Sunday Puzzle: Cal It Like It is NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WNYC listener John Price of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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Sunday Puzzle: Cal It Like It is

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Sunday Puzzle: Cal It Like It is

Sunday Puzzle: Cal It Like It is

Sunday Puzzle: Cal It Like It is

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is a word or name that starts with the syllable "Cal-."

Example: Important nutritional element in milk and cheese --> CALCIUM

1. Hobbes' friend in the comics

2. Largest city in Alberta

3. Measuring device

4. Ingredient in a soothing lotion

5. One of the largest cities in India in its English spelling

6. Wife of Caesar

7. Classical name for Scotland

8. Caribbean stew

9. Kind of cat

10. Thickened bit of skin on the hand of a manual worker

11. Rudely uncaring

12. Muslim ruler

13. In the Bible, where Jesus was crucified

14. Gym exercises

Last week's challenge: Think of a title for a particular person — two words, 15 letters in total — in which the only vowel is "I." What is it?

Challenge answer: Miss Mississippi

Winner: John Price of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Next week's challenge: Take the 7-letter last name of a famous woman. Drop the letter E. Add an I and an F. You can rearrange the result to get a word that famously describes this woman. Who's the woman, and what's the word?

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