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Sunday, February 07, 2016
Every answer given in this week's puzzle is a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase, in which each part contains the consecutive letters A-N.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
For every six-letter word given in this week's puzzle, insert two letters in the exact center to complete a familiar eight-letter word.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
What better way to pass the time on a cold — and in a big part of the country, snowy — winter morning than with a puzzle or two? NPR's Rachel Martin and puzzlemaster Will Shortz have some stumpers.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
For every category given in this week's challenge, name something in the category whose first two letters are the last two letters of the category's name.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Every answer in this week's puzzle is the name of an article of apparel. For each anagram given, name the item.
Sunday, January 03, 2016
Each of the sentences in this week's puzzle has two blanks. The first word has the letter O somewhere in it. Double the O to get the second word, which completes the sentence.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
As the end of the year approaches, there's no better time to look back at the months that were. Here's a challenge featuring the names of people who made news in 2015.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Are you in the mood for Christmas carols? Well, you're in luck, puzzlers: Every answer this week is the name of a Christmas carol or song — mostly carols.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Three words will be given in this week's puzzle, starting with the letters F, B and I, respectively. Find a word that can follow each one to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Words with five letters transform into six-letter words when puzzlemaster Will Shortz and winner and WBEZ listener P.D. Wadler of Chicago join NPR's Rachel Martin for the weekly challenge.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Given a category, and a thing in the category that closely follows the name of the category alphabetically, answer with the only other item in the category that fits between them alphabetically.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
In this week's Sunday Puzzle, each sentence contains two words that have homophones that are opposites. For each sentence given, find the homophone opposites.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
In this week's Sunday Puzzle, for each word given, think of a synonym whose first and second letters, in order, are the second and third letters, respectively, of the given word.
Sunday, November 08, 2015
This week's puzzle is called "Bus Fare." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, in which the first word starts with BU- and the second word starts with S.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
For each four-letter word — not a euphemism, in this case — insert two letters to complete a common six-letter word.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
This week's theme is SPAs. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with S- and the second word starts with PA-.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
For each of the words and phrases offered in this week's Sunday Puzzle, the consonants in it are the same consonants, in the same order, as those of a world capital. You name the capital city.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges listeners with a story full of inaccuracies and misstatements.
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.