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Sunday Puzzle: End Rhymes

Sunday Puzzle: End Rhymes

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some crossword clues for six-letter words. The last word in each clue will rhyme with its answer.

Ex. Traveling theater group --> TROUPE
1. Opposite of smaller
2. Heavenly body with a ring pattern
3. Attire for many sports
4. Aimlessly go yonder
5. Proceed in a hurry
6. Food like cheddars or bries
7. One engaged in a medieval fight
8. Chatter
9. Teammate of Dasher and Prancer
10. Sport in which a player might act as a blocker
11. Quality of food to savor
12. Scream "Eek!"
13. One who denies people entry
14. Wilbur or Orville of early flight
15. Move like a worm
16. State capital about 1,700 miles NE of Austin

Last 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?

Answer: Tonsil --> nostril

Winner: David Chapus of Rush, N.Y.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Joseph Young, who conducts the weekly blog Puzzleria. Take the start of the name of a country and the end of that country's capital. Put the parts together, one after the other, and you'll get the last name of a character in a very popular movie. It's a character everyone knows. Who is it?

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, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. ET.

Correction Feb. 18, 2018

A previous version of this puzzle featured the wrong challenge for next week.