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Sunday, October 04, 2015
For each six-letter word given this week, add two letters at the start to complete a common eight-letter word. The answer never involves adding a regular prefix like RE- or UN-.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Every answer in this week's puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name, in which the first word starts with the letters C and A in that order, and the second word starts with P.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Every answer this week is the last name of a late-night TV host, past or present. Identify the hosts from their anagrams.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Every answer this week is the first and last name of one of the major Republican candidates for president. Identify them from the anagrams given.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
This week's puzzle begins with the word "virgo," the astrological sign for this time of year. For each category given, name an item in the category starting with each of the letters V-I-R-G-O.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Given an answer, you name the song. All you have to do is anagram one word in the made-up title you're given to complete the correct title of the song.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Given a five-letter word and a six-letter, rearrange the letters of the shorter word to find a synonym for the longer word.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
The turboprop reportedly lost contact with the ground on approach to the central Papua city of Oksibil. The wreckage has been spotted a few miles from the city.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Every answer this week is the name of a state. For all the words given, ignore the vowels in them. The consonants in them are the same consonants, in the same order, as in the state.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
For each word given in this week's puzzle, think of another word starting with the same two letters that can follow it to complete a familiar compound word.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F's. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Every answer this week is a made-up three-word phrase in which all three words rhyme — and every word has two syllables.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Change a letter in each word to make two new words. The letter you change must be in the same position in each word. And the letter you change each of them to will be the same letter of the alphabet.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Today's puzzle involves wordplay on some well-known Canadian place names.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
For every word provided (all starting with the letter "W"), give a proverb or saying that contains that word.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Today's puzzle is called "Monkey Business." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase starting with "M" and "B" — as in "monkey business."
Sunday, June 14, 2015
For the blank in each provided sentence, put in the name of a color to complete the sentence in a punny way.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Every answer today is a made-up two-word phrase, in which the two words rhyme. The initials of the two words will be provided, along with a one-word clue.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Because tomorrow is June 1st, today's game is one of categories based on the word "first." For each category, name something in it starting with each of the letters F-I-R-S-T.