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On-Air Challenge: Every answer is a familiar phrase in the form of "_____ for _____ ." Given the word that follows "for," what's the first word that precedes "for"? For example, if you're given "joy," the answer would be "jump" to complete the phrase "jump for joy."

Last Week's Challenge from listener Henry Hook of Brooklyn, N.Y.: What number comes next in the following series: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 15, 20, 40, 51, 55, 60 and 90?

Answer: 101 is the next number is a series of numbers, in ascending order, that can be represented in Roman numerals by two characters.

Winner: Barbara Cruse from Florham Park, N.J.

Next Week's Challenge: Name a food item. Divide this word in half. Take the second half followed by the first half twice, and you'll get a familiar saying. If you take the second half twice by the first half, you'll name a well-known person. What are the food item, saying, and person's name?

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