Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name, in which the first word starts with "PA" and the second word ends in "N." For example, if the clue is, "namesake of a popular pizzeria chain," the answer would be, "Papa John," because it starts with "PA" and ends in an "N."
Challenge From Last Week
From Ed Pegg Jr., of Mathpuzzle.com: Take the phrase "counting down the days." Remove four letters, and rearrange the remaining letters to spell an appropriate number. What is it?
Answer: Two Thousand Nine
WINNER: Beth Snyder of Sacramento, Calif.
Next Week's Challenge
From Louis Sargent of Portland, Ore.: Take the last name of a famous actress in 2 syllables and 9 letters. Transpose the syllables and you'll have, phonetically, the word for a common ailment. Who is the person and what is the ailment?
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