Will Shortz Will Shortz has been the puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987.
Re-Figuring Familiar Phrases
Shifting from One Phrase to Another
In the on-air puzzle this week, given a word, take the last two letters, reverse them, then think of a word starting with these two letters that can follow the original word to complete a familiar two-word phrase. For example, given "flat," you would take the last two letters, "at", and reverse them to make "tax," as in "flat tax."
Two-Letter, Two-Word Tango
'Perplexing Puzzlers' for April Fool's Day
Two Clues with Double the Fun
The on-air puzzle for this week has hidden "arms." Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase that uses the consecutive letters A,R,M. Specifically, the first word in the phrase will end in A,R, and the second word will start with M. For example, given the clue, Garage Worker, the answer would be, Car Mechanic.
The Hidden 'Arms' Hold the Answer
Five from Seven, Backwards
Initials that Really Matter: WB
The Answer Starts in the Middle
J-Walking with a Crooked Letter