Sunday Puzzle: Accept Some Substitutes Danette Pachtner plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Sunday Puzzle: Accept Some Substitutes

# Sunday Puzzle: Accept Some Substitutes

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some six-letter words. For each one, change one of the consonants to a vowel to make another familiar six-letter word.

Example: DEFECT --> DEFEAT
1. AVENGE
2. DIPPER
3. MIGHTY
4. PREPPY
5. GROUSE
7. BIKING
8. CARTER
9. GRANGE
10. DECENT
11. STANCH
12. STANCE

Last week's challenge: This came from listener Judy Horn, of Reading, Mass. Name a famous person with the initials M.C. The first initial and last name anagram to the person's field of renown. What is it?

Challenge answer: Michael Caine --> CINEMA

Winner: Danette Pachtner of Durham, N.C.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Greg VanMechelen of Berkeley, Calif. Take the name of a famous actor — 4 letters in the first name, 5 letters in the last. Spoonerize it. That is, interchange the initial consonant sounds of the first and last names. The result will be two new familiar first names — one male, one female — that start with the same letter ... but that letter is pronounced differently in the two names. Who's the actor?

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, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. ET.