9:23pm

Sat March 12, 2011
Sunday Puzzle

Fill In The Blanks

On-Air Challenge: You are given a sentence that contains two blanks. The word in the first blank contains a J sound. Change that to a CH sound to get the second word and complete the sentence. For example, given: "___ ___ in a person's popularity leads to many a Google ___"; the answer would be: "A SURGE in a person's popularity leads to many a Google SEARCH."

Last Week's Challenge: Think of a two-word phrase that means a time long ago. Move the third, fourth and fifth letters to the end of the phrase, without rearranging those three letters, to get a new two-word phrase that means the beginning. What phrases are these?

Answers: "Stone Age" to "Stage One"

Winner: Paul Schoen of Vashon, Wash.

Next Week's Challenge: Think of a five-letter girl's name that ends in a "J" sound. Change that to a CH sound to get a five-letter boy's name. What names are these?

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