Every answer is the name of a famous person whose first and last names start with the same letter and end in the same letter. For example, given "the poet who wrote poems about imaginary gardens with real toads in them" and the letters M and E, the answer would be "Marianne Moore." ("Marianne" and "Moore" both start with M and end in E.)
Challenge From Last Week
From puzzle-maker Rudolfo Kurchan in Argentina: If 5=4, 7=5, 8=1 and 26=9, what does 12 equal?
Answer: 55 (when you spell out the numbers they reveal Roman numerals. "Twelve" contains LV, or 55).
Winner: Ken Gibbons of Shrewsbury, N.J.
Next Week's Challenge
Take a common five-letter first name that contains one V. Change the V to an L, rearrange the letters and you'll get a familiar last name. The first and last names go together to name a famous star living in Hollywood. Who 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 at 3 p.m.