Each sentence has two blanks. The word that goes into the first blank starts with an "H." Drop the "H," and you'll get a new word that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence. For example: With the current price of home fuel, the cost of ______ my house is ______ me alive. The answer: "heating" and "eating."
Challenge From Last Week
Here's an example: Take the letters I, L, R and T. Insert a trigram (three-letter group) twice into these letters to complete a familiar 10-letter word. If you add S, P and O, you would get the answer, "spoilsport."
Now, take R, F, E and R. Insert a trigram twice somewhere in these letters to complete a familiar two-word phrase. What phrase is it?
Answer: Ring Finger
Winner: Albert Tumpson
Next Week's Challenge
From listener Louis Sergeant of Portland, Ore.: Name a country somewhere in the world. Insert a "Z." The result can be broken up into 3 consecutive words. The first word is a popular brand name. The second word is something this product uses, and the third word is the kind of product it is.
What's the country?
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: Please include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m.