Geri King is an avid reader of this column, who today became a contributor.

The Coaldale resident believes that by exercising your mind, you have a better chance of having a healthy mind.

So she sent along a quiz in which 30 compound words and two-word phrases were assembled. The words and phrases all have something in common their first halves start with the letter F, and their second halves starts with the letter P (as in Fun Puzzle).

Crossword-style clues have been provided for each one, some straightforward and others downright tricky.

Geri overestimated me, betting that I got a perfect score. But truth be told, I wasn't even close to getting them all right.

But see how you can do, and remember the letters F and P are the keys to all your answers, which appear at the end of this column.

1. Asserting of blame, figuratively

2. Blue ribbon

3. Boston landmark

4. Canopy bed

5. Comics

6. Contract trap

7. Decorator's sketch

8. Detroit paper

9. Essays by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay

10. Gentleman's code

11. Half

12. Hippie's phrase

13. Impossible to mess up

14. Ingle

15. Low-tech insect trap

16. Maker of infant toys

17. " ... with strange-sounding names."

18. One-time AV department item

19. Play popularized by Knute Rockne

20. Possible mystery clue in the dirt

21. Primary care doctor's specialty, often

22. Pureeing device

23. Rod

24. Rucksack's little cousin

25. Sci-fi remake of "The Tempest"

26. Secretary of State's area

27. Social slip-up

28. 32 degrees Fahrenheit, for water

29 Will Smith's one-time TV title role

30 Wok relative

ANSWERS:

1. FINGER POINTING

2. FIRST PRIZE

3. FENWAY PARK

4. FOUR POSTER

5 FUNNY PAPERS

6. FINE PRINT

7. FLOOR PLAN

8. FREE PRESS

9. FEDERALIST PAPERS

10. FAIR PLAY

11. FIFTY PERCENT

12. FLOWER POWER

13. FOOLPROOF

14. FIREPLACE

15. FLYPAPER

16. FISHER-PRICE

17. FARAWAY PLACES

18. FILM PROJECTOR

19. FORWARD PASS

20. FOOTPRINT

21. FAMILY PRACTICE

22. FOOD PROCESSOR

23. FISHING POLE

24. FANNY PACK

25. FORBIDDEN PLANET

26. FOREIGN POLICY

27; FAUX PAS

28 FREEZING POINT

29. FRESH PRINCE

30. FRYING PAN.