Sunday Puzzle: 4 Of A Kind NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with special guest, NPR's Scott Simon.
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Sunday Puzzle: 4 Of A Kind

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Sunday Puzzle: 4 Of A Kind

Sunday Puzzle: 4 Of A Kind

Sunday Puzzle: 4 Of A Kind

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make another word. Then think of a familiar saying or proverb that contains both those words.

Example: CHEAT GOD --> TEACH and DOG --> You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

1. KOOL PALE
2. EMIT VASES
3. TOP NERVE
4. THROW HUBS
5. DEAL MORE
6. FOAL NEON
7. HATES SWEAT
8 . TOW SHADE

Last week's challenge: We're in the middle of a two-week, two-part challenge. You'll need to solve both parts in order to send in your answer.

Here's Part 1 from last week: These four words have a very interesting and unusual property in common. What is it?

NEANDERTHAL
EMBARRASS
SATURATION
CONTEMPTUOUSNESS

Next week's challenge: Here's Part 2 of the challenge.

These four words have a very interesting and unusual property in common — something about the letters in them (all the letters). What is it? When you know it, think of a common 7-letter word that shares the unusual properties of both last week's and this week's words.

SCARECROW
SCREENSAVER
CAMERAWOMAN
CURVACEOUSNESS

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's two-part 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, Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. ET.