Sunday Puzzle: It Takes Two The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro play this week's puzzle with Dan Streit of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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Sunday Puzzle: It Takes Two

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Sunday Puzzle: It Takes Two

Sunday Puzzle: It Takes Two

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some four-letter words. For each one, add one letter in front and one letter in back to complete a familiar six-letter word. No proper names are allowed, and you can't add an "s" or "d" at the end of a five-letter word to get the six-letter one.

Example: LANE --> PLANET

1. MOOT
2. HANG
3. WENT
4. NIGH
5. TREE
6. REFI
7. BRAD
8. AWES
9. ONTO
10. CRAW
11. ISLE
12. REST
13. PLAN
14. PONY
15. AFAR

Last 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?

Answer: Djakarta --> Dakar

Winner: Dan Streit of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Tom Arnold of Eugene, Ore. Take the name of a conveyance in seven letters. Drop the middle letter, and the remaining letters can be rearranged to name the place where such a conveyance is often used. What is it?

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