Sunday Puzzle: Identify The Anagrams For These Familiar Phrases For this week's puzzle, listener Jim Frey from Edina, Minn., solves anagram brain teasers created by The New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz. Frey listens to KNOW in the Twin Cities.
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Sunday Puzzle: Identify The Anagrams For These Familiar Phrases

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Sunday Puzzle: Identify The Anagrams For These Familiar Phrases

Sunday Puzzle: Identify The Anagrams For These Familiar Phrases

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is a familiar three-word phrase in the form "___ of ___." I'll give you anagrams of the words in the blanks You identify the phrases.

Ex. PLUM of ARGUS —> LUMP OF SUGAR

1. CAT of DOG

2. TACO of MARS

3. STREAM of RATS

4. STAPLER of PAIRS

5. SIDE of CHARM

6. MAGE of HORNETS

Last week's challenge: The word INAUGURATION contains the letters of GNU, GOAT, IGUANA, and AGOUTI, which are all animals. The name of what 9-letter animal can be spelled from the letters of INAUGURATION?

Answer: Orangutan

Winner: Jim Frey, of Edina, Minn.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Patrick Berry of Jasper, Ala. Name a long-running TV show in two words. Add a C and rearrange the result to name another long-running TV show also in two words. What shows are these? And here's a hint: Both shows are currently on the air, although the second one was most popular the past.

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, August 17, at 3 p.m. ET.