Will Shortz

Will Shortz appears in the following:

Sunday Puzzle: From Canton To Scranton, You Need To Know Your U.S. Cities

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Lulu Garcia-Navarro challenge winner Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn., with bending the names of states into new words. Shortz is the puzzle editor of The New York Times.


Test Your Knowledge With The Sunday Puzzle

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz tests NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Wesley Hamlin from New Castle, Del., with a tricky word challenge.


Name Your Favorite Weekend Tradition In Two Words: Sunday Puzzle

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Mike Pleasants from St. Paul, Minn. to a challenge with some familiar two-word phrases.


Sunday Puzzle: Anyway, It's Drew Carey's Line This Time

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Lulu-Garcia Navarro and special guest Drew Carey to a tricky word challenge.


Sunday Puzzle: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls, Please Stick To The Best Songs To 'Solve'

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This week Stephen Dubner of "Freakonomics" joins Lynn Neary and Will Shortz to play the Sunday Puzzle.


Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bernie Cosell from Pearisburg, Va, and Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, try to solve some tricky puzzles in between categories.


Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Tom Rosen of Austin, TX, and WAMU's Lauren Ober, host of The Big Listen to this week's tricky puzzle.


April, Come She Will ... With Puzzles

Sunday, April 02, 2017

It's a puzzle based on categories of the letters in the word "April." Special guest Peter Sagal of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! helps out.


Sunday Puzzle: Keep The Bookend Letters From These Words To Make New Ones

Sunday, March 26, 2017

You can probably read between the lines just fine, but to solve this puzzle you'll need to read between the letters to form a new word for each clue.


Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This week's puzzle involves antonyms of each other — but first you'll have to rearrange the letters.


Sunday Puzzle: Find The Words With Letters In Common In These Categories

Sunday, March 12, 2017

This week's puzzle involves categories. For each one, name something in the category whose first and last letters are the same as the first and last letters of the category.


Here Is A Challenge To Hear And Write The Right Answer

Sunday, March 05, 2017

This week's challenge involves homophones — words that sound the same but are spelled differently.


The Wartime Origins of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Will Shortz, editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, discusses the 75th anniversary of the paper’s legendary puzzle which was introduced in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Every five-letter answer in this week's puzzle must complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.


Sunday Puzzle: Solving This Puzzle Might Mean A Few Outfit Changes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This week's Sunday Puzzle is a word game in which Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges listeners to switch letters in everyday words to transform their meaning.


Sunday Puzzle: Time Spent In The Kitchen Might Help You Cook Up An Answer

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz tests NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and listener Louise Haskett of Indianapolis with a Valentine's Day themed puzzle.


Sunday Puzzle: Once Upon A Time These Names Would Have Been Easy To Recall

Sunday, February 05, 2017

This week you'll have to think back to the fairy tales and their characters to solve the puzzle.


You're Halfway There Already

Sunday, January 29, 2017

This week, find a two-word phrase. The first word is six letters, and its last three letters spell the second word in the phrase.


You've Got To 'Comb' Together To Solve This One

Sunday, January 22, 2017

In this week's puzzle, we'll give you a category. Every answer must start with each of the letters C-O-M-B-S.


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.