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Sunday Puzzle: Once Upon A Time These Names Would Have Been Easy To Recall

Sunday Puzzle.
Sunday Puzzle.

On-air challenge:Every answer today is a word containing the letters of SUPER + one or two other letters.

For Example: + C = A tree with cones --> SPRUCE

  • + U = Follow
  • + H = A drug dealer
  • + T = Explodes
  • + E = Read
  • + I = Revolt
  • + B = Excellent
  • + O = Person who pretends to be someone he or she is not
  • + T = Get some sleep before a big event (2 wds.)
  • + B & M = Parts of pinball machines
  • + A & T = Field for grazing
  • + O & P = Reason for doing something
  • + G & L = Spend extravagantly
  • + E & L = Drive back by force
  • + P & W = Big mistake
  • + N & T = Person making plays on words
  • + M & T = Really hard puzzle
  • Last week's challenge:Take six different letters. Repeat them in the same order. Then repeat them again — making 18 letters altogether. Finally add "tebasket" at the end. If you have the right letters and you space them appropriately, you'll complete a sensible sentence. What is it?

    Puzzle answer: The correct answer was "Her washer was her wastebasket," from the letters H-E-R-W-A-S.

    Puzzle winner: Steve Marks of Princeton, N.J.

    Next week's challenge:

    This week's challenge comes from listener Peter Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich. Name a prominent figure in a fairy tale. Write this in all capital letters. Add a stroke to one letter and rearrange the result. You'll name another prominent figure in a fairy tale. What two fairy tale figures are these?

    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 Thursday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. ET.

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