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Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

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Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

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On-Air Challenge: For each category, I'll name something in the category that closely follows the name of the category alphabetically. For example, "Shakespeare Plays" and "Tempest." You name the only other thing in the category that fits between these two things alphabetically. In the case of the example, you would say "Taming of the Shrew."

1. Days of the Week, Monday
2. Coins, dollar
3. Beatles, John
4. Nobel Prize categories, physics
5. Poker hands, straight
6. Provinces of Canada, Saskatchewan
7. European countries, France
8. General Mills cereals, Lucky Charms
9. Planets, Uranus
10. Signs of the zodiac, virgo
11. Hosts of The Tonight Show, O'Brien
12. Baseball positions, center field

Last week's challenge: It came from listener Joe Young of St. Cloud, Minn. Name a well-known U.S. city in two words. Replace each of those words with a word that rhymes with it, and you'll name a large sea creature in two words. What is it?

Puzzle answer: Santa Fe, Manta ray

Puzzle winner: Bernie Cosell from Pearisburg, Va.

Next week's challenge: A spoonerism is when you change the initial consonant sounds of two words in a phrase to get a new phrase. For example, "Tames Jailer" is a spoonerism of the singer James Taylor. "Spark Mitts" is a spoonerism of the swimmer Mark Spitz. The name of what famous entertainer — first and last names — has a two-word spoonerism meaning "A runny variety of cheese"?

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, April 20 at 3 p.m. ET.