Sunday, December 23, 2007
ACROSTIC, Puzzle by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon, edited by Will Shortz
A little ham on wry for the Holiday -- the quote:
HOW DID THE COSMOS ORIGINATE HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN AROUND DID IT BEGIN WITH AN EXPLOSION OR BY THE WORD OF GOD IF THE LATTER COULD HE NOT HAVE BEGUN IT TWO WEEKS EARLIER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THE WARMER WEATHER.
A. Well adapted for travel in water (hyph.), WEBFOOTED; B. Old Testament’s shortest book, OBADIAH; C. Handy items in a hot spot (2 wds.), OVENMITTS; D. In a folksy, old-timey style, as wit or cooking (hyph.), DOWNHOME; E. Great tree at the center of the universe, in Norse mythology, YGGDRASIL; F. Yosemite Park hotel, with an Indian name, that is a National Historic Landmark, AHWAHNEE; G. Member of a great quintet (2 wds.); LAKEEERIE; H. Be forgiving, don’t bother to comment on something (3 wds.), LETITGO; I. Beleaguered housewife in a 1970s sitcom (2 wds.), EDITHBUNKER; J. 1966 Beatles hit from the album “Rubber Soul” (2 wds.), NOWHEREMAN; K. Since 2004, to undermine with smear tactics (hyph.), SWIFTBOAT; L. Song from “Peter Pan” (4 wds.), IWONTGROWUP; M. Faithful listener to radio host Rush Limbaugh, DITTOHEAD; N. One with few reservations, EXTROVERT; O. “No need to elaborate” (2 wds.), ENOUGHSAID; P. Saint’s day celebration, FEAST; Q. Wowed by a linoleum job?, FLOORED; R. Culmination of running, ELECTION; S. Pal; accomplice; group of soldiers, COHORT; T. Rise to a great height, TOWER; U. Kidnap and force into service, SHANGHAI.Woody Allen at Wikipedia, HERE.
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