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X Marks the Ending

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X Marks the Ending

X Marks the Ending

X Marks the Ending

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This week's on-air puzzle goes to "excess." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, in which the first word ends in "X" and the second word starts with "S." For example, for the clue: "What you'd sow in the ground to grow linen plants," the answer would be "flax seeds."

Challenge from Last Week: Rearrange the letters of NITROGEN to get a familiar word everyone knows, that did not exist 10 years ago. What is it?

The answer: Ringtone

The winner: Lydia Arciniaga of Whittier, California

This Week's Challenge: From Steve Baggish of Arlington, Massachusetts: Name an event at which food is served (eight letters). Inside this word is the name of a food in four letters. Remove these four letters, and the remaining four letters, in order, will name another food. What words are these?