Will Shortz

Will Shortz appears in the following:

Sunday Puzzle: Same Sound, Different Meaning

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In this week's puzzle, Puzzlemaster Will Shortz reveals a love of the band One Direction. Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro play with Rob Hardy of Dayton, Ohio.


Sunday Puzzle: Wehn Wrods Get Rearearngd

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Lulu-Garcia Navarro and Patricia Wheeler of Orlando to a challenge involving rearranging letters to make opposite words.


Sunday Puzzle: Switch It Up

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A tricky word challenge awaits your answers this week.


Sunday Puzzle: Follow My Lead

Sunday, July 02, 2017

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and this week's puzzle winner Karen Marshall of Shoreline, Wash., work through a tough word game, crafted by puzzle master Will Shortz.


Sunday Puzzle: A Multisyllabic Flip-Flop

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz play the Sunday Puzzle with winner Samantha Robison of Junction City, Ore.


Sunday Puzzle: Hopefully, You Paid Attention In Anatomy Class

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz stumps NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle winner Mike Strong of Mechanicsburg, Pa., with an anatomical word puzzle.


Sunday Puzzle: BBC, Do You Know What It Stands For?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz puts NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, challenge winner Muriel Kranowski, and Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show to the test this week with a BBC-themed puzzle.


Sunday Puzzle: All Answers Have Alliterations That Are Absolutely Necessary

Sunday, June 04, 2017

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle winner John Tures of Nashville, Tenn., zip through puzzlemaster Will Shortz's alliterative word challenges.


Sunday Puzzle: Math Is Necessary To Solve This One, But Don't Get Fancy

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz play the Sunday Puzzle with winner Mark Scott of Seattle, Wash.


Sunday Puzzle: From Canton To Scranton, You Need To Know Your U.S. Cities

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Lulu Garcia-Navarro challenge winner Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn., with bending the names of states into new words. Shortz is the puzzle editor of The New York Times.


Test Your Knowledge With The Sunday Puzzle

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz tests NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Wesley Hamlin from New Castle, Del., with a tricky word challenge.


Name Your Favorite Weekend Tradition In Two Words: Sunday Puzzle

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Mike Pleasants from St. Paul, Minn. to a challenge with some familiar two-word phrases.


Sunday Puzzle: Anyway, It's Drew Carey's Line This Time

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Lulu-Garcia Navarro and special guest Drew Carey to a tricky word challenge.


Sunday Puzzle: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls, Please Stick To The Best Songs To 'Solve'

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This week Stephen Dubner of "Freakonomics" joins Lynn Neary and Will Shortz to play the Sunday Puzzle.


Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bernie Cosell from Pearisburg, Va, and Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, try to solve some tricky puzzles in between categories.


Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Tom Rosen of Austin, TX, and WAMU's Lauren Ober, host of The Big Listen to this week's tricky puzzle.


April, Come She Will ... With Puzzles

Sunday, April 02, 2017

It's a puzzle based on categories of the letters in the word "April." Special guest Peter Sagal of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! helps out.


Sunday Puzzle: Keep The Bookend Letters From These Words To Make New Ones

Sunday, March 26, 2017

You can probably read between the lines just fine, but to solve this puzzle you'll need to read between the letters to form a new word for each clue.


Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This week's puzzle involves antonyms of each other — but first you'll have to rearrange the letters.


Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

Sunday, March 12, 2017

This week's puzzle involves categories. For each one, name something in the category whose first and last letters are the same as the first and last letters of the category.