You are here:   Home >  Past Puzzles & Solutions [November 2002]              Click here to print this page print icon

Solution for Acrostic Puzzle #2--November 2002

Wilfred Funk: It Might Be Verse

Holding hands is sweet, my friend, / If it only didn't end / In a host of other things: / Bassinets and teething rings, / Malted milk, a kiddy-coop, / Feedings, vitamins, and croup, / Runny noses, spotty bibs, / Orthopedic shoes and cribs, / . . . / So, my dear, if I seem shy, / You will know the reason why!

A

WAS+H+STAN+D

B

INDI(an)S+POSITION

C

LIBI(DIN)OUS (bilious anagram)

D

FUNNY +FARMS

E

RHYMES (hers my anagram)

F

EIDERDOWN (anagram)

G

DEADWEI(G)HT (we had tied anagram)

H

FI(DiamonD)LE

I

UNDERBODY (anagram)

J

NOW AND THE+N (Newton had anagram)

K

KNIS+H (full reversal)

L

"I DO"+ME+NEO

M

TOOT(H)LESS

N

MONEYBAGS (anagram)

O

INSPIRE (2 meanings)

P

GNEISS (nice homophone)

Q

HANK+Y-P+AN+K+Y

R

TIGHTS (even letters of "string that is")

S

BLESS (first letters of "blooming...so")

T

END+OMOR+P+H (room anagram)

U

V+ITAL (STAT+IS+T)ICS

V

EFFORTS (hidden)

W

RAD(ICCH)IO

X

ST(o)RY+CH+NINE

Y

ET+Y+M.O.+LOGY


The following people solved the puzzle in November:
  1. Norman Crawford
  2. David Durfee
  3. Tony Greanias
  4. William Lane
  5. Mark S. Manasse
  6. Kiki Neely
  7. Carolyn Roosevelt
  8. Phyllis Rosen
  9. Renate Rosenblatt
  10. Mark Satterthwaite
  11. Andrew Silikovitz
  12. Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith
  13. Anita Stejskal
  14. Claire Trazenfeld
  15. S. Venkatraghavan