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 Rachel Martin 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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Looking For Common Ground? Sometimes All It Takes Is 3 Letters
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Finish This Puzzle, And You'll Be Just Like Overachievers: You Both Exceed
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What Do You Get When A City Slicker Drops His Vowels?
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Got 2 Words In The Same Category? It's Rhymin' Time!
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A Pair Of Fivers Holds The Key To Each Of This Week's Little Riddles
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The Phrase Or Name Is Familiar: Try This Puzzle And See What They Are
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Take One Letter Away, And Here's A Puzzle To Marry Two Words All Day
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From Gangland To San Fran, Here's A Puzzle With A Grand Plan
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Shake Off The Wintry Weather, And Warm Up With A Puzzle
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It May Be Topsy-Turvy, But This Puzzle Still Invites Categorization
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O Say Can You See, What The 2 Blanks Might Be?
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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot, At Least Recall These Headline-Grabbers
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Yule Never Guess The Theme To This Week's Song-Filled Puzzle
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When FBI Gets Involved In Puzzles, Clues Are Just The Half Of It
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