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Sunday Puzzle: Great Words Think Alike

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: In each one, find two words that sound like two other words that are synonyms

Ex. I can pare an apple, too. --> pair, two
1. I stubbed my toe running down the hall.
2. How much do the shutters on the manor weigh?
3. Winnie Mandela voted "nay."
4. In Korea a pail costs three won.
5. The spy was sent on a mission to the Oder river.
6. A woman who bowled a perfect game wrote the foreword to my book.
7. Dad went to the grocery to buy some chow.

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge comes from Simeon Seigel, of Brooklyn. Name a punctuation mark found on a computer keyboard. Somewhere inside this insert a word for what this punctuation mark may be part of or what it may represent. The result will be a 10-letter word associated with painting. What words are these?

Challenge answer: Colon, ratio --> colo(ratio)n --> coloration

Winner: Vandana Bajaj of Highland Park, N.J.

This week's challenge: This week's challenge was sent independently by two listeners — Steve Baggish and Neville Fogarty — credit to them both. Think of two well-known companies with two-syllable names starting with J and D, respectively and whose names rhyme. One of these companies was founded in the last 10 years. What companies are these?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to the two-week challenge, submit it here by Thursday, Nov. 17 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.

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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).

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