Will Shortz

Will Shortz appears in the following:

You've Got An Ace In The Hole, If You Can Find The Right Words

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This week's puzzle presents definitions that give clues to a common phrase.


Top Prize For Solving A Tough Puzzle ... There's A Total Pattern Here

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Every answer is a compound word or familiar two-word phrase in which the first part starts 'To' and the second part starts 'P.'


For This Puzzling Retrospective On 2016, You'll Need A Set Of Speakers

Sunday, January 01, 2017

We give you some notable quotes from the previous 12 months. You tell us who said them.


One Letter, Two Words Make Up This Week's Sunday Puzzle

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A good golf game will help you with next week's challenge.


Untangle These Geographic Features

Sunday, December 18, 2016

What a wonderful world this would be if you knew a lot about geography.


To Celebrate A Merry Month, Marry The Letters D, E And C

Sunday, December 11, 2016

We're in the merry month of December. Every answer this week is a two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts DE- and the second word starts C.


Leaders, To The Letter: Better Break Out The History Book For This One

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Every answer this week is the last name of a world leader of the past 100 years. For each country and an anagram of the name, find the name of the leader.


What's The Difference Between This Puzzle And Director Werner Herzog?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

One bears a question, while the other questioned bears. Now, that headline may seem like a non sequitur, but it's also a little clue to the Sunday Puzzle — which concludes a two-week conundrum.


Oh, You Think You Know Us? Test Your Mettle With A Very NPR Puzzle

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Every answer is the name of an NPR host — that is, one of the colleagues of this week's special guest, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who will be taking over as host of Weekend Edition Sunday.


'Tween Team: 2 Letters Get Right In The Middle Of This Puzzle

Sunday, November 13, 2016

In this week's puzzle, insert the letters A and R into the middle of the first clue to get the answer to the second clue.


Alphabet Squeeze: Better Know Your ABCs To Slip Into This Puzzle

Sunday, November 06, 2016

You'll be given a category and something in the category that closely follows the name of the category alphabetically. Name the only other thing in the category that fits between them alphabetically.


Donate A Bit Of Your Time To This SuperPAC (Puzzle)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

This week's puzzle is called "SuperPACs." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with PA- and the second word starts with C.


Hark! Who Goes There? Why, It's A Puzzle For A 'Guard'

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This is a game of categories based on the word "guard." For each category given, name something in it starting with each of the letters G-U-A-R-D.


When It Comes To The Puzzle, Don't Mail It In — Just Exchange A Letter

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Given two words in this week's puzzle, move one letter from one of hem and insert it in the other — without changing the order of any of the letters — to get two synonyms.


These Letters Don't LI

Sunday, October 09, 2016

For this week's puzzle, you'll get clues for two words. Add the letters "LI" to the first word to make the second word.


For A Sunny, Punny Sunday Trip, How About A Trip To The Grocery Isle?

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Every answer this week is a pun on a well-known food brand at a grocery or supermarket.


Want To Get An A? Better Know Your Words Backward And Forward

Sunday, September 25, 2016

For each question in this week's puzzle, you'll be given a word ending in the letter A. Anagram each of them to get a familiar word starting with A.


Do You Remember The First 3 Letters Of September?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's not just Earth, Wind & Fire who'd like you to remember September. The words in this week's puzzle each start with one of the first three letters of our current month.


It's A Race To The End — Of The Alphabet

Sunday, September 11, 2016

For this week's puzzle, you'll get a list of categories. Alphabetize the category's members by the last letter of each word to find the answer.


The Answer Remains The Same, Whichever Way You Want To Look At It

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Every answer in this week's puzzle is a nine-letter phrase that's a palindrome — in other words, it reads the same both forward and backward.