Sunday Puzzle: Left To Right NPR's Susan Davis plays the puzzle with Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz and WBUR listener Jared Voss of Medford, Mass.
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Sunday Puzzle: Left To Right

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Sunday Puzzle: Left To Right

Sunday Puzzle: Left To Right

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some words and a category. Name something in the category whose letters can be found in left-to-right order in the word — although not consecutively. Every answer has 5 letters.

Example: HUMANOID — World capital ---> HANOI

1. AVENUES — Planet

2. BIODIESEL — State capital

3. UNDERSHRUB — Prime minister of India

4. HOGSHEAD — Book of the Old Testament

5. COMING OUT — African river

6. OCCUPIED — One of Santa's reindeer

Last week's challenge: Name a profession in 13 letters that is associated with a particular 5-letter country. The letters of that country appear in left-to-right order, although not consecutively, in that profession's name. What is it?

Hint: The profession is a single word.

Challenge answer: Hieroglyphist --> Egypt

Winner: Jared Voss of Medford, Mass.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge is not so hard. It comes from Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn. Take a common English word in 3 letters. Translate it into French — also 3 letters. (The French word is one everyone knows.) And between them these two words consist of 6 different vowels and no consonants. What words are these?

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