Get Ready To Flip Your Lid
On-air challenge: Today's puzzle is called "One, Two, Three — Flip!" The answer will come in the form of two words, and for each word you'll get a clue beforehand. Reverse the order of the first three letters of the first word to get the second word. Example: Cavalry sword and more villainous = SABER, BASER.
Last week's challenge from listener Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass.: Name a title character from a classic work of fiction, in eight letters. Change the third letter to an M (as in Mary). The result will be two consecutive words naming parts of the human body. Who is the character, and what parts of the body are these?
Answer: Gulliver (gum, liver)
Winner: Sherri Reveal of St. Albans, W.Va.
Next week's challenge: Name a famous entertainer: two words, four letters in each word. You can rearrange these eight letters to spell the acronym of a well-known national organization, and the word that the first letter of this acronym stands for. Who's the entertainer, and what's the organization?
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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