Will Shortz

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Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This week's puzzle involves antonyms of each other — but first you'll have to rearrange the letters.


Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

Sunday, March 12, 2017

This week's puzzle involves categories. For each one, name something in the category whose first and last letters are the same as the first and last letters of the category.


Here Is A Challenge To Hear And Write The Right Answer

Sunday, March 05, 2017

This week's challenge involves homophones — words that sound the same but are spelled differently.


The Wartime Origins of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Will Shortz, editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, discusses the 75th anniversary of the paper’s legendary puzzle which was introduced in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Every five-letter answer in this week's puzzle must complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.


Sunday Puzzle: Solving This Puzzle Might Mean A Few Outfit Changes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This week's Sunday Puzzle is a word game in which Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges listeners to switch letters in everyday words to transform their meaning.


Sunday Puzzle: Time Spent In The Kitchen Might Help You Cook Up An Answer

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz tests NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and listener Louise Haskett of Indianapolis with a Valentine's Day themed puzzle.


Sunday Puzzle: Once Upon A Time These Names Would Have Been Easy To Recall

Sunday, February 05, 2017

This week you'll have to think back to the fairy tales and their characters to solve the puzzle.


You're Halfway There Already

Sunday, January 29, 2017

This week, find a two-word phrase. The first word is six letters, and its last three letters spell the second word in the phrase.


You've Got To 'Comb' Together To Solve This One

Sunday, January 22, 2017

In this week's puzzle, we'll give you a category. Every answer must start with each of the letters C-O-M-B-S.


You've Got An Ace In The Hole, If You Can Find The Right Words

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This week's puzzle presents definitions that give clues to a common phrase.


Top Prize For Solving A Tough Puzzle ... There's A Total Pattern Here

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Every answer is a compound word or familiar two-word phrase in which the first part starts 'To' and the second part starts 'P.'


For This Puzzling Retrospective On 2016, You'll Need A Set Of Speakers

Sunday, January 01, 2017

We give you some notable quotes from the previous 12 months. You tell us who said them.


One Letter, Two Words Make Up This Week's Sunday Puzzle

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A good golf game will help you with next week's challenge.


Untangle These Geographic Features

Sunday, December 18, 2016

What a wonderful world this would be if you knew a lot about geography.


To Celebrate A Merry Month, Marry The Letters D, E And C

Sunday, December 11, 2016

We're in the merry month of December. Every answer this week is a two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts DE- and the second word starts C.


Leaders, To The Letter: Better Break Out The History Book For This One

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Every answer this week is the last name of a world leader of the past 100 years. For each country and an anagram of the name, find the name of the leader.


What's The Difference Between This Puzzle And Director Werner Herzog?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

One bears a question, while the other questioned bears. Now, that headline may seem like a non sequitur, but it's also a little clue to the Sunday Puzzle — which concludes a two-week conundrum.


Oh, You Think You Know Us? Test Your Mettle With A Very NPR Puzzle

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Every answer is the name of an NPR host — that is, one of the colleagues of this week's special guest, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who will be taking over as host of Weekend Edition Sunday.


'Tween Team: 2 Letters Get Right In The Middle Of This Puzzle

Sunday, November 13, 2016

In this week's puzzle, insert the letters A and R into the middle of the first clue to get the answer to the second clue.