11.03.13 — Daylight Saving Time — the Acrostic



Sunday, November 3, 2013

ACROSTIC, Puzzle by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Edited by Will Shortz



Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.  Collected here for the first time are eight years of his very best blog posts, magazine columns, and e-books. Small is the New Big offers ideas and stories that can change how you work, what you buy, and how you see the world. ~ Amazon.com editorial review


The quotation:  LOBBYING FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTED … ABOUT ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO (JUST EIGHTY YEARS AFTER TIME WAS STANDARDIZED … BEFORE TRAINS TRAVERSED THE CONTINENT, IT DIDN’T MATTER THAT TIME WAS DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT TOWNS).

The author’s name and the title of the work:  SETH GODIN, SMALL IS THE NEW BIG

The defined words:

A. Oldest U.S. state capital (2 wds.), SANTA FE
B. Hang on through thick and thin, ENDURE
C. Laugh while trying not to, TITTER
D. Hydrotherapy device (2 wds.), HOT TUB
E. High-tech doodads, GADGETRY
F. Not working (2 wds.), OFF DUTY
G. Like two-dimensional map projections, DISTORTED
H. Use Schedule A when filing, ITEMIZE
I. Idle chitchat, empty blather, NATTERING
J. Orderly way of proceeding, SYSTEM
K. Titular diarist of a Gogol story, MADMAN
L. Having no particular goal or destination, ADRIFT
M. Transport for many a corporate executive, LEARJET
N. Pirate involved in the Battle of New Orleans, LAFITTE
O. Stated succinctly (2 wds.), IN BRIEF
P. Weapons research lab in New Mexico, SANDIA
Q. Unattractive bottom feeder, TOADFISH
R. Tool that can be played with a bow, HANDSAW
S. Brand whose logo is a cat jumping through the number 9, EVEREADY
T. Total assets less total liabilities (2 wds.), NET WORTH
U. Surrounding area, vicinity, purlieu, ENVIRONS
V. Rock concert souvenir of sorts, WRISTBAND
W. Water under the bridge, BYGONES
X. Stake; concern, INTEREST
Y. Hit the jackpot, maybe (2 wds.),. GOT RICH


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1 comment:

geoff said...

What is happening to our language? Santa Fe is not the oldest state capital since New Mexico didn't become a state until 1/6/1912. Santa Fe is the oldest city which also happens to be a state capital.