Sunday Puzzle: Oscar Winners NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Roger Wesby of Staten Island, N.Y.
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Sunday Puzzle: Oscar Winners

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Sunday Puzzle: Oscar Winners

Sunday Puzzle: Oscar Winners

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On-air challenge: Every answer to this puzzle is the name of an Academy Award-winning Best Actor or Best Actress. Change one letter in each word from a two-word phrase to name the person.

Ex. Beryl Street --> Meryl Streep

1. Top Ranks

2. Jolly Hinter

3. Am Pacing

4. Mean Peon

5. Wary Copper

6. Clank Cable

7. Salty Yield

8. Kissy Spaces

9. Singer Rowers

10. Sane Woman

11. Grape Jelly

12. Maroon Brands

Last week's challenge: The actress Michael Learned, who played the mother on "The Waltons," has an unusual property in her name. The last three letters of her first name are the same as the first three letters of her last name reversed. The name of what current celebrity has the same property? Here's a hint: The first and last names each have six letters.

Challenge Answer: Billie Eilish

Winner: Roger Wesby of Staten Island, N.Y.

This week's challenge: My friend Penelope, who is from La Jolla, went on a world vacation. She stopped in Santa Rosa, Toronto and Casablanca. What European capital did she also visit?

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, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. ET.