Sunday Puzzle: Two Consonants Listener Andrew Arriaga of Portland, Oregon plays the puzzle with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.

Sunday Puzzle: Two Consonants

Sunday Puzzle: Two Consonants

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On-air Challenge: Every answer today is a word, name, or phrase in which the only consonants are N and S, repeated as often as necessary. All the other letters are vowels.

Ex. Squeak and creak --> NOISES
[Starting with six-letter answers ...]
1. Japanese auto manufacturer
2. People who live in China and India
3. Capital of the Bahamas
[Seven letters ...]
4. Jacqueline Kennedy's surname after she remarried
5. Hairstylist Vidal
6. Silly
[More than eight letters ...]
7. Straightforward, without joking around (hyph.)
8. Physical gratification as opposed to an appeal to the intellect

Last challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Ari Carr, of Madison, Wis. Name a form of musical composition. If you say the word quickly, you'll name something, in two words, that you might buy in a music store. What is it?

Challenge answer: Rhapsody --> Rap CD

Winner: Andrew Arriaga of Portland, Ore.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Derrick Niederman, of Charleston, S.C. Name a famous person (8,4). The last name is a regular uncapitalized word with a single vowel. Change that vowel to make a new word that is humorously defined by the person's first name. Who is it?

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