On-air challenge: This puzzle is called “Lost Arts.” I’m going to give you clues for two words. The first word has the consecutive letters A-R-T somewhere inside it. Lose the “art,” close up the remaining letters, and you’ll get a new word that answers the second clue.
Example: Social events / Baked desserts —> PARTIES, PIES
1. Beginning / What bees do
2. Ancient Greek warrior / A bridge
3. Cocktail often served with an olive / Short, short skirt
4. Person who serves drinks / Drinking spree
5. Written grant of rights, as for a college / Best Actress Oscar winner for “Moonstruck”
6. Zealous supporter of one side in politics / Resident of an Italian city with a leaning tower
7. Exchanging goods without using money / Alaska’s ___ Strait
8. Ravaged by military conflict (hyphenated) / Threadbare
9. Person who steals autos (2 words) / The ‘C’ of C.E.O.
10. Oblongs enclosing Egyptian hieroglyphs / Sofas
Last week’s challenge: This challenge came 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?
Challenge answer: Strike, struck —> trike, truck
Winner: Ginger Nordal of Cave Junction, Ore.
This week’s challenge: This challenge comes from listener Judy Grant of Chapel Hill, N.C. Think of a famous actor, first and last names, that together contain each of the five vowels (A, E, I, O, and U) exactly once. Add an M and rearrange the result to get a famous writer, also first and last names. Who are these famous people?
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 13, at 3 p.m. ET.