On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some 6-letter words. For each one insert two letters in the exact center to complete a familiar 8-letter word.
Ex. INNATE —> INNOVATE
Last week's challenge: Name a creature in 9 letters. It has two words in its name. Drop the consecutive letters U-R, and the result will name a major U.S. city in 7 letters. What is it?
Puzzle answer: Sea turtle —> Seattle
Puzzle winner: Mark Scott of Seattle, Wash.
Next week's challenge: If ELI is 173, and LOIS is 5,107, how much is LESLIE?
I gave this puzzle to a friend, who solved it in 5 seconds. No fancy math is needed.
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. The deadline is Thursday, June 1 at 3 p.m. ET.