Sunday Puzzle: 2 Words Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz play the puzzle with WNYC listener Lucas Green of Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Sunday Puzzle: 2 Words

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Sunday Puzzle: 2 Words

Sunday Puzzle: 2 Words

Sunday Puzzle: 2 Words

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two new words that rhyme.

Example: SHOT ASCOT --> HOST, COAST

1. LAZE EQUALS

2. GINS NILE

3. FIBER FLEA

6. TROUT RETUNE

7. WRONG HORNET

8. LUBE WEST

14. EIGHTH ITEM

Last week's challenge: Think of a well-known food brand. Add the letters W-O-W. Then rearrange the result to name another well-known food brand. What is it?

Challenge answer: Nestle --> Sweet 'n Low

Winner: WNYC listener Lucas Green of Brooklyn, N.Y.

This week's challenge: This puzzle also involves rhymes. It comes from listener James Matthews of Little Rock, Ark. Think of a common 7-letter word. Drop its second letter, and you'll get a 6-letter word that does not rhyme with the first. Alternatively, you can drop the third letter from the 7-letter word to get a 6-letter word that doesn't rhyme with either of the first two. Further, you can drop both the second and third letters from the 7-letter word to get a 5-letter word that doesn't rhyme with any of the others. What words are these?

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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, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. ET

Correction Dec. 2, 2018

A previous version of this Web story included the answer to this week's puzzle ... but be a mensch, don't cheat!