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Solution for Acrostic Puzzle #10--August 2003

[Irma S.] Rombauer / [Marion Rombauer] Becker: Joy of Cooking Bobbs-Merrill, 1975

A . . . cousin of ours maintained that onions are the secret of health; to which our grandfather liked to rejoin: "But how on earth can you keep the secret?" . . . Carl Sandburg contended that life itself is like an onion: . . . you peel [its layers] off, one by one, and sometimes you cry.

  1. gREEDY
  2. OUT OF AFRICA (anagram)
  3. MOOLAH (full reversal)
  4. BY THE WAY (buy the whey homophone)
  5. ANNI+H(IL)ATE+D
  6. UNCivilized yOUTH
  7. ESPALIER (anagram)
  8. ROCK BO(TT)OM
  9. BASH+AN
  10. EN(DO+DONT)IC (nice anagram)
  11. CHINESE (anagram)
  12. KEEPER
  13. EA+SI+ER
  14. RIOTED (hidden)
  15. JET+SONS
  16. ON THE OUTS (hidden)
  17. YACHTSMEN (anagram)
  18. OT+HELLO
  19. FAIR WEATHER FRIEND
  20. C+LASS RE+UNION
  21. OUT+LAY
  22. OYSTER (hidden)
  23. KITCHEN (anagram)
  24. INFUSI(O)N (anagram)
  25. NE(TT+L)ED
  26. GANG OF FOUR

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Judy Adamski (Jenison, MI)
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