## Sunday, November 27, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 27, 2022): Common Eight-Letter Noun

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 27, 2022): Common Eight-Letter Noun
Q: What common eight-letter noun can be shortened in two ways — using either its first three letters or its last four letters? The answer is a familiar item.
Gasoline is NOT the answer, but an example. While "gas" is a shortened form of gasoline, "line" is not.

Edit: Gasoline has the same syllable structure as the answer. You might see the item in the checkout line
A: MAGAZINE --> MAG, ZINE

## Sunday, November 20, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 20, 2022): Weird Science

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 20, 2022): Weird Science
Q: Name a branch of scientific study. Drop the last letter. Then rearrange the remaining letters to name two subjects of that study. What branch of science is it?
A fun puzzle, I'll give you that, but not that difficult.

Edit: I'll give you the moon and the stars.
A: ASTRONOMY --> STAR, MOON

## Sunday, November 13, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 13, 2022): A Pair of Companies

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 13, 2022): A Pair of Companies
Q: Think of two well-known companies with two-syllable names starting with J and D, respectively and whose names rhyme. One of these companies was founded in the last 10 years. What companies are these?
I calculate 44 years between the founding of the two companies. Anyone notice a connection to last week's puzzle?

Edit: The first company was founded in 1969 and the second in 2013. The callback to last week's puzzle was punctuation — a dash.
A: JORDACHE and DOORDASH

## Sunday, November 06, 2022

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 6, 2022): Punctuation is Important People!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 6, 2022): Punctuation is Important People!
Q: Name a punctuation mark found on a computer keyboard. Somewhere inside this insert a word for what this punctuation mark may be part of or what it may represent. The result will be a 10-letter word associated with painting. What words are these?
From the final word, remove letters that are duplicated leaving only one copy of each letter. Rearrange to get an herb.

Edit: CILANTRO
A: COLON + RATIO = COLORATION