Show Us Your ID

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar, two-word phrase with the initials I-D. For example: "A fake gem for a ring." The answer is "Imitation Diamond."

Last Week's Challenge

From Eric Berlin of the National Puzzlers League: Take an eight-letter term that's often used to mean "a good child." Remove the first two and last two letters, and reverse what remains to get a four-letter word meaning "a bad child."

Answer: Altar Boy, Brat

Winner: Steve Holmes of Santa Fe, N.M.

Next Week's Challenge

This week's challenge comes from Ben Bass of Chicago. Take the phrase "deep cleanse" — a way of ridding the body of toxins or clearing the pores. Rearrange the 11 letters of "deep cleanse" to name a well-known American landmark. The number of words in the answer is for you to determine.

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 Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.