Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought KJZZ listener Shaun Kuter plays this week's puzzle with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster.
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Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought

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Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought

Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought

Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought

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On-air challenge: Change one letter in each word to name something to eat.
Ex. STEAL —> STEAK
1. BREAK
2. BUDGE
3. ROUST
4. BARON
5. FILED
6. DUMBO
7. LIVEN
8. PRUDE
9. PASTY
10. CHILD
11. BUTLER
12. TICKLE
13. BOOKIE
14. POODLE
15. CLEESE
16. BUTTON
17. RAN OUT
18. DELISH

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn. Take the singular and plural forms of a particular noun. Remove the first two letters of the singular form and you'll name a country. Remove one letter from inside the plural form to name another country. What words and countries are these?

Answer: Yeoman, yeomen —> Oman, Yemen

Winner: Shaun Kuter of Phoenix, Ariz.

Next week's challenge: A playful challenge comes from Carole Highland of Ephrata, Wash. The name of what vehicle, spelled backward, becomes phonetically a four-word phrase identifying another vehicle?

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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, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. ET.