On-air challenge: I'm going to give you clues for two words. Reverse the last two letters of the first word to get the second word.
Example: Aristocratic / Prestigious annual prize —> NOBLE, NOBEL
1. Squiggle over a Spanish "n" / Like a bathroom floor
2. Move along slowly / Thin pancake
3. Variety of grape for wine-making / Spotted horse
4. Something that's 90 degrees on a square / Heavenly figure
5. Bread-making need / Irish poet who wrote "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
6. English county / More timid
7. Feature on a necklace / Applauds
8. First sign of the zodiac / Get out of bed
Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Neville Fogarty of Newport News, Va. Take the first and last names of a journalist well-known to NPR listeners. Remove the first letter of the last name. The remaining letters can be rearranged to spell two modes of transport. And here's a hint: The modes of transport have the same number of wheels. Who is the journalist, and what are the modes of transport?
Answer: Cokie Roberts —> scooter + bike
Winner: Robert Switzer of West Hollywood, Calif.
Next week's challenge: Name a world capital. It's an older way of spelling the name. Drop three letters, and the remaining letters, in order, will name another world capital. Both cities have more than a million residents. What cities are these?
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, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. ET.