Will Shortz http://wkyufm.org en Drawing A Blank (Or Two) http://wkyufm.org/post/drawing-blank-or-two <strong>On-air challenge:</strong> You are given sentences with two blanks. Put a word starting with R in the first blank. Then move that R to the end to make a new word that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence. For example, given the sentence, "The door of the Indian ___ was left slightly ___," the answers would be "raja" and "ajar."<p><strong>Last week's challenge:</strong> It's an anagram word ladder. Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:07:03 +0000 Will Shortz 18861 at http://wkyufm.org Drawing A Blank (Or Two) An 'Amusing' Set Of 19th Century Riddles http://wkyufm.org/post/amusing-set-19th-century-riddles <strong>On-air challenge: </strong>Answer riddles from <em>The Amusing Puzzle Book</em>, published circa the 1840s:<p><ul><p><li>I know a word of letters three, add two, and fewer there will be.</li><p><li>Without a bridle or a saddle, across a thing I ride astraddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.</li><p><li>What is that which has been tomorrow and will be yesterday?</li><p><li>Clothed in yellow, red and green, I prate before the king and queen. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 19:41:55 +0000 Will Shortz 18509 at http://wkyufm.org An 'Amusing' Set Of 19th Century Riddles This Changes Everything! http://wkyufm.org/post/changes-everything <strong>On-Air Challenge:</strong> Given a sentence, change one letter in one word to make a new word which completely reverses the meaning of the sentence. For example, given "The singer is not coming on stage." Changing the "T" in not to a "W" in the word "not" makes the sentence, "The singer is now coming on stage."<p><strong>Last </strong><strong>Week's Challenge From Listener Eli Blake of Joseph City, Ariz.: </strong>Take the names of two state capitals. Change one letter in each one, resulting in a phrase naming someone you will see soon on TV. Who is it? Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:13:00 +0000 Will Shortz 13812 at http://wkyufm.org This Changes Everything! Brave Sir Robin Ran Away, But The Puzzle Is Still OK http://wkyufm.org/post/brave-sir-robin-ran-away-puzzle-still-ok <strong>On-Air Challenge:</strong> You'll be given a series of categories. For each one, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters of the word "robin." For example, given the category "two-syllable boys' names," the answers could be "Roger," "Omar," "Barry," "Isaac" and "Neville."<p><strong>Last Week's Challenge:</strong> Name the capital of a country that, when said out loud, sounds like a three-word phrase. This phrase might describe the reason why the police did not catch a barefoot thief. Sun, 06 May 2012 20:29:19 +0000 Will Shortz 11941 at http://wkyufm.org Brave Sir Robin Ran Away, But The Puzzle Is Still OK