Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Tom Rosen of Austin, TX, and WAMU's Lauren Ober, host of The Big Listen to this week's tricky puzzle.
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Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

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Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

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On-Air Challenge: This puzzle is called "Artful." You will get clues for two words. Insert the letters A-R-T consecutively somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.

Ex. Exclamation akin to "Yo!" / Robust —> HEY, HEARTY
1. Singer who starred in Silkwood, Mask, and Moonstruck / Reserve, as a plane or bus, for private use
2. Strait between Alaska and Russia / Trading
3. Light brown / Scottish cloth pattern
4. Drunken spree / Someone who might help with that drunken spree
5. Sofas / Graphic elements in ancient hieroglyphics

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came from listener David Edelheit of Oyster Bay, N.Y. Think of four 4-letter proper names that are all anagrams of each other. Two of them are first names — one male and one female. The other two are well-known geographical names. What names are these?

Puzzle answer: "Liam" and "Mila" turns into "Lima" and "Mali"

Puzzle winner: Tom Rosen from Austin, Texas

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Joe Young of St. Cloud, Minn. It's a takeoff of one of my own from a few weeks ago. Name a well-known U.S. city in two words. Replace each of these words with a word that rhymes with it, and you'll name a large sea creature in two words. What is it?

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 13 at 3 p.m. ET.

Correction April 9, 2017

Previous audio and Web versions of this segment were incorrect.

The singer referred to in the on-air challenge starred in the movie Moonstruck, not Moonshine.