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Barking Up The Right Tree

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
July 17, 2011

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase in which each part is a single syllable. The vowel sound in the first half is a long I, and the vowel sound in the second half is a long O. For example, given the clue “something found on a fir tree,” the answer would be “pine cone.”

Last Week’s Challenge: From listener Ben Bass of Chicago: Name a classic television show in two words with eight letters. Remove one letter from each word. The remaining six letters, in order, will spell the last name of a well-known writer. Who is it?

Answer: Star Trek and Sartre

Winner: Monte Ferguson of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Next Week’s Challenge: Think of an adjective that might describe a child before a summer vacation. Change the second letter to the next letter of the alphabet, and you’ll name someone you might see in a hospital. 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. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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