Sunday Puzzle: For each word given in this week's puzzle, think of another word starting with the same two letters that can follow it to complete a familiar compound word.
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Attention Motormouths And Sharpshooters: Here's A Puzzle Without A Lifeline

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Attention Motormouths And Sharpshooters: Here's A Puzzle Without A Lifeline

Attention Motormouths And Sharpshooters: Here's A Puzzle Without A Lifeline

Attention Motormouths And Sharpshooters: Here's A Puzzle Without A Lifeline

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On-air challenge: For each word given, think of another word starting with the same two letters that can follow it to complete a familiar compound word.

Last week's challenge from listener Joe Krozel: This challenge involves a spoonerism. To recap, that's where you exchange the initial consonant sounds of two words to get two new words. For example, a spoonerism of "light rain" is "right lane." Name two animals. Exchange their initial consonant sounds, and the result in two words will be the name a third animal. What is it?

Answer: Bunny, hare --> Honey bear

Winner: Mary Sabatini of Tucson, Ariz.

Next week's challenge from listener Martin Eiger: Name part of a car. Drop the fifth letter. Now reverse the order of the last three letters. The result, reading from left to right, will name a major American city. What city is it?

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