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



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Sunday Puzzle: Capital Letters

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:05:25 -0500

Kathy McDonough of Clarksville, Tenn., plays this week's puzzle with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster.



Not My Job: Katy Tur Of NBC News Gets Quizzed On Turducken

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:50:12 -0500

The correspondent and anchor, known for her reporting from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, fields questions about the multi-poultry Thanksgiving delicacy.



F-L-A To Win

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:50 -0500

Finally, an Ask Me Another quiz made for Flava Flav fans: We crowned our big Orlando winner with a final round in which every answer contains the consecutive letters F-L-A.



Hard Times

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:50 -0500

Did you know that Neil Diamond is a ten on the Mohs Scale of Hardness? In honor of our venue, Orlando's Hard Rock Live, we rewrote famous rock 'n roll songs to be about things that are hard.



This, That, Or The Other

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:50 -0500

Our contestants give it their all—blood, sweat and tears, win, lose or draw. Can you guess whether each phrase is a Pitbull lyric, a nursery rhyme or a Mark Twain quote?



What's So Funny?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:49 -0500

Can you tell a Fran Drescher from a Seth Rogen? In this quiz, contestants have to identify famous people from their distinctive laughs.



Rhymes With Orange

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:49 -0500

Contestants are challenged to a quiz about obscure words that rhyme with famously unrhymable words.



Mystery Guest

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:00 -0500

Mystery guest Mary McKenzie runs an unusual business. Can you guess her secret before Ophira and Jonathan do?



Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:27:00 -0500

AMA's at Hard Rock Live Orlando! Roxane Gay talks about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and her 243-point Scrabble play. Plus, a game about her favorite movies: The Fast and the Furious.



Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

KJZZ listener Shaun Kuter plays this week's puzzle with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster.



'Desert Bus': Even In Virtual Reality, It's Still 'Boring'

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:03:46 -0500

Desert Bus may be the world's most boring video game. Players drive a bus from Arizona to Nevada in real time, an eight-hour trip. Now the game has a sequel - just as boring, but in virtual reality.



Not My Job: Method Man Gets Quizzed On Method Acting

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:18:00 -0500

The TV host and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan answers questions about the dramatic technique of becoming the character one plays.



Sunday Puzzle: The Reverse Is Also True

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:08:06 -0500

Mark Mezak of San Francisco plays this week's head-scratcher with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster.



Not My Job: We Quiz 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig On Female Birds

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:44:34 -0500

The acclaimed actor and screenwriter (and now director) faces questions about hedge sparrows, cuckoos and palm cockatoos.



Wisdom Of The Crowd

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:42:03 -0500

Can you guess how many people follow the most-followed raccoon on Instagram? We challenged house musician Jonathan Coulton and the hive mind of our audience to a guesstimation game.