Will Shortz

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Between Alphabetizing And Best Guesses, Can You Find This Week's Answers?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Given a category, and a thing in the category that closely follows the name of the category alphabetically, answer with the only other item in the category that fits between them alphabetically.


High-Level Puzzlers Will Have Figured Out This Headline By Now

Sunday, November 22, 2015

In this week's Sunday Puzzle, each sentence contains two words that have homophones that are opposites. For each sentence given, find the homophone opposites.


Thank Heavens For The Thesaurus. You'll Need One For This Puzzle

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In this week's Sunday Puzzle, for each word given, think of a synonym whose first and second letters, in order, are the second and third letters, respectively, of the given word.


BU-t Will You Be Able To S-olve This Week's Puzzle?

Sunday, November 08, 2015

This week's puzzle is called "Bus Fare." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase, in which the first word starts with BU- and the second word starts with S.


You Get To Change Some 4-Letter Words In This Week's Puzzle

Sunday, November 01, 2015

For each four-letter word — not a euphemism, in this case — insert two letters to complete a common six-letter word.


Care For A Little Spa Treatment? Try The SPA In This Week's Puzzle

Sunday, October 25, 2015

This week's theme is SPAs. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with S- and the second word starts with PA-.


Keep The Consonants This Week? Why, That's A Capital Idea!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

For each of the words and phrases offered in this week's Sunday Puzzle, the consonants in it are the same consonants, in the same order, as those of a world capital. You name the capital city.


Want To Get These Answers Right? Better Start Finding What's Wrong

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges listeners with a story full of inaccuracies and misstatements.


For Those With A Preference For Prefaces, This Is Your Puzzle

Sunday, October 04, 2015

For each six-letter word given this week, add two letters at the start to complete a common eight-letter word. The answer never involves adding a regular prefix like RE- or UN-.


It's Time To Put On Your Thinking CAP

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Every answer in this week's puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name, in which the first word starts with the letters C and A in that order, and the second word starts with P.


All Your Favorite Late-Night Hosts ... With A Special Guess

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Every answer this week is the last name of a late-night TV host, past or present. Identify the hosts from their anagrams.


In The Running And All Mixed Up: Presidential Candidates, To The Letter

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Every answer this week is the first and last name of one of the major Republican candidates for president. Identify them from the anagrams given.


Send Me A Sign: Born Under Virgo, This Puzzle's Nothing But Trouble

Sunday, September 06, 2015

This week's puzzle begins with the word "virgo," the astrological sign for this time of year. For each category given, name an item in the category starting with each of the letters V-I-R-G-O.


To Win An Anagrammy, Just Sing A Song Of Scrambled Letters

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Given an answer, you name the song. All you have to do is anagram one word in the made-up title you're given to complete the correct title of the song.


Shuffle Your Way Toward A Synonym

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Given a five-letter word and a six-letter, rearrange the letters of the shorter word to find a synonym for the longer word.


A Puzzle That'll Have You Floored In Florida — And Across The U.S.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Every answer this week is the name of a state. For all the words given, ignore the vowels in them. The consonants in them are the same consonants, in the same order, as in the state.


Indonesian Plane With 54 Aboard Crashes In Remote Papua

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The turboprop reportedly lost contact with the ground on approach to the central Papua city of Oksibil. The wreckage has been spotted a few miles from the city.


Attention Motormouths And Sharpshooters: Here's A Puzzle Without A Lifeline

Sunday, August 09, 2015

For each word given in this week's puzzle, think of another word starting with the same two letters that can follow it to complete a familiar compound word.


Better Pack Your Duffle Before A Duel With This Puzzle

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F's. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.


Hustle, Puzzle-Rustlers! This Week's A Toughie

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Every answer this week is a made-up three-word phrase in which all three words rhyme — and every word has two syllables.