Sunday Puzzle: Find The Missing Link NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WRVO listener Dan Panachyda of Manlius, N.Y.
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Sunday Puzzle: Find The Missing Link

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Sunday Puzzle: Find The Missing Link

Sunday Puzzle: Find The Missing Link

Sunday Puzzle: Find The Missing Link

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Updated 9 a.m. ET Monday with a hint about the on-air challenge

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Think of a word that can follow my first one and precede my second one, in each case to complete a familiar two-word phrase. The answer will rhyme with one of the two words.

Example: Snail Order --> MAIL (snail mail, mail order)
1. Legal Eye
2. Health Bear
3. Fat Burglar
4. Passion Power
5. Brain Pipe
6. Pipe Team
7. Wild Support
8. Boob Steak
9. Pork Shop
10. Daily Trouble
11. Peg Pull
12. Blame Plan
13. Stun Barrel
14. Snow Knight
15. Piping Pot
16. Crawl Race
17. Shell Jock
18. Sky School
19. Thin Diver
20. Quarterback Peak
21. Funny Order
22. Amazon Time

Last 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?

Challenge answer: Gloria Steinem ---> Feminist

Winner: Dan Panachyda, WRVO listener from Manlius, N.Y.

Next week's challenge: Take the 9 letters of BEER MOUTH. Arrange them in a 3x3 array so that the three lines Across, three lines Down, and both diagonals spell common 3-letter words. Can you do 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 Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. ET.