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Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

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Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

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Sunday Puzzle.

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On-air challenge: Take two four-letter words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two new words that are opposites.

For example: PEON THUS —> OPEN & SHUT

  1. NAME CINE
  2. VOLE HEAT
  3. FLIT PROD
  4. BUYS LIED
  5. ACME NEWT
  6. OWLS FATS
  7. VEIL DADE
  8. PEEK SOTS
  9. SEAT STEW
  10. AGIN SOLE
  11. HEIR RIFE
  12. WHOS HIED
  13. REAM DUST
  14. SEAN STUN

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came 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?

Puzzle answer: Coral Gables —> fables, moral

Puzzle winner: Russ Porter of Ridgefield, Connecticut

Next week's challenge: Think of a familiar phrase in the form "I ___ you," in which a four-letter word goes in the blank. Rearrange those letters and you'll get another familiar phrase in the form "I ___ you." Both phrases get more than half a million hits in a Google search. What phrases are these?

Submit Your Answer

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. The deadline is Thursday, March 23 at 3 p.m. EST.