Sunday, February 18, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 18, 2024): Famous Year in History

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 18, 2024): Famous Year in History
Q: Think of a famous character in American literature. Change each letter in that character's name to its position in the alphabet — A=1, B=2, etc. — to get a famous year in American history. Who is this person and what is the year?
The author was born shortly after the famous year.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 11, 2024): Types of Movies

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 11, 2024): Types of Movies
Q: Start with the name of a blockbuster movie star. Remove the first letter of the first name and last two letters of the last name to get the types of movies he almost never stars in. Who is this?
I'm glad Will included "almost never".

Edit: Early in his career, he directed and starred in a couple of independent films.
A: VIN DIESEL --> INDIES

Sunday, February 04, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 4, 2024): Checking a Liszt...

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 4, 2024): Checking a Liszt...
Q: Name a famous classical composer in three syllables. Change the vowel sounds in the first and third syllables, and phonetically you'll name a sport. What is it?
I thought I was close with Tchaikovsky

Edit: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture includes a cannon while Pachelbel wrote a canon
A: PACHELBEL --> PICKLEBALL

Sunday, January 28, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 28, 2024): Take a Pill

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 28, 2024): Take a Pill
Q: Think of brand name in seven letters that you might find in a pharmacy. Drop the last letter and rearrange the letters that remain. You'll get another brand name, in six letters, that you might also find in a pharmacy. What is it?
A: CLAIROL --> RICOLA, there were several alternate answers provided in the comments.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 21, 2024): There Is No Time Like The Present

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 21, 2024): There Is No Time Like The Present
Q: Think of a familiar saying in seven words. The initial letters of the first three words in order spell a type of container. And the initials of the last four words in order spell something edible that might be found in this container. What's the saying?
No comment.

Edit: The title starts TIN... I thought giving it as a joke answer would lead people astray, but in retrospect it was too close so I deleted the hint. Unfortunately the title is in the URL which I couldn't change without deleting the whole post and comments.
A: There Is Nothing New Under The Sun --> TIN of NUTS

Sunday, January 14, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 14, 2024): Helping Hurting

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 14, 2024): Helping Hurting
Q: Think of a word for a person who helps you. Copy the last three letters and repeat them at the front, and you'll get a new, longer word that names a person who hurts you. What words are these?
If you rearrange the letters in the longer word, you get something you might do at a marina.

Edit: RENT MOTOR
A: MENTOR, TORMENTOR

Sunday, January 07, 2024

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 7, 2024): Hammer Time

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jan 7, 2024): Hammer Time
Q: Name certain weapons. Remove the middle four letters. The remaining letters, spelled backward, describe what these weapons do.
What if I don't reverse the letters?

Edit: Before reversing we have BATS which are also weapons
A: BAYONETS --> STAB

Monday, January 01, 2024

Annual Puzzle and Video for 2023.

Happy New Year! In Our Annual Family Video we star in our own comic book adventure as we travel back to the beginning of 2023. The password can be found by solving our annual puzzle. Click this link or the image below to get a printable PDF of the full puzzle.
Post a comment below about your favorite part of the video to show you've solved the puzzle, but don't give away the password directly.