Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with Beth Adams from Monticello, Fla.
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Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball

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Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball

Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball

Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a major-league baseball team. You tell me what they are from their anagrams.

Example: SCARY – C --> (Tampa Bay) Rays

1. SCUBA – A

2. STEAM – A

3. DRESS – S

4. DESPAIR – I

5. AGAINST – A

6. ADVERBS – D

7. COSTARS – C

8. RESTING – N

9. SEALING – I

10. STOCKIER – T

11. MINERALS – E

12. WIRETAPS – W

13. EARRINGS – I

14. THEISTICAL – I

15. NONSPATIAL – P

Last week's challenge: 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?

Challenge answer: Mexico --> ox, mice

Winner: Beth Adams of Monticello, Fla.

Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Dan Ezekiel of Ann Arbor, Mich. Take the name of a famous film director. Drop the first letter of this person's first name and you'll name a fish. Read the last name backward and you'll name another fish. What film director 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, April 26 at 3 p.m. ET.