On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a famous person whose last name is the name of a well-known U.S. city.
Example: Actress who played Samantha on Bewitched [Ala.] —> ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY
1. Singer with the No. 1 hits "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "Didn't We Almost Have It All" [Texas]
2. Who sang "Rocky Mountain High" and "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" [Colo.]
3. Attorney general under President Bill Clinton for all eight years [Nev.]
4. Star of Malcolm X, Fences and The Equalizer [D.C.]
5. 1960s-'70s singer with Dawn [Fla.]
6. Singer with certified-33-times platinum album Thriller [Miss.]
7. Actor who starred in Her and Walk the Line [Ariz.]
8. Silent film start who was married to Mary Pickford [Alaska]
Last week's challenge: I'm going to give you six words. Besides the fact that each word contains the letter E, what highly unusual property do they share?
Answer: If you remove the E from each word, the remaining letters can be rearranged to name a make of car: Audi, Mazda, Subaru, Tesla, Honda, Nissan.
Winner: Richard McCurdy of Burbank, Calif.
Next week's challenge: Think of a familiar French expression in three words, containing 3 letters, 2 letters, and 5 letters, respectively. Then take its standard translation in English, which is a two-word phrase. If you have the right phrases, the first words of the two phrases said out loud will sound like a world capital. 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, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. ET.