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Sunday Puzzle

On-air challenge: Each answer today is the name of an American city from which I have deleted one or more interior letters. The remaining letters in order spell a word. I’ll give you that word. You name the city.

Ex. CANON (1 letter deleted) -> CANTON, Ohio

1. ADJUSTMENT (1)

2. SUSTAINABLE (1)

3. CAPER (1)

4. MASON (2)

5. POLAND (2)

6. RADIUS (2)

7. PROVINCE (2)

8. LAYETTE (2)

9. ALIGNMENT (3)

10. DO IT (3)

11. CHARON (4)

12. MASTER (4)

13. SPORT (5)

14. COLORS (6) (two words)

Last week’s challenge: Name a popular singer – first and last name. Replace a letter with a “P” and read the result backwards. You will get what a lot of people are doing around this singer. Who is it?

Response to the challenge: Dua Lipa -> Applaud

Winner: Kathleen Patton of Westwood, Mass.

This week’s challenge: This week’s challenge comes from listener Roger Barkan of Savage, Maryland. Think of an eight letter word in which the third and sixth letters are “A”. Remove the A. The remaining six letters start a common series. What is that? And what comes next in this series?

Submit your response

If you know the answer to next week’s challenge, submit it here through Thursday, May 27, 3 p.m. ET. Listeners who submit correct answers earn a chance to play the puzzle live. Important: enter a phone number where we can reach you.

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