Change one letter in each of two words of a sentence to name birds. For example: "Is actor Dennis Quaid afraid of the dark?" The answer: Quail and Lark (Change the "d" in "Quaid" to make "quail" and change the "d" in "dark" to make "lark."). It's always the same letter of the alphabet that changes — twice for each sentence, and the letter it changes to is also the same.
Challenge From Last Week
From listener David Hill of New York City: If 5 = 4, 7 = 17, 9 = 25 and 35 = 2, what does 14 equal?
The fifth president was named James Monroe, the fourth was James Madison, so they share first names — James. The seventh and 17th presidents were both Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson. The ninth and 25th were both Williams: Henry Harrison and McKinley. The 35th and second were both Johns: Kennedy and Adams. The 14th president was Franklin Pierce, who shares the first name with the 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Winner: Charlie Carroll of St. Paul, Minn.
Next Week's Challenge
Think of a six-letter word in which the third letter is "S". Remove the "S" and you'll be left with a five-letter word that means the opposite of the six-letter one. What is it?
Clue: The six-letter word has two syllables. The five-letter one has one.
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