Sunday Puzzle: H.R. You Ready to Play the Puzzle?
On-air challenge: Today's theme is "H.R." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase with the initials H.R.
Ex. Corporate department --> HUMAN RESOURCES
1. Kentucky Derby or Preakness
2. Big baseball hit
3. Vehicle in a drag race
4. List of top students
5. Waterway past New York City
6. African American cultural movement of the 1920s-'30s
7. Weapon in H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds"
8. Unofficial modifications to a game
9. Hobby through which amateurs send messages around the world
10. Place to hang one's chapeau
Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came from listener Mary Springhorn, of Bellingham, Wash. Think of a noun in six letters. It sounds like a two-word phrase (2,6). And the thing named by the noun can have a seriously bad effect on what's named by the phrase. What was it?
Challenge answer: Miasma --> my asthma
Winner: Alice Doolittle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Michael Schwartz, of Florence, Ore. Name certain musical instruments (plural). The first, third, fourth, and fifth letters spell something that holds the things named by the last five letters. What instruments are these?
If you know the answer to the challenge, submit it here by Thursday, August 7th at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners whose answers are selected win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: include a phone number where we can reach you.
Lennon Sherburne contributed to this story
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