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Sunday Puzzle: Sharing tops

Sunday Puzzle
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Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two four-letter words. Add the same two letters at the front of each of them to complete two common six-letter words.

Example: MIRE / VISE — ADmire and ADvise
1. GOON / TENT
2. GUST / BURN
3. PHEW / GATE
4. READ / WART
5. RILE / EWER
6. NINE / SHEW
7. EVEN / APSE
8. LONG / EYED

Last week's challenge: Name a vehicle in two words — 4 letters in the first, 5 letters in the last. Move the second letter of the last word into the second position of the first word. The result phonetically will name a popular figure from legend. Who is it?

Challenge answer: FIRE TRUCK --> FRIAR TUCK

Winner: Bob Clark of Scranton, Penn.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Jeff Balch, of Evanston, Ill. Name a sound made by a certain animal. Change one letter in it to the next letter of the alphabet, and you'll get a color associated with that animal. What's the sound, and what's the color?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here by Thursday, April 28, at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you.

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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz has appeared on Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978).