Will Shortz appears in the following:
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Every answer this week consists of two familiar phrases in the form "___ of ___." In each case, the first word of the two phrases is the same. We offer the ending words; you tell us the full phrases.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Every answer this week is a word that starts with the prefix "para-." First, that word will be defined in a regular way and then in a punny way. You answer with the word that's being defined.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
For every prompt in this week's puzzle, answer with a word or name that has three syllables in four letters.
Sunday, June 05, 2016
NPR's Rachel Martin and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with David Lefkowitz of Los Angeles.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Daniel Rosenblum and NPR's Rachel Martin to a celebrity quiz in this week's puzzle.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Every answer this week is the name of a newspaper comic strip or cartoon, past or present. Identify the funnies from their anagrams.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Given two kinds of people or things, name something they both do — in three letters. For example, a false witness and a person in bed both
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Given a four-letter word and a six-letter word in this week's puzzle, rearrange the letters of one of them to get a synonym of the other.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Every answer this week is a phrase in the form "___ and ___." We give you rhymes for the two missing words; you complete the phrases.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Every answer this week is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in "X" and the second starts with "C" (as in XC, the Roman numeral for 90).
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Answer: the Sunday Puzzle! In each word given this week, ignore the vowels. The consonants in each word are the same consonants in the same order as in the name of a well-known American city.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Every answer this week is an anagram of a six-letter girl's name. Take the name and the synonym and identify the anagram.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Every answer this week consists of two words in the same category that rhyme. Each clue will give you the initial letters, the words' lengths and the category. Name the things.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Every answer in this week's puzzle is a five-letter word said twice, in two different meanings. Answer the clues to get the phrases.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Every answer this week takes the last two letters from a category chosen to create a new word.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Every answer this week is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in -D and the second word starts with ST-.
Sunday, March 06, 2016
In a series of categories, name something in the category starting with each of the letters W-I-N-D-S. Any answer that works is fine, and you can give the answers in any order.
For example: Two-Syllable Girls' Names --> Wilma, Ingrid, Nancy, Donna, and Suzanne.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a movie that has won in one of the top four categories at the Oscars: best picture, best director, best actor or best actress. Every answer is a solid word or name. Identify the movies from their anagrams.
For example: Go Asunder ...
Sunday, February 21, 2016
On-air challenge: Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in the letter -E, and the second word starts GO-.
For example: Something you might say when you're about to take a plunge --> HERE GOES.
Last week's challenge: Name something to eat. ...
Sunday, February 14, 2016
On-air challenge: Change one letter of each word and rearrange the result to get a new word that can follow it, to complete a common two-word phrase.
For example: FALL ... changing one of the L's to a T --> FLAT: Fall Flat.
Last week's challenge, based on an idea ...