Will Shortz

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Hey Puzzlers, Ready For Some H-O-T Stuff?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

When NPR's puzzlemaster, Will Shortz, lists three words starting with the letters H, O and T, the answer's a word that can follow each to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.


Better Get Revved Up For A Puzzle Stuffed With V's And E's

Sunday, July 17, 2016

In this week's puzzle, you'll get two clues for two words. Insert the letters V-E somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.


Prepare For Double Trouble In This Week's Puzzle — And A Swarm Of B's

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Every answer in this week's puzzle is a word with a double-B, like "rabbit." Rearrange the letters in the word provided to get the answer.


Just In Time For The 4th, Here's A Puzzle Tailor-Made For The Patio

Sunday, July 03, 2016

With the Fourth of July and cookouts on our mind, here's a game of categories based on the word PATIO. For each category, name an item in the category starting with the letters P, A, T, I and O.


Welcome To An Affair Of Phrases, Each Entwined By A Tiny 'Of'

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.


A Pair O' Definitions For A Pile Of 'Para' Puns

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.


This Puzzle Packs Syllables Into Small Spaces

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.


To Solve This Puzzle Let's Do Some Math, 5 Plus 2 Equals?

Sunday, June 05, 2016

NPR's Rachel Martin and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with David Lefkowitz of Los Angeles.


To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

Friday, June 03, 2016

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Daniel Rosenblum and NPR's Rachel Martin to a celebrity quiz in this week's puzzle.


Straight Out Of The Funny Papers, Here Are A Few Cartoon Conundrums

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.


Looking For Common Ground? Sometimes All It Takes Is 3 Letters

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 lie.


Want To Find A Synonym? Better Get To Shufflin'

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.


Follow The Rhyme To Solve The Mystery Of The Missing Pair

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.


Finish This Puzzle, And You'll Be Just Like Overachievers: You Both Exceed

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).


What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels?

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.


Rearrange The Letters In These Names To Solve This Puzzle

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.


Got 2 Words In The Same Category? It's Rhymin' Time!

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.


A Pair Of Fivers Holds The Key To Each Of This Week's Little Riddles

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.


First And Last Two Letters Are Key To Solve This Puzzle That's Not So Easy

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Every answer this week takes the last two letters from a category chosen to create a new word.


Feeling Puzzled? Just Take An Amble Down D St.

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-.