[Ads-l] A head start on the acrostic this week for us

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 10 12:50:10 EDT 2017

Clue in this weekend’s NYT double-acrostic:

“Acoustic guitar or film camera, for example”

(In honor, perhaps, of Bill Safire, who popularized the 8-letter term in question, although he attributed the coinage to Frank Mankiewicz)


P.S. I see the Times now calls this biweekly puzzle an Acrostic.  Didn’t it use(d) to be called a Double Acrostic?  
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