Sunday Puzzle Each week, New York Times crossword puzzle editor and NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz presents an on-air quiz to one contestant and gives a challenge for listeners at home.
Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle

The Weekly Quiz From NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz

What's The Sunday Puzzle?

Each week, Will Shortz, NPR's puzzle master and The New York Times' crossword puzzle editor, presents an on-air quiz to one contestant and gives a challenge for listeners at home.

Official Rules


Play The Sunday Puzzle!

Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Please include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

Submit Your Answer

What Can You Win?

The winner will play the puzzle on the air with our host and Will Shortz, Weekend Edition's puzzle master and The New York Times' puzzle editor. By playing the puzzle on the air, the winner will receive a Weekend Edition lapel pin; Scrabble from Hasbro Inc.; and The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles, Volume 43, from St. Martin's Press. (Total estimated retail value $30)

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Sunday Puzzle: Word Family Finds

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Sunday Puzzle: Who Was Who in 2022?

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Sunday Puzzle: A FIR-eezing Holiday Puzzle

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Sunday Puzzle: SHH! It's Puzzle Time

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Sunday Puzzle: Battle of the Board Games

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Sunday Puzzle: TLDR Challenge

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Sunday Puzzle: Great Words Think Alike

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Sunday Puzzle: Find the cap!

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Sunday Puzzle: Word Scramble!

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Sunday Puzzle: What goes around, comes around

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Sunday Puzzle: This is how it begins...

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