Dec 1, 2013 — For each category, name something beginning with each of the letters T, H, A, N and K. For example, if the category were "U.S. states," you might say Tennessee, Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada and Kentucky.
Nov 24, 2013 — Every answer is the name of a tree. Identify the tree name from its anagram. For example, given "has," the answer would be "ash."
Nov 17, 2013 — Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase in which the vowel in the first word is a short "e" and the vowel in the second word is a long "o." For example: A place to meditate would be a "zen zone."
Nov 10, 2013 — Every answer is the name of a state capital, to be identified from its anagram. For example, given "banally" minus the letter L, the answer would be "Albany."
Nov 3, 2013 — Each answer is a two-word phrase consisting of two homophones starting with the letter S. For example, given the clue "remained dignified," the answer would be, "stayed staid."
Oct 27, 2013 — This week's puzzle involves brand names of foods at the grocery. If I asked you to take "Dole" (as in pineapples) and rearrange the letters to name an ore deposit, you would say "lode." What anagrams do each of the names conceal?
Oct 20, 2013 — This week we have a celebrity edition of the puzzle. Our victim is not an unsuspecting listener. Instead, comedian Paula Poundstone will be taking on the challenge.
Oct 13, 2013 — Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the consecutive letters T-E-S-T. Specifically, the first word will end with -TE and the second word will start ST-. For example, given "sheer force," you would say "brute strength."
Oct 6, 2013 — For each given category, name things in the category starting with the letters R, H, Y, M, E. For example, if the category were "chemical elements with names ending in -ium," you might say: radium, helium, yttrium, magnesium and einsteinium.
Sep 29, 2013 — Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase in which each word has two or more syllables. The first vowel sound in the first word is a short "e." Change that short "e" to a short "a" sound, and phonetically you'll get the second word of the phrase.