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: Hopefully, You Paid Attention In Anatomy Class

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Sunday Puzzle: BBC, Do You Know What It Stands For?

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Sunday Puzzle: All Answers Have Alliterations That Are Absolutely Necessary

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Sunday Puzzle: Math Is Necessary To Solve This One, But Don't Get Fancy

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Sunday Puzzle: From Canton To Scranton, You Need To Know Your U.S. Cities

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Test Your Knowledge With The Sunday Puzzle

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Name Your Favorite Weekend Tradition In Two Words: Sunday Puzzle

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Sunday Puzzle: Anyway, It's Drew Carey's Line This Time

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Sunday Puzzle: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls, Please Stick To The Best Songs To 'Solve'

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Sunday Puzzle: Easy, Brie-zy And A Little Bit Cheesy

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Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

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April, Come She Will ... With Puzzles

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Sunday Puzzle: Keep The Bookend Letters From These Words To Make New Ones

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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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