Sunday Puzzle: Easy As Pie NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play this week's puzzle with listener Alphonse Baluta of Londonderry, N.H.

Sunday Puzzle: Easy As Pie

Sunday Puzzle: Easy As Pie

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On-air challenge: Every answer is a familiar simile, like "sly as a fox" or "sharp as a tack." I'm going to give you rhymes for the first and last words. You tell me the similes.

Example: Dry as a flight --> High as a Kite
1. Dizzy as a flea
2. Green as a thistle
3. Near as a smell
4. Scrappy as a lamb
5. Tight as a tether
6. Bad as a batter
7. Mute as a glutton
8. Sweet as a grin
9. Lazy as a goon
10. Split as a griddle
11. Dead as a suite
12. Flat as a wig
13. Scarred as a block
14. Tight as a post
15. Thick as a log
16. Kind as a gnat
17. Tart as a quip

Last week's challenge: Name part of the human body. Insert a speech hesitation, and you'll name a country. What is it?

Answer: Brain, Bahrain

Winner: Alphonse Baluta of Londonderry, N.H.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Alan Hochbaum of Atlanta. The letters of SWITZERLAND can be rearranged to spell LIZARD and NEWTS — LIZARD being the singular name of an animal, and NEWTS a plural. Name another country with this same property. That is, name another country whose letters can be rearranged to spell two animals — one singular and one plural. It's a major country. What country is it?

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