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Fill In The Blanks And Ta-Da!

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Fill In The Blanks And Ta-Da!

Fill In The Blanks And Ta-Da!

Fill In The Blanks And Ta-Da!

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On-Air Challenge

You are given a sentence that's missing two words. The word that goes in the first blank has a T in it. Change this to a D, and phonetically, you'll get the word that goes in the second blank. For example, given "The church's wooden _______ was made from an old _______ tree," the answer would be "altar" and "alder." Hints: The answers are always two syllables long, and the T is always inside the word, not at the start or the end.

Challenge From Last Week

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?

Answer: Jell-O, J-Lo

Winner: Diane Roseman of Westborough, Mass.

Next Week's Challenge

From Ed Pegg Jr. of mathpuzzle.com: Rearrange the 11 letters of "interaction" to make two closely related words. What words are they?