Q: Take a two-word phrase meaning "a difficult puzzle." Drop the first letter, read the remaining letters backward, and you'll get a word for part of Alaska. What is it?Again, I won't give the answer before the end of the puzzle period, but I will tell you that Alaska isn't the only place to have this 'part'. Work on this on your own and I'm sure you'll have it cracked before then.
Edit: Hopefully you caught all the hints given above... Here's my answer:
A: Difficult Puzzle: HARD NUT --> Part of Alaska: TUNDRA