Solution for 10.28.07

by santoki

NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle for October 28, 2007:

Name something you might wear in the summer. The answer will have two words, with five letters in the first word and three letters in the second. Remove the next-to-last letter and read the result backward and you’ll get a word that means “blocks.”

What words are these?

The words are straw hat, and thwarts. Nothing clever for today. Just this thought: Straw hats are more of a fall look, no?