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

Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

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The In Crowd

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

We challenged our contestants to a final round in which every answer is a three-word phrase with the middle word "in."

Mystery Guest

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

We spoke to Chloe Swantner, who practices an unusual craft. Can you solve the mystery before Ophira and Jonathan figure it out?

Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

Finally, a game that combines the glitz of bromocriptine with the glamour of phosphocreatine! We rewrote Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to be about other things that end with "teen."

Letters Witch

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

In this word game, contestants must identify a common two-word phrase, then move the first letter of the second word to the end of the first word to form a completely new phrase.

Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on 'The Blacklist.' Inspired by her voiceover work, we play a game about celebrity audiobooks.

Say It With A Song

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

In this audio quiz, contestants must identify numbers from special musical episodes of non-musical TV shows. Not included: That 70s Musical!

Closed Mondays

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:39 -0500

Welcome to the Museum of Ask Me Another Game Descriptions! In this game, contestants have to identify whether a museum we describe is real or fake.

Scrabble Champion Banned From Professional Competition After Accusations Of Cheating

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:35:00 -0500

Allan Simmons has been accused of cheating in a professional Scrabble Championship in June. The former British Scrabble champion has now been banned from professional competition after he was found to have peeked at the tiles he was drawing.

Sunday Puzzle: Move Around To Find New Meaning

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:52:33 -0500

For this challenge, shift one letter to spell another word. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and The New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz play this week's puzzle with Danny May of Penfield, N.Y.

Not My Job: We Quiz 'Coco' Director Lee Unkrich About Taco Bell

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:48:00 -0500

Since the Pixar director's new film pays homage to actual Mexican culture, we decided to ask him about the "Mexican" fast food chain.

Sunday Puzzle: What's In Style?

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 07:51:53 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and New York Times crosswords editor Will Shortz play this week's puzzle.

Not My Job: We Quiz ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly About IHOP

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:17:44 -0400

The man who set an American record by spending nearly a year aboard the International Space Station faces three questions about the International House of Pancakes.

Everything Starts With LA

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:32:34 -0400

Our two winning celebri-testants vie for the starring role in our Ask Me Another Famepocalypse reboot. We challenged them to a final round in which every answer starts with the letters "L-A."

I Scream, You Scream, We All Wilhelm Scream

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:32:34 -0400

We inserted the Wilhelm scream, a famous inside joke among sound editors, into the middle of iconic movie quotes.

In International Name Only

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:32:34 -0400

For their first trivia challenge, Reddick and Rust traveled all the way from Italy, Texas to Russia, Ohio with a quiz about foods that sound international but are actually from America.