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Sunday Puzzle: You're Halfway There

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: The answer to each puzzle is a compound word or familiar two word phrase, in which the first part has a long "I" sound and the second part has a long "E" sound.

1. A dish that's "à la mode" comes with what?

2. Area that may be marked off with police tape

3. Completely remove, as fingerprints from a surface

4. Home plate umpire's call immediately before "You're out!"

5. Area beyond where first and second basemen play

6. To transmit an event over the internet as it occurs

7. It has needles for leaves

8. Piece of paper that records how long a worker spends on a job

9. Head of a department that puts out conflagrations

10. Not a main thoroughfare

11. Colorado summit that completes the phrase "___ or Bust!"

Last week's challenge:Make a 9-letter word meaning "left" using only a B and one D.

Challenge answer:Abandoned

Winner:Jeff Selleck of Alpine, Wyo.

This week's challenge:This challenge comes from listener Steve Baggish of Arlington, Mass. Take the name of a classic song that became the signature song of the artist who performed it. It has two words; five letters in the first, three letters in the second. The letters can be rearranged to spell two new words. One is a feeling. The other is an expression of that feeling. What song 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 by Thursday, Jan. 24at 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).