Sunday Puzzle: Put Your Back Into It NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play this week's puzzle with Michelle Snow of Crown Point, Ind.
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Sunday Puzzle: Put Your Back Into It

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Sunday Puzzle: Put Your Back Into It

Sunday Puzzle: Put Your Back Into It

Sunday Puzzle: Put Your Back Into It

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On-air challenge: For each word, drop the first letter and rearrange those that remain to name part of the human body.

Ex. VOTE —> TOE

1. OGLE
2. PINCH
3. BONES
4. DECAF
5. KNISH
6. ITCHES
7. ROTORS
8. GATHER
9. PITSAW
10. EIGHTH
11. SLIPUP
12. DRIVEL
13. OUTGONE
14. EARWORM
15. RELATION
16. HAMBONED

Last week's challenge: In English, a short "u" sound is usually spelled with a "u," as it "fun" and "luck." Occasionally it's spelled with an "o," as in "come" and "love." Can you name two everyday one-syllable words in which a short "u" sound is spelled with an "a"?

Answer: Was, what

Winner: Michelle Snow of Crown Point, Ind.

Next week's challenge: Name part of the human body in six letters. Add an R and rearrange the result to name a part of the body in seven letters. What is it?

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