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A Highly Logical Christopher Columbus

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On-Air Challenge: Identify errors of fact, logic and grammar in a short essay on Christopher Columbus.

Last Week's Challenge: Think of a common one-word entrée and dessert. When you insert the name of the entrée into the dessert's name, it will read as a certain meal. Name the entrée, dessert and meal.

Answer: The entrée "lamb" can be inserted into the dessert "cake" to make "clambake."

Winner: Tony DeCusatis from Wayne, Pa.

Next Week's Challenge, From Listener Sandy Weisz: Name something that is part of a group of 12 . Change the first letter to the next letter of the alphabet to name something that is part of a group of 9. What are these things?

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