Sunday Puzzle: Part Human NPR's Korva Coleman and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Doug Modica of Watertown, S.D.
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Sunday Puzzle: Part Human

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Sunday Puzzle: Part Human

Sunday Puzzle: Part Human

Sunday Puzzle: Part Human

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is part of the human body. I'm going to give you some words. Drop the first letter and rearrange those that remain to name the body part.

Example: MARE --> EAR

1. CRAM

2. OGLE

3. POET

4. PINCH

5. CLAMP

6. ZONES

7. SHADE

8. KNISH

9. PITSAW

10. BATHER

11. DRIVEL

12. ETCHES

13. OUTGONE

14. RESCRIPT

Last week's challenge: Name a famous person from Chicago — first and last names. The last name ends in an E. Change the E to an I and rearrange the letters in just the last name to get a famous actor — whose first name is the same as the first person's. Who are these people?

Answer: Al Capone, Al Pacino

Winner: Doug Modica from Watertown, S.D.

Next week's challenge: Name two parts of the human body. Say them one out loud after the other. The result, phonetically, will name something delicious to eat, in 7 letters. What is it?

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