Sunday Puzzle: Yo! NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with this week's winner Scott Meidroth from St. Louis.
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Sunday Puzzle: Yo!

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Sunday Puzzle: Yo!

Sunday Puzzle: Yo!

Sunday Puzzle: Yo!

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On-air challenge: This week's puzzle is titled "Yo!" Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in Y and the second word starts with O.

Ex. Colonel or major general ---> ARMY OFFICER
1. What antiperspirant helps prevent
2. In basketball, a high pass caught by a leaping teammate who dunks the ball before landing
3. Group conducted by a conductor
4. The nose, as a senser of smell
5. Johnson & Johnson product rubbed on the skin to keep it smooth
6. Nine squared
7. Unit of weight that's not avoirdupois
8. One who has a deed
9. Ruling by five or more justices on the Supreme Court
10. When sending payment, alternative to cash or check
11. Famous Boston Bruin
12. Singer with the 1964 hit "Oh, Pretty Woman"
13. Anton Chekhov play, with "The"
14. Classic Bertolt Brecht "play with music," with "The"
15. Exit

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from Ben Bass of Chicago. Take the title of a famous Hollywood flop. Change an A to an R, then rearrange the letters to spell a famous box office hit — which went on to spawn sequels. What films are these?

Challenge answer: Heaven's Gate (1980) --> The Avengers (2012)
Winner: Scott Meidroth, St. Louis. (KWMU)

Next week's challenge: Name part of the human body. Switch the first two letters to get a two-word phrase for something that is worrisome. What is it?

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