Sunday puzzle: things in common

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On-Air Challenge: I will name two things. You name something they have in common. Hint: Each answer is a plural of five letters.

Ex. The hair / Actor in a play –> PARTS

1. Circus / Telephone

2. Blog / Closing

3. Photographer / Vaccination center

4. Tennis Match / Cinderella

5. Atoms in a Molecule / 007 movie

6. Judge / Beer Dispenser

7. Blackjack Ship/Dealer

8. Vault / Wig Shop

9. Clock/Bridge Game

10. Gas Station / Women’s Shoe Store

Last week’s challenge: Last week’s challenge came from listener Ari Ofsevit, from Boston. Think of a 5 letter word with a pronounced “L”. Add a letter at the beginning to get a 6-letter word in which the “L” is silent. Then add a new letter in the fifth position to get a 7-letter word in which the “L” is pronounced again. What words are these?

Answer to the challenge: OLD -> WELD -> SOLDIER

Winner: Meredith Wald from Chicago, Illinois.

This week’s challenge: This week’s challenge comes from listener Joseph Young, who runs the blog “Puzzleria!” Name a vehicle in two words – 4 letters in the first, 5 letters in the last. Move the second letter of the last word to the second position of the first word. The result will phonetically name a popular figure from the legend. Who is it?

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If you know the answer to next week’s challenge, drop it here by Thursday, April 21 at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the puzzle on air. Important: Provide a phone number where we can reach you.

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