Sunday Puzzle: Name That Country NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition's puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KUCV listener Eugene Clausen of Lincoln, Neb.
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Sunday Puzzle: Name That Country

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Sunday Puzzle: Name That Country

Sunday Puzzle: Name That Country

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On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a country, for which I'll give you an anagram. For example, PANE + L = NEPAL. The added letter at the end of the anagram will always be the last letter in the name of the country.

1. INCH + A

2. TAIL + Y

3. VITAL + A

4. ARISE + L

5. LINEAR + D

6. LOOMING + A

7. LIVES ON + A

8. ACROSTIC + A

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Joe Krozel of Creve Coeur, Mo. Name something you see when going to the movies, in two words. Change the sixth letter to an R, and you'll get something you might buy at a grocery, in three words. What things are these?

Challenge answer: Box office --> box of rice

Winner: Eugene Clausen of Lincoln, Neb.

This week's challenge: This challenge might require a little research. Name a country. Remove its last letter. The remaining letters can be rearranged to spell a word that means "country" in that country's main language. What country is it?

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