Sunday Puzzle: You Got An A++ Tim Erskine plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Sunday Puzzle: You Got An A++

# Sunday Puzzle: You Got An A++

#### Sunday Puzzle: You Got An A++

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On-air Challenge: Today's puzzle is called A++. I'm going to give you clues for two things. Say what they are. Then put the letter "A" at the start to make a word.

Example: Prohibition / Mafia chief --> ABANDON (a + ban + don)

1. Hydroelectric facility / Insect that scurries

2. Old horse / Male sheep

3. Hot dog holder / Waltz or minuet

4. Where a scientist works / Fall flower

5. Untruth / Country or land

6. Colorado ski resort / Skill

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Andrew Chaikin of San Francisco. Think of a famous philosopher — first and last names. Change one letter in the first name to get a popular dish. Drop two letters from the last name and rearrange the result to get the kind of cuisine of this dish. What is it?

Challenge answer: Friedrich Nietzsche --> Fried rice, Chinese.

Winner: Tim Erskine of Chester, Va.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge from from Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn. I'm looking for the names of two companies. One of them has a two-part name (5,5). The other has a three-part name (5,7,5). The last five-letter part of the two names is the same. And the first five-letter part of the first company's name is something the second company wants. What is it?

If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here by Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you.