Sunday Puzzle: The Other A-I NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Alec Weisman of San Francisco.
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Sunday Puzzle: The Other A-I

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Sunday Puzzle: The Other A-I

Sunday Puzzle: The Other A-I

Sunday Puzzle: The Other A-I

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you clues for two words. The first word contains the consecutive letters A-I somewhere within it. Change the order to I-A and you'll get a new word that answers the second clue.

Ex. Train travel / Iranian money --> RAIL, RIAL

1. Den / Teller of falsehoods
2. Farm where milk is produced / Personal journal
3. Colorado skiing locale / Lab container
4. Goals / Dog food brand
5. What's inside the skull / Former Canadian prime minister Mulroney
6. Path / Court proceeding
7. Place for a speaker / Spanish greeting "Buenos __"
8. __ accompli (French for a thing that has already happened) / Decree
9. 1940s-'60s pop singer Frankie / Former "Weekend Edition Sunday" host Hansen
10. Expression of dissatisfaction / Willing to go along

Last week's challenge: Think of a well-known commercial name in 9 letters. Change both the fourth and ninth letters to X's and you'll get two other familiar commercial names, one after the other. What names are these?

Challenge answer: Chevrolet --> Chex, Rolex

Winner: Alec Weisman of San Francisco

Next week's challenge: Name a woman's title. Drop the first and last letters and read the result backward to get another woman's title. Both titles are common English-language spellings. What titles are these?

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