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Sunday Puzzle: Anagram All The Way

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you some words. Anagram each one to make a new word. And as a help, the first three letters of my word will be the first three letters of your answer.

Ex. Sublet --> Subtle
1. Platen
2. Thereat
3. Declaim
4. Parleys
5. Magnate
6. Trained (hyph.)
7. Martial
8. Chorale
9. Senescent
10. Pedantries

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Patrick Berry, of Jasper, Ala. Think of a well-known European city in seven letters. If you remove the third letter, you'll get a two-word phrase describing what you must do to win a race. If instead you remove the fourth letter, you'll get a two-word phrase describing what you can't do to win a race. What's the city?

Challenge answers: Belfast (Northern Ireland) --> Be fast, be last

Winner: Rob Olmstead of Ruskin, Fla.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Scott Weiss, of Walkersville, Md. Think of a familiar three-word name of something. The first word in that name is a number. Let's call that number "x." The last "x" letters of the second word of the name are a French translation of the third word. What's the name?

Submit Your Answer

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, June 4th, at 3 p.m. ET.

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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz has appeared on Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978).