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