On-air challenge: For each category given, I'll name something in the category that closely follows the name of the category alphabetically.You tell me the only other thing in the category that fits between these two things alphabetically.
For example: "Shakespeare Plays" and "Tempest" --> "Taming of the Shrew."
Last week's challenge, from listener Dan Pitt of Palo Alto, Calif.: The following three Thanksgiving dishes have something very unusual in common:
- Spit-roast turkey
- Cornbread stuffing
- Boiled squash
What is it they have in common, and can you name one other thing that might be served at Thanksgiving dinner that has the same property?
Answer: The foods have all five vowels (A, E, I, O and U) once each. Other possible foods with this property: Whipped young yams, cranberry coulis, pumpkin gelato, robust Zinfandel. Any food whose name contains all five vowels once each will be counted correct.
Next week's challenge, from listener Adam Cohen of Brooklyn, N.Y.: Take the name of a well-known actress — four letters in the first name, nine letters in the last. Insert a letter between the second and third letters of the first name. Remove the last two letters of the last name. The result is a two-word phrase that means "freedom."
Who is the actress, and what is the phrase?
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: Include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., ET.