Puzzle master Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home.
Challenge from July 16: Name a well known figure in Greek mythology whose name consists of two consecutive pronouns. Who is it?
Answer: these + us = Theseus, the hero who killed the Minotaur.
Winner: Christine Murray, from Gaylordsville, Conn.
This week's game: Will offers two words. For each pair, name a third word that can follow the first one, and precede the second one, to complete compound words, or familiar two-word phrases. For example, "hush" and "bags," you would add, "money," as in "hush money" and "money bags." Hint: Every answer is a five-letter word of two syllables, ending in Y.
Challenge from July 23: It comes from Katherine Bryant of Cambridge, Mass. Name something you might order in a bar. It's two words; three letters in the first word, five letters in the second. Change the second letter of the first word from a U to an A. The result will be a new two-word phrase, naming something you don't want to be seen in. What is it?