Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz of The New York Times play the Sunday Puzzle with Shari Meyer of Sommerville, Mass.
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Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme

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Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme

Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme

Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme

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On-air challenge: The answer to each clue is a 6-letter word that rhymes with the last word:

Ex. Cause of muscle pain —-> STRAIN

  1. Time of year when birds start to sing
  2. Having glaring light
  3. What follows Sunday
  4. What's raised in a mound
  5. More than twice
  6. Place where you might find a vassal
  7. Tool on a mechanic's bench
  8. What you can use to fill in a stencil
  9. Bank feller
  10. Traveling theater group
  11. Important measure for freight
  12. Like the hair of a horse
  13. Oops
  14. Cover as in a cloud
  15. Where many French films first ran

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came 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? Here's a hint: Both shows are currently on the air, although the second one was most popular the past.

Answer: Candid Camera, American Dad.

Winner: Shari Meyer of Somerville, Mass.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass. Think of two synonyms — one in 5 letters, the other in 4. The 5-letter word starts with S. The 4-letter word contains an S. Change one of these S's to an A. You can rearrange the result to name a group of people, in 9 letters, that ideally have those two adjectives describe them. What group 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 Thursday, August 24, at 3 p.m. ET.