Sunday, September 25, 2022

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 25, 2022): White Collar Crime

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 25, 2022): White Collar Crime
Q: This week's challenge comes from listener Adam Cohen, of Brooklyn. Take the name of a large financial corporation in 10 letters. Drop the fourth and fifth letters. Move the sixth and seventh letters to the front. You'll name a person associated with financial misdeeds. What is the company, and who is the person?
This person was due for a puzzle — !

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 18, 2022): Are You Using a Modern Modem?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 18, 2022): Are You Using a Modern Modem?
Q: If you squish the lowercase letters "r" and "n" together, they look like an "m." Think of a word that ends in the consecutive letters "r-n." Squish them together to get a homophone of a synonym of the first word. What words are these?
Clearly "porn" and "pom" don't work, and I'd never expect to hear that as the answer on NPR either.

Edit: Nor did I expect this pair of words as the answer.
A: DARN --> DAM (DAMN)

Sunday, September 11, 2022

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 11, 2022): It's Not Over...

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 11, 2022): It's Not Over...
Q: Name something, in eight letters, that you might hear at an opera. Drop three of the letters, without changing the order of the remaining five. You'll name something you might see at an opera. What things are these?
If you remove a large quantity, you get something soft you can eat.

Edit: A large quantity is "A TON" which leaves (in order) "BRIE"
A: BARITONE --> BATON

Sunday, September 04, 2022

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 4, 2022): Postcards from Two Countries

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 4, 2022): Postcards from Two Countries
Q: Name two countries with a total of 12 letters that, when spelled one after the other, form six consecutive state postal abbreviations. What are the two countries?
Anagram all the letters and you get something that means "loony sail".

Edit: Rearranged you get "mad spinnaker"
A: DENMARK, SPAIN (Delaware, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Indiana)