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Sunday Puzzle: What rhymes with tourist site?

Sunday Puzzle
Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: Every answer today is the two-word name of a well-known tourist site or attraction somewhere in the world. I'll give you rhymes for the two words. You name the sites.

Ex. Tight blouse --> WHITE HOUSE
1. Rifle power
2. Heavy mountain
3. Pig pen
4. Phony highland
5. Climbs there
6. Greater snake
7. Mix bags
8. Planned banyan
9. Honks grew
10. Failing mall
11. Shock stress
12. Turban sheet
13. Dead bear

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came from listener Tom Bible, of Cincinnati. Think of a word to describe a single animal. Change the third letter to get a word that describes the plural of that animal. Both are nouns, and neither word contains an "s."

Challenge answer: Head, herd (as in cattle)

Winner: Jamie Tyrrell from Somerville, MA

This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from Michael Shteyman, of Freeland, Md. Think of a major U.S. city in two words. Insert an L in the exact middle of the second word. Now read the first word forward and the second word backward, and you'll name two things associated with this time of year. What are they?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here by Thursday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. ET. Listeners who submit correct answers 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).