What's The Sunday Puzzle?

Each week, New York Times crossword puzzle editor and NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz presents an on-air quiz to one contestant and gives a challenge for listeners at home.

Official Rules


Play The Sunday Puzzle!

Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Please include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

Submit Your Answer

What Can You Win?

The winner will play the puzzle on the air with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro and the puzzle editor of The New York Times and Weekend Edition's puzzle master Will Shortz. By playing the puzzle on the air, the winner will also receive: a Weekend Edition lapel pin; Scrabble Deluxe Edition from Parker Brothers; and The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles, volume 29, from St. Martin's Press. (Total estimated retail value $60)

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Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

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

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Here Is A Challenge To Hear And Write The Right Answer

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

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

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

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

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

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You've Got An Ace In The Hole, If You Can Find The Right Words

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Top Prize For Solving A Tough Puzzle ... There's A Total Pattern Here

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For This Puzzling Retrospective On 2016, You'll Need A Set Of Speakers

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To Celebrate A Merry Month, Marry The Letters D, E And C

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Leaders, To The Letter: Better Break Out The History Book For This One

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What's The Difference Between This Puzzle And Director Werner Herzog?

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Oh, You Think You Know Us? Test Your Mettle With A Very NPR Puzzle

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'Tween Team: 2 Letters Get Right In The Middle Of This Puzzle

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Alphabet Squeeze: Better Know Your ABCs To Slip Into This Puzzle

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Donate A Bit Of Your Time To This SuperPAC (Puzzle)

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Hark! Who Goes There? Why, It's A Puzzle For A 'Guard'

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