Sunday Puzzle: Throw Your Hat In The Ring NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and New York Times crosswords editor Will Shortz play this week's World Boxing Association-themed challenge with John Veal of Kansas City, Mo.
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Sunday Puzzle: Throw Your Hat In The Ring

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Sunday Puzzle: Throw Your Hat In The Ring

Sunday Puzzle: Throw Your Hat In The Ring

Sunday Puzzle: Throw Your Hat In The Ring

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On-air challenge: Today's theme is the World Boxing Association — the W.B.A. Every answer is a compound word or a familiar two words in which the first word starts with "W" and the second word starts "BA-."

Ex. Long ago —> WAY BACK

1. Small cart with handles that a gardener pushes

2. Top of a pair of pants that might be elasticized

3. Round, white toy with holes that you hit with a bat

4. Missile in a summer fight that lands with a splat

5. Area disputed by Israelis and Palestinians

6. Person who talks, talks, talks

7. Container for indoor trash

8. Sport for the New York Liberty and the Los Angeles Sparks

9. Hockey position that's also a type of chair

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass. Take the name of a U.S. state capital. Immediately to the right of it write the name of a world capital. If you have the right ones, the name of a U.S. state will be embedded in consecutive letters within that letter string. What three places are these?

Answer: State capital: Denver, Colo. or Dover, Del.; National capital: Montevideo, Uruguay; Embedded state name: Vermont

Winner: John Veal of Kansas City, Mo.

Next week's challenge:

I'm going to give you six words. Besides the fact that each word contains the letter E, what highly unusual property do they share?

ADIEU

AMAZED

BUREAUS

ELATES

HEAD-ON

SIENNAS

Submit Your Answer

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