Sunday Puzzle: This is how it begins... NPR's Ayesha Rascoe plays a special edition of the puzzle with Alt Latino's host Felix Contreras and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.

Sunday Puzzle: This is how it begins...

Sunday Puzzle: This is how it begins...

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Sunday Puzzle

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two four-letter words. Add the same two letters at the front of each of them to complete two common six-letter words.

Ex. MIRE / VISE — ADmire and ADvise
1. DISH / PIER
2. BILE / ROSE
3. RINK / TICK
4. LOON / TIRE
5. ORAL / ASHY
6. EASY / OUCH

Special guest player: Felix Contreras

Challenge:
We're in the middle of a two-week creative challenge. The object is to write a sentence using only the letters of any particular U.S. state. You can pick the state and repeat letters as often as necessary. For example:
OREGON --> Roger, go gorge on green eggnog.
NEBRASKA --> Sen. Ben Sasse's sneakers reek. [Note: Ben Sasse is a U.S. senator from Nebraska]
Entries will be judged on originality, sense, naturalness of syntax, humor, and overall elegance. *No more than three sentences per entry, please.*

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to the two-week challenge, submit it here by Wednesday, August 17 at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners whose answers are selected win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you.