## Sunday, December 22, 2013

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 22, 2013): Going to the SUN-day Matinee

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 22, 2013): Going to the SUN-day Matinee:
Q: Think of a well-known filmmaker, first and last names, add "S-U-N" before this person's first name and last name. In each case, you'll form a common English word. Who is the filmmaker?
This puzzle shouldn't take too long; you just need to rely on a small amount of memory.

Edit: The filmmaker's initials are KB, as in a small amount of memory.
A: KEN BURNS --> SUNKEN, SUNBURNS

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 15, 2013): Oh, the Places You'll Go!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 15, 2013): Oh, the Places You'll Go!:
Q: Name an island in which some of the letters appear more than once. Drop exactly two instances of each repeated letter. The remaining letters can be rearranged to name something to eat. What is it?
This puzzle seems to have been inspired by the Quarrel Synonyms Puzzle from a few weeks back. I could try and solve this but instead I think I'm going to read some Dr. Seuss.

Edit: Obviously I was reading "Green Eggs and Ham"
A: Manhattan --> Ham

## Sunday, December 15, 2013

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 8, 2013): This City is Going Places

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 8, 2013): This City is Going Places:
Q: Name a U.S. city in nine letters. Shift the third letter six places later in the alphabet. Then shift the last letter seven places later in the alphabet. The result will be a family name featured in the title of a famous work of fiction. What is the city, and what is the family name?
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinski"

Edit: My hints were relations (as in "The Brothers...") and woman as in "I've got a Gal in..."
A: KALAMAZOO --> KARAMAZOV

## Sunday, December 08, 2013

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 1, 2013): Let's Dance the Can-Can in Cancun...

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 1, 2013): Let's Dance the Can-Can in Cancun...:
Q: Name a dance. Change one of the letters to a U. The resulting letters can be rearranged to name an event at which this dance is done. What is it?
If I weren't still recovering from eating too much on Thursday, I might have the energy to provide a clever clue. Since Will is using variations on old puzzles, I think I'm just going to recover by watching some TV re-runs.

Edit: It was quite a feast on Thanksgiving. I spent the day watching TV re-runs on Hulu, of the original Hawaii 5-0.
A: HULA - H + U = LUAU