Sunday Puzzle: From Left To Right And Hiding In Sight NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with listener Lisa Muré of Holderness, N.H.
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Sunday Puzzle: From Left To Right And Hiding In Sight

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Sunday Puzzle: From Left To Right And Hiding In Sight

Sunday Puzzle: From Left To Right And Hiding In Sight

Sunday Puzzle: From Left To Right And Hiding In Sight

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some words and phrases. Each one conceals the name of a 5-letter country in left-to-right order, but not in consecutive letters. You name the country.

Example: CONCEPTUAL --> NEPAL
1. CHILDREN
2. VITALITY
3. ASPIRATION
4. SAMOVAR
5. CHAIN SAW
6. SUNDANCE
7. SYMMETRICAL
8. RIGHT-HAND MAN
9. PLAY IT BY EAR

Last week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Jim Levering of San Antonio, Texas. Think of an affliction in 5 letters. Shift each letter three spaces later in the alphabet — for example, A would become D, B would become E, etc. The result will be a prominent name in the Bible. Who is it?

Challenge answer: Ebola --> Herod

Winner: Lisa Muré of Holderness, N.H.

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Henrik Strandskov of Luck, Wis. Name a major professional sports team. The first and last letters of the team's name specify something that is an anagram of its interior letters. What team is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's 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 by Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. ET.