What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.
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What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

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What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

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On-air challenge: In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.

Example: Sweet brown topping on ice cream / Animal with humps = C(AR)AMEL

Last week's challenge: The challenge comes from listener Daniel Grossman of New York City. Name a major American company. Drop its first and last letters, and the remaining letters in order will name a famous singer — both first and last names. What company is it?

Answer: Walgreens (Al Green)

Winner: Arushi Agarwal of Palo Alto, Calif.

Next week's challenge: The seven words in the following sentence have something very unusual in common — something that almost no other words in the English language share. What is it?

"Ira saw three emigrants restock large wands."

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