Will Shortz appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
"Yes" is supposed to be the most pleasing word in the English language. If that's true, today's puzzle will be very pleasing indeed. Each answer is an anagram of "yes" plus two or three other letters.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Letters that start the name of a city are combined with letters that start the name of its state to spell a word. What are the city and state? For the word "latex," the answer would be Laredo, Texas.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Rearrange the letters in a four-letter word and a five-letter word to get a pair of synonyms. For example, given "time" and "night," you would say "item" and "thing."
Sunday, February 22, 2015
In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Every answer is a word or name of three or more syllables in which an interior syllable is an accented "la."
Sunday, February 08, 2015
For each familiar two-word phrase, use the first three letters of the first word and the first three letters of the second word to start two other words that have opposite meanings of each other.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name, with the initials S.V. For example, given "noted Idaho ski resort," you would say "Sun Valley."
Sunday, January 11, 2015
For each familiar two-word phrase and name, take one or more letters from the start of the first word plus one or more letters from the start of the second word to name a country.