Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase that includes the letters N-E-T consecutively. Specifically, the letters N-E will end the first word, and T will start the second. For example, if the clue is "cause of a breakdown on the road," the answer would be "engine trouble."
Last Week's Challenge
From listener Ben Bass of Chicago: Think of a word containing the consecutive letters O-K. Remove the O-K, and you'll get a new word that's a synonym of the first word. What words are these?
ANSWER: There are two possible answers: The intended answer was JOKESTER/JESTER. But a second possible answer is LOOK/LO.
WINNER: David Miller of Minneapolis, Minn.
Next Week's Challenge
Think of three six-letter words starting with B, G and F. The last five letters of the words are the same and in the same order, yet none of the words rhymes with any of the others. What words are these?
Submit Your Answer
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