## Sunday, April 24, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 24, 2022): The Cat's Meow?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 24, 2022): The Cat's Meow?
Q: Name a sound made by a certain animal. Change one letter in it to the next letter in the alphabet and you'll get a color associated with that animal. What's the sound, and what's the color?
Don't get stuck on this puzzle -- I spent more time transcribing the puzzle than I did answering it.

Edit: Don't get stuck in the mud, like a pig.
A: OINK --> PINK

## Sunday, April 17, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 17, 2022): Name That Vehicle

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 17, 2022): Name That Vehicle
Q: Name a vehicle in two words — 4 letters in the first, 5 letters in the last. Move the second letter of the last word into the second position of the first word. The result phonetically will name a popular figure from legend. Who is it?
Is it the Skipper from Gilligan's Island?

Edit: In 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood, another character (Little John) was played by Alan Hale, Sr., the father of Alan Hale, Jr. who played the Skipper.
A: FIRE TRUCK --> FRIAR TUCK

## Sunday, April 10, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 10, 2022): Silent L Puzzle

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 10, 2022): Silent L Puzzle
Q: Think of a 5-letter word with an "L" that is pronounced. Add a letter at the start to get a 6-letter word in which the "L" is silent. Then add a new letter in the fifth position to get a 7-letter word in which the "L" is pronounced again. What words are these?
Are we back to the ARSON --> ASH puzzle?

Edit: Johnny Carson was older than Johnny Cash. Also, if you want to get to the prior puzzle on the desktop version of this blog, you click on "Older Post"
A: OLDER --> SOLDER --> SOLDIER

## Sunday, April 03, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 3, 2022): Celebrities of the Past

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 3, 2022): Celebrities of the Past
Q: Name two well-known celebrities of the past who had the same six-letter first names and the same initial in their last names. What follows that initial in one of the last names is a criminal activity. And what follows that initial in the other name is the result of that criminal activity. What celebrities are these?
The first celebrity I had in mind wasn't that far off, but as a result it took me quite a while to get there in the end.

Edit: I first thought of George Burns which coincidentally had BURNS and URNS. In the end we all turn to ASH but we can all hope we take as long as George Burns to get there.
A: JOHNNY CARSON, JOHNNY CASH --> ARSON, ASH