Will Shortz appears in the following:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name, with the initials S.V. For example, given "noted Idaho ski resort," you would say "Sun Valley."
Sunday, January 11, 2015
For each familiar two-word phrase and name, take one or more letters from the start of the first word plus one or more letters from the start of the second word to name a country.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Given a clue, each response is a two-word answer with the first word starting with B-R and the second word starting with R.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Do you remember who was in the news this year? Given the name of someone who first popped up in the news in 2014, explain who that person is.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Every answer is the name of a kid's toy that one might give for Christmas. Some are brand names, some are generic. Identify them from their anagrams.
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.