A "dactyl" is a metrical foot in three syllables, accented on the first syllable, like "Anderson." Every answer is the name of a famous person whose full name is a double dactyl, like "Pamela Anderson."
Last Week's 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?
Answer: Guyana and Ghana
Winner: Jim Lofe of Pelham, Ala.
Next Week's Challenge
From listener Doug Heller of Flourtown, Pa.: Name a famous person whose first name is seven letters long and ends with the name of a bird, and whose last name is also seven letters but starts with the name of a bird. Hint: One of these birds is the general name for the bird, and the other is a specific type of bird. Who is it?
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.