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Better Pack Your Duffle Before A Duel With This Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle.

On-air challenge: Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F's. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.

For example, given the word ride, the answer is differ.

Last week's challenge from listener Daniel Grossman: Name something in three syllables that an auto mechanic might have. Move the second and third syllables to the front. The result, with some respacing, will name a group of auto mechanics. What is it?

Answer: Screwdriver, driver's crew.

Winner: John Fredericks on North Arlington, N.J.

Next week's challenge:This challenge comes from listener Joe Krozel of Creve Coeur, Mo., and it involves a spoonerism. (To recap, that's where you exchange the initial consonant sounds of two words to get two new words. For example, a spoonerism of "light rain" is "right lane.")

Name two animals. Exchange their initial consonant sounds, and the result in two words will be the name of a third animal. 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. ET.

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