6:13pm

Sat July 30, 2011
Sunday Puzzle

Hey, How About A Roll In The Hay?

On-Air Challenge: Each answer is a pair of homophones, which are words that sound alike but are spelled differently. You are given two words: One would precede one of the homophones, the other would follow the other, to complete a familiar two-word phrase. For example, given the words "hay" and "jumper," the answer would be "bale" as in "hay bale" and "bail" as in "bail jumper."

Last Week's Challenge, From Listener Andrew Chakin Of The National Puzzler's League: Name the female of a certain animal, add the name of a bird, say these two words out loud one after the other, and phonetically you'll name a country. What country is it?

Answer: Ukraine (from ewe and crane)

Winner: Birgit Rosenberg of Glenside, Pa.

Next 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?

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.

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