Sunday, June 25, 2023

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 25, 2023): Who's Your Favorite TV Character?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 25, 2023): Who's Your Favorite TV Character?
Q: Name a well-known TV character (5,6). Change the first letter of the first name to a Y and read it (the modified first name) backward. You'll get a synonym of the character's last name. Who is it?
The name of the TV show can be rearranged to two related words -- ones you might hear today.

Edit: This was a callback to the puzzle from Nov 15, 2020 (PERRY MASON --> PRAY, SERMON)
A: DELLA STREET --> ALLEY, STREET

Sunday, June 18, 2023

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 18, 2023): Daddy, Look What I Drew!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 18, 2023): Daddy, Look What I Drew!
Q: Take the name of a fish. Add the name of a mammal. Rearrange all the letters to get the name of a reptile. What is it?
The first letter of the fish and the first letter of the mammal end up together in the name of the reptile.

Edit: ...MON(ST)ER
A: SALMON + TIGER --> GILA MONSTER

Sunday, June 11, 2023

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 11, 2023): Sing It Again

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 11, 2023): Sing It Again
Q: Name a famous singer (6,6) whose last name is a body of water. And if you remove a letter from the first name you'll get a landform. What singer is this?
I've looked nearly all around my globe for bodies of waters that could be the last name of a singer.

A: On his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, Magellan sailed a strait in southern Chile, later named in his honor as the Strait of Magellan.
A: GEORGE STRAIT --> GORGE, STRAIT

Sunday, June 04, 2023

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 4, 2023): A Singer Does Some Singing

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 4, 2023): A Singer Does Some Singing
Q: Name a famous singer (6,4). Remove the last letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name. The result, reading left to right, is a word for some singing. What is it?
You can also rearrange the 10 letters of the famous singer to get a color and an action.

Edit: ORANGE, LICK
A: CAROLE KING --> CAROLING