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Sunday Puzzle: Take 2

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge:I'm going to give you two words. Think of a third word that can follow each of mine to complete compound words or familiar two-word phrases. And as help, the initial letters of my two words will be the first two letters of your answer.

Example: Big Ouija --> BOARD (making "Big Board" and "Ouija board")

1. Easter Goose
2. Christmas ATM
3. Guessing Away
4. Oval Front
6. Service Television
7. Cash Riding
9. Fancy Risk
10. Halfway Open
12. Rifle Age
18. Loose End

Last week's challenge: Think of two words meaning "certain groups of females." If you have the right ones, you can rearrange all the letters to name a famous novel by a female writer. The title has 13 letters in total. What novel is it?

Challenge answer: Atlas Shrugged = daughters + gals

Winner:Bernard Dickman of Middletown, N.J.

This week's challenge:It's a straightforward puzzle. Think of a place you can find coins, in two words. Put the second word first, and you'll get a compound word describing most holiday cards. What words are these?

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, Dec. 27at 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).