On-air challenge: For each word given, name a famous person, past or present, whose name contains it. In each case, the word will bridge the first and last names. The dividing point is for you to discover.
For example: SWILL —> Venus Williams
Last week's challenge: Name a common household item in six letters, change the middle two letters to a P, as in Peter, and you'll get the five-letter last name of a famous person who professionally used that item. What's the item, and who's the person? So again, a common household item, six letters, change the middle two letters to a P and you'll get the five-letter last name of a famous person who professionally used that item. What's the item and who's the person?
Answer: Camera —> (Frank) Capra
Winner: Daniel Rosenblum of Teaneck, N.J.
Next week's challenge from listener Harry Hillson of Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.: What is the most consecutive points a tennis player can lose and still win a best-of-five-sets match? There's no trick. It's a straightforward question. The modern tennis tiebreaker rule does not come into play.
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, June 2, at 3 p.m. ET.