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Sunday, August 28, 2016
You'll be asked to take two 3-letter words that are part of an 8-letter word. You have to figure out the entire word.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
This week, each answer is a famous person's name. Each name rhymes with a made-up two-word phrase.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Given the first words of familiar three-word phrases that have "of" in the middle and the same words at the end, find the final word in the phrase.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
In the spirit of the Olympics, every answer this week is a word or name containing the consecutive letters R-I-O.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
In this week's Sunday Puzzle, you'll get two four-letter words. Rearrange the letters in each of them to make two synonyms. For example,
newt and felt could be rearranged to get went and left.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
When NPR's puzzlemaster, Will Shortz, lists three words starting with the letters H, O and T, the answer's a word that can follow each to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
In this week's puzzle, you'll get two clues for two words. Insert the letters V-E somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Every answer in this week's puzzle is a word with a double-B, like "rabbit." Rearrange the letters in the word provided to get the answer.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
With the Fourth of July and cookouts on our mind, here's a game of categories based on the word PATIO. For each category, name an item in the category starting with the letters P, A, T, I and O.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Every answer this week consists of two familiar phrases in the form "___ of ___." In each case, the first word of the two phrases is the same. We offer the ending words; you tell us the full phrases.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Every answer this week is a word that starts with the prefix "para-." First, that word will be defined in a regular way and then in a punny way. You answer with the word that's being defined.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
For every prompt in this week's puzzle, answer with a word or name that has three syllables in four letters.
Sunday, June 05, 2016
NPR's Rachel Martin and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with David Lefkowitz of Los Angeles.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Daniel Rosenblum and NPR's Rachel Martin to a celebrity quiz in this week's puzzle.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Every answer this week is the name of a newspaper comic strip or cartoon, past or present. Identify the funnies from their anagrams.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Given two kinds of people or things, name something they both do — in three letters. For example, a false witness and a person in bed both
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Given a four-letter word and a six-letter word in this week's puzzle, rearrange the letters of one of them to get a synonym of the other.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Every answer this week is a phrase in the form "___ and ___." We give you rhymes for the two missing words; you complete the phrases.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Every answer this week is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word ends in "X" and the second starts with "C" (as in XC, the Roman numeral for 90).
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Answer: the Sunday Puzzle! In each word given this week, ignore the vowels. The consonants in each word are the same consonants in the same order as in the name of a well-known American city.