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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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
Sunday, March 09, 2014
For each five-letter word provided, insert two letters after the first letter to complete a familiar seven-letter word.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or title containing the consecutive letters L-E-T. Specifically, the first word will end in L-E and the second word will start with T.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Every answer is the name of a famous person with four letters in his or her first name and four letters in the last. For each person, you'll be given initials and an anagram of the full name.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Today's puzzle is "One, Two, Three — Flip!" The answer will come in the form of two words, and for each word you'll get a clue beforehand. Reverse the order of the first three letters of the first word to get the second word.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the first word has a long-A vowel sound (as in "break"), and the second word has a long-U vowel sound (as in "loose").
Sunday, February 02, 2014
For each single letter given, recombine it with the letters in the word "ZERO" to spell a new word. For example, ZERO plus F would be "FROZE."
Sunday, January 26, 2014
For each word given, name a synonym in which the first two letters are the same as the second and third letters of the given word. For example, spin and pirouette.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Name a word that, when combined with three words beginning with the letter B, completes a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase. For example, given "brew," "body" and "base," you would say "home" (home-brew, homebody, home base).
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Every answer is a word that begins and ends with the letter A. You'll be given an anagram of the letters between the A's. For example, given "ern," the answer would be, "arena."
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Every answer is a pair of two-syllable words. The first syllable of the word answering the first clue has the letters A-R, pronounced "are." Change these phonetically to "er," and you'll get a new word that answers the second clue.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
You will be given some names that you probably never heard of before 2013, but that were in the news during the past 12 months. You name who the people are.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which, like Santa Claus, the first word starts with the letters S-A, and the second word starts with C.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Crosswords are a hundred years young as a new generation of constructors adds LOL and more.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Every answer is a five-letter word. You'll be given a clue for the word. Besides giving you a direct hint to the answer, the clue will also contain the answer in consecutive letters. For example, given "push over hard," you would say "shove."
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Every answer is the name of a famous person whose first and last names start with the same consonant or group of consonants. You're given rhymes for the two names. You name the people. For example, if given "cycle four," the answer would be "Michael Moore."