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Sunday Puzzle: The 2 Missing Letters

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Sunday Puzzle: The 2 Missing Letters

Sunday Puzzle: The 2 Missing Letters

Sunday Puzzle: The 2 Missing Letters

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On-air challenge: Today's puzzle is geographical. I'm going to give you some words and phrases. In each one, change two consecutive letters to name a country.

Example: SUDDEN --> SWEDEN

1. FRAPPE

2. GREEDY

3. ALGEBRA

4. CANARY

5. SIROCCO

6. BARGAIN

7. SERENA

8. JOBMAN

9. MALADY

10. SENSUAL

11. CAME UPON

Last week's challenge: Think of a brand name you might see on your breakfast table. Change one letter to a Y and rearrange the result to get a familiar two-word phrase that names something else you might see on your breakfast table. What phrase is this?

Answer: Kellogg's --> Egg Yolks

Winner: Andrew Laeuger of New Berlin, Wis.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Dominick Talvacchio of Chicago. Think of a well-known musician whose last name contains a body part. The musician has a single-word nickname that anagrams to a different body part. Who is this musician, and what is the nickname?

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