Sunday Puzzle: What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels? Answer: the Sunday Puzzle! In each word given this week, ignore the vowels. The consonants in each word are the same consonants in the same order as in the name of a well-known American city.
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What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels?

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What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels?

What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels?

What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels?

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On-air challenge: Ignore the vowels in each word given. The consonants in each word are the same consonants in the same order as in the name of a well-known American city. Name the cities.

For example: DOLLIES ---> DALLAS.

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Peter Collins, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Name something in eight letters that's usually bought in pairs. Change the second letter to the letter two spaces later in the alphabet, and you'll get a new word that names something else that's usually bought in pairs. Both words are plurals. What are they?

Answer: Sneakers, speakers or slippers, snippers

Winner: Gordie Sands of Sharon, Mass.

Next week's challenge: Here's a tricky challenge from Sandy Weisz of Chicago. Take the name of a famous musical. Write it in upper- and lowercase letters, as you usually would. Now turn one of the characters upside-down and move it to another place in the title. The result will be the last name of a well-known stage performer. What is the musical, and who is the performer?

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