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Games, puzzles, and contests plus odd stories from comedy, art, and society.

Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

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Sunday Puzzle: Math Is Necessary To Solve This One, But Don't Get Fancy

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz play the Sunday Puzzle with winner Mark Scott of Seattle, Wash.

Not My Job: Singer-Songwriter John Prine Gets Quizzed On Amazon Prime

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:12:47 -0400

Prine was once known as the Singing Mailman, because that's exactly what he was as a young man. Since he quit his route, he's put out more than 20 albums.


Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:41 -0400

In this final round, every answer contains the letters A-H-A in consecutive order, somewhere in the answer.

Wisdom Of The Crowd

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:41 -0400

Jelly Joseph from Tank and the Bangas has to determine whose wisdom she trusts more: a recent live audience we polled or, the wisdom of puzzle guru Art Chung.

What & Where Did I Eat?

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:41 -0400

In this game, contestants help Ophira remember what she ate and where she ate it. The trick is, wherever she goes, she only eats foods that rhyme with her geographic location.

This, That, Or The Other

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:41 -0400

Is "Me And My Hormones" an old ABC Afterschool Special, a song from the "High School Musical" trilogy, or a tagline used to advertise men's grooming products?

Don't Quit Your Day Job

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:41 -0400

Guess the celebrities from listening to their attempts to carry a tune, some more successful than others.

Parents Just Don't Understand

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:41 -0400

Contestants must guess movies based on a real description of their risque content.

Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:26:00 -0400

Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas tell us why they almost didn't apply for the NPR music competition. Plus, they throw down on Disney tunes, and play a few of their own!

Sunday Puzzle: From Canton To Scranton, You Need To Know Your U.S. Cities

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Lulu Garcia-Navarro challenge winner Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn., with bending the names of states into new words. Shortz is the puzzle editor of The New York Times.

Not My Job: We Quiz Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse On Peaches

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:26:00 -0400

We've invited the Republican senator to play a game called "You're a real peach!" Three questions about the fuzzy-skinned fruit, during a week when we've heard the word "impeachment" more than usual.

Can You Copyright Your Dumb Joke? And How Can You Prove It's Yours?

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

"Joke theft" sounds funny, but that claim is at the heart of a lawsuit lodged against Conan O'Brien. The case brings thorny questions of humor to the courtroom, a place not always known for jokes.

NPR News Nuggets: Not All Dads Wear Capes, Modern Art & Italian Living

Sun, 14 May 2017 22:37:00 -0400

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

Test Your Knowledge With The Sunday Puzzle

Sun, 14 May 2017 07:52:00 -0400

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz tests NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Wesley Hamlin from New Castle, Del., with a tricky word challenge.

Not My Job: We Quiz Olympic Skier Hannah Kearney On Business Moguls

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Kearney is one of the greatest mogul skiers of all time. She's won 43 World Cup mogul medals, three U.S. Championship medals and two Olympic medals.