NPR’s Puzzle on the Air

npr-sunday-puzzleI am on a quest to become a contestant on the Puzzle on the Air segment of National Public Radio‘s morning news program Weekend Edition Sunday. During this segment, New York Times crossword puzzle editor and NPR puzzlemaster Will Shortz leads one lucky contestant on an on-air challenge of wordplay.

It’s remarkably easy to enter. Just solve the listener challenge given on the program and submit your answer to before 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. The contestant is chosen at random from all of the correct answers received before that week’s deadline.

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Who I Am ePeterso2I’m Eric Peterson, and my email address is I’m a software engineer who lives in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’ve enjoyed solving puzzles for years, and a few years ago I began constructing puzzles of my own. If you’re ever in Broward County and would like to get together some time, please send me a note by email and let me know. I love the opportunity to meet with other puzzleheads, especially if it involves lunch. Puzzle Testing I believe that the best way to make a puzzle even better is to ask someone else to solve it. You learn so much about how people think, how people approach your puzzle, pitfalls they may encounter, and outright errors in your construction by having someone else try it before you unleash it upon the world. If you’re a puzzle constructor, I would be honored to test your puzzle for you. Send me email with your puzzle or a link to it, and I’ll try solving it, as long as I have time available to do so. I’m a busy guy, so my time is limited … but I’m always open to a challenge. My Public Profiles * My Linked In profile * My profile * My profile Puzzles I’ve Written * Geocaching puzzles Puzzles I’ve Solved * Geocaching puzzles (solved and found) What Happened to ePeterso1? ePeterso1 was a horrible experiment gone wrong that had to be hunted down and killed before he claimed the lives of any more innocent victims. Most of the bugs that caused ePeterso1 to go haywire have been corectted in ePeterso2.

3 thoughts on “NPR’s Puzzle on the Air”

  1. I listen to this show every week in my car via podcast. I never remember to follow up if I can’t answer the weekly puzzle right away. I’ve never entered, but I often do well with the on air questions, but probably would do poorly if I was on the air. Break a leg, ePeterso2!

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