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.
Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle

The Weekly Quiz From NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz

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 Will Shortz, the puzzle editor of The New York Times and Weekend Edition's puzzle master. By playing the puzzle on the air, the winner will also receive: a Weekend Edition lapel pin; Scrabble Deluxe Edition from Parker Brothers; The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018, from Infobase Publishing; and The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles, Volume 43, from St. Martin's Press. (Total estimated retail value $75)

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Sunday Puzzle: Silence Is Golden

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Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases

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Sunday Puzzle: Name A Category

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Sunday Puzzle: From Left To Right And Hiding In Sight

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