## Thursday, March 23, 2006

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 26): Fill in the Blank

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 26): Fill in the Blank
Q: Think of a familiar three-word phrase in the form of 'in the blank.' The word that fills the blank will start with the letter 'S.' Move the 'S' to the end you'll get another familiar phrase in the form of 'in the blank.' What phrases are these?
Well, I completely missed posting this before the deadline, but here's my answer...though the official answer might be different.
A: In the SWING --> In the WINGS

## Thursday, March 16, 2006

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 19): Four letters, change P to a B

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 19): Four letters, change P to a B
Q: Name an object in four letters, starting with the letter "P." Change the "P" to a "B" and you'll get a verb that names something you do with that object.
I'm not going to help you out with a hint this time... you'll have to figure it out yourself.
Edit: Well, actually there was a subtle hint there. I could have said, "I'm not going to bail you out this time" but that would have been too obvious. And now the answer:
A: PAIL --> BAIL

## Thursday, March 09, 2006

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 12): S before B, makes it a plural

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 12): S before B, makes it a plural
Q: What eight-letter noun -- containing the letter 'B' -- is pluralized by inserting an 'S' immediately before the 'B'?
I figured the answer had to be something like 'mothers-in-law' where the plural goes inside the word. I didn't think too long before the answer came along. I'll tell you after the deadline passes.
Edit: And along comes the answer... since the deadline has passed. There were a couple clues there.
A: PASSERBY --> PASSERSBY

## Thursday, March 02, 2006

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 5): Food anagram

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Mar. 5): Food anagram:
Q: Take the phrase, 'take bets on.' Rearrange those 10 letters to name something to eat. What is it?"
This one took almost no time at all, which is rare... and now I'm hungry. I'll post my answer after the deadline on Thursday.
Edit: Did you figure it out? Did you notice the clue above? Well done!
A: TAKE BETS ON --> T-BONE STEAK