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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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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When It Comes To The Puzzle, Don't Mail It In — Just Exchange A Letter

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For A Sunny, Punny Sunday Trip, How About A Trip To The Grocery Isle?

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Want To Get An A? Better Know Your Words Backward And Forward

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Do You Remember The First 3 Letters Of September?

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It's A Race To The End — Of The Alphabet

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The Answer Remains The Same, Whichever Way You Want To Look At It

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3 + 3 = 8? It Does In This Week's Puzzle

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