NPR Series: Sunday Puzzle Podcast
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
NPR's weekly word game: match wits with "Weekend Edition" puzzle master Will Shortz.
||Let's All Go To The Lobby, To Get Ourselves A Treat||Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or title containing the consecutive letters L-E-T. Specifically, the first word will end in L-E and the second word will start with T.||3/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Famous Four-By-Fours That Aren't Trucks||Every answer is the name of a famous person with four letters in his or her first name and four letters in the last. For each person, you'll be given initials and an anagram of the full name.||2/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Get Ready To Flip Your Lid||Today's puzzle is "One, Two, Three — Flip!" The answer will come in the form of two words, and for each word you'll get a clue beforehand. Reverse the order of the first three letters of the first word to get the second word.||2/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Break Loose, Break Loose, Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes||Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the first word has a long-A vowel sound (as in "break"), and the second word has a long-U vowel sound (as in "loose").||2/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drop The Zero And Get With The Hero||For each single letter given, recombine it with the letters in the word "ZERO" to spell a new word. For example, ZERO plus F would be "FROZE."||2/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Take Synonyms For A Spin (Or Pirouette)||For each word given, name a synonym in which the first two letters are the same as the second and third letters of the given word. For example, spin and pirouette.||1/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Three B's Bring You To One||Name a word that, when combined with three words beginning with the letter B, completes a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase. For example, given "brew," "body" and "base," you would say "home" (home-brew, homebody, home base).||1/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A's On Either End||Every answer is a word that begins and ends with the letter A. You'll be given an anagram of the letters between the A's. For example, given "ern," the answer would be, "arena."||1/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Two Times Harder||Every answer is a pair of two-syllable words. The first syllable of the word answering the first clue has the letters A-R, pronounced "are." Change these phonetically to "er," and you'll get a new word that answers the second clue.||1/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Now You Know Them||You will be given some names that you probably never heard of before 2013, but that were in the news during the past 12 months. You name who the people are.||12/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
I love challenges!
This podcast intimidates my mind every Sunday! I could never miss a week of this. I don't send in answers (I'm always wrong) I just love listening to this. I am able to get the Sunday Puzzle on my local NPR station, but podcasts are so much more enjoyable!
Another example of NPR's finest...
I am such a NPR geek. Seriously, I get ten plus podcasts for my iPod. I'm only 15! Anyway, this is a brilliant podcast. I really enjoy racking my brain to solve Will's puzzles. He is pure genius! Get this podcast!!!
Sunday Puzzle on podcast is fantastic !
It is so much easier to listen to the NPR Sunday Puzzle on my terms, i.e., when it's convenient to my schedule ! Great addition to a fabulous show.
- Category: Video Games
- Language: English
- © Copyright 2007 NPR - For Personal Use Only