Sunday Puzzle: IN D Mood For A Game? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with James Duffey from Cedar Crest, N.M.
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Sunday Puzzle: IN D Mood For A Game?

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Sunday Puzzle: IN D Mood For A Game?

Sunday Puzzle: IN D Mood For A Game?

Sunday Puzzle: IN D Mood For A Game?

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On-air challenge: The theme of this week's puzzle is Indiana. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends -IN and the second word starts D-.

Example: Appliance at a laundromat --> COIN DRYER
1. Beauty is only ... this
2. What some Native Americans might perform during a drought
3. Soft drink that competes with 7-Up and Sprite
4. Central street in a town, informally
5. First and middle names of President Roosevelt
6. Where Amtrak stops
7. Spokesperson for a political side who tries to cast everything in a favorable light
8. Daily newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio
9. Loss of intelligent, educated workers to another country
10. British prime minister of the 1860s and '70s
11. Dickens novel The Mystery of ___
12. List of words and definitions in Caesar's tongue
13. Restaurant chain that offers baked goods and coffee
14. Classic Duke Ellington song that begins "Cigarette holder — which wigs me / Over her shoulder — she digs me"
15. It might result in beriberi or rickets
16. Czech who composed the "New World Symphony"

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Ray Hamel of Madison, Wis., who writes the weekly News Quiz for Slate magazine. Name a famous player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Take a letter out of the last name and move it into the first name. The result will name something you might see at a concert. What is it?

Answer: Rod Carew --> road crew

Winner: James Duffey of Cedar Crest, N.M.

Next week's challenge: Name a certain kind of criminal. Drop the first two letters and the last letter of the word, and you'll name a country. What 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 19 at 3 p.m. ET.

Correction May 10, 2018

In the weekly challenge, we ask for the name of a type of criminal. The answer, pyromaniac, is derived from pyromania, which is more accurately described as a disorder, not a crime.