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April showers bring May flowers

Challenge on air: They say April showers bring May flowers. So today I have a flower puzzle. Each answer is the name of a flower, which you will like to identify using the anagram.

Ex. STARING –> ASTER

1. PAIN

2. SIRI

3. LICE

4. ENLIGHTENED

5. I SAID

6. LOVE it

7. PREVENTS

8. ONE NAME

9. A BIG

10. DRAINAGE

Last week’s challenge: Last week’s challenge comes from Philadelphia listener Chad Graham. Think of a famous male singer from the past with two A’s in his name. Drop both A’s and the remaining letters can be rearranged to name a popular car brand. What is it?

Challenge answer: Ray Charles, Chrysler

Winner: Joshua Green of Columbia, MD

This week’s challenge: This week’s challenge comes from listener Jim Bricker of Wayland, Massachusetts. Think of three common six-letter words with vowels in the second and fifth positions. The last five letters of the words are the same. Only the first letters differ. And none of the words rhymes with any of the others. What words are they?

Submit your answer

If you know the answer to the challenge, please submit it here by Thursday, May 9 at 3:00 PM ET. Listeners whose answers are selected will win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: include a telephone number where we can reach you.

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