Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words For each word or phrase given, remove some of its letters so that those that remain, reading from left to right, will name a popular TV show, past or present.
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Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words

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Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words

Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words

Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words

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On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a popular TV series past or present. For each word or phrase given, remove some of its letters so that those that remain, reading from left to right, will name the show. Every answer will use at least half the letters of the given word or phrase. For example, "Brownies" is Bones.

Last week's challenge: Name something that might be worn on the foot. Change one letter in it without changing the order of the other letters. The result will name something one might wear on the upper part of the body. What is it? Here's a hint: The thing on the upper part of the body is a two-word phrase.

Answer: Bootie, bow tie.

Winner: Rita Rover of Northport, N.Y.

Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Peter Stein of San Francisco. Think of a job, in 8 letters, that names someone who might work with actors. Change one letter in this to the following letter of the alphabet to name another person who works with actors. What jobs are these?

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