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Sunday, March 01, 2015
Rearrange the letters in a four-letter word and a five-letter word to get a pair of synonyms. For example, given "time" and "night," you would say "item" and "thing."
Sunday, February 22, 2015
In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Every answer is a word or name of three or more syllables in which an interior syllable is an accented "la."
Sunday, February 08, 2015
For each familiar two-word phrase, use the first three letters of the first word and the first three letters of the second word to start two other words that have opposite meanings of each other.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word.
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.