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Sunday Puzzle: Time Spent In The Kitchen Might Help You Cook Up An Answer

Sunday Puzzle.
Sunday Puzzle.

On-air challenge:"S-V" are the initials of St. Valentine. They're also the initials of some other familiar two-word phrases and names. See if you can get them from the clues.

  • Center of the tech industry in California
  • Unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion
  • Poison from a viper
  • Saigon was its capital
  • Person selling hotdogs or gyros from a cart
  • Italian phrase meaning "said quietly so as not to be overheard"
  • Medical breakthough by Edward Jenner in 1796
  • Lettuce, carrots, radishes, etc.
  • Total amount of business for a manufacturing company
  • 20th-century jazz singer who was nicknamed "The Divine One"
  • Member of the Sex Pistols
  • Arena, for example
  • Cause of a usually short-lived illness that produces abdominal pain
  • Extremely valuable stringed instrument from Italy
  • B, in a set of encyclopedias
  • Kind of mirror on a car
  • Pull-down item that reduces glare for a driver
  • Necessary paperwork for a foreigner attending an American university
  • Last week's challenge:This challenge came from listener Peter Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich. Name a prominent figure in a fairy tale. Write this in all capital letters. Add a stroke to one letter and rearrange the result. You'll name another prominent figure in a fairy tale. What two fairy tale figures are these?

    Puzzle answer:FROG --> OGRE

    Puzzle winner:Louise Haskett of Indianapolis, Ind.

    Next week's challenge:This week's challenge is an easy one, but it's pretty. It comes from listener Michael Shteyman of Odenton, Md. Name some things commonly seen on a kitchen table. Switch the positions of the fifth and sixth letters of the word, and read the result backward. You'll name two things commonly seen in a kitchen. 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 Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. ET.

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