Every answer is the name of a country. For each word given, take two consecutive letters in that word and change them to one letter to name a country. For example, in the word CUBIC, you would change IC into an A to spell CUBA.
Last Week's Challenge
Name something you might order in a restaurant — two words, eight letters all together, with four letters in the first word and four letters in the last. Drop the last letter. The remaining seven letters will read backward and forward the same.
ANSWER: Side dish
WINNER: Rick Blumenfeld of Albuquerque, N.M.
Next Week's Challenge
This is a spin-off of the On-Air Challenge. Name a country in six letters. Change two consecutive letters in it to one letter to get the name of another country. What countries are these?
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. Eastern.