Sunday Puzzle: Hoping For 2 Of A Kind? Better Mix Things Up A Bit In this week's Sunday Puzzle, you'll get two four-letter words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two synonyms. For example, newt and felt could be rearranged to get went and left.
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Hoping For 2 Of A Kind? Better Mix Things Up A Bit

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Hoping For 2 Of A Kind? Better Mix Things Up A Bit

Hoping For 2 Of A Kind? Better Mix Things Up A Bit

Hoping For 2 Of A Kind? Better Mix Things Up A Bit

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two four-letter words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two synonyms.

For example: Newt, felt --> went, left.

Last week's challenge: A spoonerism is an interchange of initial consonant sounds in a phrase to get another phrase, as in "light rain" and "right lane." Name something seen in a kitchen in two words. Its spoonerism is an article that's worn mostly by men. What is it?

Answer: Pie tin; tie pin.

Winner: Ron Malzer of La Crosse, Wis.

Next week's challenge, from Ed Pegg Jr. of mathpuzzle.com: Take the four four-letter words LIMB, AREA, CORK and KNEE. Write them one under the other, and the four columns will spell four new words LACK, IRON, MERE, and BAKE.

This is called a double word square. I'd like you to find a double word square with 6-letter words. Specifically, your square must include the words PONIES, ACCEPT, SEARED and CAVIAR. These four words must be among the 12 common, uncapitalized six-letter words in the square. Can you do it?

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