Sunday Puzzle: Read Into It NPR's Melissa Block and Sam Sanders play this week's puzzle with Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition's Puzzlemaster.
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Sunday Puzzle: Read Into It

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Sunday Puzzle: Read Into It

Sunday Puzzle: Read Into It

Sunday Puzzle: Read Into It

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On-air challenge: The word "Senses" starts with the letter S, and there are two senses that happen to start with the letter S — sight and smell. I'm going to name some more categories. For each one, name two things in it that start with the first letter of the category.

  1. Months
  2. Presidents
  3. Signs of the zodiac
  4. Boroughs in New York City
  5. Parts of speech
  6. Snow White's dwarfs
  7. Astronauts on the first moon landing
  8. Monopoly properties
  9. NATO members
  10. Colleges in the Ivy League

Last week's challenge: (Two-week challenge)

Next week's challenge:

This is a two-week challenge, and it comes from Zack Guido, who's the author of the book Of Course! The Greatest Collection of Riddles & Brain Teasers for Expanding Your Mind. Write down the equation 65 – 43 = 21. You'll notice that this is not correct. 65 minus 43 equals 22, not 21. The object is to move exactly two of the digits to create a correct equation. There is no trick in the puzzle's wording. In the answer, the minus and equal signs do not move.

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