Big words sound alike: NPR

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On-Air Challenge: In each of them, find two words that sound like two other synonymous words

Ex. I can also peel an apple. –> pair, two
1. I hit my foot while running down the hall.
2. How much do the mansion shutters weigh?
3. Winnie Mandela voted ‘no’.
4. In Korea, a bucket costs three won.
5. The spy was sent on a mission to the Oder.
6. A woman who made a perfect game wrote the foreword to my book.
7. Dad went to the grocery store to buy some food.

Last week’s challenge: Last week’s challenge comes from Simeon Seigel of Brooklyn. Name a punctuation mark found on a computer keyboard. Somewhere inside this insert a word for what this punctuation mark may be part of or what it may represent. The result will be a 10-letter word associated with the painting. What words are these?

Answer to the challenge: Colon, ratio –> colon(ratio)n –> staining

Winner: Vandana Bajaj from Highland Park, NJ

This week’s challenge: This week’s challenge was sent independently by two listeners – Steve Baggish and Neville Fogarty – to both of them. Think of two well-known companies with two-syllable names beginning with J and D respectively and whose names rhyme. One of these companies was founded within the last 10 years. Which companies are these?

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If you know the answer to the two-week challenge, submit it here by Thursday, November 17 at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners whose answers are selected win a chance to play the puzzle live. Important: Provide a phone number where we can reach you.

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