Every answer is a familiar phrase in the form ____ to ____, as in "bored to tears" or "year to date." Each clue is a compound word or common two-word phrase in which the first part rhymes with the first word in the answer and the second part rhymes with the last word in the answer. For example, if the clue is "rear gate," the answer would be "year to date."
Last Week's Challenge
Think of a familiar two-word phrase, five letters in each word. The second word starts with P. The phrase names something that is nice to have after dinner. Change the P to an S, and you'll get another familiar phrase that names something that's nice to have before you start a job. What phrases are these?
ANSWER: "clean plate," "clean slate"
WINNER: Evan Donnelly of Portland, Ore.
Next Week's Challenge
Take the phrase "pray when." Double four of these letters. Using these letters plus the four singles, rearrange all 12 letters to spell a familiar phrase. What phrase is it?
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