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Sunday Puzzle: Try T-H-is

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a word or phrase in which the only consonants are H and T — repeated as often as necessary. All the other letters are vowels.

Example: Eighth letter of the Greek alphabet --> THETA

1. Canine or molar

2. Give a share of one's income to the church

3. Lake straddling the California/Nevada border

4. Country sharing a border with the Dominican Republic

5. Island paradise in the South Pacific

6. Giggle sound

7. Tract of land with low-growing shrubs

8. Kind of yoga

9. Really good-looking person, in slang

10. Part of a drum kit with two cymbals and a pedal

11. If you can't stand this, you should get out of the kitchen, in a saying

12. Inhabitant of ancient Syria

13. Four-word palindrome for what an owl might say to describe a scorching summer day

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Ed Pegg Jr., who runs the website MathPuzzle.com. Think of a five-letter animal. Remove the middle letter, and two opposites remain. What animal is it?

Challenge answer: Swine --> SW, NE; Nyala --> NY, LA; Skunk --> SK, NK

Winner: Anthony Gray of Closter, New Jersey

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Harry Hillson of Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. Think of an eight-letter word for something we all crave now. It consists of three consecutive men's nicknames. What are they?

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, July 9th, 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).