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Want To Get An A? Better Know Your Words Backward And Forward

Sunday, September 25, 2016

For each question in this week's puzzle, you'll be given a word ending in the letter A. Anagram each of them to get a familiar word starting with A.

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Do You Remember The First 3 Letters Of September?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's not just Earth, Wind & Fire who'd like you to remember September. The words in this week's puzzle each start with one of the first three letters of our current month.

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It's A Race To The End — Of The Alphabet

Sunday, September 11, 2016

For this week's puzzle, you'll get a list of categories. Alphabetize the category's members by the last letter of each word to find the answer.

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The Answer Remains The Same, Whichever Way You Want To Look At It

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Every answer in this week's puzzle is a nine-letter phrase that's a palindrome — in other words, it reads the same both forward and backward.

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3 + 3 = 8? It Does In This Week's Puzzle

Sunday, August 28, 2016

You'll be asked to take two 3-letter words that are part of an 8-letter word. You have to figure out the entire word.

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Name That Celebrity! All You Have To Do Is Rhyme

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This week, each answer is a famous person's name. Each name rhymes with a made-up two-word phrase.

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The End Remains The Same. All You've Got To Do Is Find It

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Given the first words of familiar three-word phrases that have "of" in the middle and the same words at the end, find the final word in the phrase.

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Head To R-I-O For This Week's Puzzle

Sunday, August 07, 2016

In the spirit of the Olympics, every answer this week is a word or name containing the consecutive letters R-I-O.

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Hoping For 2 Of A Kind? Better Mix Things Up A Bit

Sunday, July 31, 2016

In this week's Sunday Puzzle, you'll get two four-letter words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two synonyms. For example, newt and felt could be rearranged to get went and left.

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Hey Puzzlers, Ready For Some H-O-T Stuff?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

When NPR's puzzlemaster, Will Shortz, lists three words starting with the letters H, O and T, the answer's a word that can follow each to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

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Better Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Stuffed With V's And E's

Sunday, July 17, 2016

In this week's puzzle, you'll get two clues for two words. Insert the letters V-E somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.

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Prepare For Double Trouble In This Week's Puzzle — And A Swarm Of B's

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Every answer in this week's puzzle is a word with a double-B, like "rabbit." Rearrange the letters in the word provided to get the answer.

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Just In Time For The 4th, Here's A Puzzle Tailor-Made For The Patio

Sunday, July 03, 2016

With the Fourth of July and cookouts on our mind, here's a game of categories based on the word PATIO. For each category, name an item in the category starting with the letters P, A, T, I and O.

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Welcome To An Affair Of Phrases, Each Entwined By A Tiny 'Of'

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Every answer this week consists of two familiar phrases in the form "___ of ___." In each case, the first word of the two phrases is the same. We offer the ending words; you tell us the full phrases.

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A Pair O' Definitions For A Pile Of 'Para' Puns

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Every answer this week is a word that starts with the prefix "para-." First, that word will be defined in a regular way and then in a punny way. You answer with the word that's being defined.

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This Puzzle Packs Syllables Into Small Spaces

Sunday, June 12, 2016

For every prompt in this week's puzzle, answer with a word or name that has three syllables in four letters.

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To Solve This Puzzle Let's Do Some Math, 5 Plus 2 Equals?

Sunday, June 05, 2016

NPR's Rachel Martin and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with David Lefkowitz of Los Angeles.

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To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

Friday, June 03, 2016

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Daniel Rosenblum and NPR's Rachel Martin to a celebrity quiz in this week's puzzle.

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Straight Out Of The Funny Papers, Here Are A Few Cartoon Conundrums

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Every answer this week is the name of a newspaper comic strip or cartoon, past or present. Identify the funnies from their anagrams.

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Looking For Common Ground? Sometimes All It Takes Is 3 Letters

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Given two kinds of people or things, name something they both do — in three letters. For example, a false witness and a person in bed both lie.

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