## Sunday, August 29, 2021

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 29, 2021): Old Musicians Never Die. They Just Decompose

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 29, 2021): Old Musicians Never Die. They Just Decompose
Q: Name a form of musical composition. If you say the word quickly, you'll name something, in two words, that you might buy in a music store. What is it?
I doubt many of these are sold.

Edit: Who buys CDs these days?
A: RHAPSODY --> RAP CD

## Sunday, August 22, 2021

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 22, 2021): Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 22, 2021): Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers
Q: Take the name of a major American city. Move one of its letters three spaces later in the alphabet. Embedded in the resulting string of letters, reading left to right, is a cardinal number. Remove that number, and the remaining letters, reading left to right, spell an ordinal number. What city is it, and what are the numbers?
It's not the first time Will has used this city, nor the second.

Edit: March 2009 and January 2015
A: FORT WORTH --> FOURTH, TWO

## Sunday, August 15, 2021

### Interim Puzzle (Aug 15, 2021): A Pair of Islands Puzzle

Q: Take the name of an island. Shift the first letter two later in the alphabet (e.g. A would become C). Read the result backwards and you'll have the name of another island. What are the two islands?
While waiting to see if we'll have an NPR Puzzle this week, I thought I'd post a fill-in puzzle. Please don't post the answer until after the standard Thursday 3PM ET deadline. But feel free to hint at the answer.

Edit: My alternate idea was to write the island in uppercase, change the first letter to two later and read the resulting letters in a mirror.
A: GUAM --> MAUI
Interestingly, the Mariana Islands have GUAM to the south and the MAUG Islands to the north.

## Sunday, August 08, 2021

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 8, 2021): Getting from Here to There

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 8, 2021): Getting from Here to There
Q: Think of something that gets people moving vertically. Remove the middle two letters, and you get something that moves people horizontally. What two things are these?
Rearrange the letters in the second thing and you get a place where you'll see people moving in all sorts of directions.

Edit: TRAMLINE anagrams to TERMINAL
A: TRAMPOLINE --> TRAMLINE

## Sunday, August 01, 2021

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 1, 2021): Topsy-Turvy

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 1, 2021): Topsy-Turvy
Q: Think of a common Britishism — a word that the British use that's not common in the U.S. Write it in all capital letters. Turn it upside-down (that is, rotate it 180 degrees). The result is a famous hero of books and movies. Who is it?
I fell for the initial trap.

Edit: I assumed the answer had to only involve the invertible letters HIMNOSWXZ but was able to escape that trap. James Bond was often narrowly escaping the villain's traps.
A: LOO --> 007 (James Bond)