Will Shortz

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Better Pack Your Duffle Before A Duel With This Puzzle

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F's. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.


Hustle, Puzzle-Rustlers! This Week's A Toughie

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Every answer this week is a made-up three-word phrase in which all three words rhyme — and every word has two syllables.


Relieve The Duties Of A Letter: Make Believe, And Make It Better

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Change a letter in each word to make two new words. The letter you change must be in the same position in each word. And the letter you change each of them to will be the same letter of the alphabet.


A Puzzle With A Northern Focus, Eh?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Today's puzzle involves wordplay on some well-known Canadian place names.


What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

Sunday, July 05, 2015

In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.


Where There's A Will There's A Way To Solve This Puzzle

Sunday, June 28, 2015

For every word provided (all starting with the letter "W"), give a proverb or saying that contains that word.


A Mental Block May Help Solve This Puzzle

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Today's puzzle is called "Monkey Business." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase starting with "M" and "B" — as in "monkey business."


The Color Of This Puzzle Is Punny Looking

Sunday, June 14, 2015

For the blank in each provided sentence, put in the name of a color to complete the sentence in a punny way.


Take Two (Letters) And Solve Me In The Morning

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Every answer today is a made-up two-word phrase, in which the two words rhyme. The initials of the two words will be provided, along with a one-word clue.


First, Do This Puzzle

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Because tomorrow is June 1st, today's game is one of categories based on the word "first." For each category, name something in it starting with each of the letters F-I-R-S-T.


Single-Named Singers From The Present And Past

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Every answer is the name of a famous, one-named singer like Madonna or Beyoncé. Identify each one from its anagram, to which one extra letter is added. The singers are a mix of past and present.


A Puzzle That Takes You Around The Globe

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Every answer is the name of a country. For each word given, ignore the vowels. The consonants, in order from left to right, are the same consonants in the same order as in the country.


For This Puzzle, J-st Ign-r- Th- V-w-ls

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Every answer is the name of a well-known U.S. city. For every word given, ignore the vowels. The word's consonants are the same consonants appearing in the same order as those in the city's name.


A Puzzle With Everything, Including The Kitchen Sink

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, "skin" is an anagram of "sink."


A Puzzle As Easy As Falling Off A Log

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Every answer to today's puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.


W Seeking W For Compound Word Dates

Sunday, April 19, 2015

For each word starting with "W," think of another word, also starting with "W," that can follow the first to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.


Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words

Sunday, April 12, 2015

For each word or phrase given, remove some of its letters so that those that remain, reading from left to right, will name a popular TV show, past or present.


What's In A Word? Another Word

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase in which the first word has seven letters. Drop its first and last letters to get a five-letter word that is the second part of the phrase.


For This Puzzle, Watch Your Words

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The challenge is a game of categories based on the word "watch." For each category provided, name something starting with each of the letters W-A-T-C-H.


What's Last Comes First

Sunday, March 22, 2015

For each word given, name another that can follow it to complete a compound word or two-word phrase. The last and first letters of the first word must be the first and second letters of the second.