Sunday Puzzle: What's In A Boy's Name? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Haig Donabedian from Toledo, Ohio.
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Sunday Puzzle: What's In A Boy's Name?

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Sunday Puzzle: What's In A Boy's Name?

Sunday Puzzle: What's In A Boy's Name?

Sunday Puzzle: What's In A Boy's Name?

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On-air challenge: Change one letter in each word to get a familiar boy's name.

Ex. ALIAS —> ELIAS
1. STEWARD
2. LEOPARD
3. LUSHER
4. CORDON
5. TREMOR
6. THRONE
7. HERALD
8. QUINCE
9. ENROLL
10. TIBIAS
11. CHEATER
12. FOR RENT
For the last one, think of two different answers, which change different letters in the word
13 & 14. BARON

Last week's challenge: Name a person with a certain kind of disorder. Drop the first two letters and the last letter of the word, and you'll name a country. What is it?

Challenge answer: Pyromaniac —> Romania

Winner: Haig Donabedian of Toledo, Ohio

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from Peter Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich. Think of a two-word phrase a child might shout when walking in the front door. Rearrange the letters and add an "E" at the end, and you get the next two words the child might shout. These are both common expressions. What are they?

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