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Sunday Puzzle: Batter Up!

Sunday Puzzle
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Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: Anagram each of my words into a word or phrase from baseball.

Example: PETAL --> PLATE (i.e., home plate)
1. IDLES

2. LEAST

3. MUNDO

4. WORTH

5. KITERS

6. IMPURE

7. LUPINE

8. CONKED (2 wds.)

9. FLOPPY (2 wds.)

10. INFIDEL

11. ADMIRES

12. GURGLES

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge comes from listener Jim Vespe, of Mamaroneck, N.Y. Name a well-known U.S. city in nine letters. Change the third and fifth letters to get the name of a beverage. What was it?

Challenge answer: Pensacola (Fla.) --> Pepsi-Cola

Winner: Paula Cerrone of Hershey, PA.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from Michael Schwartz, of Florence, Ore. Name something found on a map of England. Two words. The last two letters of the first word are the same as the first two letters of the last. If you go to England, you can't see this place. You can see it only on a map. What is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to the challenge, submit it here by Thursday, August 10th at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners whose answers are selected win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: include a phone number where we can reach you.

Produced by Lennon Sherburne contributed to this story

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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).