7:49pm

Sat January 15, 2011
Sunday Puzzle

Show Us Your Independent Streak

On-Air Challenge

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, name or title containing the consecutive letters I-N-D, as in "independent." For example, given the clue "19th-century British prime minister," the answer would be "Benjamin Disraeli."

Last Week's Challenge

Name an article of apparel in the plural form, ending with an S. Rearrange the letters to name an article of apparel in the single form. What things to wear are these?

Answer: Coats, ascot. Also accepted: taps, spat.

Winner: Frances Boynton of Henrico, Va.

Next Week's Challenge

From listener Mike Shteyman of Reisterstown, Md.: Take the first seven letters of the alphabet, A through G, change one of these letters to another letter that is also either A, B, C, D, E, F or G. Rearrange the result to spell a familiar seven-letter word. What word is it?

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 Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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