Will Shortz appears in the following:
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Every answer is the name of a famous person whose first and last names start with the same consonant or group of consonants. You're given rhymes for the two names. You name the people. For example, if given "cycle four," the answer would be "Michael Moore."
Sunday, December 01, 2013
For each category, name something beginning with each of the letters T, H, A, N and K. For example, if the category were "U.S. states," you might say Tennessee, Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada and Kentucky.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Every answer is the name of a tree. Identify the tree name from its anagram. For example, given "has," the answer would be "ash."
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Every answer is the name of a state capital, to be identified from its anagram. For example, given "banally" minus the letter L, the answer would be "Albany."
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Each answer is a two-word phrase consisting of two homophones starting with the letter S. For example, given the clue "remained dignified," the answer would be, "stayed staid."
Sunday, October 27, 2013
This week's puzzle involves brand names of foods at the grocery. If I asked you to take "Dole" (as in pineapples) and rearrange the letters to name an ore deposit, you would say "lode." What anagrams do each of the names conceal?
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Each of the following answers is a made-up, two-word phrase in which the two words are homophones, and both words start with the letter C.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase with the consecutive letters of S-H-H. Specifically, the first word in the answer will end in SH, and the second will start with H.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
You're given some sentences. Each sentence conceals the name of a language in consecutive letters. Name the language. Each answer has five or more letters.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
You're given two words starting with the letter S. For each pair, select a third word — also starting with S — that can follow the first one and precede the second one, in each case to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Every answer is an anagram of a word that has the letters A-B-C in it.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Every answer consists of the names of two famous people. The last name of the first person is an anagram of the first name of the last person. Given the non-anagram parts of the names, you identify the people.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
This puzzle is supersonic. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name that has the consecutive letters S-S-T. Specifically, the first word will end in S-S, and the second word will start with T.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Every answer is the name of a famous person, past or present, with five letters in the first and last names. One letter in each name is changed to make a new word. You name the people.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
You're given a series of clues, and every answer is the name of a U.S. state capital.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
You're given the three-word names of famous people. For each one, you get a clue to a familiar three-word phrase or title that has the same initials as the person. Name the phrase or title.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
For the Sunday before the Fourth of July, every answer is the last name of a U.S. president, which comes from their anagrams. For example, "shrub" without R is "Bush."
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Every answer is a two-word phrase in which both words start with C and are anagrams of each other. For example, "tranquil sea creature" would be "calm clam."
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts SI and the second word starts with T. For example, given "unadorned set of facts," you would say, "simple truth."
Sunday, June 09, 2013
For each given category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters H-O-M-E-R. For example, if the category were "Chemical Elements," you might say Helium, Oxygen, Magnesium, Einsteinium, and Radon.