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Sunday Puzzle: From City to City

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

Updated August 27, 2023 at 9:06 AM ET

On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a U.S. city, which consists of one word inside another.

Ex. Was in first place [inside] Also / Ohio --> TO(LED)O

1. Back of the foot [inside] Part of a bird / West Virginia

2. Where to save money [inside] Expositions / Alaska

3. Earth [inside] Spanish for gold / Florida

4. Cuban revolutionary [inside] List of players / New York & Minnesota

5. Small songbird [inside] Frilly fabric / Massachusetts & Kansas

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came from listener Paula Egan Wright, of Cheyenne, Wyo. Name part of the human body above the neck in 9 letters. Rearrange them to name another part of the human body found below the neck. Only some people have the first body part. Everyone has the second one. What parts of the human body were these?

Challenge answer: Buck teeth, butt cheek

Winner: Kevin Hicks of Stockton, C.A.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Mary Springhorn, of Bellingham, Wash. Think of a noun in six letters. It sounds like a two-word phrase (2,6). And the thing named by the noun can have a seriously bad effect on what's named by the phrase. What is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to the challenge, submit it here by Thursday, August 31st at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners whose answers are selected win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: include a phone number where we can reach you.

Produced by Lennon Sherburne contributed to this story

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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).