Will Shortz

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A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.


Take A Ride On The Plural Side

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Two clues will be given. The first answer will be a brand name that sounds like it's plural; change the first letter to spell a new word that answers the second clue.


A Puzzle With Ch-Ch-Changes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Every answer is a word starting with "ch," and your clue will be an anagram of the word.


If You Cut In The Middle, Go To The End Of The Line

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Two clues will be given for two five-letter answers. Move the middle letter of the first answer to the end of the word to get the second answer.


The Missing Link

Sunday, June 29, 2014

For each set of three words, find a word that can precede each one to complete a familiar two-word phrase or name. The first word in each set will name an animal.


Oh, You Know The Answer

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Every answer is a compound word or familiar two-word phrase or title in which each word has OU as its second and third letters.


Floating Down The Anagram River

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Every answer is the name of a river. Identify it using its anagram — minus a letter.


A Puzzle In E-Z Mode

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in E and the second word starts with Z.


Getting To Know The IN Crowd

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Every answer to the given clue is a made-up, two-word phrase in which you add IN to the front of the first word to get the second word.


Once A Year, Cancer Research News Comes In A Flood, Not A Trickle

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology features thousands of presentations but no big news. That's how cancer treatment improves, in small increments.


Finding The Answers Within

Sunday, May 18, 2014

This week's on-air challenge clues are the winners and runners up from the two-week creative challenge. Spoiler alert: The answers for the on-air challenge are given away on this week's puzzle page.


Delivering A Bouquet Of Phloxes

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word "phlox." You'll be given some categories. For each one, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P, H, L, O and X.


Read Between The Letters

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Every answer is a five-letter word. You will be given a clue for the word. Besides describing the answer, the clue will also contain the answer in consecutive letters.


First In, Last Out

Sunday, April 27, 2014

For each word provided, give a word that can follow it to complete a familiar two-word phrase. The first two letters of the provided word should be the last two letters of the answer.


April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

With spring in the air, it's a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter.


One Word To Rule Them All, And In The Puzzle Bind Them

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three words that start with the same letter will be presented in a group. Find a word that shares the same first letter as the three, and that can follow each word to forma new compound word.


Looking High And Low For Middle C

Sunday, April 06, 2014

This puzzle is called "Middle C." For each prompt or clue, think of a common three-syllable word or name in which the middle syllable is pronounced "cee."


Fool Me Once, Shame On You; Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Since April Fool's Day is coming up on Tuesday, the challenge questions are all April Fool-ish. Each one has appeared in a past year of the Old Farmer's Almanac, and each has a legitimate answer.


Changing The World One Letter At A Time

Sunday, March 23, 2014

For each geographical place provided, change one letter to make a new, common word that has a different number of syllables than the geographical name.


Two Is Company, But Three Is A Crowd

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A series of paired words will be provided. For each pair think of a third word that can follow the first one and precede the second to complete a familiar two-word phrase. Every answer stars with "W."