Thank Heavens For The Thesaurus. You'll Need One For This Puzzle In this week's Sunday Puzzle, for each word given, think of a synonym whose first and second letters, in order, are the second and third letters, respectively, of the given word.
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Thank Heavens For The Thesaurus. You'll Need One For This Puzzle

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Thank Heavens For The Thesaurus. You'll Need One For This Puzzle

Thank Heavens For The Thesaurus. You'll Need One For This Puzzle

Thank Heavens For The Thesaurus. You'll Need One For This Puzzle

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Sunday Puzzle.

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On-air challenge: For each word, think of a synonym whose first and second letters, in order, are the second and third letters, respectively, of the given word.

For example: Shock --> horrify.

Last week's challenge: Name a famous actor — first and last names. Drop the first two letters of the first name and the last two letters of the last name. Then put a "Y" between what's left of the two names. The result, reading from left to right, will identify who might solve this challenge and play puzzle on the air with me next week.

Answer: Ryan O'Neal --> Anyone.

Next week's challenge: Think of a word that contains three consecutive letters of the alphabet together — like CANOPY, which contains NOP. Change these three letters to one new letter to make a synonym of the first word. What words are these?

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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: Include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday, November 19th at 3 p.m. ET.