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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Sunday Puzzle

Tackle 'Yards' To Make A Touchdown

February 3, 2013 In recognition of the Super Bowl, the key word is "yards." You will be given some categories. For each one, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters Y, A, R, D and S. For example, if the category were "Girls' Names," you might say Yvonne, Alice, Rachel, Donna and Sally.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Puzzle

Two Blanks For The Price Of One

January 27, 2013 You will be given some sentences with two blanks. Add the letters E and Y to the word that goes in the first blank to get a new word that goes in the second blank.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Puzzle

Two Is Company, Three Is A Crowd

January 13, 2013 Given three three-letter words, give a three-letter word that can follow each to complete a familiar six-letter word. None of the words in a set will be related in meaning. For example, given "dam," "man" and "sew," the answer would be "age," which results in "damage," "manage" and "sewage."

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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Sunday Puzzle

Scrambling To Ring In The New Year

January 6, 2013 This week's puzzle celebrates ringing in the new year. Take the letters Y-E-A-R. Add one letter and scramble to make a new word that answers the clue. For example, by adding the letter B to Y-E-A-R, with the clue "maker of aspirin," the answer would be "Bayer."

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

If You Didn't Know, Now You Know

December 30, 2012 This week is the annual "new names in the news" quiz. You're given some names that you probably never heard of before 2012, but who made news during the past 12 months. You say who they are.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

December 23, 2012 Every answer is a word that can be formed from the letters of "Christmas." You'll be given two words as clues. The first one can precede the answer word, and the second one can follow it — in each case to complete a compound word or familiar two-word phrase.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Sticking With The Sunshine State

December 16, 2012 Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with "F" and the second word starts with "LA."

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Quick! Sneak In That 'QU'

December 9, 2012 Every answer is a six-letter word containing "QU" somewhere inside it. You'll be given anagrams of the remaining four letters. You name the words (No answer is a plural or a word formed by adding "s.").

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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Untangle An 'Act Of God'

December 2, 2012 Every answer is a familiar three-word phrase in the form "____ of ____." The letters in the first and last words of each phrase are rearranged. You give the phrases. For example, "Cat of Dog " becomes "Act of God."

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Being Initially Famous

November 18, 2012 Each clue is a two- or three-word description of a famous person in which the initial letters of the description are also the initials of the person. For example, given the clue "Motown great," the answer would be Marvin Gaye.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Saluting The Flag

November 11, 2012 Sunday is Veterans Day, so we have a game of categories based on flags. Given some categories, for each one name something in the category beginning with each of the letters F, L, A, G and S.

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

What's In A Name?

November 4, 2012 Every answer today consists of the names of two famous people. The last name of the first person is an anagram of the first name of the last person. Given the nonanagram parts of the names, you identify the people.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

October 28, 2012 Every answer is a three-word phrase, in which each word has four letters. All three words end in the same three letters, and they rhyme. For example, given the clue, "Series of offerings of excellent chardonnays and Rieslings," the answer would be "fine wine line."

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

'Poked' And 'Tummy' Become 'Poker' And 'Rummy'

October 21, 2012 You will be given two words. Change one letter in each of them to make two new words that name things that are in the same category. (Hint: In each pair, the letter that you change to — that is, the new letter — is the same in each pair.)

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Where, 'O' Where Shall I Put You?

October 14, 2012 Every answer is a two-word phrase in which the letter "O" is added at the end of the first word to make the second word. For example, given the clue "pack animal owned by Thomas Jefferson's first vice president," the answer would be "Burr burro."

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