Ned Wharton, Senior Producer
Some exciting news for fans of the Will Shortz puzzle: In September, NPR will release the CD Sunday Puzzles featuring great puzzles and conversations with the Puzzlemaster from NPR's Weekend Edition.
This collection features Shortz and NPR host Liane Hansen in stimulating conversation, guiding listeners through puzzles filled with creative wordplay. Programs include the one aired just before Shortz's appearance on The Simpsons (with prizes announced by Mr. Burns and Smithers, voiced by Harry Shearer), Hansen's birthday show (her children read the list of prizes), and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as a mystery guest who sticks around to help the delighted contestant.
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