Start with two sentences. Each sentence has two blanks. Put a word in the first blank. Add a long 'A' sound to the end of it to get a new word, phonetically, that will go in the second blank to complete the sentence.
Example: A designer bag costing you more ____ will probably give you more ____. The answers are 'cash' and 'cache.'
Last Week's Challenge
Think of a word starting with G and ending in R. Remove the G and R, and the remaining letters can be rearranged to spell a synonym of the original word. What words are these?
ANSWER: garner and earn
WINNER: Norman Cohen of Suffern, N.Y.
Next Week's Challenge
Name a well-known U.S. city in six letters. Drop the first and fourth letters so the remaining four letters, in order, will name another well-known U.S. city. What cities are these?
Hint: The two cities are in adjoining states.
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