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Sunday Puzzle: Words That End In -LLO

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Sunday Puzzle: Words That End In -LLO

Sunday Puzzle: Words That End In -LLO

Sunday Puzzle: Words That End In -LLO

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Sunday Puzzle

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is a word or name that ends in the letters -LLO.

Ex. Standard greeting --> HELLO

1. Dessert that jiggles

2. Winemaker Ernest or Julio

3. 1960s-'70s U.S. space program

4. Brand of scouring pad

5. Largest city in the Texas Panhandle

6. Abbott's partner in old comedy

7. Animal with a leathery shell much seen in Texas and the Southwest

8. Italian sculptor of the Renaissance; also one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

9. Kind of mushroom

10. Island in New Brunswick, Canada where F.D.R. had a summer home

11. Highly caffeinated, citrus-flavored soft drink

Last week's challenge: This challenge comes from Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass. Think of two five-letter words that are opposites. One of them begins with E, the other ends with E. Drop both E's. The remaining eight letters can be rearranged to spell a new word that is relevant. What are these three words?

Challenge answer: Enter, Leave, Relevant

Winner: Michael Balch of Wheat Ridge, Colorado

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from Janet McDonald of Baton Rouge, La. The city of Mobile, Ala., has the interesting property that the name of the city has exactly the same consonants as its state (M, B, and L), albeit in a different order. What is the next-largest U.S. city for which this is true?

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 Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. ET.

Correction Nov. 17, 2019

In a previous version of this story and radio interview, we incorrectly said that Campobello Island is in Maine. Campobello Island is in New Brunswick, Canada.