Shifting from One Phrase to Another In the on-air puzzle for this week every answer is a familiar three-word phrase. The middle word in each phrase is "the." Given rhymes for the first and last words, identify each mystery phrase. For example, the answer to "Left the Frame" would be "Shift the Blame."
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Shifting from One Phrase to Another

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Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.

Challenge from April 15: Name something commonly found in an office. It is two words, with five letters in the first word and four letters in the last. Both words are the last names of famous singers. What is the office item, and who are the singers?

Answer: Petty Cash / Tom Petty / Johnny Cash

Winner: Joe Baldanza from Framingham, Mass.

Challenge for April 22: Name a famous character in literature and legend, two words, five letters in the first name, four letters in the last. The second letter of the first name is "R." Move this "R" to the second position of the second word, say the result out loud and you'll name a vehicle. Who is the character and what is the vehicle?