On-air challenge: The theme is toes. Every answer is a word or name that has the accented syllable “toe” somewhere inside it.
Example: Radioactive element —> PLUTONIUM
1. Month after September
2. Idyllic place
3. Bad breath
5. Florida city with a “500” race
6. Upstate New York city famous for its mineral springs
7. Winnipeg’s province
8. Country north of Latvia
9. Indonesian volcano with a massive 1883 explosion
10. The merchant in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”
11. Tube-shaped pasta
12. Standard type of cell division, in biology
13. Kind of wagon in the old West
Last week’s challenge: This week’s challenge is not so hard. It comes from Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn. Take a common English word in 3 letters. Translate it into French — also 3 letters. (The French word is one everyone knows.) And between them these two words consist of 6 different vowels and no consonants. What words are these?
Challenge answer: aye, oui — also accepted: yea and oui
Winner: Brian Standstrom of Chicago.
This week’s challenge: This week’s challenge comes from listener Greg VanMechelen of Berkeley, Calif. Think of a verb in its present and past tense forms. Drop the first letter of each word. The result will name two vehicles. What are they?
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 by Thursday, June 6 at 3 p.m. ET.