Sunday Puzzle: Rhyme Time NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with KQED listener Alan Winson of Oakland, Calif.
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Sunday Puzzle: Rhyme Time

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Sunday Puzzle: Rhyme Time

Sunday Puzzle: Rhyme Time

Sunday Puzzle: Rhyme Time

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two 4-letter words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two new words that rhyme.

Example: CAFE, SAVE --> FACE, VASE

1. COLA, LOSE

2. NEAR, RENT

3. LIVE, LIMA

4. DAIS, DEAL

5. SING, DENY

6. EACH, BEAK

7. OPUS, POLO

8. PALE, KEEN

9. RELY, RITE

10. ONCE, NEWS

11. OARS, OGRE

12. WENT, ROTO

13, THAW, THUS

14. ISLE, ZEAL

Last week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Eric Berlin. Take an 11-letter word with two D's in it. If you drop both D's, you'll get a world capital followed by a sign of the zodiac. What's the 11-letter word?

Challenger answer: DROMEDARIES --> Rome, Aries

Winner: Alan Winson of Oakland, Calif.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass. Think of a common two-word phrase, in nine letters, naming something that makes it easy to get money. Rearrange its letters to spell another common two-word phrase naming something that makes it hard to get money. What phrases are these?

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