Will Shortz appears in the following:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
This week we're playing a game based on the word "blast." Given a category, name something in the category starting with each letter: B-L-A-S-T.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Every answer today is a rhyming two-word phrase in which each word has two syllables and the first word ends with a doubled consonant plus the letter Y.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Given a category, name something whose first two letters are the first and last letters of the category. For example, given "Animal," you would say "Alligator" or "Alpaca."
Sunday, November 02, 2014
For each famous name given, change either the first or last letter of the last name to a new letter, and rearrange the result to name a country.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
A series of sentences will be given; each one contains a blank. Put the name of an occupation in the blank to complete the sentence in a punny way.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Get ready to crunch some numbers from the works of the late Martin Gardner, longtime "Mathematical Games" columnist for Scientific American.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Every answer is the name of a popular prime-time TV series from this century, on either broadcast or cable. Identify the shows from their anagrams.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
The word cho means "beautiful" in Korean and "butterfly" in Japanese. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name based around "cho."
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This week, we've got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the two words start with the same consonant or pair of consonants. Given rhymes for the words, you name the words.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Every answer this week is a made-up two-word phrase, in which both words start with 'S' and they're anagrams of each other.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase, in which the first word has 5 letters. Drop its last letter and read the remaining 4 letters backward, and you'll get the second word of the phrase.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Every answer is made up of a two-word phrase, in which the second word has three syllables, and the first word sounds like the last two of these syllables.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
For each four-letter word given, insert two letters exactly in the middle to complete a common, uncaplitalized six-letter word.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with BA- and the second word starts with D-.