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Quick! Sneak In That ‘QU’

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
December 9, 2012

On-air challenge: Every answer is a six-letter word containing “QU” somewhere inside it. You’ll be given anagrams of the remaining four letters. You name the words. (No answer is a plural or a word formed by adding “-s.”)

Last week’s challenge from listener Adam Cohen of Brooklyn, N.Y.: Name two articles of apparel — things you wear — which, when the words are used as verbs, are synonyms of each other. What are they?

Answer: Belt, sock

Winner: Jeanne Kelsey of Lamberton, Minn.

Next week’s challenge: Name a major U.S. city in two words. Take the first letter of the first word and the first two letters of the second word, and they will spell the standard three-letter abbreviation for the state the city is in. What city 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 2012 National Public Radio]

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