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Race To The Top

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
August 7, 2011

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with T-O and the second word starts with P. For example, given, “a person who is responsible for organizing a series of live concerts,” the answer would be “tour promoter.”

Last Week’s Challenge: Name a famous person from America’s past who has four letters in his or her first name and five letters in the last. Take a homophone of the last name, move it to the front. The result phonetically would be something a woman might write. What is it?

Answer: John Deere and Dear John

Winner: Kathleen Gray of Eugene, Ore.

Next Week’s Challenge, From Listener Jack Martin: Take a common two-word phrase that’s the present tense of a verb. Move the last two letters to the front without making any other change, and you’ll get a new two-word phrase that is the verb’s past tense. What phrases are these?

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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