NPR Sunday Puzzle: Words Within Words


On-air challenge: Every answer today is a made-up two-word phrase in which the first word has five letters. Add one letter to the front and another at the end to make a seven-letter word that completes the phrase.

Ex. Decorative piece of needlework that’s big enough –> AMPLE SAMPLER

1. Difficult extended period without rain
2. Tray that carries espressos mixed with steamed milk
3. Not these or those female parents
4. Sweepstakes with a prize of a playful mammal
5. Criss-cross framework in the top story of the house
6. Angry baseball players in Pittsburgh
7. Costs to buy poison derived from the castor bean
8. Destitution that’s not hidden
9. Sikh head coverings worn in cities

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