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Sunday Puzzle: Row, Row, Row ...

On-air challenge: Today we're going to go "rowing." Every answer is a word or name that has the accented syllable "row" somewhere inside it.

Example: Savagely violent --> FEROCIOUS

1. A smell, especially an inviting one

2. Kraft pasta product with cheese

3. Mexican beer usually served with a lime wedge

4. Physical exercises that you might do in a class

5. Capital of Liberia

6. Capital of Kenya

7. Like the act of a lifeguard saving a drowning person

8. Woman in Greek myth after whom a continent was named

9. Shakespearean setting for "two gentlemen"

10. Polish dumpling

11. Like Catholic schools

12. Mental disorder involving chronic distress

13. Not correct, as a statement

14. Done in secret (two-word phrase that comes from Latin)

15. Fort captured by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys in 1775

Last week's challenge: Take the 9 letters of BEER MOUTH. Arrange them in a 3x3 array so that the three lines Across, three lines Down, and both diagonals spell common 3-letter words. Can you do it?

Challenge answer:




Winner: Patricia Johnson of Green Valley, Ariz.

Next week's challenge:This challenge comes from Sam Ezersky of Jersey City, N.J. Think of a famous Broadway musical in two words. Change one letter in it to the preceding letter of the alphabet — so B would become A, C would become B, etc. Remove the space so you have a solid word. The result will name something that all of us are part of. 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, Nov. 1at 3 p.m. ET.

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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).