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Sunday Puzzle: Lost ID's

Sunday Puzzle
NPR
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: The theme of today's puzzle is "Lost ID's." I'm going to give you clues for two words. The first word has the consecutive letters I-D somewhere in it. Drop the I-D and what's left will spell a new word that answers the second clue.

Example: Opposite of narrowest / Direction for sunsets --> Widest, west
1. End of the workweek / Disorderly fight
2. Box for cigars / Jokes and such
3. Partition / One jumping in a pool
4. Mints that are said to be "curiously strong" / Voices below sopranos
5. Mishap on the highway / Stress
6. Chief executive / Gift
7. Capital of Rhode Island / Southeastern France
8. Frighten or overawe / Very close, as a friend

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Scott Weiss, of Walkersville, Md. Think of a familiar three-word name of something. The first word in that name is a number. Let's call that number "x." The last "x" letters of the second word of the name are a French translation of the third word. What's the name?

Challenge answers: Three Mile Island

Winner: Anita Charles of Auburn, Maine.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Chad Graham, of St. Louis. Name a well-known restaurant chain. Rearrange its letters to name a large area in the United States. This area has a two-word name. What 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, June 11th, at 3 p.m. ET.

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Corrected: June 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT
A previous version of the Sunday Puzzle incorrectly stated that Anita Charles is from Auburn, Fla. Charles is from Auburn, Maine.
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).

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