The Alchemist’s Experiment takes Fire, 1687, Hendrick Heerschop
Alchemy is the science of understanding, deconstructing, and reconstructing matter, although it is often seen only as the pursuit of turning common metals into gold. A scientific theory says that if Alchemy is stopped in the process of deconstructing, the object will be destroyed.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
ACROSTIC, Puzzle by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, edited by Will Shortz
This Sunday’s acrostic draws a quotation from “Prelude to Science: An Exploration of Magic and Divination - Astrology, I Ching, The Kabbalah, Magic, Oracles, Tarot“ by Richard Furnald Smith with drawings by Anne Corrough, published in 1975 and now quite rare. I'm sure it's gathering dust on someone's bookshelf, but just try to Google it and good luck! What you'll get is what you're reading right now...
The defined words:
A. Like some Protestantism and Judaism, REFORMED
B. Antennae or tentacles, FEELERS
C. Abstract, precis, aperçu, SYNOPSIS
D. Rich, sweet wine, MUSCATEL
F. Bench on which a judge may sit, TRIBUNAL
G. Tool for cutting metal, HACKSAW
H. Heartily consume; save for later (2 wds.), PUT AWAY
I. Gushing with enthusiasm, RHAPSODIC
J. Hearten, give courage to, EMBOLDEN
L. Standing upright, never yielding, UNBOWED
M. Olympic event for men only, DECATHLON
O. Try before you buy (hyph.), TEST-DRIVE
Q. Fill to repletion, SATIATE
R. Fair fare served on a stick (2 wds.), CORN DOG
V. Quixotic obsession, CHIVALRY
There is one copy of Prelude to Science available at Amazon.com — HERE.
In the meantime...
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...and now, back to the puzzle!
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