The Answer Has A Hole In It

 

On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a word starting with the letter O. The clues are two words — one that can precede the answer, and one that can follow it to complete familiar two-word phrases. For example, given "elected" and "statement," the answer would be "official," as in "elected official" and "official statement."

Challenge From Last Week

Take a common three-letter word. Say the letters phonetically, and together they'll sound like a six-letter word meaning knockout. What word is it?

Answer: But, "beauty"

Winner: Lacy Hayes of Harrisburg, Pa.

Next Week's Challenge

From listener Dave Shukan from San Marino, Calif.: Name an implement that might be in a kitchen drawer. It's a compound word. Add the letter S after each half of the compound, and you'll get two synonyms. What implement is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Please include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m.

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