Take the category, then name something in it whose first two letters are the last two letters of the category's name.
For example: Author > (George) Orwell.
2. Disney musical
3. Letter of the Greek alphabet
4. Country in Africa
5. Make of auto
6. Make of automobile
7. An Obama
8. Salad green
10. Municipal official
11. Norse explorer
14. Best Picture
15. Summer Olympics host
Last week's challenge, from listener Mike Reiss, who is a former writer and producer for The Simpsons: Take the name of a well-known actress. Her first name starts with the three-letter abbreviation for a month. Replace this with the three-letter abbreviation of a different month, and you'll get the name of a famous poet. Who are these two people?
Answer: Julianne Moore, Marianne Moore
Winner: Sara Hindsley of Greenbelt, MD.
Next week's challenge, from listener Andrew Chaikin of San Francisco: Think of a common nine-letter word that contains five consecutive consonants. Take three consecutive consonants out of these five and replace them with vowels to form another common nine-letter word. What is it?
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, March 24 at 3 p.m. EDT.