Logophile: Summer Brain Teasers

  1. As the election nears, volunteers will ______ neighborhoods to drum up support for their candidates.
    1. canvas
    2. canvass
  2. Benjamin enjoys a post-prandial drink. He always takes a nip of brandy after he finishes
    1. eating dinner.
    2. reading a book.
    3. having sex.
  3. What letter that appears in the name of 11 U.S. states does not appear in the name of any state capital?


  1. b
  2. a
  3. W

—Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor

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