge From Last Week

From Eric Berlin of Milford, Conn.: Take a common, two-word phrase with four letters in each word. Each word has a single O as its vowel. If you add an R somewhere in the second word, the two words become opposites. What is the phrase?

Answer: Long shot, long short

Winner: Jeff Young of Cumberland Foreside, Maine

Next Week's Challenge

Name a popular dessert that has two syllables, in which the vowel sound in the first syllable is a short E. Change this to a long A, and phonetically you'll name a famous singer. Who is it?



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