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

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 10 15:25:40 EDT 2017


"Double-crostic", as I recall it, with no "a" and a hyphen, to make the pun.

Mark

On Jun 10, 2017 12:50 PM, "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> 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)
>
> LH
>
> 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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