## Sunday, February 22, 2015

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 22, 2015): The Oscar Goes To ...

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 22, 2015): The Oscar Goes To ...:
Q: Actor Tom Arnold goes by two first names — Tom and Arnold, both male, of course. And actress Grace Kelly went by two first names — Grace and Kelly, both female. Name a famous living actress who goes by three first names, all of them traditionally considered male. The names are 5, 3 and 6 letters long, respectively.
Do you think her middle name was for her mother?
A: JAMIE LEE CURTIS

## Sunday, February 15, 2015

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 15, 2015): Sounds of the City

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 15, 2015): Sounds of the City:
Q: Name a major U.S. city in two syllables. Reverse the syllables phonetically to get the cost of attending a certain NBA game. What is it?
Unless they get rid of that cost.

Edit: Maybe they'll nix the fee...
A: PHOENIX --> KNICKS' FEE

## Sunday, February 08, 2015

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 8, 2015): Knock! knock!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 8, 2015): Knock! knock!:
Q: Name someone who's the subject of many jokes; two words. Remove the space between the words. Insert the letters O and N in that order — not necessarily consecutively — inside this string of letters. The result, reading from left to right, will be two words of opposite meaning that this someone might say. Who is it, and what are the words?
Who's there?

Edit: My hints this week were to arriving at the pearly gates hoping to enter. As for the discrepancy in the wording regarding the missing period in ST. PETER, that didn't bother me. Knowing that the puzzle's creator (Peter Collins) as well as Will Shortz are cruciverbalists, they would both be familiar with fitting a name like ST. PETER into a crossword answer as just STPETER
A: ST PETER --> STOP ENTER

## Sunday, February 01, 2015

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 1, 2015): Oh, the Places You'll Go

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 1, 2015): Oh, the Places You'll Go:
Q: Think of a well-known place name in the U.S. that's four letters long. Switch the second and third letters to get a well-known place name in Europe. What is it?
This year I've bet on both teams in the Super Bowl, to increase my odds of winning!

Betting twice was a hint to "doublin'" my bet or "Dublin". And "odd" was a hint to "eerie".
A: ERIE (Pennsylvania, or Lake, or Canal) --> EIRE (Ireland)