Puzzle: Around The World Jumble NPR's Sarah McCammon plays the puzzle with Flora Kupferman of San Francisco and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.
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Puzzle: Around The World Jumble

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Puzzle: Around The World Jumble

Puzzle: Around The World Jumble

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some words. For each one, change one letter to two new letters to name a country.

Example. Belle --> Belize

1. Fence
2. Grace
3. Brawl
4. No Say
5. Polar
6. Debark
7. Brunt
8. Mondo
9. Malaria
10. Panda (three different answers)

Last week's challenge: From listener James Matthews, of Little Rock, Ark. Think of a six-letter word for something you might wear. Insert an "O" in the exact middle, and you'll get a phrase meaning "Not aware." What is it?

Challenge answer: Outfit --> Out of it

Winner: Flora Kupferman of San Francisco.

This week's challenge: From listener Dominick Talvacchio of Chicago. Think of a common two-word phrase for something you experience in a desert. Rearrange the letters to get a single word for something you should do in the desert as a result.

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, July 30, at 3 p.m. ET.