Will Shortz

Will Shortz appears in the following:

A Puzzle Worth A Fortune

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.


Just Say No, N-O

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.


This Puzzle Is A Blast!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

This week we're playing a game based on the word "blast." Given a category, name something in the category starting with each letter: B-L-A-S-T.


Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.


Don't Get Dizzy While You're Busy

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Every answer today is a rhyming two-word phrase in which each word has two syllables and the first word ends with a doubled consonant plus the letter Y.


Making Ends Meet

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Given a category, name something whose first two letters are the first and last letters of the category. For example, given "Animal," you would say "Alligator" or "Alpaca."


What's In A Name? A Country, Apparently

Sunday, November 02, 2014

For each famous name given, change either the first or last letter of the last name to a new letter, and rearrange the result to name a country.


Take This Job And Puzzle It

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A series of sentences will be given; each one contains a blank. Put the name of an occupation in the blank to complete the sentence in a punny way.


Time To Flex Those Math Muscles

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get ready to crunch some numbers from the works of the late Martin Gardner, longtime "Mathematical Games" columnist for Scientific American.


Coming To TV This Fall: Anagrams!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Every answer is the name of a popular prime-time TV series from this century, on either broadcast or cable. Identify the shows from their anagrams.


This Week, A Pretty Lepidoptera

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The word cho means "beautiful" in Korean and "butterfly" in Japanese. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name based around "cho."


A Puzzle Cheer: Give Me An 'A'!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This week, we've got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.


Stuck In The Middle With Clues

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.


The Puzzle And The Pea

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.


Rhyming Phrases, With Consistent Consonants

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the two words start with the same consonant or pair of consonants. Given rhymes for the words, you name the words.


The Same Until You Shuffle

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Every answer this week is a made-up two-word phrase, in which both words start with 'S' and they're anagrams of each other.


A Puzzle Hokey Pokey, That's What It's All About

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase, in which the first word has 5 letters. Drop its last letter and read the remaining 4 letters backward, and you'll get the second word of the phrase.


Is There An Echo In Here?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Every answer is made up of a two-word phrase, in which the second word has three syllables, and the first word sounds like the last two of these syllables.


Getting Thick In The Midsection

Sunday, August 10, 2014

For each four-letter word given, insert two letters exactly in the middle to complete a common, uncaplitalized six-letter word.


Bad To The Bone

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with BA- and the second word starts with D-.