## Sunday, July 31, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 31, 2022): American TV Personality

NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 31, 2022): American TV Personality
Q: Name a famous person in American television — 6 letters in the first name, 4 letters in the last. Switch the last letter of the first name with the first letter of the last. Then reverse the order of the two modified names. You'll get a phrase meaning "almost typical." What is it?
There's clearly a reason this puzzle was picked. That being said, I can't think of a single show I've seen them on.

Edit: There was cLEARly a reason, since he just celebrated turning 100. He's a famous person for writing and producing numerous television shows, but he's had only a smattering of acting roles. He has appeared on lots of shows as himself however.
A: NORMAN LEAR --> NEAR NORMAL

## Sunday, July 24, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 24, 2022): 1989 and 1992

NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 24, 2022): 1989 and 1992
Q: This week's challenge will require a little research. The 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 1992 Olympic gold medal in giant slalom both suggest, phonetically, a certain square number. What is it?
Research and read carefully. You can't say this about Where I'm Calling From or Luxembourg.

Edit: They didn't get second place...
A: Anne Tyler (A.T.) and Alberto Tomba (A.T.) won --> "A.T. won" --> 81

## Sunday, July 17, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 17, 2022): Let's Eat!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 17, 2022): Let's Eat!
Q: Name a food item in seven letters. Move the first letter to the fifth position and you'll get two words that are synonyms. What are they?
A: BRISKET --> RISK, BET

## Sunday, July 10, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 10, 2022): Presidential Motorcade

NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 10, 2022): Presidential Motorcade
Q: Write down the last names of two U.S. presidents. Move a letter from the second name into the first one. You'll name a vehicle that's used for special occasions. What is it?
Coincidentally, the names are in the order they were president.
A: CARTER, BUSH --> CHARTER BUS

## Sunday, July 03, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 3, 2022): Add -s, -es, -ies or -ves?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (July 3, 2022): Add -s, -es, -ies or -ves?
Q: Name a well-known fictional character in two words. Remove two letters from the first word in the name. The result is the plural form of the second word. What character is this?
My first thought was a fictional detective by a well-known author.

Edit: Sherlock Holmes? No I was thinking of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.
A: MICKEY MOUSE --> MICE