Er, Give Me Another Clue In this week's on-air puzzle, clues are given for two words that each ends in an unaccented vowel sound. Change that sound to an "er," and you'll get a new word that answers the second clue. For example, if the clue were "sandwich fish" and "piano repairman," the answer would be "tuna" and "tuner."
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Er, Give Me Another Clue

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Er, Give Me Another Clue

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In this week's on-air puzzle, clues are given for two words that each ends in an unaccented vowel sound. Change that sound to an "er," and you'll get a new word that answers the second clue. For example, if the clue were "sandwich fish" and "piano repairman," the answer would be "tuna" and "tuner."

Challenge from Last Week: Take the name Seattle. The letters in the odd positions are S-A-T-E, which spell SATE. Think of another seven-letter U.S. city name in which the letters in the odd position spell a common four-letter exclamation. What's the city and what's the exclamation?

The answer: Chicago and ciao

The winner: Chris McKibbin from Charlottesville, Va.

This Week's Challenge: From Jed Martinez of Margate City, Fla. Take the letters in the word "marionettes" and rearrange them to spell the names of two animals that are related. What are they?