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Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
June 3, 2012

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is the name of a world capital. You’ll be given clues to its phonetic parts, and you name the capital. For example, given the clues “person from Bangkok” and “salary,” the answer would be Taipei (“Thai” plus “pay”).

Last Week’s Challenge From Listener Jack Lechner: Name two different kinds of wool. Take the first five letters of one, followed by the last three letters of the other, and the result will spell the first and last name of a famous actor. Who is it?

Answer: “Al Pacino” can be formed from the first five letters of “alpaca” and the last three letters of “merino.”

Winner: Charles Eugene of Marina, Calif.

Next Week’s Challenge From Listener Eli Blake of Joseph City, Ariz.: Take the names of two state capitals. Change one letter in each one, resulting in a phrase naming someone you will see soon on TV. Who is it? (Hint: You don’t really have to know anything about TV to solve this puzzle.)

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 12 p.m. Eastern. (PLEASE NOTE: This week’s deadline has been moved up to 12 p.m.) [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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