Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories This week's puzzle involves categories. For each one, name something in the category whose first and last letters are the same as the first and last letters of the category.
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Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

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Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

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On-air challenge: Here are some categories. For each one, name something in the category whose first and last letters are the same as the first and last letters of the category.

For example: College —> COLGATE, among other answers [both start with C and end in E]

1. Month
2. Family member
3. Hotel chain
4. Country in Asia
5. Dog breed
6. Chemical element
7. Carmaker
8. Chesspiece
9. Washington locale (2 words)
10. English poet
11. Federal holiday (3 words)

Last week's challenge: Write the name of a game in small letters. Reverse the second and third letters. Turn the fourth letter upside-down. The result will name something else to play. What is it?

Puzzle answer: craps —> cards

Puzzle winner: Miranda Beckmann of Brewster, N.Y.

Next week's challenge from listener Peter Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich.: Name a well-known city in the U.S. Two words. The second word rhymes with a word meaning "certain stories" — and the first word rhymes with something found in those stories. What city is it?

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If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday, March 16, at 3 p.m. ET.