Sunday Puzzle: SHH! It's Puzzle Time NPR's Ayesha Rascoe plays the puzzle with Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz and this week's puzzle winner Scott Porter of Orlando, Fla.

Sunday Puzzle: SHH! It's Puzzle Time

Sunday Puzzle: SHH! It's Puzzle Time

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Sunday Puzzle


On-air challenge: Every answer today is a word that starts with SH-. I'll give you two words. One that can precede the answer, the other that can follow it; in each case to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

Ex. Night Tree --> SHADE (nightshade, shade tree)
1. Tennis Lace
2. April Stall
3. Loan Tank
4. Book Life
5. Window Spree
6. Sea Station
7. T Tail
8. Screen Clock
9. Cold Blade
10. Road Stopper

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came from listener Warren Bergmann, of Neenah, Wis. Many people carry _____ (4-letter word) in a _____ (5-letter word) to make _____ (9-letter word). You can rearrange the letters of the first two words (the 4- and 5-letter ones) to get the last word (the 9-letter one). What words are these?

Challenge answer: Cash + purse = purchases

Winner: Scott Porter of Orlando, Fla.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Chip Naharajan, of Philadelphia. If you change the third letter of WOLF to an O, you get the sound made by a dog — WOOF. Name a six-letter animal and change the second letter to get the sound made by a completely different animal. What is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to this week's challenge, submit it here by Thursday, Dec. 22 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.